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FS visits biomedical firm in UK

Financial Secretary Paul Chan yesterday visited a biopharmaceutical company and the Royal College of Art, and attended a lunch hosted by the China-Britain Business Council, as part of his ongoing trip to London.   Mr Chan visited AstraZeneca and met the company’s senior management to learn about its drug research and development activities, as well as its latest expansion plans.   AstraZeneca indicated that following in-depth talks with Hong Kong’s Office for Attracting Strategic Enterprises, it plans to develop a research and development centre in Hong Kong and will engage in further discussion with relevant government departments on the matter.   The Financial Secretary then attended a roundtable luncheon held by the China-Britain Business Council, and met representatives of British enterprises that do business, or plan to do business, either in the Mainland or Hong Kong.   Mr Chan later visited the Royal College of Art, which collaborated with the Hong Kong Polytechnic Unive

Tse Chin-wan headed to Guangdong

Secretary for Environment & Ecology Tse Chin-wan will depart for a visit to Guangzhou and Zhaoqing tomorrow, and return on Thursday evening.   He will call on the Department of Agriculture & Rural Affairs of Guangdong Province to strengthen co-operation in agriculture and fisheries between Guangdong and Hong Kong. He will also visit Guanxing (Zhaoqing) Agricultural Technology’s aquaculture farm, the Guangdong International Fishery High Tech Park, the Vegetable Basket Project (Zengcheng) Customs Clearance Facilitation Zone and the Conghua Racecourse to learn about the latest developments in related industries.   During Mr Tse’s absence, Under Secretary for Environment & Ecology Diane Wong will be Acting Secretary.

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