is the annual address by the Chief Executive
of Hong Kong
prior to the handover
). It used to be addressed in October, on the opening of the Legislative Council
. In 2002
former Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa
changed it unilaterally to January, and was reverted to October under Donald Tsang
, the current Chief Executive.
Two weeks after the address, the chairman of the House Committee of the Legislative Council moves a Motion of Thanks, similar to Address in Reply motions in other legislatures, and members of the Council debates on the Policy Address.