Transcript of remarks by FS at media session (with photo/video)

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, after attending a radio programme this morning (August 5):
Reporter: Mr Chan, do you feel a bit unhappy because some people say, it seems that Joseph Yam is leading Financial Secretary?
Financial Secretary: Well, I think his viewpoints with regard to Article 107 are  basically the same as what I have stated in my Budget. When I delivered my Budget on February 22, I had a paragraph (that) specifically deals with the interpretation of Article 107, so I don't think there is any major disagreement in that respect. And as a government official, I think it is important for us to be always keeping humility and be prepared to listen to different views expressed by the community, no matter they are from executive councilors, legislators, academia, think tank or just a member of the general public. We must have that capacity to humble ourselves to listen to their views so that we can have a better gauge of the expectation and the wisdom of different people so as to better our work.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Saturday, August 5, 2017
Issued at HKT 14:26