FS visits Huizhou (with photos)

     The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, today (September 13) visited Huizhou to meet its senior government officials and call at local enterprises to keep abreast of the latest developments in the technology industry.
     In the morning, accompanied by the Deputy Mayor of Huizhou, Mr Yu Jinfu, Mr Chan visited two Hong Kong enterprises to learn about their successful experience in developing new technologies and promoting the development of advanced manufacturing. He also exchanged views with the management on the opportunities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The two enterprises specialise in alloy die casting and plastic mould injection, and manufacturing of cover glass for mobile phones and watches.

     This afternoon, after paying a visit to a company manufacturing artificial intelligence and Internet of Things products, Mr Chan headed to Huizhou's West Lake to gain a better understanding of the local authority's effort in protecting the natural environment through the use of advanced technology.
     Mr Chan said that Hong Kong and Huizhou have long held close ties. He expressed the hope that both cities can enhance collaboration in various industries in the future to seize opportunities brought about by the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
     Noting that the Bay Area houses many leading innovation and technology (I&T) enterprises and that Hong Kong boasts world-class financial services and scientific research capabilities, he pointed out that Hong Kong can complement other cities in the Bay Area in building an international I&T hub that draws talents, research and development institutes and enterprises.
     Mr Chan returned to Hong Kong in the evening after attending a dinner with the Mayor of Huizhou, Mr Liu Ji.

Ends/Thursday, September 13, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:00