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Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

Xi meets with some 160 political and business elites at HKCEC

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with some 160 city’s political and business elites at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday afternoon. Xi and his wife will later attend a dinner hosted by the outgoing Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and her husband Lam Siu-por at Government House.
Accompanied by the outgoing Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Xi met with members of the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary at HKCEC.

Participants included the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, the President of the Legislative Council Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, Non-official Members of the Executive Council, as well as the Principal Officials and Permanent Secretaries of the incumbent HKSAR government.

Xi also met Macau’s Chief Executive Ho Iat-seng and said that the central government fully recognised the work of Ho and his administration.

Xi met the vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and also the former chief executive Leung Chun-ying. Xi then commissioned relevant parties to convey greetings to Tung Chee-hwa, another vice-chairman of the CPPCC and Hong Kong’s first chief executive.

A veteran pro-Beijing politician said the heavyweights take photos with the president in separate groups, according to a local report.

After that, Xi accompanied by Carrie Lam to inspected the Hong Kong Science Park to receive briefings from government officials and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation on Hong Kong's innovation and technology (I&T) development and prospects.

He also inspected the Hong Kong Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a research laboratory under the InnoHK research clusters, which aims at developing effective therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease via a rapid Bench-to-Bedside model.

Before concluding the inspection, Xi addressed more than 30 representatives of Hong Kong scientific researchers and young entrepreneurs and encouraged them to make greater contributions to show his care for Hong Kong's youth in particular.

As for first lady Peng Liyuan, she visited the Xiqu Centre adjacent to West Kowloon Station at around 4.30pm and chatted with young actors, members of a performance troupe and volunteers.

She was accompanied by Deputy Director of Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong Lu Xinning; Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Kinnie Wong; and the Executive Director, Performing Arts of the WKCD Authority, Paul Tam.

Peng watched the rehearsal of the Cantonese opera excerpts by the Tea House Rising Stars Troupe at the Tea House of the Xiqu Centre and the rehearsal of the Hong Kong Gaudeamus Dunhuang Ensemble at the studio. She also had candid chats with the actors and members of the performance troupe.

She then visited the exhibition entitled "A Thousand Faces: Cantonese Opera Legend Yau Sing-po" and met with four young volunteers who were assigned to intern at the Palace Museum.

Before concluding the visit, Peng presented a collection of traditional Chinese theatre libretti as a gift for the Xiqu Centre. The compilation of the collection was initiated by the late well-known literary historian Zheng Zhenduo, and took several decades to complete. It has important historical and artistic value and represents a major achievement in safeguarding the national cultural heritage of traditional Chinese theatre.

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