15 January 1998

Democrats meet CE to discuss bird flu

On Friday, January 16 at 12:00pm, Democratic Party Chairman Martin Lee and other party leaders will have the latest in a series of regular meetings with Chief Executive C.H. Tung. The meeting was requested by the democratic leaders to discuss the recent Avian Flu (H5N1) crisis and in particular the government's response to it. Members of the Democratic Party, including Dr. Yeung Sum, Fred Li and health spokesmen Dr. Huang Chen-ya and Michael Ho, will discuss with Mr. Tung both the Administration's current efforts and long term strategy for combatting this virus, which claimed a fifth life Wednesday.

The meeting will take place at Mr. Tung's office in the Central Government Office building. A press conference will be held following the meeting, at approximately 12:45pm.

Date: Friday, 16 January 1998
Time: Press Conference to begin when meeting ends, at approximately 12:45 pm
Place: Main entrance to the Central Government Office building.

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