The Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address

Madam Carrie Lam, Hong Kong Chief Executive revealed the details of her maiden Policy Address at the Legislative Council on October 11, 2017:

Mr President, Honourable Members and fellow citizens,
Today, with much relief, I present the first Policy Address in my term of office to the Legislative Council. During the past three months, the community has voiced a lot of expectations towards this Policy Address. I have listened to them all. I appreciate that many issues in the community require the Government’s attention. At the same time, I have accepted the suggestion of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council that I should make use of the opportunity today to share with Hong Kong people my governance philosophy and to highlight some of the specific measures, rather than following the previous practice of spending two to three hours reading out the Policy Address. Without the constraint of a time limit, the Policy Address I deliver today runs to some 49 000 characters. It comprehensively covers such areas as good governance, diversified economy, nurturing talent, improving people’s livelihood, liveable city and connecting with young people. I hope that when you read it, you will get a better grasp of Hong Kong’s current situation as well as the vision of the Government. That said, I am fully aware that a lengthy Policy Address does not guarantee flawless policies or effective implementation. Together with my political team, I will continue to listen to the views of Honourable Members and members of the public with humility, so as to ensure that this Policy Address will set a new starting point for Hong Kong.

You can find her speech, highlights, press releases, and latest updates in this link: 2017 Policy Address 
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Siste nytt fra Hong Kong; The Hong Kong Review

The latest edition of the Hong Kong Review, newsletter of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (HKETO) is now online. The complete file can be viewed on our website at http://www.hketolondon.gov.hk or click here

Highlights in the latest edition are: 

Carrie Lam becomes fifth Hong Kong Chief Executive
Carrie Lam was sworn in as Chief Executive of Hong Kong on July 1 at a special ceremony attended by China’s President Xi Jinping. More... 
  
President Xi visits Hong Kong
President Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on June 30 to attend celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. More...

Carrie Lam tours Hong Kong districts
In her first full day in office, new Chief Executive Carrie Lam visited North District, Kowloon City District, and Central and Western District. More...

HKSTP, Siemens to jointly launch Smart City Digital Hub

The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Ltd (HKSTP) has teamed up with Siemens to launch the first Smart City Digital Hub in Hong Kong Science Park. The new hub will initially consist of a smart mobility test bed and a smart energy lab to accelerate the development of smart city related digital analytic applications. Opened later this year, the hub will be powered by Siemens' open source cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere, which has integrated data analytics and connectivity capabilities. The platform is designed to provide infrastructure providers and start-ups a platform to make use of data to develop innovations tackling common city challenges.
Richard Chiu
Nordic Consultant
Invest Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Fintech Week

Hong Kong will host its second annual Hong Kong Fintech Week from 23 to 27 October 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to accommodate an expanded programme of events and activities that will highlight the distinctive and dynamic qualities the city offers the global Fintech community.

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