Tue, 13 Apr 2021

HONG KONG, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said Thursday that the HKSAR government will work more actively to cultivate the governance capability and philosophy for civil servants, including a deep understanding of the spirit of "one country, two systems," the Constitution and the HKSAR Basic Law.

Lam said at the Legislative Council's Chief Executive's question and answer session that the HKSAR government strives to set up a temporary civil service college by the end of this year to offer relevant training.

At the same time, a high-level advisory committee has been set up to formulate relevant courses for civil service training, which include the development of Hong Kong and the mainland, the importance of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and global vision, she said.

Talking about the new electoral system, Lam said that the number of subsectors in the Election Committee has been increased, allowing more voices from the grassroots level to be reflected in the Election Committee.

She said that the views of various sectors of the community, especially the grassroots level, were very important, which ensured that the governance of the HKSAR government was "people-oriented" and reflected the aspirations of the public.

Lam also said with the cooperation of the Legislative Council, she is confident that many of the measures mentioned in the Policy Address, including those on housing, land and innovation, will be implemented step by step.

To better integrate Hong Kong into the overall development of the country, the work of the HKSAR government is to take into account the perspective of the mainland and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and to create synergy with other cities in the Greater Bay Area, she said.

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