Transcript of remarks by CS (with photo/video)

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at a media session after attending a radio programme this morning (June 1):

Reporter: Mr Cheung, are you worried that it may be politically incorrect if you come to any agreement with Taiwan? Because to China, Taiwan is a province, right? So would you be recognising Taiwan as a country if you come to any agreement?

Chief Secretary for Administration: I think let's not labour over this point at this stage. I think a more important point is to get the Bill enacted in the first place so that we can have a legal basis to take things forward. Alright? Okay?

Reporter: The legal sector is quite unhappy that John Lee said they don't understand the Bill. How would you respond to this?

Chief Secretary for Administration: I think the Secretary for Security, John Lee, has explained it yesterday that it is not what he meant. It's clearly not what he meant.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Saturday, June 1, 2019
Issued at HKT 11:10