SCMA visits Shenzhen (with photos)

     The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip, visited Shenzhen today (August 7), touring some innovation and technology companies and an eye hospital set up by Hong Kong people. He also met with Shenzhen officials to exchange views on strengthening co-operation between the two places.

     Visiting an innovation and technology enterprise in Nanshan District, Mr Nip was updated on the latest flexible display technology, as well as the research and development of related intelligent products and their application in daily life. He also toured another technology company in the district specialising in developing 3D sensing technology where he learnt about the application of high-technology sensors in various areas, such as 3D scanning and intelligent recognition. Before leaving Nanshan District, Mr Nip visited an enterprise focusing on developing computer vision technology, including virtual reality and augmented reality.

     During the visits, Mr Nip exchanged views with enterprise representatives to explore complementary co-operation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in innovation and technology development.

     Mr Nip then went to an eye hospital in Shenzhen established by Hong Kong people to see for himself the development of Hong Kong's medical sector in the Mainland.

     The hospital is the first specialist hospital wholly owned by Hong Kong people in the Mainland under the framework of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement. Its medical team comprises ophthalmology experts from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas.

     The hospital renders high-quality professional services to Mainland residents on the one hand, and serves as a platform for the diversified development of Hong Kong's medical professionals on the other.

     In the evening, Mr Nip met with the Vice Mayor of Shenzhen Municipality, Mr Ai Xuefeng, and the Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, Ms Cai Ying, to exchange views on concerted efforts in driving the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and enhancing co-operation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

     Mr Nip will return to Hong Kong this evening.

Ends/Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:31