Biography
         
Mrs Lam

Welcome to the homepage of the Chief Secretary for Administration's Office.

Under the leadership of the Chief Executive, the current-term Government is committed to promoting economic development, improving people's livelihood, and taking forward constitutional development for more effective governance. We seek change while maintaining stability, adopt an appropriately proactive approach, attach importance to long-term planning and have abandoned the mindset of focusing on short-term needs. As the Chief Secretary for Administration, I dedicate myself to assisting the Chief Executive in implementing his policy blueprint. My work in the next few years will focus on three priorities.

The first is poverty alleviation. The current-term Government is determined to tackle the poverty problem. To this end, the Commission on Poverty (CoP) was set up in late 2012 under my chairmanship, and published the first official poverty line at the CoP Summit in September 2013. In the light of the promulgation of the poverty line and analysis of the poverty situation in Hong Kong, the Chief Executive announced in his 2014 Policy Address a comprehensive list of policy initiatives on poverty alleviation and support for the disadvantaged, which form the current-term Government's blueprint for poverty alleviation. I will work with the CoP and the relevant bureaux to actively follow up on the various tasks and ensure that the needy in our society receive the necessary support.

The Chief Executive has pledged to formulate a population policy in his Election Manifesto. The Steering Committee on Population Policy, reconstituted in December 2012, launched a four-month public engagement exercise in October 2013 in respect of Hong Kong's strategies to address the future population challenges. All views collected will be examined and analysed for formulating action plans and specific measures to promote Hong Kong's sustainable socio-economic development in the long run.

On its mission to take forward Hong Kong's constitutional development, the SAR Government is committed to implementing universal suffrage for the 2017 Chief Executive election in accordance with the Basic Law and the relevant interpretation and decisions of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The Task Force on Constitutional Development headed by me was set up in October 2013, and formally launched in December in the same year the public consultation on methods for selecting the Chief Executive in 2017 and for forming the Legislative Council in 2016. The Task Force will listen to the views from all sectors of the community with an open and inclusive attitude as we press on with our work in accordance with the “Five-step Process” of constitutional development.

I look forward to your views and suggestions on the above work. You are most welcome to communicate with me by email or other channels. Thank you.

Carrie Lam
Chief Secretary for Administration