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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 Suzhou

Secretary for Environment & Ecology Tse Chin-wan will depart for Suzhou today to attend the International Forum on Energy Transition co-hosted by the National Energy Administration, the International Renewable Energy Agency and the Jiangsu Provincial Government.   The forum's theme this year is “Jointly promote energy transition for a shared green future”.   Representatives of international organisations and energy companies, including National Energy Administration Administrator Zhang Jianhua, International Renewable Energy Agency Director-General Francesco La Camera and World Economic Forum President Børge Brende will share their experiences in promoting energy transformation as well as discuss co-operation in energy transformation and promoting global clean energy partnerships.   The environment chief will attend discussion sessions tomorrow on the energy sector. He will share Hong Kong's strategies and efforts in reducing carbon emissions in the energy sector and strengthening regional collaboration. Director of Electrical & Mechanical Services Eric Pang and officers from the Environment & Ecology Bureau will also attend.   Mr Tse will return to Hong Kong on September 7. During his absence, Under Secretary Diane Wong will be Acting Secretary.

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