First meeting of CE’s Council of Advisors kicks off
The newly established Chief Executive’s Council of Advisors held its first meeting on Wednesday afternoon in the government’s headquarters complex to discuss Hong Kong’s development.
The meeting was divided into three parts - "economic advancement and sustainability," "innovation and entrepreneurship," and "regional and global collaborations" - and chaired by Chief Executive John Lee Ka Chiu.
"The first meeting will highlight issues related to Hong Kong’s opportunities and development in the current international circumstances, ranging from China’s development, global economy, geopolitical issues, and international relations," Lee said when giving a speech during the meeting.
He added more members were expected to join the Council.
Multiple advisors came from all sectors of society sat in the meeting, including CK Asset Holdings chairman Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Henry Tang Ying-yen, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks chairman Sunny Chai Ngai-chiu, Lalamove’s CEO Shing Chow Shing-yuk, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology president Nancy Ip Yuk-Yu, former chairwoman of Hong Kong Bar Association Winnie Tam Wan-chi and father of Lan Kwai Fong Allan Zeman.
Chief Secretary for Administration Eric Chan Kwok-Ki and Secretary for Justice Paul Lam Ting-kwok also attended.
The Council consists of 34 members with the participation of key government officials, and the first term will end on June 30, 2025.
Separately, Lee met the mayor of the Jiangmen municipal government Wu Xiaohui on Thursday to exchange views on deepening cooperation between the two places.
He said there is plenty of room for collaboration between Hong Kong and Jiangmen in innovation and technology, finance, tourism and education. Both sides will continue to strengthen the coordinated development of Hong Kong and Jiangmen to contribute to the high-quality development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.