HK aims to pass local security law within two years

Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu speaks to members of the media after the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an interpretation of provisions of the National Security Law for Hong Kong at the Central Government Offices on Dec 30, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region plans to complete local legislation on Article 23 of the Basic Law …

Zheng Yanxiong named new liaison office chief in HKSAR

Zheng Yanxiong (right), newly appointed director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, shakes hand with outgoing director Luo Huining at the liaison office, Jan 14, 2023. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) The State Council has appointed Zheng Yanxiong as director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, …

Officials slam UK interference in Lai’s case

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai (2nd left) arrives at the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong on Dec 31, 2020. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY) Central government and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region officials have strongly opposed the British government's interference in a national security case involving former media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and the false allegations and criticisms made against the SAR …

Inclusion of nation’s name in sports groups’ titles supported

A Hong Kong resident takes a photo of the display of national and HKSAR flags on Oct 1, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Wednesday expressed its support for the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee’s decision to require all local sports associations to include the country’s name in their official titles by July. Secretary for Culture, Sports …

HK’s national security committee backs amending law

Photo taken on June 29, 2020 shows a billboard on the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Central area in Hong Kong. (PHOTO / XINHUA) HONG KONG – The Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region met on Wednesday and decided to support moves to amend the …

‘NPCSC interpretation key to accurate NSL implementation’

This file photo taken on June 29, 2020 shows a billboard promoting the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in the Central district in Hong Kong. (WANG SHEN / XINHUA) HONG KONG – The Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on …

Nation’s top legislature interprets the security law for HK

Photo taken on March 5, 2022 shows a view of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China. (XING GUANGLI / XINHUA) The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Friday adopted an interpretation of Articles 14 and 47 of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, further clarifying …

CE vows to implement NPCSC interpretation

Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu speaks to members of the media after the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an interpretation of provisions of the National Security Law for Hong Kong at the Central Government Offices on Dec 30, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said on Friday that the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong …

Hitachi Energy and Linxon support National Grid in achieving sustainability targets through pioneering 420 kV SF6-free gas- insulated switchgear technology

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, Dec 22, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hitachi Energy and Linxon are collaborating to strengthen London Power Tunnels (LPT), a key power infrastructure project that will ensure reliable, clean electricity supply for England’s capital city. To support National Grid in accelerating its net zero targets, Hitachi Energy will deliver EconiQ 420-kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and gas-insulated lines (GIL) containing no …

SAR to press Google again to avoid national anthem blunders

Pedestrians cross a footbridge displaying the national flags of China and the regional flags of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the Wan Chai district, Hong Kong, on Sept 29, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government will write to Google again to ensure that the correct Chinese national anthem appears instantly at the top of the US technology …

High Court further postpones Lai trial to Sept 2023

Photo taken on May 5, 2020 shows Jimmy Lai Chee-ying appearing in court on unauthorized assembly charge in Hong Kong, China. (LUI SIU WAI / XINHUA) Hong Kong's High Court on Tuesday adjourned Jimmy Lai Chee-ying’ national security trial to Sept 25 next year.   Lai, founder of the now-defunct Apple Daily newspaper, is charged with collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security and three …

National element a ‘priority’ in tweaking HK’s education system

Christine Choi Yuk-lin, secretary for education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, gives China Daily an exclusive interview in Admiralty on Dec 1, 2022. (FLORENCE LI / CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong’s education chief is leaving no stone unturned in her efforts to bring the “national” concept back into the city’s education system, starting with the youngest students, by recalibrating the curriculum and instituting more …

Protecting national security seen as SAR’s ‘overarching principle’

Central government and HKSAR officials at the 2022 National Constitution Day seminar held on Dec 4, 2022 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Constitution’s promulgation. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong must fully respect the Constitution’s authority and set national security protection as its overarching guiding principle to enable the nation’s charter to play a more effective role in safeguarding the implementation of …

Luo: Constitution safeguards HK’s success in new era

The Constitution plays an important role in guaranteeing the successful implementation of “one country, two systems” and Hong Kong must uphold it firmly to play a greater role in the nation’s new journey, said Luo Huining, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Speaking at a high-level seminar on Sunday to  mark Constitution Day, Luo …

HKSAR adopts anthem, flag guidelines for sports events

People cross the 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) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has issued guidelines requiring coaches and athletes to immediately use their hands to signal a timeout if they …

HK sports community backs new national anthem guidelines

A Hong Kong resident takes a photo of the display of national and HKSAR flags on Oct 1. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong sports associations have expressed support for new guidelines that require coaches and athletes to immediately address any problem about the national anthem and the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region during international sporting events. The guidelines, issued by …

HK police launch full probe into rugby anthem blunders

This Aug 21, 2019 photo shows the headquarters of the Hong Kong Police Force in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. (MAO SIQIAN / XINHUA) Hong Kong police are investigating three cases of a separatism-related song being presented as the Chinese national anthem at three overseas rugby matches of a Hong Kong team. In a written reply to China Daily, police said they had taken statements from …

HKMAO chief: ‘One country, two systems’ must be upheld

A flag-raising ceremony is held at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Oct 1, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) “One country, two systems” is a good institution that will help the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions to prosper, and must be adhered to in …