Hong Kong is looking for creative people; from London

From: Latest News – Xinhua

Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Rita Lau called in London Sunday for more collaboration between Hong Kong and London in the development of creative industry, a government press release said Sunday.

Noting that London is renowned as the global center for creativity, Lau said she gained first hand knowledge of UK’s latest creative industry landscape and had very fruitful exchange with leaders of the UK creative industries in these few days, according to a press release from the Information Services Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government.

At a roundtable meeting chaired by the UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment Lord Davies, Lau met with top designers and key representatives of British creative sectors.
She introduced to them Hong Kong’s solid foundation and aspiration in the development of creative industries, and the participants were interested to learn that Hong Kong had drawn reference of the UK model in setting up a dedicated agency, CreateHK, to support Hong Kong’s creative industries, the press release said.

Lau visited the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London, which is Europe’s largest center for education in its field offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research opportunities in arts, design and performance.
Noting that nurturing of talent was high on the HKSAR government’s agenda of promoting creative industries development, Lau encouraged UK creative industries institutions to establish bases in Hong Kong.

Upon completion of her three-day visit to London, Lau also took the opportunity to visit a number of major establishments in the cultural, art and creative field.