The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip; the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang; and the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr James Lau, departed for Shanghai today (April 21) to join the Legislative Council (LegCo) joint-Panel duty visit to the major cities in the Yangtze River Delta Region to learn about the latest developments in areas such as innovation and technology, economy, finance, culture, education and tourism in the cities. The Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Dr Bernard Chan, also joined the visit.
Upon arrival at Shanghai in the afternoon, the delegation visited a commercial aircraft manufacturing enterprise and toured its assembly lines to see for themselves the production of Mainland-made aircraft and the development of the industry.
The delegation visited Fudan University in the evening. They met with the university's management staff and professors as well as Hong Kong students studying there to exchange views on various issues relating to talent nurturing, including STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. Sixteen universities from Shanghai and Hong Kong established the Shanghai Hong Kong University Alliance last year to foster exchanges and co-operation in higher education between Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The delegation will continue their visit in Shanghai tomorrow (April 22).
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