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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

National Ecology Day activities set

To support the country's designation of August 15 as National Ecology Day starting this year, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and non-governmental organisations will launch special activities and offers on that day.   On August 15, the Hong Kong Wetland Park will offer free admission, workshops, and guided tours. Eco-guides will provide a nature interpretation service at eight popular scenic spots in country parks for the public to learn about Hong Kong’s beautiful and unique nature ecology.   People can also enjoy a special discount of 18.5% off for gift redemption at GREEN@COMMUNITY's recycling stations or stores, gift redemption units at the smart recycling network under the Environmental Protection Department as well as on the Green$ mobile app.   Organisations such as Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Environmental Association, WWF-Hong Kong, Green Power, the Conservancy Association, the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, Hong Kong Wetlands Conservation Association and Hong Kong Ocean Park will provide a series of free activities and offers, including free admission, free guided eco-tours, night safari, workshops, seminars and souvenir distribution.

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