HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 16 December 2021 – Hong Kong Design Centre, the Hong
Kong SAR Government’s strategic partner in promoting the wide and strategic use
of design and design thinking, encourages members of the public to support the seventh-term
Legislative Council Election by casting their vote on 19 December.
public mission of establishing Hong Kong as an international centre of design
excellence in Asia and beyond, Hong Kong Design Centre welcomes the recent
policy initiatives for promoting Hong Kong’s creative and cultural industries.
In the Chief Executive’s Policy Address in October, it was proposed that a Culture,
Sports and Tourism Bureau be set up to oversee the development of the creative
industries, complementing the 14th Five-Year Plan to position Hong
Kong as Asia’s city of culture and creativity by taking advantage of its
East-meets-West creative atmosphere.
Design Centre’s Chairman, Prof. Eric Yim said, “A thriving creative and design
ecosystem has vast potential to create value across disciplines and enhance our
city’s wellbeing. With the Government’s clear direction for advancing the
creative industries, it is important that we elect a capable team that can reflect
the interests of different groups, while harnessing Hong Kong’s creative talent
and assets to build a better future for our city.”
Design Centre appeals to all eligible voters to participate actively in the
LegCo Election on 19 December.