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CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels

2024-06-25 18:30 Last Updated At:18:38

Chief secretary for administration mr chan kwok-ki fosters collaboration between hong kong and shanghai across government, business, and community levels in shanghai

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, today (June 25) fostered collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels in Shanghai.

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CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Chief secretary for administration mr chan kwok-ki fosters collaboration between hong kong and shanghai across government, business, and community levels in shanghai

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

In the morning, Mr Chan first met with Vice Mayor of Shanghai Mr Chen Jie to discuss issues of mutual concern. Mr Chan pointed out that, with the establishment of the Hong Kong/Shanghai Co-operation Conference mechanism for over 20 years, the exchanges and co-operation between the two places have resulted in fruitful achievements. Following the Sixth Plenary Session of the Hong Kong/Shanghai Co-operation Conference successfully held in April this year, the government departments and relevant organisations of Hong Kong and Shanghai have been furthering exchanges and co-operation in diverse fields such as commerce, finance, innovation and technology, culture and creativity, education, and youth development, to jointly develop new quality productive forces on both sides.

He said he hoped that Hong Kong and Shanghai will continue to pursue deeper and higher-level exchanges and co-operation in more areas under the principles of complementarity and mutual benefits, with a view to making greater contributions to the country's high-quality development.

Afterwards, Mr Chan visited the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai (SHETO) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and received a briefing on its work. He also chatted with Hong Kong students doing internships at the SHETO. He was pleased to learn that, since the full resumption of normal travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland last year, the SHETO has paid visits to various Mainland provinces and cities. By organising and participating in a number of investment promotion events, exhibitions, cultural and arts performances, youth activities and more, the SHETO has been promoting Hong Kong at full steam.

He encouraged SHETO colleagues to continue leveraging various online and offline platforms to promote exchanges and co-operation between Hong Kong and the Eastern China region, tell good stories of Hong Kong to Mainland residents, and at the same time, strengthen liaison with and support for Hong Kong people and businesses on the Mainland.

Around noon, Mr Chan attended a meet-and-greet session held by the Shanghai Hong Kong Association. He met with dozens of Hong Kong people, and representatives of Hong Kong enterprises, in Shanghai to know more about their latest developments in Shanghai. He also introduced to them the latest policies of the HKSAR Government on proactively trawling from around the world for talent and enterprises, improving district governance etc.

He thanked the Shanghai Hong Kong Association for its efforts of and contributions to fostering exchanges and co-operation between Hong Kong and Shanghai. He encouraged Hong Kong people, and representatives of Hong Kong enterprises, in Shanghai to continue supporting Hong Kong’s active integration into the national development. He also encouraged them to promote Hong Kong's distinctive advantages to Shanghai talent and enterprises, attracting them to Hong Kong for business, investment, employment and entrepreneurship, and in turn, injecting impetus into Hong Kong's growth and serving the country's needs at the same time.

In the afternoon, Mr Chan attended the "Hello Hong Kong" event organised by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) and exchanged views with stakeholders of the cultural and creative industries in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Speaking at the event, he said that the HKSAR Government has been steadfastly promoting the development of Hong Kong's cultural and creative industries and working with industry players to drive the city's development into an East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchanges. The HKSAR Government has restructured Create Hong Kong into the Cultural and Creative Industries Development Agency to fully implement industry-oriented principles, and funded Hong Kong television stations to co-produce television variety programmes with Mainland/Asian production teams via the CreateSmart Initiative. "Endless Melody 2" co-produced by TVB and its Hunan partner is one of the funded projects.

Mr Chan stressed that the film and television entertainment industries are an integral part of Hong Kong's pop culture and a key area of East-meets-West cultural exchanges. The HKSAR Government will continue to further exchanges and co-operation between Hong Kong television stations and their partners from the Mainland as well as from around the world. This will involve producing more high-quality entertainment works and elevating the profile of Hong Kong's pop culture in the GBA and the global Chinese community at large, thereby fostering people-to-people bonds and mutual developments.

He also noted that both Hong Kong and Shanghai are important international cities of the country, with profound cultural heritage and rich cultural resources. He encouraged the industries in the two places to strengthen liaison and co-operation to jointly contribute to the high-quality development of the country's cultural and creative industries.

Mr Chan will return to Hong Kong tomorrow (June 26).

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

CS visits Shanghai to promote collaboration between Hong Kong and Shanghai at government, business and community levels Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena

In recognition of the outstanding research and development (R&D) achievements of Hong Kong's talent in the field of innovation and technology (I&T) on the Mainland and overseas in the past year, the Innovation and Technology Commission organised the Reception for I&T Awards 2024 today (July 15). With the theme of "Hong Kong's Innovation and Technology Achievements Shine in International Arena", the reception gathered more than 300 representatives from the local I&T sector, including academics, scientists, and representatives of institutes and government departments who were commended for bringing glory to Hong Kong by showcasing Hong Kong's I&T strengths and telling Hong Kong's good stories to the world. The reception is also one of the events for celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 27th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Addressing the reception, the Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, congratulated the award winners and said that their remarkable achievements not only reflected the international recognition of Hong Kong's R&D outcomes, but also exemplified the profound strength of Hong Kong's I&T sector, laying a solid foundation for developing the city as an international I&T centre with the support of the National 14th Five-Year Plan.

He added that the award-winning individuals and teams straddle various sectors, including the Government and industry, academic and research sectors, covering fields such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, medical science, green technology, polymer science, electronic and electrical engineering, and architectural engineering, which demonstrated Hong Kong's fervent I&T atmosphere. The Government will continue to promote full co-operation with all sectors to boost I&T development in Hong Kong, and support the industry to achieve greater success in the future.

In the past year, representatives from Hong Kong have stood out in a number of I&T competitions or exhibitions globally and on the Mainland, including the Edison Awards 2024, the 2023 R&D 100 Awards and the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (the Exhibition). The Hong Kong delegation won a record high number of over 350 prizes at the Exhibition where government departments performed tremendously, with the Hong Kong Police Force and the Hong Kong Fire Services Department receiving Gold Medals with Congratulations of the Jury.

Moreover, local scholars and scientists received a number of globally renowned individual awards and made significant contributions to the country, with their achievements in respective R&D expertise areas fully acknowledged, including the following:

  • Sir Sze-yuen Chung Professor in Precision Engineering and Director of Research Centre for Deep Space Explorations of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Professor Yung Kai-leung, led a space instruments development team to participate in various national space missions, including developing and manufacturing the "Surface Sampling and Packing System"for the Chang'e-6 to assist the nation in completing the world's first lunar far-side sampling mission;
  • Honorary Professor, Department of Pathology of School of Clinical Medicine at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong, Professor Mak Tak-wah, won the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic & Tumor Immunology;
  • Associate Dean (Research) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Dennis Lo, given the Jiménez Díaz Commemorative Lecture Award;
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Vice-President and Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professor of Clinical Oncology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Anthony Chan, given the European Society for Medical Oncology Lifetime Achievement Award;
  • Dr William M W MongProfessor of Nanoscience and Chair Professor of Physics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Professor Dai Xi, given the State Natural Science Award (First Class) and Tan Kah Kee Science Award in Mathematics & Physics;
  • Chairman of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering of the Chinese University of Hong Kong,

    Professor Liao Wei-hsin, given the 2023 Leonardo Da Vinci Award;

  • Choh-Ming LiProfessor of Medicine and Therapeutics, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Francis Chan, given the 15th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize;
  • Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong, Professor Hu Jinlian, given the 15th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize;
  • Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Anderson Shum, given the 15th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize; and

  • Choh-Ming Li Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics and Assistant Dean (Mainland Affairs) at the Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Yu Jun, given the Wu Jiepeng -Paul Janssen Medical and Pharmaceutical Award.
  • By showcasing some of the award-winning research and inventions, the reception not only demonstrates Hong Kong's remarkable I&T achievements, but also provides a platform to stimulate interaction and experience sharing among attendees on their R&D breakthroughs.

    The Government has been actively fostering the development of the I&T industry. The Innovation, Technology and Industry Bureau launched the Hong Kong I&T Development Blueprint in 2022 to lay a solid foundation for Hong Kong to develop into an international I&T centre, and to encourage a vibrant environment for R&D and promote commercialisation of R&D outcomes through various measures, including the launching of the InnoHK research clusters, the Research, Academic and Industry Sectors One-plus (RAISe+) Scheme and the New Industrialisation Acceleration Scheme, with an aim to promote Hong Kong's high-quality economic development and accelerate the development of new quality productive forces.

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

    Hong Kong R&D achievements shine at international I&T arena Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

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