Hong Kong – CE meets Chairman and IAC members of China Investment Corporation (with photo)

CE meets Chairman and IAC members of China Investment Corporation (with photo)


     ​The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, today (September 19) met with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Investment Corporation (CIC), Mr Peng Chun, and members of the International Advisory Council (IAC) of CIC. The Deputy Financial Secretary, Mr Michael Wong; the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Mr Eddie Yue; and the Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Joseph Chan, also joined the meeting.
     Mr Lee welcomed CIC to host the CIC Forum in Hong Kong tomorrow (September 20) and wished the Forum a great success. Mr Lee said CIC’s decision to hold the Forum and the annual meeting of the IAC in Hong Kong, which is the first time they will have been held in places outside the Mainland, demonstrates CIC’s recognition of Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre. The theme of this year’s Forum, “Promotion of Global Industrial Cooperation and Sustainable Development through Cross-Border Investment”, aligns with Hong Kong’s advantages as a platform for allocating assets by international investors.
     Noting that Hong Kong is the only place in the world where the global advantage and China advantage converge in a single city, Mr Lee said that Hong Kong is the gateway of the Mainland to the world’s financial markets and investors. He added that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will continue to leverage Hong Kong’s unique advantages under “one country, two systems”, and strive to deepen mutual access between the capital markets of Hong Kong and the Mainland to facilitate two-way capital flow. The Government will also continue to work closely with financial regulators and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited to develop Hong Kong into a deeper and broader fundraising platform, thereby strengthening Hong Kong’s competitiveness as a premier financial centre while offering more diverse investment choices to investors.

Hong Kong – CE meets Chairman of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (with photo)

CE meets Chairman of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (with photo)


     The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, met with the visiting Chairman of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Mr Erkin Tuniyaz, today (April 26).
     Mr Lee welcomed the visit by Mr Tuniyaz and the delegation to promote exchanges and co-operation between Hong Kong and Xinjiang on areas such as economic and trade as well as culture and tourism, and organise trade, cultural and tourism promotional events during the visit.
     Noting that Hong Kong and Xinjiang have frequent trade, economic and people-to-people exchanges, and with Xinjiang’s rich historical and cultural background, Mr Lee hoped that people-to-people bonds between the two places will be strengthened through organising cultural, arts and tourism activities.
     “With the full resumption of normal travel with the Mainland and Hong Kong’s reconnection to the world, it is now the best time for Hong Kong to give full play to its dual roles in ‘going global and attracting foreign investment’. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will focus on pursuing economic development and strengthening competitiveness this year, promoting comprehensive economic, trade, cultural and tourism exchanges with the Mainland and other parts of the world. I believe that Hong Kong and Xinjiang can enhance co-operation in various aspects to jointly promote development and achieve mutual benefits,” said Mr Lee.

Hong Kong – Chairman of Committee on Community Support for Rehabilitated Offenders reviews CSD passing-out parade (with photos)

Chairman of Committee on Community Support for Rehabilitated Offenders reviews CSD passing-out parade (with photos)


     The Correctional Services Department (CSD) held a passing-out parade at the Hong Kong Correctional Services Academy today (April 21). The Chairman of the Committee on Community Support for Rehabilitated Offenders, Ms Tsui Li, reviewed the parade, marking the graduation of 24 Officers and 63 Assistant Officers II.

     Speaking at the parade, Ms Tsui commended correctional officers for sparing no effort to maintain a safe and secure custodial environment, enhance rehabilitation programmes and foster community education. She pointed out that in recent years, arising from a large number of people with radical thoughts and violent behaviours being detained in correctional institutions, the CSD has adopted a nip-it-in-the-bud strategy and made necessary arrangements through flexible deployment of resources in a timely manner, while strengthening supervision and intelligence collection, thus preventing the prisons from being turned into bases for subversion against China and Hong Kong. 

     Ms Tsui mentioned that to address the special rehabilitation needs of the persons in custody (PICs) with radical thoughts and violent behaviours, the CSD has introduced a programme named “Project PATH” to help PICs disengage from radical thoughts and violent behaviours progressively, establish correct values, and enhance their sense of national identity. In addition, the CSD launched an initiative “Project JET” to provide more employment opportunities, including those in the Greater Bay Area, for young PICs and rehabilitated persons. Moreover, professionals from different sectors have been invited to host life planning courses held in institutions to help PICs prepare themselves for employment and further studies.

     She also pointed out that the CSD launched a number of new services in the past year, including the establishment of multi-purpose family and rehabilitation service centres, expanding psychological counselling services to the community and further strengthening the psychological and counselling services for rehabilitated offenders and their families. 

     She said that the CSD has been actively promoting community education, and has been organising diversified activities under the Rehabilitation Pioneer Project to instil in young people correct values, enhance their awareness of safeguarding the country and home as well as nurture them to be responsible and law-abiding citizens. 

     During the parade, Ms Tsui presented the Principal’s Shield to Officer Mr Yu Tak-ho and the Golden Whistle to three Assistant Officers II, Ms Tsang Fai-ying, Mr Lee Ho-man and Mr Wong Heung-yin, for their outstanding performance in the recruit training.

     Ms Tsui encouraged graduates to uphold the CSD’s professionalism and fearless spirit to perform their duties with a view to creating a better and harmonious Hong Kong.

Johnson & Johnson EVP and Worldwide Chairman of MedTech Ashley McEvoy Named Chairman of AdvaMed Board of Directors


AdvaMed, the worlds leading medical technology association, announced that Ashley McEvoy, Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman of MedTech at Johnson & Johnson, was elected Chairman of the AdvaMed Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning today.

McEvoy has served on the AdvaMed Board of Directors since 2018. She has led important initiatives for the Association, including overseeing AdvaMed efforts to expand and strengthen global market access for U.S. medtech firms through her leadership of the International Board Committee; work to ensure a safe restoration of elective procedures during the pandemic; and, most recently, leading the Boards efforts to address disparities in health care access and outcomes reflected in the associationsPrinciples on Health Equity. She succeeds Abiomeds former Chairman, President, and CEO Michael R. Minogue.

McEvoy currently leads Johnson & Johnsons $27 billion MedTech business where she has strengthened its leading portfolio across surgery, orthopedics, interventional solutions, and vision. With a presence in almost every operating room in the world, and in more than 75 million procedures annually, Johnson & Johnson MedTech is driving patient-centric innovation around the world.

Ashley and the global Johnson & Johnson MedTech team were recognized by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies of 2022. Ashley was also recently honored as one of 50 individuals named to Forbes inaugural CEO NEXT list and was ranked #1 on the Top 25 Women Leaders in Medical Devices list by The Healthcare Technology Report. She ranked #41 on Fortunes Most Powerful Women List in 2019 and was named a Woman of Achievement in 2020 by the National Association of Female Executives for her dedication to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

McEvoy said: Its an exciting time for the medtech industry, and Im honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve as Chair of the AdvaMed Board of Directors. Ive seen the impact AdvaMed has had on advancing policies that improve patient access to safe, effective, and innovative medical technologies and know we will continue to advance that mission. As Chair, I will build on the work of my predecessors to imagine new ways to improve patient health and elevate the standard of care through innovation, industry growth, and improved access for the patients we serve.

The medtech association said McEvoy was unanimously elected by the AdvaMed Board of Directors at its quarterly meeting yesterday.

As is tradition for the incoming Chair, McEvoy shared with the Board her primary areas of focus during her upcoming two-year term. In addition to supporting AdvaMeds Innovation Agenda to improve patient access to innovative new medical technologies, McEvoy said she will work with the Board and AdvaMed membership to:

  • Build a more resilient healthcare system through policy enhancement and improved supply chain operations,
  • Drive digital transformation in medtech through ethical policies that promote the responsible use of data, and
  • Ensure the medtech industry reflects the patients it serves through programs that increase diverse representation and continue to improve diversity in clinical research.

AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker said of McEvoy: Ashley McEvoys leadership across her long career in medtech and as a member of AdvaMeds Board has prepared her well to lead the medtech industry as Board Chair. Her focus on helping to build a more resilient healthcare system, driving digital transformation, and making an impact for patients will help set our industry on the right path following the challenges of the pandemic.I know I speak for the entire Board when I say we look forward to a bright future for AdvaMed and the industry with Ashley at the helm.I look forward to working with her and the Board to help our companies to continue doing what they do bestimproving and saving patients lives.

Whitaker said of Minogue:Mike became Chair in the middle of the pandemic, a tough time for this country and our healthcare system, and without question his leadership helped keep our industry strong and steady as it worked to meet the demands of the crisis. His focus on Patients First, his efforts to improve the diversity of our industry, including helping our vets through MedTech Vets to find meaningful work in the medtech field, have left behind a legacy we will continue to build upon. I thank him for being a great friendto the Board, to me, to the entire AdvaMed team.

When Minogue became Chair of the AdvaMed Board, he said he planned to strengthen the associations and industrys focus on patients and the impact AdvaMed companies make in patients lives, and that he would build upon outgoing Chairman Kevin Lobos leadership and successful work to improve inclusion and diversity throughout the industry, with the added component of expanding the recruitment from our nations military veterans. As Chair, he also oversaw the negotiation and enactment of MDUFA V, whichWhitaker called a historic agreementthat [set] the stage for a new era of innovation in health care, ensuring greater predictability, consistency, accountability, and communication between FDA and the medtech innovators who are changing the way patients seek and receive life-saving care.

Minogue became a member of the AdvaMed Board of Directors in 2007 and a member of the Board Executive Committee in 2009, during which time he has served on several committees, including those overseeing membership, inclusion and diversity, payment policy, ethics, and international policy. In 2011, Mr. Minogue was elected as the first Chairman of the newly created Emerging Growth Company Council, which later became AdvaMed Accel, the division within AdvaMed dedicated to the needs of smaller medical technology manufacturers. Mr. Minogue served as the Chairman of the Accel Board of Directors until 2014. In 2012, Mr. Minogue and AdvaMed co-founded MedTechVets.org, and he served as Chairman until 2019.

Minogue served as Chairman, President, and CEO of Abiomed from 2004 until Abiomed was acquired by Johnson & Johnson late last year. Before that, he spent 11 years with General Electric Medical Systems, where he held numerous leadership positions and was awarded three patents. Mr. Minogue also served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army, with multiple distinctions including Airborne, Ranger, Desert Storm Veteran, and Bronze Star. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Hong Kong – EAC Chairman visits polling stations, ballot paper sorting station and counting station of Village Representative Election (with photos)

EAC Chairman visits polling stations, ballot paper sorting station and counting station of Village Representative Election (with photos)


The following is issued on behalf of the Electoral Affairs Commission:
     The Village Representative (VR) Election of the 2023 Rural Ordinary Election (ROE) was held today (January 8). The Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC), Mr Justice David Lok, visited polling stations, the ballot paper sorting station and a counting station in various districts to observe the operation of polling and counting on the polling day.
     Mr Justice David Lok said, “EAC members Mr Arthur Luk, SC, and Professor Daniel Shek and I separately visited polling stations earlier today. We also jointly visited the ballot paper sorting station at Hin Keng Neighbourhood Community Centre, Sha Tin. The arrangements are generally in good order.
     “After the close of poll, ordinary polling stations will be converted into counting stations right away for counting of votes in the same venue. This is a new arrangement in the VR Election to reduce transportation time and enhance efficiency of counting,” he added.
     The polling hours of the VR Election ended at 7pm. Mr Justice Lok, Mr Arthur Luk, SC, Professor Daniel Shek, and the Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak, then inspected the counting station at S.T.F.A. Leung Kit Wah Primary School, Tseung Kwan O. The counting process went smoothly and all the electoral arrangements were conducted in an open, fair and honest manner.
     A total of 182 ordinary polling stations were set up for the VR (including Indigenous Inhabitant Representative (IIR) and Resident Representative (ReR)) Election. Around 37 300 registered electors of 119 villages will elect 185 IIRs in the IIR Election and around 21 200 registered electors of 101 villages will elect 101 ReRs.
     Polls for the 2023 ROE take place on two consecutive Sundays. In addition to the VR Election held today, the Kaifong Representative (KFR) Election will be held next Sunday (January 15), through which KFRs of the Cheung Chau market town will be elected.