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Hong Kong and Russia sign agreements on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and transfer of sentenced persons
Hong Kong and Russia sign agreements on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and transfer of sentenced persons

The Secretary for Security, Mr Tang Ping-keung, and the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, Mr Konstantin Chuychenko, signed bilateral agreements on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters (MLA) and on transfer of sentenced persons (TSP) through video conference on 21 September 2021, on behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Government of the Russian Federation respectively. "Both Hong Kong and Russia are committed players in the international efforts to fight crimes. The signing of the agreements on MLA and TSP today represents an important step forward in legal co-operation between Hong Kong and Russia," Mr Tang said at the signing ceremony.

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Hong Kong and Russia sign agreements on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and transfer of sentenced persons

The Secretary for Security, Mr Tang Ping-keung, and the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, Mr Konstantin Chuychenko, signed bilateral agreements on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters (MLA) and on transfer of sentenced persons (TSP) through video conference on 21 September 2021, on behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Government of the Russian Federation respectively. "Both Hong Kong and Russia are committed players in the international efforts to fight crimes. The signing of the agreements on MLA and TSP today represents an important step forward in legal co-operation between Hong Kong and Russia," Mr Tang said at the signing ceremony.

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Diverse Hong Kong culture showcased in London
Diverse Hong Kong culture showcased in London

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO), supported two cultural events in London in September to promote the diverse arts and culture sector of Hong Kong to audiences in the United Kingdom.  On September 11 to 12 (UK time), the London ETO partnered with the Fighting Spirit Film Festival to bring Armour of God, a classic Hong Kong martial arts epic, to London. On September 18 (UK time), the London ETO supported a Cantonese Opera Concert organised by the Islington Chinese Association.

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Diverse Hong Kong culture showcased in London

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO), supported two cultural events in London in September to promote the diverse arts and culture sector of Hong Kong to audiences in the United Kingdom.  On September 11 to 12 (UK time), the London ETO partnered with the Fighting Spirit Film Festival to bring Armour of God, a classic Hong Kong martial arts epic, to London. On September 18 (UK time), the London ETO supported a Cantonese Opera Concert organised by the Islington Chinese Association.

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Government will update COVID-19 vaccination records to meet international travel rules
Government will update COVID-19 vaccination records to meet international travel rules

"The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has been made aware of the changes in travel rules to England by the UK Government, including the requirement of showing the date of birth on the vaccination records regarding authorised COVID-19 vaccines. The Food and Health Bureau is working out the necessary arrangements to add the information of date of birth to the vaccination records in order to comply with the latest requirements of the UK Government. We will announce the details once the relevant arrangement is in place," a Government spokesman said.

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Government will update COVID-19 vaccination records to meet international travel rules

"The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has been made aware of the changes in travel rules to England by the UK Government, including the requirement of showing the date of birth on the vaccination records regarding authorised COVID-19 vaccines. The Food and Health Bureau is working out the necessary arrangements to add the information of date of birth to the vaccination records in order to comply with the latest requirements of the UK Government. We will announce the details once the relevant arrangement is in place," a Government spokesman said.

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2021/22 Administrative Officer Recruitment Exercise – application opens now until 5:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time on 8 October 2021
2021/22 Administrative Officer Recruitment Exercise – application opens now until 5:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time on 8 October 2021

Administrative Officers are professional public administrators who play a key role in the HKSAR Government.  They are involved in policy formulation, resource allocation, implementation of major government programmes and promotion of the interests of Hong Kong in the Mainland and overseas. Application for 2021/22 Administrative Officer opens now until 5pm (Hong Kong Time) on 8 October 2021. For details, please click here.

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2021/22 Administrative Officer Recruitment Exercise – application opens now until 5:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time on 8 October 2021

Administrative Officers are professional public administrators who play a key role in the HKSAR Government.  They are involved in policy formulation, resource allocation, implementation of major government programmes and promotion of the interests of Hong Kong in the Mainland and overseas. Application for 2021/22 Administrative Officer opens now until 5pm (Hong Kong Time) on 8 October 2021. For details, please click here.

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Hong Kong once again ranked as the world
Hong Kong once again ranked as the world's freest economy

The HKSAR Government today (14 September) welcomed that the Fraser Institute once again ranked Hong Kong as the world's freest economy in the Economic Freedom of the World 2021 Annual Report. Hong Kong has gained the top rank since the inception of the report. Among the five areas of assessment, Hong Kong continued to rank top in "Freedom to Trade Internationally" and "Regulation".

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Hong Kong once again ranked as the world's freest economy

The HKSAR Government today (14 September) welcomed that the Fraser Institute once again ranked Hong Kong as the world's freest economy in the Economic Freedom of the World 2021 Annual Report. Hong Kong has gained the top rank since the inception of the report. Among the five areas of assessment, Hong Kong continued to rank top in "Freedom to Trade Internationally" and "Regulation".

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Registration of non-local COVID-19 vaccination records through voluntary declaration
Registration of non-local COVID-19 vaccination records through voluntary declaration

With vaccination rates increasing around the world, the number of inbound travellers (including Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents) holding non-local COVID-19 vaccination records is on the rise. In view of the situation, the Food and Health Bureau announced a new arrangement for members of the public to register their non-local vaccination records* with the Government through voluntary declaration. The new arrangement will facilitate these persons to carry and view the records in electronic format for their daily use in fulfilling relevant requirements under the local vaccine bubble (such as entering into premises which require proof of vaccination). *For acceptable vaccines for registration, please click here.

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Registration of non-local COVID-19 vaccination records through voluntary declaration

With vaccination rates increasing around the world, the number of inbound travellers (including Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents) holding non-local COVID-19 vaccination records is on the rise. In view of the situation, the Food and Health Bureau announced a new arrangement for members of the public to register their non-local vaccination records* with the Government through voluntary declaration. The new arrangement will facilitate these persons to carry and view the records in electronic format for their daily use in fulfilling relevant requirements under the local vaccine bubble (such as entering into premises which require proof of vaccination). *For acceptable vaccines for registration, please click here.

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