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The Hon Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, who took up the role of Chief Secretary for Administration in January 2017, will meet with members at the Chamber's ongoing "Town Hall Forum Series" on 23 October.

As the city's No 2 official, Mr Cheung's key roles involve assisting the Chief Executive in supervising the bureaux and ensuring co-ordination in policy formulation and implementation. The Chamber has been calling for a structural review of the Government to improve cross-departmental communication and effectiveness in the delivery of public services. The notion of joined-up government has been a mantra of the Chief Executive when she was Chief Secretary of Administration, so can Mr Cheung deliver on this?

Among the many pressing issues on his agenda are how best to connect with the younger generations; address the manpower needs of Hong Kong in terms of a fast ageing population and declining labour force; promote upward social mobility; and find a common ground that both employers and employees will accept for the Mandatory Provident Fund offsetting mechanism. Mr Cheung is no stranger to dealing with contentious issues, having learned to deal with opposing views during his various positions in Government.

To shed some light on these and other topics, the Chief Secretary will share his thoughts with members at this closed door forum on 23 October. Places are limited so book early to secure your seat to hear and share your thoughts with Hong Kong's Chief Secretary for Administration.

Speaker(s) The Hon Matthew Cheung Kin-chung
Aged 66, Mr Matthew Cheung has been Chief Secretary for Administration since January 2017. He joined the Hong Kong Government as an Information Officer in July 1972. He transferred to the Administrative Service in September 1979 and was promoted to Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2004. He had served in various policy bureaux and departments, including the former Finance Branch, the Home Affairs Department, the former City and New Territories Administration, the former Government House, the former Industry Department, the former Trade Department, the Financial Secretary's Office, the Judiciary and the Central Policy Unit. He became Commissioner for Labour in January 1999, the Director of Education in June 2000 and Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour in July 2002. He was Secretary for Labour and Welfare from July 2007 to January 2017.
Language English
Date and Time 2017/10/23 16:30 to 18:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Lafee Lo
Tel: 28231250
Fee Members @ HK$160
+$50 for booking offline
Members Only
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
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