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GBA rule of law action plan released

The Action Plan on the Construction of Rule of Law in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has been released, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced today.   Secretary for Justice Paul Lam explained that the action plan has two intentions, namely to underpin the guiding principle of “Three Interfaces, Two Connects & One Greater Bay Area”, and strengthen collaboration with the legal and dispute resolution sectors and other stakeholders to effectively implement policy measures set out in the plan.   Through mechanisms, regulatory frameworks and talent – the “three interfaces” – the DoJ said it will promote hardware and software connectivity in constructing rule of law in the bay area, co-operation between the various cities according to their respective strengths, and collaboration between different legal systems, thereby eventually achieving the goal of “one Greater Bay Area”.   Deputy Secretary for Justice Cheung Kwok-kwan, who is also the leading Hong Kong

Sun Dong begins visit in Saudi Arabia

Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Prof Sun Dong led a delegation to begin their visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Upon their arrival in Riyadh, they visited King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology and met its President Munir Eldesouki.


The group was briefed on the tech city's innovative projects and solutions for research applications, such as the Saudi semiconductor and genome programmes and water harvesting from thin air, and visited an innovation centre for promoting advanced manufacturing and a number of laboratories as well as satellite manufacturing facilities.


They went on to The Garage in the tech city, an accelerator providing support to local and international emerging startups in Riyadh with the required infrastructure and a range of supportive integrated services. Prof Sun engaged in exchanges with technology enterprises of the accelerator.


Prof Sun noted that support for startups is essential to building a vibrant innovation and technology (I&T) ecosystem. Hong Kong's two I&T flagships, the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation and Cyberport, have been committed to providing comprehensive support to I&T startups, including incubation programmes, rent concessions, workspace, shared facilities, subsidy grants, and marketing and business development support.


Prof Sun then met Saudi Chinese Business Council Vice Chairman Anas Mohammed Alfadda to brief him on Hong Kong's latest I&T developments and business opportunities.


Apart from expressing the hope, via the Hong Kong's delegation’s visit, of building up a partnership with Saudi business and technology sectors, he invited Saudi enterprises and investors to explore investment opportunities in Hong Kong.

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