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CE meets President of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (with photo)
     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met the President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Mr Wang Weiguang, at Government House this afternoon (December 12).

     Mrs Lam welcomed Mr Wang's visit to Hong Kong to attend the International Forum on China's Economy and Policy organised by the Central Policy Unit and the National Academy of Economic Strategy of the CASS today. The forum, attracting more than 300 participants, provided an opportunity for participants from the Mainland, overseas and Hong Kong to analyse the Mainland economy and future policy direction, as well as the roles of Hong Kong and opportunities available to the city.

     Mrs Lam said that the CASS, a premier academic organisation and comprehensive research centre in the fields of philosophy and social sciences in the Mainland, has established close ties with a number of universities and institutions in Hong Kong. She added that she was pleased to see the CASS set up the Chinese Institute of Hong Kong as its branch in the city in June this year and expressed the hope that the Institute can pool together academic and social resources in Hong Kong and the Mainland to initiate various research and exchange activities in humanities and social sciences to enhance communication and co-operation in academia in both places. Noting that the CASS also performs the function of a think tank in policy formulation of the Central Government, she said she hopes that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, in the course of formulating public policies in an evidence-based approach as she has advocated, can strengthen interactions and exchanges with the CASS in the future.
Ends/Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Issued at HKT 21:21
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