DOJ: SAR govt counsels need to pass Basic Law, NSL test

Applicants for the post of government counsel in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are required to pass a test in the Basic Law and the National Security Law for Hong Kong, the Department of Justice said on Monday. The Department of Justice said applicants will still need to sit for the test even if they had passed any Basic Law tests previously conducted by …

Sonny Au named Hong Kong’s national security secretary

This picture shows Secretary General of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Sonny Au Chi-kwong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) BEIJING – The State Council has decided to appoint Sonny Au Chi-kwong as secretary-general of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, replacing Chan Kwok-ki.The decision was made on Aug 4 in accordance …

Sonny Au named national security secretary

This picture shows Secretary General of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Sonny Au Chi-kwong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) BEIJING – The State Council has decided to appoint Sonny Au Chi-kwong as secretary-general of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, replacing Chan Kwok-ki.The decision was made on Aug 4 in accordance …

National education mandatory in Hong Kong

This undated photo shows a general view of the University of Hong Kong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) Hong Kong college students are expected to have a better understanding of national development as completing national education courses has become a requirement for graduation. The eight public universities in Hong Kong have launched national education courses one after another to inform students on the Basic Law, the …

Creation of so-called ‘HK parliament’ severely condemned

National flags and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) flags are displayed in Tsim Sha Tsui on June 23, 2022 to mark 25th anniversary of HKSAR. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – The Security Bureau severely condemned on Wednesday the activists behind the creation of a so-called “Hong Kong Parliament” overseas. A spokesman for the bureau said in a statement that it condemned …

National Security Department opens WeChat account

A poster about means for reporting terrorism-related information is seen in Aberdeen, Hong Kong on Aug 2, 2022. (GAO JINAN / CHINA DAILY) The National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force launched its official WeChat account on Monday, allowing residents to provide national security-related information or alert officials to threats. To further strengthen national security, the Police Force on June 8 upgraded its …

Full text: HKSAR govt statement on UN committee findings

HONG KONG – The following is the full text of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government's statement on the findings of the UN Human Rights Committee after its review of the territory's implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  A spokesman for the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau said today (July 27) that the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee) has …

Govt to give picture books on national security to schools

Students at St. Hilary's Primary School in Hong Kong have a class on April 19, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) The Hong Kong Education Bureau will distribute picture books on national security to kindergartens as well as primary and secondary schools to boost awareness of national security, Education Secretary Christine Choi Yuk-lin said on Sunday. Speaking at a reading event at the Hong Kong …

China National Silk Museum held Tuyuhun tour exhibitions in Hangzhou, Dulan and Samarkand

HANGZHOU, CHINA, July 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — Recently, the China National Silk Museum held Tuyuhun tour exhibitions in Hangzhou, Dulan, and Samarkand, namely Qinghai Path: The Silk Roads in the 6th-8th centuries, Forty Years of Archaeology at the Reshui Tombs in Dulan, Silk and Silk Roads: from Hangzhou to Samarkand. These exhibitions successfully reproduce the dusty history of the Qinghai Path from the …

HK, Macao students get internships at top museums

People take a look around a display cabinet showing ancient Chinese booklets during the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong Palace Museum on June 22, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) The nation’s top museums and cultural institutions have offered 92 internships to university students from Hong Kong and Macao under a long-standing flagship exchange program between the two special administrative regions and the Chinese …

HK to strengthen national education with updated curriculum

Students from HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Secondary School in Tung Chung in the New Territories mark the new semester on Sept 2, 2019, by singing the national anthem and taking part in a flag-raising ceremony. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative government will strengthen national education in the city with an updated curriculum and enhanced teaching materials, Secretary …

National sci-tech programs to be further opened up to SARs

This 2019 photo shows aerial view of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) BEIJING – The national sci-tech programs will be further opened up to Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions with greater intensity and scope, an official said Friday. China's National Key R&D Program and Sci-Tech Innovation 2030 — Major Project will add 15 special projects for Hong …

China slams US consular official’s remarks on HK policy

National flags and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region flags adorn a street in Tsim Sha Tsui to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland on June 17, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) BEIJING / HONG KONG – Any actions and activities aimed at meddling in China's internal affairs, including Hong Kong affairs, undermining China's national security and the prosperity and …

US diplomat’s NSL comments unfair, says HKSAR govt

People cross a road decorated with national flags and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region flags above to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland in Tsim Sha Tsui on June 17, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Tuesday said comments made by US Consul General to Hong Kong …

Security secretary: National Security Law fruitful for HK

Hong Kong Secretary for Security Chris Tang Ping-keung gives an interview on June 9. (ZOU HONG / CHINA DAILY) Fruitful results were achieved since the National Security Law for Hong Kong was enforced in 2020, but the city still needs to be vigilant about national security risks, said Hong Kong Secretary for Security Chris Tang Ping-keung. Secretary for Security Chris Tang said those prosecuted for …

HKSAR govt opposes unfounded US report on religious freedom

This July 14, 2020 photo shows the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong. (PHOTO / XINHUA) HONG KONG – The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has strongly opposed the unfounded remarks on Hong Kong in the United States' 2021 Report on International Religious Freedom. In a statement issued late Thursday, a spokesman for the HKSAR government said that following the implementation of …

CE-designate John Lee meets S’pore national security chief

Chief Executive-designate John Lee Ka-chiu (right) meets Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security of Singapore Teo Chee Hean on June 1, 2022. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – Chief Executive-designate John Lee Ka-chiu met Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security of Singapore Teo Chee Hean at the Office of the Chief Executive-elect on Wednesday. Lee welcomed Teo to Hong Kong …

Lam for greater national security protection amid ‘grave’ situation

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor speaks at the National Security Law Legal Forum "Thrive with Security" in Hong Kong, May 28, 2022. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – Hong Kong must further strengthen its ability to protect national security as the current situation remains “grave and complex”, with local and external forces continuously plotting to disrupt the SAR’s hard-earned peace and …

HK student orators vie for honors

A contestant delivers her speech at the semi-finals of the 21st Century Cup National English Speaking Competition (Hong Kong Region) in a hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui on May 22, 2022. (PHOTOS BY EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)  Hong Kong students took part in the semi-finals of the 21st Century Cup National English Speaking Competition (Hong Kong Region) in a hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui from …

Commissioner’s office firmly rejects foreign interference in HK

This Nov 17, 2016 photo shows the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Central, Hong Kong. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Thursday firmly rejected the irresponsible …