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  • Gov't mourns customs officers January 21, 2020
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam and senior officials today expressed shock and sadness over the passing of three customs officers while carrying out their duties in waters off Sha Chau. Currently on a duty visit in Davos, Switzerland, Mrs Lam extended her deepest condolences to the officers’ families. “The Hong Kong Customs is entrusted with the important tasks of […]
  • Kenya offers visa on arrival January 21, 2020
    The Republic of Kenya will grant entry visas upon arrival to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport holders, the Immigration Department announced today. HKSAR passport holders may also apply for an online e-visa for Kenya. Hong Kong tourists can stay in the country for up to three months. Noting that Kenya is along the Belt & Road, the department said under […]
  • Gov’t explains walk-out January 21, 2020
    The Government today expressed regret over unfounded allegations against the Commissioner of Police and the Force by a number of Tsuen Wan District Council members. The allegations were conveyed during today’s meeting held in the hope of enhancing communication with the District Council as well as strengthening ties and understanding between Police and the district. In a statement, the […]
  • LNY travellers to reach 5.9m January 19, 2020
    The Immigration Department estimates about 5.94 million travellers will pass through Hong Kong’s boundary control points during the Lunar New Year holiday. Among them, 4.42 million passengers are expected to pass through land boundary control points. Outbound passengers using these control points will be relatively higher on January 26, with 367,000 people expected, and the number of […]
  • 4 arrested in customs raids January 19, 2020
    Customs today announced they arrested four people and seized 2,200 items during operations against the sale of infringing goods in Central. The items, including clothing, leather products, handbags, wallets and eyeglasses, have an estimated market value of $310,000. Officers raided mobile hawker stalls in Central on January 5, 12 and 19 to step up enforcement against infringing […]
  • Police assist with IPCC study January 19, 2020
    Police reiterated that they will continue to fully co-operate with the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) Special Task Force in all aspects of its study on the public order events since June 9. The statement was made after an interview with a former IPCC member was published in a local newspaper yesterday. It said since the commencement […]
  • FS celebrates Int’l Customs Day January 19, 2020
    Financial Secretary Paul Chan today officiated at a reception to celebrate 2020 International Customs Day (ICD). Mr Chan said Hong Kong Customs is making considerable contributions to combat illegal activities and provide a safe and stable environment for the city. “Without Customs’ collective efforts, illegal drugs, endangered species, counterfeit products and other illicit goods would seriously damage […]
  • Gov’t disagrees with DC motion January 15, 2020
    The Government today said it disagrees with the impromptu motion moved by the Central & Western District Council against Police and the Commissioner of Police.  The motion made unfounded allegations against Police, it said. The Government added that it attaches great importance to the views of the District Councils, noting that department heads attend District Council meetings in […]
  • Taishan power plant sound January 14, 2020
    An operational event at Taishan Nuclear Power Station on January 6 had no effect on the plant’s operational safety, the Security Bureau said today.  The case, reported on the Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company’s website, involved a low-voltage switchboard at Unit 2 of the station. A component malfunction occurred at the Unit 2 switchboard on January […]
  • 2020 legal year opens January 12, 2020
    The ceremonial opening of the legal year 2020 was held at City Hall in Central today. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma inspected the Ceremonial Guard mounted by the Hong Kong Police. In a speech, he said that he was aware of the volume of cases that are before the courts relating to the events of the past seven […]

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