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'Silver economy' panel set up

The Commerce & Economic Development Bureau today established the Advisory Panel on Silver Economy and convened its first meeting with the aim of initiating research on the development of Hong Kong’s growing elderly population as a consumer segment.    Chairing the panel, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Algernon Yau said the elderly demographic was emerging as an important part of the city’s economy.    He highlighted that many products and services designed to enhance the quality of life enjoyed by elderly residents are spurring growth and business opportunities.    Mr Yau added that promoting such products and services can help to foster the development of the so-called silver economy and unleash business potential in the elderly market, whilst also catering to the aspirations and needs of elderly people. He said this would be the advisory panel’s focus.     At today’s meeting, the panel endorsed its terms of reference, reviewed statistics relating to

Choi Yuk-lin to visit UK, Finland

Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin will depart tomorrow for a duty visit to the UK and Finland, the Government announced today.


At the British Educational Training & Technology Show to be held in London, the UK, she will speak at a panel session and support Hong Kong teachers and students who will participate in the show.


On January 26, she will visit Helsinki, Finland, and attend the Educa education exhibition, where she will join a topical discussion on the role of education for the future with representatives from other regions.


Also on her UK and Finland itinerary are visits to education units and meetings with sector experts and Hong Kong students.


Ms Choi will return to Hong Kong on January 28. During her absence, Under Secretary for Education Sze Chun-fai will be Acting Secretary.

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