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Policy Address measures highlighted

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau today briefed members of the Trade & Industry Advisory Board on initiatives related to commerce and trade in the 2021 Policy Address.   Mr Yau said the Policy Address focuses on integration into national development and states that the developments of Hong Kong and the nation are closely related.   While the nation is the major growth engine and driving force for the global economy, the 14th Five-Year Plan, the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Qianhai plan, the economic development pattern of not only greater domestic circulation but also domestic and international dual circulation, as well as the Belt & Road Initiative have brought unlimited opportunities for enterprises and professional services providers in Hong Kong.   The city must seize these opportunities and leverage its advantages, Mr Yau noted.   During the meeting, the commerce chief stressed that Hong

Cultural ambassador scheme opens

The Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme 2022 is open for applications, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today.   Applicants must be registered local non-profit-making performing arts groups or ensembles of artists that have been active in the past year and have experience in public performance.   They may submit a proposal for activities that encourage holistic wellness in the new normal under the pandemic, interpersonal relationships in the community, or arts education activities.   The proposal should cover one performing art form or more and the proposed projects may include performance, lectures, demonstration, episodic performance or exhibitions or a combination of such activities.   The selected artists and arts groups will organise outreach activities to be performed in various districts in Hong Kong next year to bring arts to the public.    The application deadline is April 26.   Call 2591 1611 or email the Audience Building Office for enquiries.
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