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Deputy CS to visit GZ, Macau

Deputy Chief Secretary Cheuk Wing-hing will leave Hong Kong on a two-day visit to Guangzhou and Macau this afternoon.   He will meet with Guangdong Provincial Government and Guangzhou Municipal Government leaders, besides attending the signing ceremony for an agreement on civil service staff exchange and collaboration in the Greater Bay Area.   This afternoon, Mr Cheuk will first of all meet with Guangdong Provincial Government leaders to discuss issues of mutual concern and strengthen exchange and co-operation on various fronts. He will then join Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung to attend the abovementioned signing ceremony.   In the evening, he will attend the opening ceremony of the third Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Culture & Arts Festival.   Along with Secretary for Labour & Welfare Chris Sun, Mr Cheuk will tomorrow morning attend a welcome ceremony for young people employed under the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme, before meetin

National arts fund open to HK

The Government today welcomed the opening up of China National Arts Fund applications from local arts institutions and practitioners for the first time.   The Council of the China National Arts Fund announced that the China National Arts Fund 2022 now accepts applications from Hong Kong and Macau. Eligible arts institutions and practitioners may submit applications via the arts fund’s website from July to September.   The 14th Five-Year Plan promulgated in March included support for Hong Kong to develop into an arts and culture exchange hub of China and the rest of the world.   The Government said it will continue to assist the arts and culture sector to seize the opportunities offered by the country’s 14th Five-Year Plan.   Accepting Hong Kong applications for the arts fund is a testimony to the country’s care for the development of the city’s arts and culture sector and arts talents, providing them a wider scope of development, it added.
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