April 17, 2023
HONG KONG – Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po and other principal officials of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are set to visit Beijing to meet with central government officials.
Chan will depart for Beijing on Monday afternoon to meet with central government officials to exchange views and promote Hong Kong’s more active integration into national development, according to an HKSAR government statement.
While in Beijing, Chan will also deliver a speech at Peking University, it added.
Chan will also be joined in the trip by Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Christopher Hui Ching-yu, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Algernon Yau Ying-wah, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry Sun Dong, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Eddie Yue Wai-man, Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission Julia Leung Gung-yee, and Chief Executive Officer of the Insurance Authority Clement Cheung Wan-ching.
Chan will return to Hong Kong at around noon time on April 21. Deputy Financial Secretary Michael Wong Wai-lun will be the Acting Financial Secretary during Chan’s absence.
In a separate statement, the HKSAR government said that Secretary for Environment and Ecology Tse Chin-wan will lead a delegation to Beijing on Sunday night.
Tse will meet with officials of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China and the National Energy Administration to discuss various matters, including food supply, food safety and energy, and to continue the deepening of Hong Kong’s cooperation and exchanges with the Chinese mainland.
Delegation members include Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Food) Vivian Lau Lee-kwan, Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Environment) Janice Tse Siu-wa, Deputy Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Environment) Millie Ng Kiang Mei-nei, Deputy Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Food) Anthony Li Ping-wai; and Controller of the Centre for Food Safety of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department Christine Wong Wang.
Tse will return to Hong Kong on April 18. Under Secretary for Environment and Ecology Diane Wong will be the Acting Secretary for Environment and Ecology during Tse’s absence.