Executive order consolidating government in emergency
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It is a workable solution and an achievable goal welcomed by the people. On economic development, we need to consolidate and enhance our traditional advantages while developing new areas of economic growth as a matter of urgency.Let us join hands and work with one heart to take Hong Kong to a new level of success. Good governance is vital, whether in discharging the responsibilities of the Government as a "service provider" or a "regulator", or in taking up the new roles of the Government as a "facilitator" and a "promoter" that I advocate.Through immense contributions made by generations of Hong Kong people and countless challenges overcome, we have established our core values including an independent judicial system, adherence to the rule of law, a highly efficient and clean Government, freedom of the press, respect for human rights, pluralism and inclusiveness as well as the freedom of expression.The economy chapter in this Policy Address elucidates our views on the prospects of various trades and industries.It reflects, in particular, the importance that we attach to innovation and technology and the creative industries, and sets out an array of measures to spur their further development. On people's livelihood, meeting the public's housing needs is our top priority.
I have called upon all policy bureaux to uphold the principle of meritocracy and cast their net wide in scouting for talents.