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Restoring WTO dispute system urged

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Algernon Yau called on World Trade Organization (WTO) members to support the restoration of a fully functioning dispute settlement system during the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, yesterday.   At a meeting on dispute settlement reform, Mr Yau said the dispute settlement system has functioned as a cornerstone of global trade, creating stability and predictability. He added that to have a well-functioning system restored this year, as was mandated at MC12, would serve the interests of all WTO members and of the global business community.   He stressed that Hong Kong, China has been involved in every stage of the reform process in relation to dispute settlement and will continue its active participation.   Speaking at another meeting, on development, Mr Yau said that the Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement is a very much a pro-development agreement.   He highligh

HK scores National Games medal

Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui today congratulated cycling athlete Leung Ka-yu for winning Hong Kong’s first medal at the 14th National Games.   He nabbed a bronze medal in the Men’s Omnium (Track Cycling) event.   Mr Tsui said it is an impressive achievement for the cyclist to take home Hong Kong’s first medal at this National Games.   “I wish the Hong Kong delegation every success in upcoming competitions.”
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