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Sunday, September 22, 2019, 20:44
Cheung: HKSAR govt to seek solutions through sincere talks
By Xinhua
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 20:44 By Xinhua

HONG KONG – Chief secretary for administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Sunday that the SAR government hopes to seek solutions to problems through sincere dialogues and he has started in-depth dialogues with people from different sectors.

The government earnestly hopes the society will return to calm, replace confrontation with sincere dialogue and rebuild mutual trust. 

Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong

"The SAR government hopes to engage in sincere dialogues with people from all walks of life and with different political stands and backgrounds, so as to more thoroughly understand the deep-seated problems in the society, seek solutions and push Hong Kong forward," Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said in a blog article published on his official website.

Cheung said besides his recent in-depth dialogues with people from different sectors, the Commission on Children and the Youth Development Commission also held meetings last week to discuss the controversies caused by the ongoing demonstrations. Cheung heads both the commissions.

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The meeting of the Commission on Children, focusing on issues including campus bullying, agreed that inappropriate exposure to violent scenes may have a far-reaching emotional impact on children. 

It called on people to put the good of children as the priority, he said.

The Youth Development Commission has held a thematic meeting focusing on housing and will hold more such meetings on issues of education and employment, the chief secretary said. Secretaries of the relevant departments of the SAR government will attend the meetings and listen to suggestions of the participants, he added.

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"The government earnestly hopes the society will return to calm, replace confrontation with sincere dialogue and rebuild mutual trust," Cheung said. 

The SAR government will strive to build a caring, peaceful, inclusive and just Hong Kong with a sincere, pragmatic and humble attitude and a people-oriented approach, he said.


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