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October 23 - Week in Review


October 23 - Week in Review

See the week's main Government news in pictures

Gallantry remembered: Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law lays a wreath at Gallant Garden on October 23 to pay tribute to public servants who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Canadian conversation: Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a Q&A session at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce luncheon on October 23.

Tax talk: Chief Executive Carrie Lam (front row, third right) attends the Summit on New Directions for Taxation at the Central Government Offices on October 23.

Innovative ideas: Secretary for the Environment KS Wong (centre) attends the CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges summit in Paris on October 22.

Policy update: Chief Executive Carrie Lam tells the media before the October 24 Executive Council meeting the Government aims to implement the two-tier profits tax system and the enhanced Working Family Allowance in the next financial year.

Sustainability strategy: Secretary for the Environment KS Wong meets C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Executive Director Mark Watts in Paris on October 23.

Quality service: Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law (second left) sees how Food & Environmental Hygiene Department staff conduct water seepage tests during his visit to the department on October 24.

Fintech finesse: Hong Kong FinTech Week 2017, running at the Convention & Exhibition Centre until October 27, is playing host to an array of international fintech companies and startups looking to grow their businesses.

Waterfront access: Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau learns about the development plan for a site adjacent to Castle Peak Bay Typhoon Shelter in Tuen Mun on October 24.

Career development: Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan meets medical students after hosting a sharing session for them on October 24.

Public service: Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law (left) meets Singapore's Head of Civil Service Leo Yip in Singapore on October 25.

Food aid: Chief Executive Carrie Lam (second left) and Secretary for Labour & Welfare Dr Law Chi-kwong (second right) inspect the Daily Meal Network of the Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service on October 25.

Heading east: Secretary for Development Michael Wong (right) meets Kwun Tong District Councillors and other local representatives at the Energizing Kowloon East Office on October 25.

Filmmaking festival: Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang (second right) opens the 14th Global Chinese Universities Student Film & Television Festival on October 26.

Innovative education: Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung views the facilities at the STEM Education Centre in Lok Fu on October 26.

Inspiring ideas: Chief Executive Carrie Lam opens the Master Insight Forum on October 26. 

Singaporean sojourn: Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law visits Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Kishore Mahbubani in Singapore on October 26.

Nurturing creativity: Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung (centre) and Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang (right) visit an arts studio at ADC Artspace in Wong Chuk Hang on October 26.

Green gathering: Secretary for the Environment KS Wong (centre) tours the 12th Eco Expo Asia at AsiaWorld-Expo on October 26.

Culinary cornucopia: Financial Secretary Paul Chan (second right) attends the 2017 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival at the Central Harbourfront Event Space on October 26.

Innovative initiative: Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang (left) and Productivity Council Chairman Willy Lin open the Inno Space on October 27.

Bond benefits: Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks at the Celebration Ceremony for the Successful Issuance of the People’s Republic of China’s US Dollar Sovereign Bonds in the HKSAR on October 27.

Co-operation pact: Financial Secretary Paul Chan (right) signs the HK-Macao Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement with Macau’s Secretary for Economy & Finance Lionel Leong on October 27.

End of an Era: Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Financial Secretary Paul Chan (front row, third left) and Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury James Lau (front row, third right) attend the broker gathering to mark the end of floor trading at the Trading Hall & Exchange Exhibition Hall on October 27.

Swimming champs: Chief Executive Carrie Lam (right) attends the Inter-School Swimming Competition 2017-18 award presentation ceremony at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool on October 27.

Lest we forget: Chief Executive Carrie Lam lays a wreath at City Hall Memorial Garden on October 28 to commemorate those who died defending Hong Kong during World War II.

Sartorial send-off: Tung Wah Group of Hospitals social enterprise ONCE provides funeral planning services for the elderly, including bespoke burial clothing.

In the swim: Chief Executive Carrie Lam (centre) starts the New World Harbour Race 2017 in Tsim Sha Tsui on October 29.

Scout's honour: Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks at the Hong Kong Scout Rally 2017 at Hong Kong Stadium on October 29.

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