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RMB stock trading backed

Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui today expressed his gratitude to various listed issuers in Hong Kong for their support to the proposal of setting up a renminbi (RMB) stock trading counter.   Mr Hui stated that further to the help rendered by the Legislative Council Panel on Financial Affairs regarding the Government's proposed measures to promote the issuance and trading of RMB stocks in Hong Kong and enhance the trading mechanism, a number of listed issuers have also backed the proposal.   Such listed issuers will actively explore the feasibility of setting up a new RMB trading counter for their issued shares.   Mr Hui explained that listed issuers who indicated their support today include Hang Seng Index constituent stocks with promising turnover.   “Their participation is a vote of confidence to the development of RMB securities in Hong Kong, which will be conducive to our promotion work to other issuers, enabling Hong Kong to graduall

CE lauds 7 senior police officers

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today presented the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Government/Public Service to seven serving and retired senior police officers in recognition of their significant contributions to safeguarding national security.   The presentation ceremony for the awards, announced in the Gazette today, was held at Government House.      The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was enacted by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee on June 30 last year.   The Hong Kong SAR shoulders the important responsibility for safeguarding national security and the Hong Kong Police Force has established a department for safeguarding national security with law enforcement capacity.   In preparation for the National Security Law’s implementation and setting up its National Security Department, Police had, within a critical time span, urgently completed the preparation for the necessary manpower, equipment, facilities, and the formulation of managerial and operational strategies and procedural guidelines.   In the past few months, the responsible officers presented outstanding leadership, professionalism and courage to shoulder responsibility and unwavering commitment to discharge their duties in safeguarding national security. Their work is commendable.   Amongst them, the seven police officers concerned made personal sacrifices to safeguard national security and ensure the full implementation of the “one country, two systems” policy, demonstrating steadfastness and fearlessness.   The Chief Executive fully recognised and commended their work.
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