The Deputy Secretary for Justice, Mr Cheung Kwok-kwan, will lead a delegation of young lawyers comprising more than 30 members to visit two cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), Shenzhen and Foshan, tomorrow (November 16).
Comprising young representatives of the Law Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Bar Association, young government counsel of the Department of Justice (DoJ), and students from the three law schools, the delegation will visit a court, law-related authorities and institutions, top-notch enterprises and a start-up incubation base for youth, to have a better understanding of the GBA's need for cross-jurisdictional legal services, the significance of innovation and technology on legal services as well as the importance of Hong Kong as a centre for international legal and dispute resolution services in the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr Cheung said that young people are the future of Hong Kong. This visit follows the one to Huizhou, conducted by the DoJ with young lawyers in September, to continue to engage proactively with youth. The Department endeavours to support Hong Kong's new generation of the legal sector, including law students, by providing them with opportunities to acquire a deeper and wider understanding of the country's development, and encouraging them to better integrate into the overall national development and contribute to the rule of law development of the country proactively at an earlier stage. The destinations of the visit, Shenzhen and Foshan, are also the most preferred destinations for the Hong Kong legal sector to expand businesses in the GBA.
Mr Cheung and the delegation will return to Hong Kong on November 18.
Ends/Wednesday, November 15, 2023