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Culture chief visits Beijing

November 24, 2015
Cultural exchange

Cultural exchange:  Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah (left) meets Minister of Culture Luo Shugang in Beijing.

Public art

Public art:  Mr Lau (left) visits the flyover area for performing arts in Beijing.

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah met Minister of Culture Luo Shugang in Beijing today, to explore new opportunities to foster art and cultural development between Hong Kong and the Mainland.


Mr Lau also introduced the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's latest efforts in promoting cultural development.


"Over the years, the HKSAR Government has signed 20 agreements on cultural co-operation with the Ministry of Culture, local governments of various provinces and municipalities and relevant departments to promote cultural exchange through joint efforts,” said Mr Lau.


“Looking to the future, Hong Kong will deepen and broaden cultural exchanges with countries of the Belt & Road, to take up a more proactive role."


With the Ministry of Culture’s support, Hong Kong has successfully held numerous large-scale exhibitions, including the latest, The Rise of the Celestial Empire, and Western Scientific Instruments of the Qing Court. A Chinese Maritime Silk Road group exhibition and a Dunhuang culture art show are planned.


Mr Lau also visited the State Council's Hong Kong & Macau Affairs Office, the Beijing flyover area for performing arts, and the Palace Museum.


He will meet with Minister of the General Administration of Sport Liu Peng tomorrow, before returning to Hong Kong.