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It is a pleasure to be here with you today, especially after an accident that has reminded me of the importance of staying vigilant even in relatively peaceful times. Continuously enhancing competitiveness despite good business is also a theme I wish to harp on in today's speech.   Some of you may recall that I last spoke to you in November 2018. That was into the second year of my tenure, witnessing the celebration of the 40th anniversary of our nation's reform and opening up, and the consecutive opening of two major pieces of cross-boundary transport infrastructure - the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All seemed bright and well. And then we all have some frightening memories of what Hong Kong had gone through in the following two years. Few would disagree that it has been a very challenging period for Hong Kong, particularly with the riots in the latter half of 2019 during which some banks were

Hate speech not accepted: CE

(To watch the full media session with sign language interpretation, click here.)   Chief Executive Carrie Lam said today she does not condone remarks which will unnecessarily divide society or incite hatred, adding Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 will be aided in hiring government venues.   Ahead of the Executive Council meeting this morning, Mrs Lam said the Government understands the event’s purpose is to promote inclusiveness and diversity.   Mrs Lam said: “We have no problem with that sort of spirit and purpose of the games.   “As usual, we will provide the needed help in terms of the hire of government venues in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department.”   She noted Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui had made this point clear at the Legislative Council.   Mrs Lam also told reporters it was much regretted that individual lawmakers had become emotional in expressing views.   “I certainly, personally and as a Chief Executive, do not condone that sort of remarks by individuals which will unnecessarily divide society and even raise hatred among certain sectors in the community,” she said.  
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