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18-01-2023

SITI continues visit in Beijing (with photos)

The Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Professor Sun Dong, continued his visit in Beijing today (January 18).

Professor Sun visited exhibitions on structural component of the Tianhe core module of the China Space Station, 5G connection application, robot arm and robot with man-machine synchronisation, and carbon neutrality, as well as the Explorations and Discoveries Gallery at the China Science and Technology Museum this morning, to learn about the publicity and education work on promoting science popularisation of the Museum. He said that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government will make good use of the two science museums in Hong Kong and their educational facilities to organise more and different kinds of popular science activities such as thematic exhibitions, especially in aerospace, with a view to enhancing technology literacy in the community through increasing public understandings on the country's and Hong Kong's achievements in science and innovation and technology (I&T).

Professor Sun then met with the Vice Minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), Ms Cao Shumin, in the afternoon, to discuss support for Hong Kong's digital economic transformation and participation in the "Digital China" development, and both sides agreed to establish a close communication mechanism. Professor Sun also extended an invitation to the CAC's management to visit Hong Kong to join the Digital Economy Summit to be held in April, and to further discuss on the strengthening of their co-operation.

Professor Sun then visited the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office (HKMAO) of the State Council and called on Deputy Director of the HKMAO of the State Council, Mr Yang Wanming, to introduce key elements in the Hong Kong I&T Development Blueprint. Professor Sun was pleased to learn that the HKMAO supported the Blueprint for establishing a clear development path for Hong Kong's I&T development; making use of the unique advantage of enjoying strong support of the Motherland and being closely connected to the world; proactively integrating into the overall development of the country; and bringing new opportunities to Hong Kong.

The Acting Government Chief Information Officer, Mr Tony Wong, also joined the visit today.

Professor Sun will return to Hong Kong tomorrow (January 19).

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