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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State Jeremy Browne’s visit to Hong Kong

Jeremy Browne MP visited Hong Kong today as part of his first visit to Asia as a Government Minister.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Jeremy Browne

In a busy programme, Mr Browne met Chief Executive Mr Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Mr Norman Chan, business leaders, and shared a dim sum lunch with a group of legislators.

Jeremy Browne visits Hong Kong


Before leaving Hong Kong, Mr Browne said: “Asia, China and Hong Kong are major priorities for the new Government. We have a special relationship with Hong Kong…Our new British Government will place a very strong emphasis on open markets and free trade…We believe that these are routes to greater shared prosperity. (Regarding constitutional reform) We are enthusiastic about the progress that has been made… A more stable and prosperous Hong Kong is underpinned by greater rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong. We regard (the passage of the Government’s proposals on 2012) as a welcome development.”

Jeremy Browne visits Hong Kong


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Published 20 July 2010