No.7  July, 2010  
  Reform package best gift for HK: Chief Executive

Chief Executive Donald Tsang has described the passage of the constitutional reform package as a decisive step towards democracy and the best gift for Hong Kong as it commemorates reunification with China.
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  HK-Shanghai ties to propel China growth

Hong Kong and Shanghai have important roles to play in China's financial development, Financial Secretary John Tsang says, adding co-operation between the two cities will propel China's emergence as a global financial powerhouse.

Speaking at the high-level Hong Kong SAR Finance Forum in Shanghai on July 21, Mr Tsang said China will soon be the main focus on the world stage and it will be a unique advantage for the country to have two international financial centres.
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  Two cities can co-operate to mutual benefit

Hong Kong's financial services sector can take advantage of the 'One country, two systems' principle, to help China open up while helping Hong Kong become a global financial hub, according to the Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury, Prof KC Chan.

Prof Chan made his remarks on July 21 in Shanghai at the Hong Kong SAR Finance Forum: "Strong Markets: Hong Kong, the Mainland and the World”. The forum was also a HKSAR programme for Expo 2010 Shanghai China.
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  Audio visual industries encouraged to co-operate for greater development

The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Sydney, Mr Steve Barclay, encouraged local businesses to take advantage of the arrangement between Hong Kong and New Zealand on co-operation between their audiovisual industries for greater mutual development.

Speaking at reception (July 16) for "Hong Kong Cinema" at the New Zealand International Film Festival in Wellington, he said that the arrangement that had been concluded in June would mean more opportunities for co-operation, investment and exchanges of technology and skills in the audiovisual industries.
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