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 …

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries to Improve Food Security for Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PLS Plantations Berhad, a leading agrofood company in Malaysia, to conduct an in-depth study and put forward a proposal for the national food security programme. YBhg Dato’ Haslina Binti Abdul Hamid, Secretary-General of MAFI, MAFI Minister YB Datuk Seri …

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 …

Aurora Mobile Attends CAICT 2022 Data Security Summit

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — Aurora Mobile Limited (NASDAQ: JG) (“Aurora Mobile” or the “Company”), a leading provider of customer engagement and marketing technology services in China, today announced that it attended the 2022 Data Security Summit on July 28, 2022. With the theme “Build A Data Security Community”, the conference was hosted by the Security Research Institute of China Academy …

HKSAR govt vehemently opposes EU statement on rights

China's national flags and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region flags are hung above a street in Hong Kong, 19, 2022, marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. (WU XIAOCHU / XINHUA) HONG KONG – The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Friday strongly opposed a statement issued by the European Union on civil and political rights. “We …

UN’s concluding observations over HK, Macao SARs opposed

The flag-raising ceremony is held at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, in celebration of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Oct 1, 2021. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) BEIJING – A spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of China's State Council has expressed firm opposition to and strong dissatisfaction with the so-called concluding …

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 …

HKSAR govt objects to UN committee’s unfair criticisms

This undated file photo shows the Central Government Offices in Tamar, Central, Hong Kong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Wednesday strongly objected to the unfair criticisms from the UN Human Rights Committee about the National Security Law for Hong Kong. In a statement issued on Wednesday night, a spokesman for the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs …

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 …

13th Edition Cyber Security Summit Indonesia Physical Conference on 21 July 2022

JAKARTA, Jul 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – After successful 12 editions of Cyber Security Summit, Exito (www.exito-e.com) is all set to host another milestone event – 13th Edition Cyber Security Summit Indonesia (https://exito-e.com/cybersecuritysummit/indonesia/) – to enhance the experience to latest insights in “Ramping up cybersecurity in Indonesia”. The summit which is in alignment with Indonesia’s National Cyber security Strategy: Security and Sovereignty …

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 …

European Parliament’s declaration on HK opposed

This photo dated April 21, 2021 shows the Central Government Offices at Tamar, Hong Kong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has condemned a resolution adopted by the European Parliament on Thursday that made malicious allegations against the rule of law and National Security Law in Hong Kong. In a statement issued on Friday, a spokesman for …

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 …

HK’s successes propelled by motherland’s support

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 in on June 17, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – With the solid support of the motherland, Hong Kong has defused risks, weathered challenges and maintained prosperity and stability over …

Carrie Lam: Hong Kong’s future is very promising

Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, talks to Xinhua during an exclusive interview at her office in Hong Kong, April 1, 2021. (WANG SHEN / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said Hong Kong has returned to the right track of "one country, two systems" and its future is very promising.  "Hong …