CS begins visit in Beijing (with photos/video)
Mr Chan first visited the Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing (Beijing Office) and received a briefing on their work. He was pleased to learn that, since the full resumption of normal travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland earlier this year, the Beijing Office had made visits to various provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. By organising and participating in a number of economic and trade seminars, performances by Hong Kong art groups, exhibitions, promotional activities and more, the Beijing Office had been promoting Hong Kong at full steam and enhanced the exchange and co-operation between Hong Kong and the Mainland on all fronts.
Mr Chan also met colleagues of the Dedicated Team for Attracting Businesses and Talents newly set up by the Beijing Office, and learnt about the team's frontline work of proactively reaching out to target enterprises and talent and persuading them to pursue development in Hong Kong. He was pleased to know that the Government's latest measures for competing for enterprises and talent had been generally well-received among the Mainland enterprises and talent met by the team. He encouraged colleagues of the Beijing Office to continue making good use of both online and offline platforms to step up promotion of Hong Kong's unique advantages and immense opportunities, as well as to tell good stories of Hong Kong, in order to attract more strategic enterprises and professional talent to come to Hong Kong.
Mr Chan then visited Tsinghua University and interacted with Hong Kong students studying in Beijing to learn about their studies and life on the Mainland. He said that pursuing studies on the Mainland enabled the students to keep abreast of the latest national development and proactively explore the immense opportunities therein. He encouraged them to continue studying hard and better equip themselves so as to serve the needs of, and contribute to, Hong Kong and the country in various areas with their own strengths in the future. He also encouraged them to take on a bridging role by introducing to their Mainland classmates the advantages and opportunities of pursuing development in Hong Kong, with a view to drawing more quality talent to Hong Kong.
Mr Chan will call on various central ministries and authorities, as well as the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, starting tomorrow (April 27).
Ends/Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Issued at HKT 19:30
Issued at HKT 19:30