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CE to visit Shanghai
     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, will visit Shanghai from November 4 to 6 to attend the opening ceremony of the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE). The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip, and the Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, will accompany Mrs Lam on the visit. The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, will join parts of the trip. 

     Mrs Lam will attend the opening ceremony of the CIIE on November 5 and speak in a parallel session of the Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum on the theme "Trade and Innovation". She will also tour the Hong Kong Exhibition Area and exhibition booths of Hong Kong enterprises and organisations.

     The next day, Mrs Lam will attend the launch ceremony of the Shanghai Hong Kong University Alliance (SHUA) at Fudan University, visit a cultural facility and meet with Hong Kong people living or studying in Shanghai. The SHUA is jointly initiated by eight universities each from Shanghai and Hong Kong. It aims to strengthen exchanges and co-operation between universities of the two cities in aspects such as nurturing of talents and scientific research, raising each other's standards in relevant areas and creating synergy for innovation. 

     Mrs Lam will return to Hong Kong in the evening on November 6. During her absence, the Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, will be Acting Chief Executive.
Ends/Thursday, November 1, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:21
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