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CE witnesses launch of Shanghai Hong Kong University Alliance (with photos/videos)
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     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, in Shanghai today (November 6) attended the launch ceremony of the Shanghai Hong Kong University Alliance (SHUA) at Fudan University and joined an exchange session with students. She also visited the Shanghai Symphony Hall and met with Hong Kong people living in Shanghai.

     In the morning, Mrs Lam, accompanied by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip, and the Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, attended the launch ceremony of the SHUA at Fudan University and witnessed the establishment of the alliance by 16 higher education institutions from Shanghai and Hong Kong. Speaking at the ceremony, she said that exchanges between the higher education institutions in Shanghai and Hong Kong have continued to be enhanced in recent years and the areas of co-operation have become increasingly diversified, with more than 30 per cent of the Hong Kong students who joined exchange programmes in the Mainland last year choosing Shanghai as the destination. She said that the SHUA will effectively intensify co-operation among the universities from both sides in areas such as teaching, research, transformation of technological achievements and student exchanges, providing high-quality education and technology support in both places as well as contributing to innovation in higher education and the country.
 
     Later, Mrs Lam attended an exchange session with students from the two places. In her speech, she introduced to the students the vision and actions of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, including making good use of Hong Kong's advantages under "one country, two systems" and the city's traditional strengths to boost its external relations, consolidate the traditional industries, develop the emerging industries and enhance the people's quality of life.
 
     Mrs Lam and the other officials then visited the Shanghai Symphony Hall and watched a rehearsal. The hall, which came into operation in 2014, was built with unique technology to overcome the noise and vibration caused by nearby railways and is equipped with advanced design and facilities. She said that Hong Kong will hold Festival Hong Kong 2019 - A Cultural [email protected] next year with the participation of a number of major Hong Kong performing arts groups. The series of exciting activities in the inaugural Festival Hong Kong will commence with a performance by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra at the Shanghai Symphony Hall.
 
     Next, Mrs Lam and the other officials met with more than 50 representatives of Hong Kong organisations and students living in Shanghai. She updated them on the latest developments in Hong Kong and learned about their everyday lives, work and study.
 
     Mrs Lam and the other officials concluded the trip today and returned to Hong Kong in the evening.
 
Ends/Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, speaks at the launch ceremony of the Shanghai Hong Kong University Alliance at Fudan University in Shanghai this morning (November 6).
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (11th left); the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip (ninth left); the Vice Mayor of the Shanghai Municipal Government,  Ms Weng Tiehui (10th left); Vice Minister of Education Mr Tian Xuejun (12th left); Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Ms Qiu Hong (13th left); and representatives from universities officiate at the launch ceremony of the Shanghai Hong Kong University Alliance at Fudan University in Shanghai this morning (November 6).
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (front row, eighth right); the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip (front row, fourth right); Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Ms Qiu Hong (front row, sixth right); Vice Minister of Education Mr Tian Xuejun (front row, seventh right); the Vice Mayor of the Shanghai Municipal Government, Ms Weng Tiehui (front row, ninth right); the Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Mr Chan Kwok-ki (front row, 13th right); the Under Secretary for Education, Dr Choi Yuk-lin (front row, 14th right); the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai, Miss Victoria Tang (front row, 15th right); and other guests are pictured at the launch ceremony of the Shanghai Hong Kong University Alliance at Fudan University in Shanghai this morning (November 6).
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (left), chats with Shanghai students at a seminar at Fudan University in Shanghai this morning (November 6).
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, visited the Shanghai Symphony Hall in Shanghai today (November 6). Photo shows Mrs Lam (third left) being briefed by the President of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Ms Zhou Ping (first left). Looking on are the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip (first right); the Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Mr Chan Kwok-ki (second right); and the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai, Miss Victoria Tang (fourth left).
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, visited the Shanghai Symphony Hall in Shanghai today (November 6). Photo shows (from left) Vice President of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Mr Qu Yue; the Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Mr Chan Kwok-ki; the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip; the Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Mr Yu Long; Mrs Lam; the President of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Ms Zhou Ping; the Deputy Director-General of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal Government, Mr Zhou Yajun; the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai, Miss Victoria Tang; and the Secretary of Party Branch of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Mr Wang Wanchun, after touring the Hall.
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (November 6) in Shanghai met Hong Kong people working, doing business and studying there. Photo shows Mrs Lam giving opening remarks at the gathering.

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