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CE begins visit to Shanghai (with photos/videos)
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     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (November 1) started her visit to Shanghai, where she attended a Hong Kong and Shanghai cultural and creative co-operation conference and the opening ceremony of Festival Hong Kong 2019 - A Cultural [email protected], and met with the Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee.

     Accompanied by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip, Mrs Lam visited the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) in the morning. After a brief meeting with the President of the SASS, Mr Zhang Daogen, Mrs Lam together with Mr Zhang attended the Hong Kong and Shanghai cultural and creative co-operation conference. At the conference, they witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Shanghai Culture Research Center and Zuni Icosahedron from Hong Kong which covers the setting up of a joint cultural talents exchange and training centre for the Belt and Road Initiative and other matters. Mrs Lam then delivered a keynote speech to about 100 scholars of the SASS on Hong Kong’s role in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area including the ways that Hong Kong can promote exchanges in culture and arts among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao as well as how Hong Kong could take the culture of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao to the international arena.

    At noon, Mrs Lam and Mr Nip met with the Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, Mr Li Qiang, and the Mayor of Shanghai, Mr Ying Yong, and attended a lunch hosted by them. Mrs Lam said that she was pleased to be visiting Shanghai for the third time during her tenure as Chief Executive and she thanked the Shanghai Municipal Government for attaching importance to co-operation between Shanghai and Hong Kong over the years. She also expressed gratitude for the Shanghai Municipal Government’s staunch support for the work of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in Shanghai, in particular the assistance and support given to Festival Hong Kong 2019 - A Cultural [email protected] and the participation by the HKSAR Government in the China International Import Expo. She said she looks forward to the Shanghai Week to be organised by Shanghai in Hong Kong next year which will further strengthen cultural co-operation between Shanghai and Hong Kong and will continue to promote co-operation in various areas between the two places.

     Accompanied by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, and Mr Nip, Mrs Lam attended the opening ceremony for Festival Hong Kong 2019 - A Cultural [email protected] in the evening. Addressing the ceremony, Mrs Lam said that the Festival is the first major cultural activity organised in the Mainland by Hong Kong since the 2010 Shanghai Expo and the event covers stage performances, film screenings, exhibitions and an outdoor carnival with the aim of demonstrating the vitality and creativity of Hong Kong’s arts and culture to people in the Mainland and abroad. Mrs Lam and the other officials then watched the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra’s performance of the concert “A Cosmopolitan Symphony”, which marked the opening of the Festival.

     In the afternoon, Mrs Lam visited the China Welfare Institute (CWI) with Mr Nip and toured the Children's Palace of the CWI to learn about the welfare services provided by the CWI for women and children in the Mainland. Mrs Lam had been invited by the Chairman of the CWI, Mr Wang Jiarui, during his visit to Hong Kong at the end of last year.

     Mrs Lam will travel to Nanjing tomorrow (November 2) to continue her visit programme.
 
Ends/Friday, November 1, 2019
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The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (second left), meets the President of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Mr Zhang Daogen (second right), at the Hong Kong and Shanghai cultural and creative co-operation conference at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences in Shanghai today (November 1). The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip (first left), and the Secretary of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences CPC Committee, Mr Yu Xinhui (first right), also attended.
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, speaks at the Hong Kong and Shanghai cultural and creative co-operation conference at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences in Shanghai today (November 1).
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, attended the Hong Kong and Shanghai cultural and creative co-operation conference at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences in Shanghai today (November 1). Photo shows (from left) the Co-Artistic Director of Zuni Icosahedron, Mr Danny Yung; the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai, Miss Victoria Tang; the Private Secretary to the Chief Executive, Ms Maggie Wong; the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip; Mrs Lam; the President of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Mr Zhang Daogen; the Secretary of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences CPC Committee, Mr Yu Xinhui; the Director General of the Department of Liaison of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, Mr Chen Jiguang; Deputy Director-General of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government Mr Zhou Yajun; and the director of the Shanghai Culture Research Center, Mr Rong Yaoming, at the conference.
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (second left), meets the Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, Mr Li Qiang (second right), in Shanghai today (November 1). The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip (first left), and the Mayor of Shanghai, Mr Ying Yong (first right), also attended.
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (third left), visits the China Welfare Institute in Shanghai today (November 1). Looking on is the Chairman of the China Welfare Institute, Mr Wang Jiarui (second left).
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (second right), visits the China Welfare Institute in Shanghai today (November 1).
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, speaks at the Festival Hong Kong 2019 – A Cultural Extravaganza@Shanghai opening ceremony at the Shanghai Symphony Hall today (November 1).
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, attended the opening ceremony of Festival Hong Kong 2019 – A Cultural Extravaganza@Shanghai at the Shanghai Symphony Hall today (November 1). Photo shows (from left) the Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Dr Wilfred Wong; Deputy Director General of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, Mr Zhou Yajun; the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mr Vincent Liu; the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip; the Deputy Secretary-General of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, Mr Gu Honghui; the Director General of the Department of Liaison of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, Mr Chen Jiguang; Mrs Lam; Vice Mayor of Shanghai Ms Zong Ming; the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah; Director General of the Office of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mr Xie Jinying; the director of the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism, Ms Yu Xiufen; the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Cherry Tse; the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai, Miss Victoria Tang; and the President of the Center for China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Ms Wang Jun, officiating at the ceremony.

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CE attends Hong Kong and Shanghai cultural and creative co-opeartion conference in Shanghai
CE meets Secretary of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee in Shanghai
CE visits China Welfare Institute in Shanghai
CE attends Festival Hong Kong 2019 - A Cultural [email protected]