Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu visits China

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu visits China

Chief Executive John Lee sixth left joined by Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang Kwok-wai fifth left meets with Minister of Justice He Rong sixth right in Beijing on March 18, 2023. HONG KONG Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiuLee Ka-chiu said that he opened a new chapter for effective communication between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and central ministries and institutions, paving the way for better and stronger collaboration.

Lee said he and his seven-day visit to the nation's capital will spare no effort in solving problems, along with mainland counterparts, departments and bureaus.

He said that the support and attention given by the central ministries and institutions is a strong impetus for Hong Kong's development.

Lee said it was his first time to attend the opening and closing meetings of the National People's Congress in the capacity of the chief executive of the special administrative region.

It was his first visit to Beijing as a chief executive since the full resumption of normal travel between the mainland and Hong Kong, during which he called on 11 central ministries and institutions.

Lee believes that the trip represented the SAR government's respect and gratitude to the central ministries and institutions, as well as the central ministries and institutions'commitment to enhancing communication and building mutual trust between the HKSAR government and the central ministries and institutions, as well as Hong Kong's proactive approach to integrating into national development, and that he believes that this is the first time he led eight directors of bureaus on an official visit.

Before leaving the capital for Hong Kong, Lee met Minister of Justice He Rong.

The CE thanked the Ministry of Justice for its continued support of the SAR government's work, and for deepening exchanges and collaboration between legal professions in the mainland and Hong Kong.

He said that the HKSAR government will continue to leverage the institutional advantages brought by the city s common law system and global connections to consolidate its position as an international center for legal and dispute resolution services in the Asia-Pacific region, as set out in the National 14th Five-Year Plan.

On March 18, 2023, Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiuLee Ka-chiu meets with Minister of Justice He Rong right in Beijing, China. The HKSAR government will work with the International Organisation for Mediation Preparatory Office, set up in Hong Kong last month, to support the country in developing international mediation and nurturing talent in the practice of foreign-related legal affairs, with a view to integrating into the overall national development, he said.

Separately, the Chief Executive expressed his gratitude to all central ministries and institutions for their warm hospitality, and to the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council for its strong support and coordination of his visit to Beijing.