孔昭華先生、趙崇彬先生、Dr Allan Zeman，各位嘉賓、各位朋友：
As stated in the 2014 Policy Address, the Government will implement a number of measures to strengthen education support and employment services for ethnic minorities and to help them integrate into the community. For example, we will strengthen the Chinese learning support for ethnic minorities from early childhood education through to primary and secondary levels. For early childhood education, we will enhance school-based support services for kindergartens admitting ethnic minority children. We will also implement measures to ensure that ethnic minorities have equal access to job opportunities in the Government. In terms of community support, a new service centre will be set up in Kwai Tsing and youth units will be established in all ethnic minorities support service centres and sub-centres to provide dedicated programmes such as sports and cultural activities to help the personal development of ethnic minority youths.
As far as my bureau is concerned, we will promote racial equality through enhanced publicity and public education. In 2014, we will work together with Radio Television Hong Kong to produce a television documentary series and conduct a school outreach programme to help the public understand the cultures and customs of ethnic minorities, overcome barriers and eliminate discrimination. The Equal Opportunities Commission will also set up an Ethnic Minority Task Force to promote the messages of inclusion and diversity, foster social integration and build a caring society. The Task Force will conduct publicity campaigns and educational programmes, including new training services on cultural sensitivity and the Race Discrimination Ordinance, and organise more partnership programmes with different organisations (including the business sector) to promote equal opportunities for ethnic minorities. We sincerely hope that with the above support measures, as well as the collaboration of the Government, the local organisations, NGOs and the business sector, we can facilitate the integration of the ethnic minorities into the community.