Chief Executive's Council of International Advisers

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The Chief Executive's Council of International Advisers is a advisory group established by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

According to the Hong Kong government website:

The establishment of the Chief Executive's Council of International Advisers (CECIA) was announced in the 1998 Policy Address. The CECIA advises the Chief Executive from an international perspective on strategic issues pertinent to the long-term development of Hong Kong. In particular, the Advisers are invited to advise on how global and regional trends might affect Hong Kong's development, how the international business community perceives Hong Kong's plans and programmes of activities, as well as what measures Hong Kong should take to enhance its role as a world-class commercial and financial centre and as a dynamic Special Administrative Region of China under the concept of "One Country, Two Systems".
The CECIA is chaired by the Chief Executive and has 14 non-official members, all of whom are prominent international business and corporate leaders. The Chief Secretary for Administration, Financial Secretary, Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology and Head of the Central Policy Unit are ex-officio members.
The CECIA meets once a year. The inaugural, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth meetings were held on 20 January 1999, 17 November 1999, 30 November 2000, 8 November 2001, 19 November 2002 and 6 November 2003 respectively. Issues discussed in the previous meetings included Asia's adjustment to the financial turmoil, improving Hong Kong's competitiveness, opportunities and challenges for Hong Kong after China's accession to the World Trade Organisation, implications of the global economic situation for Hong Kong's economy, and strategies for strengthening the economic ties with the Pearl River Delta. The seventh meeting was held in Hong Kong and Guangzhou on 3-4 November 2004. Council members discussed the opportunities and challenges the global and regional developments were bringing to Hong Kong, in particular Hong Kong's role in the development of the Greater Pearl River Delta (PRD) and Pan-PRD. After the meeting, the advisers visited high-tech enterprises and a shoe-making factory in Gaungzhou, Dongguan and Shenzhen to learn more about Hong Kong's contribution to the developments in the Greater PRD.