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Roslin Creating New Ties With Hong Kong

A delegation led by Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the Government of Hong Kong, visited the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute on 15th September 2011.

Roslin Creating New Ties With Hong Kong

A delegation led by Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the Government of Hong Kong, visited the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute on 15th September 2011. The visitors learned about stem cell and regenerative medicine research in Edinburgh and discussed a proposal for a joint research institute based in China. 

After being greeted by the Principal, Sir Timothy O'Shea, The Roslin Institute Director David Hume, and Chairman of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Sir Ian Wilmut, the delegation toured the new Roslin Institute building. The group also viewed plans to create a joint stem cell and regenerative medicine research institute based in China.

The Chief Executive noted that Hong Kong has a long history of innovation and is renowned for its favourable business climate. He was 'impressed with the cutting edge research in Edinburgh' and hoped 'that collaborative projects will emerge between Edinburgh and universities in Hong Kong.'  Sir Ian Wilmut agreed that the visit highlighted the strong links between the two countries. 'Degenerative and genetic diseases are not Scottish problems or Chinese problems. They are global problems that will require collaborative solutions. The Hong Kong Government is clearly taking proactive steps to ensure that Hong Kong remains at the forefront of innovation and commercialisation of research in the coming years.'