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Special schools stage variety show

A variety show involving 62 special schools across the city was held today to showcase students’ diverse talent and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s establishment.   The Education Bureau explained that the aim of the large-scale joint school event, titled “Variety Show of Special School Students - Let Your Love Shine 2022”, is to enhance the public’s understanding of special education in Hong Kong.   About 100 students joined the performances that included a dragon dance, fitness exercises, martial arts, a wheelchair dance and a piano trio. In addition, the music video of the theme song, Let Love Shine 2022, sung by students from the 62 schools, was played.   To enable those with hearing and visual impairments to enjoy the festivities, the show was webcast live and barrier-free with sign language interpretation and audio descriptions.   Addressing the ceremony, Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin said the Government supports schoo

Hong Kong Science Park: Healthy ecosystem cultivates powerful global collaboration

(English) A healthy ecosystem cultivates powerful global collaboration
 
BeiGene, a global commercial-stage biotech company, has entered a worldwide strategic collaboration with our park company InnoRNA to take mRNA-based therapeutics to the next level. bit.ly/3yW8S0f

You probably heard about Messenger RNA (mRNA). It has been used in some of the leading COVID vaccines.

Q: What's mRNA's superpower?
A: It directs human cells to generate proteins to help our immune systems develop antibodies for disease prevention and treatment.

Q: What's InnoRNA's superpower?
A: The platform developed by CEO Dr Li Linxian makes the mRNA less fragile, and the technology can rapidly and accurately identify safe and effective mRNA carriers for clinical treatment.

Q: What's HKSTP's superpower?
A: Hong Kong is the world's number two biotech funding hub.  We will leave you to find out more!

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