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Gates shares in HK's vision

Alfred Liu and Mandy Lo The Standard 08/13/2008 14:51
Gates shares in HK's vision - Bill Gates - Donald Tsang - Technology - Microsoft

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates met with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam- kuen in Hong Kong yesterday and spoke of how the information technology industry can help forge the city's digital future.

The third-richest man on the planet arrived in the city from Beijing after taking in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. He met Tsang at Government House.

Gates said the IT industry can work with the government on education, digital inclusion and the realization of Hong Kong's desire to become a leading digital city.

Last night, he took part in Microsoft's innovation forum with local academics, industry leaders and policymakers at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Conference Centre. "Since 1999, we've had 95 students from universities here in Hong Kong who've had internships in our research group," said Gates.