The Week Ahead September 23rd

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Lots of visits this week: ICAC chief to mainland, Secretary for Environment in US and LegCo members to Singapore.

Class boycott day 2
Federation of Students and other student groups will move their assembly to Tamar park, in front of LegCo and Government building today. Professors from different universities will give lectures on civil topics such as democracy, politics and freedom. Details of the lectures can be found here:

LegCo’s Panel on Transport to visit Singapore
The visit sees the second exchange with Singapore this month after the country’s PM Lee Hsien-loong met with CE CY Leung last week. The delegation, departing today, will study the development of public transport facilities and traffic management measures, including the application of IT in traffic management, and management of the fully automatic, driverless MRT system and the Light Rail Transit system in Singapore. Members in the delegation includes Chan Kam-lam, Gary Fan, Michael Tien, Chan Han-pan, Kwok Ka-ki, Poon Siu-ping and Tony Tse.

5-day visit of ICAC chief to mainland
ICAC Commissioner Simon Peh is in his second day of his five-day official visit to Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen to exchange and foster cooperation with mainland’s anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies.

In Beijing, Mr Peh will meet with Procurator General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate Cao Jianming and Minister of Supervision Huang Shuxian. Next in Guangzhou, he will meet with Chief Procurator of the Guangdong Provincial People’s Procuratorate Zheng Hung, Director of Corruption Prevention Tse Man-Shing and Deputy Secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Director of the Supervision Department Zhong Shijian. Last in Shenzhen, Mr Peh will meet with Chief Procurator of the People’s Procuratorate of Shenzhen Municipality Bai Xinchao and Secretary of Shenzhen Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection Qiu Hai.

Secretary for the Environment in US for climate change
Mr Wong Kam-sing attended the C40 Steering Committee Mayoral Meeting in New York and the opening of Climate Week NYC 2014 yesterday. Today, he will address a luncheon co-organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (NY) and the American Institute of Architects.

On September 24th (New York time), he will fly to DC to join a roundtable discussion hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars with environmental and energy experts and think tanks. While in DC, he will visit the US Green Building Council and meet with the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy.

On September 26th (Seattle time), Mr Wong will arrive at Seattle to deliver a keynote speech at a luncheon organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco. He will meet with the Director of the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment Jill Simons, and representatives from the Bullitt Foundation and Seattle City Light. He also will have dinner with board members of the Hong Kong (Greater China) Business Association of Washington.

Social workers’ strike to support class boycott
A group of social workers from “Reclaiming Social Work Movement” will take a leave on Wednesday and join the students in Tamar to support the class boycott movement.

Holiday for Chief Secretary
The Chief Secretary for Administration Mrs Carrie Lam will be on vacation from September 24th to September 28th. Secretary for Home Affairs Mr Tsang Tak-sing will act as Chief Secretary during Lam’s absence.

Special meeting of Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene
Members in the Panel will meet on Thursday to discuss the sub-standard lard incident and food safety issues.