Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah today attended the China-Japan-South Korea Cultural Ministers’ Meeting in Incheon as a member of the Chinese delegation.

 

In his speech, Mr Lau said many artists and arts groups from Japan and Korea showcase their talents in Hong Kong every year.

 

Artists in Hong Kong engage in international exchanges with the support of the Arts Development Fund, he explained, adding the first Hong Kong Week will be held in Shanghai in November.

 

Looking ahead, Mr Lau stated that Hong Kong’s world-class arts and cultural scene will scale new heights.

 

The West Kowloon Cultural District has begun to take shape after the Xiqu Centre opened last year.

 

The Hong Kong Palace Museum and M+ will be completed in the coming years, while the Hong Kong Museum of Art will open later this year after renovation and expansion.

 

The secretary also met Vice Mayor of the Seoul Metropolitan Government Kang Tae-woong and visited the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts.