The Chief Executive asks citizens to support the decision from the National People’s Congress
From topping global IPO rankings to its large offshore renminbi market, independent judiciary and bilateral trade and other agreements, the special administrative region has come a long way under ‘one country, two systems’.
The SCMP, Hong Kong’s major English-language daily newspaper, boasts a team of more than 300 reporters, editors, photographers and other media professionals. They are based not only in Hong Kong but in the paper’s four mainland Chinese bureaus (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen) and two United States bureaus (New York City and Washington).
The Central Policy Unit will be turned into an outfit that coordinates efforts across different bureaus to serve a common goal – how to steer Hong Kong towards greater growth and development
The Commission on Poverty set the first official poverty line last year and pledged to monitor the situation in Hong Kong through annual updates of the poverty line analysis.
The task force on constitutional development, which I headed, has submitted its consultation report to the chief executive, who has just made a report to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
We are now halfway through the five-month consultation on constitutional development. The three members of the task force have pressed on with gathering the views of different sectors. In the feedback received so far, a number of commonly held views are notable.
Yesterday the Steering Committee on Population Policy started a four-month public engagement exercise to collate views on Hong Kong's population policy. It seeks to bring the city up to date on the population challenges we face, deepen public understanding about the issues involved, and seek community consensus on broad policy strategies to manage the challenges.
Publication of Hong Kong's first official poverty line at the Commission on Poverty summit on Saturday marked a significant step forward in poverty-alleviation work. As chairwoman of the commission, I am indebted to members for their hard work in the past 10 months.