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More HZMB private car quotas set

The governments of Hong Kong and Macau have agreed to increase the regular quotas for Hong Kong cross-boundary non-commercial private cars using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to Macau, the Transport Department announced today.   The decision was made to enhance traffic flow between Hong Kong and Macau, better utilising the bridge, the department said.   It will increase the Hong Kong quota by 1,000, following the earlier quota allocation of 1,800 for Hong Kong.   The additional quota will be distributed in two phases from the second quarter.   Half of the additional 1,000 quota allocations is for company applicants and the other half is for individual applicants. The quotas are valid for no more than three years. The eligibility criteria of quota applications remains the same.   Private cars allocated with Hong Kong quotas will be permitted to access the city of Macau multiple times using the bridge.   The Hong Kong quota allotments will be re-allocated upon expiry thro

National security stance clear: CS

Chief Secretary John Lee said today the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s position is very clear that there is no room for compromise in regard to national security matters.   Mr Lee made the statement after the cancellation of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China’s registration from the Companies Register.   He pointed out that it is a separate matter from the court case in which the alliance is being charged for matters related to threatening national security.   He said: “The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has a responsibility to take action to prevent, suppress and punish acts that threaten national security. When such a threat happens, the Hong Kong SAR has an active duty to taken action. We will be resolute.   “When the Hong Kong SAR Government has evidence and believes that this action is necessary, it will be taken and it will be taken fast. This is a very clear position that I have been telling everybody that in regard to national security matters, there is no room for compromise.”   Regarding fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr Lee said the Government will cancel as many exemption categories as possible.   “In regard to our overall strategies and tactics to fight against COVID-19 threats, we are actively looking at cancelling a lot of exemption categories so that we will limit the exemption categories to daily necessities or activities that are relevant to the daily living of society.   “I have asked different bureaus to look at the related categories of people under their purview, with a view to cancelling as many exemption categories as possible. We will announce the details as soon as possible.”
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