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Senior Hong Kong official receives ex-vice president Lien Chan

Senior Hong Kong official receives ex-vice president Lien Chan

Hong Kong, Nov. 7 (CNA) A high-ranking Hong Kong official met with former Vice President Lien Chan Monday, saying that he was happy to see relations between Taiwan and China have improved and cooperation between Taiwan and Hong Kong are now on track. Stephen Lam, acting Chief Executive of Hong Kong, congratulated Lien for being granted an honorary doctorate in social science by the City University of Hong Kong. The Chief Secretary for Administration said cooperation between Taiwan and Hong Kong has been been on track with the establishment of Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Co-operation and Promotion Council and Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council last year. Officials from Taiwan and Hong Kong can now exchange ideas and work more closely on economic and trade, cultural and other public issues, Lam said, adding both parties can build on the progress achieved so far and take exchanges to a new level in the future. On July 15, Taiwan's representative office in Hong Kong, formerly known as the Chung Hwa Travel Service, was upgraded to the level of a quasi-official agency and renamed the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. Lien, joined by his wife and the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Vice Chairman Lin Fong-cheng, arrived in Hong Kong Nov. 5 and is scheduled to attend the degree awarding ceremony at the university Nov. 8. (By Stanley Cheung and Scully Hsiao)


Updated : 2021-05-18 23:30 GMT+08:00