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Transcript of remarks by SCED at media session

Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, to the media after attending the closing ceremony of Hong Kong Ani-Com Summer 2013 cum prize presentation ceremony of Mascot Design Competition today (August 31):

Reporter: Has ATV appealed yet? If so, can James Shing take part in any of the structuring of ATV...?

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development: I have just explained this in Chinese and I will repeat it in English. The Communications Authority has already indicated Mr James Shing is not a fit and proper person, and in order to have control of a licensee, you will need to be a fit and proper person. A fit and proper person, in terms of exercising control, will include directorship. So Mr Shing will not be able to assume executive director position or a honourary director position. As to whether anybody would like to take a position within a licensee, that would depend on the nature of that position, and I have full confidence that the Communications Authority will handle this matter appropriately.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Saturday, August 31, 2013