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FS paves way to green, digital future

A number of initiatives and measures aimed at accelerating high-quality development were announced in today’s 2024-25 Budget, with the Government emphasising a move towards a green future and digitalisation.   Explaining that high-quality development spurs ongoing economic innovation and growth whilst conserving the natural environment, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said Hong Kong must pursue opportunities through leveraging its advantages under “one country, two systems”, namely those of enjoying strong support at a national level and being closely connected to other parts of the world.   He stressed that green development involves huge business opportunities and financing needs, as governments and businesses around the world pursue carbon neutrality and green transformation. In addition, he said digitalisation has become a new driving force for economic development, empowering enterprises to enhance efficiency, boost their competitiveness and achieve new growth.   Introdu

HK fencers bag bronze medals

Hong Kong fencers Cheung Ka-long and Vivian Kong each won a bronze medal at the 2022 Fencing World Championships.   While Cheung bagged a medal in the Men’s Foil Individual event, Kong scored one in the Women’s Epee Individual competition.   Congratulating the athletes today, Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung said: “With excellent performances in the competitions, Cheung Ka-long and Vivian Kong have won the well-deserved medals by showcasing Hong Kong athletes' talent and perseverance.”   Mr Yeung pointed out that in addition to the two medals taken home by the Hong Kong team, Cheung has also made history again by achieving the best result ever for a Hong Kong fencer in the men’s event in the championships.   “We are thrilled by their achievements. I hope the fencing team will continue to strive for excellence in the team events,” Mr Yeung added.
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