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Kevin Yeung lauds top fencer

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Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung today congratulated Hong Kong athlete Cheung Ka-long on ascending to world number one in men's foil again.   Mr Yeung said: “Cheung Ka-long has added another remarkable page to Hong Kong's fencing history. We are so thrilled by his achievement and all citizens in Hong Kong are proud of him.” http://dlvr.it/T3JQ4p

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Govt holds seminar on Qianhai plan

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The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today held a seminar to promote the Overall Development Plan for the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Co-operation Zone at the Central Government Offices.   National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) Department of Regional Economy Director General Wu Shulin was the keynote speaker and delivered a thematic presentation.   Representatives from the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Hong Kong & Macao Work Office, Guangdong Provincial Development & Reform Commission, and Shenzhen Municipal Government were also present.   Hong Kong Deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) and Hong Kong Members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) as well as relevant Hong Kong SAR Government officials attended the seminar.   They learnt about embracing the central government's requirements and objectives in regard to

National security quiz concludes

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The Territory-wide Inter-school National Security Knowledge Challenge held its finals and awards presentation ceremony today to commend the winning students’ outstanding performance in the challenge.   Chief Executive John Lee said in a video speech that he believed the students have enriched their understanding of the Constitution, the Basic Law, the National Security Law (NSL) and the holistic view of national security as well as increased their awareness of the responsibility in safeguarding national security through participating in the challenge.   He pointed out that the Basic Law Article 23 legislation is an integral part of safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, enabling the Hong Kong SAR to have a more comprehensive and effective legal system to safeguard national security.   Mr Lee also highlighted that the Basic Law Article 23 legislation will be a new area of national security education and that the Hong Kong SAR Governmen

Lecture given on int’l strategy

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President of Peking University’s Institute of International & Strategic Studies Prof Yu Tiejun delivered a lecture titled “International Strategy & National Defence Policy” at the Civil Service College today.   The lecture is part of a programme on “one country, two systems” and contemporary China organised by the college in collaboration with the university’s Institute for Hong Kong & Macau Studies.   Addressing attendees, Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung said Hong Kong plays a critical role in the country’s international strategy and bears a significant responsibility in safeguarding national security.   She added that together with the National Security Law the Basic Law Article 23 legislation, due to be completed this year, will provide a robust defence of national security.     She outlined that this will further strengthen the foundation for the steadfast implementation of “one country, two systems”, ensuring that Hong Kong continues to thr

HK's anti-poverty efforts lauded

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CPC Central Committee Hong Kong & Macao Work Office Director and State Council Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office Director Xia Baolong is impressed with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s work to aid the underprivileged via its community space initiative.   Secretary for Labour & Welfare Chris Sun made the statement after accompanying Mr Xia on a visit to the Sham Shui Po Community Living Room today, which covered the inspection of its facilities and interaction with its users.   Steered by the Hong Kong SAR Government, the goal of the Pilot Programme on Community Living Room is to improve the quality of life of grassroots families, especially those living in subdivided unit households.   Mr Sun said: “He is encouraged by what we do to help those in need. Because what is available here in the community living room is exactly what those living in poor conditions need - giving them a space for gathering, (and) for children there is a space for them t

Islanders get round-the-clock care

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The Hospital Authority’s (HA) seven general out-patient clinics in Hong Kong’s Islands District provide primary medical services during regular consultation hours that are comparable to those in urban areas. In consideration of their remoteness from other health facilities, however, the HA has established 24-hour first aid posts at four of those clinics, giving patients access to medical assistance outside of regular hours.   Two of the posts, at Yung Shue Wan in North Lamma, and Peng Chau, have registered nurses available to assist local residents in case of emergencies, while the ones at Mui Wo and Tai O have both doctors and nurses on duty.     Preventing delays According to HA Mui Wo General Out-patient Clinic Doctor-in-charge Dr Shek Hon-wing, the first aid posts have two purposes.   “One is to handle some of the cases which can be handled by the clinic doctors at that time and settled,” he explained. “And the second purpose is to treat those patients which are relat

Xia Baolong visits districts

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CPC Central Committee Hong Kong & Macao Work Office Director and State Council Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office Director Xia Baolong visited several districts today to inspect the city’s district governance.   In the morning, accompanied by Chief Executive John Lee and Secretary for Home & Youth Affairs Alice Mak, Mr Xia had morning tea with district personalities at a restaurant in Tseung Kwan O where he exchanged views with them on local livelihood issues.   He then visited the Sai Kung District Office and had an engagement session with District Officer (Sai Kung) and Chairman of the Sai Kung District Council Kathy Ma as well as district councillors to listen to their views on the planning and implementation of Sai Kung district services.   At noon, Mr Xia had a working lunch with the chairmen of the 18 district councils to interact with them on district governance issues.   Later in the afternoon, in the company of Mr Lee and Secretary for Culture, Sports & T