"To promote the well being of the people is the most fundamental task of a responsible government ...... We have incomparable advantages: a high degree of autonomy under 'One Country, Two systems'; abundant financial reserves; social and economic systems that work well; a sound, comprehensive legal system; we are the southern gateway to China and an international financial, trade and shipping centre. Our future economy will also be strongly supported by the rapid development in China."

The Chief Executive, Mr TUNG Chee Hwa, presented his first Policy Address to the Provisional Legislative Council today (8 October). Here are some of the highlights.

Homes for Hong Kong


Care for the Elderly

Better training for workers

Connecting to the Information Age

Business and Industrial Development

Planning and Environment

Health Care

Newly Arrived Citizens

Public Administration

Foundations of a Stable Society