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Xia Baolong holds more exchanges

On day two of his inspection visit, CPC Central Committee Hong Kong & Macao Work Office Director and State Council Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office Director Xia Baolong met lawmakers and entrepreneurs.   Mr Xia, accompanied by Chief Executive John Lee, had an engagement session with all Executive Council non-official members this morning.   In the company of Mr Lee and Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki, Mr Xia had another engagement session with Legislative Council President Andrew Leung and LegCo members which was attended by the chairmen and deputy chairmen of the LegCo House Committee, Finance Committee and its two subcommittees as well as the 18 LegCo panels.   In the afternoon, Mr Xia, accompanied by Secretary for Justice Paul Lam and Deputy Secretary for Justice Cheung Kwok-kwan, inspected the International Organization for Mediation Preparatory Office where he was briefed by its Director-General Sun Jin on the office’s preparatory work and progress.   Mr Xia t

Education chief visits Guangzhou

Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin today attended the Strategy Consultation Conference on Building a Leading Country in Education (Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area) co-organised by the Ministry of Education and the Guangdong Provincial Government in Guangzhou.   The conference focused on the implementation pathway for building a leading country in education and meeting challenges arising from the technology revolution's new global wave.   Ms Choi said that she was pleased to exchange views with other participating leaders on major topics such as nurturing innovative talent and scientific research.   She pointed out that the Education Bureau would continue to devote resources to step up the promotion of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) education, and along with the broad direction of invigorating the country through science and education, strengthen the cultivation of local innovation and technology talent.   Yesterday, Ms Choi met Hong Kong students joining a Mainland study tour on the subject of Citizenship & Social Development in Guangzhou.   She encouraged the students to cherish the learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the country's latest situation and development, and enhance their knowledge and appreciation of Chinese culture and national achievements.   Ms Choi then visited the Guangzhou Experiential School of Labor & Technology for Secondary School Students to meet the school representatives and tour the facilities.   She learnt about the school's educational programmes in a number of areas including technology, life safety, the rule of law and the environment.   The education chief said that as an activity base in Guangzhou for students' comprehensive practice, the school provides experiential learning programmes that are suitable for secondary school students in Hong Kong.   On the same day, Ms Choi called on representatives of the Department of Education of Guangdong Province to exchange ideas on education issues of mutual concern.

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