Hong Kong’s Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs engages in meetings with delegations from the Mainland

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The Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak (left), today (May 22) met with a delegation led by Deputy Director of the Department of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs of the People's Government of Zhejiang Province Mr Yao Guowen to exchange views on promoting Hong Kong's youth integration into the country's overall development and youth exchanges between the Mainland and Hong Kong.

22nd May 2023 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong’s Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak, held meetings with delegations from the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Zhejiang Province, and Nansha District to discuss various areas of youth work. The delegations exchanged views on fostering exchanges between young people of the two places and promoting Hong Kong young people’s integration into the overall development of the country.

Miss Mak began her day by meeting with Mr. Liu Cigui, Chairperson of the Committee on Liaison with Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Overseas Chinese of the National Committee of the CPPCC. In the Youth Development Blueprint released by the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau (HYAB) last year, the vision is “to nurture a new generation of young people with an affection for our country and Hong Kong and equipped with global perspectives, an aspiring mindset, and positive thinking.” Miss Mak said that the HYAB will work closely with the Committee on Promotion of Civic Education and the District Youth Development and Civic Education Committee in 18 districts to promote young people’s understanding of the country.

During the meeting, Mr. Liu provided guidance on how to enable Hong Kong young people to integrate into the country’s overall development. Miss Mak expressed her appreciation for the guidance and reiterated the HYAB’s commitment to work towards fostering a stronger national identity among Hong Kong’s young people.

Miss Mak also met the delegation led by Deputy Director of the Department of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs of the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province, Mr. Yao Guowen. The government of Zhejiang Province has been providing staunch support to the youth development work in Hong Kong. With the resumption of normal travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland and the rest of the world, the HYAB has resumed various youth internship and exchange activities to offer opportunities to Hong Kong youths to visit different Mainland provinces and cities for exchange and internship, including projects that cover Zhejiang. Miss Mak expressed her hope to continue the cooperation with Zhejiang Province to strengthen exchanges between young people in Hong Kong and Zhejiang.

In her meeting with Deputy District Mayor of Nansha District of Guangzhou Municipality, Ms. Liu Xiaotung, and her delegation, Miss Mak discussed the Overall Plan for Deepening Globally Oriented Comprehensive Cooperation amongst Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao in Nansha of Guangzhou (Nansha Plan), promulgated by the Central Government in June last year. Miss Mak expressed her full support for leveraging and organically integrating the complementary advantages of Guangzhou Municipality’s Nansha Plan and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s Youth Development Blueprint.

She said the HYAB would continue to work with Nansha in promoting youth development and encouraging Hong Kong youths to seize the opportunities brought by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development and the Nansha Plan. The meetings underlined the importance offostering strong collaborations between Hong Kong and other regions to promote youth development and facilitate cultural exchanges.

Miss Mak emphasised the importance of promoting a stronger national identity among Hong Kong’s young people, stating that the HYAB would work closely with other committees to achieve this goal. The meetings also focused on providing opportunities for Hong Kong’s youth to gain exposure to different regions and cultures, including Zhejiang Province and Nansha District.

The HYAB has resumed various youth internship and exchange activities, including projects that cover Zhejiang, to offer opportunities for Hong Kong’s youth to visit different Mainland provinces and cities for exchange and internship. Miss Mak expressed her hope to continue the cooperation with Zhejiang Province to strengthen exchanges between young people in Hong Kong and Zhejiang.

In her meeting with the delegation from Nansha District, Miss Mak discussed the Overall Plan for Deepening Globally Oriented Comprehensive Cooperation amongst Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao in Nansha of Guangzhou. She expressed her full support for leveraging and organically integrating the complementary advantages of Guangzhou Municipality’s Nansha Plan and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government‘s Youth Development Blueprint.

Miss Mak emphasised the importance of working with Nansha to encourage Hong Kong’s youth to seize the opportunities brought by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development and the Nansha Plan. These efforts will facilitate cultural exchanges and help to shape the next generation of young people with a global perspective,Hong Kong’s Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak, recently held meetings with delegations from the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Zhejiang Province, and Nansha District. The discussions centred around various areas of youth work, including encouraging Hong Kong’s young people to integrate into the overall development of the country and fostering exchanges between young people from Hong Kong and other regions.

Miss Mak began her day by meeting with Mr. Liu Cigui, Chairperson of the Committee on Liaison with Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Overseas Chinese of the National Committee of the CPPCC. The Youth Development Blueprint, released by the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau (HYAB) last year, aims to “nurture a new generation of young people with an affection for our country and Hong Kong and equipped with global perspectives, an aspiring mindset, and positive thinking.” Miss Mak said that the HYAB will work closely with other committees to promote young people’s understanding of the country and foster a stronger national identity among Hong Kong’s young people.

During the meeting, Mr. Liu provided guidance on how to enable Hong Kong’s young people to integrate into the country’s overall development. Miss Mak expressed her appreciation for the guidance and reiterated the HYAB’s commitment to fostering a stronger national identity among Hong Kong’s young people.

Miss Mak also met the delegation led by Deputy Director of the Department of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs of thePeople’s Government of Zhejiang Province, Mr. Yao Guowen. She highlighted the government of Zhejiang Province’s staunch support of youth development work in Hong Kong. With the resumption of normal travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland and the rest of the world, the HYAB has resumed various youth internship and exchange activities to offer opportunities to Hong Kong’s youth to visit different Mainland provinces and cities for exchange and internship, including projects that cover Zhejiang. Miss Mak expressed her hope to continue cooperation with Zhejiang Province to strengthen exchanges between young people in Hong Kong and Zhejiang.

In her meeting with Deputy District Mayor of Nansha District of Guangzhou Municipality, Ms. Liu Xiaotung, and her delegation, Miss Mak discussed the Overall Plan for Deepening Globally Oriented Comprehensive Cooperation amongst Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao in Nansha of Guangzhou (Nansha Plan), promulgated by the Central Government in June last year. Miss Mak expressed her full support for leveraging and organically integrating the complementary advantages of Guangzhou Municipality’s Nansha Plan and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s Youth Development Blueprint.