Hong Kong – SCST attends 10th Global Tourism Economy Forum – Macao 2023 Opening Ceremony (with photo)

SCST attends 10th Global Tourism Economy Forum – Macao 2023 Opening Ceremony (with photo)


     The Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Kevin Yeung, today (September 21) attended the 10th Global Tourism Economy Forum • Macao 2023 Opening Ceremony in Macao at the invitation from the Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Government of Macao Special Administrative Region. With “Destination 2030: Unlocking the Power of Tourism for Business and Development” as the theme, the forum explores sustainable development of the tourism industry, creates and grasps opportunities for tourism development that maintain an equilibrium between the earth and human needs, and enhance common prosperity across the globe.

     The forum brought together culture and tourism ministers from various countries and regions, including the Minister of Culture and Tourism, and Honorary Chairman of Global Tourism Economy Forum, Mr Hu Heping, industry leaders, policymakers and scholars.

Hong Kong – US(Ed) attends 30th Anniversary Symposium cum Prize Presentation Ceremony of Committee on Home-School Co-operation (with photos)

US(Ed) attends 30th Anniversary Symposium cum Prize Presentation Ceremony of Committee on Home-School Co-operation (with photos)


The following is issued on behalf of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation:

     The Under Secretary for Education, Mr Sze Chun-fai, today (July 8) officiated at the 30th Anniversary Symposium cum Prize Presentation Ceremony organised by the Committee on Home-School Co-operation (CHSC).

     With the theme of “Home-School United in Love and Care, Students’ Growth with Joy to Spare”, the event aimed at demonstrating the spirit of home-school co-operation through mutual care, love, and close communication among schools, parents and students. Parents and schools should work together to nurture children in positive ways with a view to strengthening home-school communication and parent-child relationship. With the concerted efforts of schools and parents, children will be able to grow up in a healthy and joyful environment.

     Mr Sze presented certificates of appreciation to Federations of Parent-Teacher Associations (FPTAs) of each district in recognition of their contributions to home-school co-operation. He expressed his gratitude to the FPTAs for promoting home-school co-operation and parent education and organising various meaningful activities at the district level over the years, benefitting parents and students.

     The Chairman of the CHSC, Mr Eugene Fong, thanked the former CHSC chairpersons for their enthusiasm in promoting home-school co-operation and parent education. He hoped that the CHSC will further promote home-school co-operation and continue to groom the new generation of Hong Kong to become future masters with both talents and virtues.

     The CHSC organises a variety of home-school co-operation and parent education activities every year, including parent-child talks, workshops, competitions and annual symposium. The activities aim at cultivating students’ positive values and lifestyles, promoting parent-child relationships, enhancing children’s communication skills, providing advice to parents in assisting their children to learn, enabling parents to have a better understanding of school and education policies, etc.  

     This year, the CHSC launched the “We Did It!” Award Scheme with the support of Hong Kong Disneyland to commend parents for actively supporting their children to participate in non-academic school-based or extra-school activities, and also to commend students for their active participation in these activities. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the CHSC, the scheme was expanded to cover primary, secondary and special schools this year. An award ceremony was successfully held earlier, recognising students and parents from over 400 schools. The scheme is also one of the Government’s “Happy Hong Kong” supporting events. 

     The keynote speakers of the symposium included the Principal of Ying Wa Primary School, Dr Sylvia Chan; the Chief Principal of Victoria Educational Organisation, Dr Maggie Koong; and the Chairperson of Direction Association for the Handicapped, Mr Tommy Lau. They shared their experiences in nurturing children and the positive impact of home-school co-operation on children. In addition, some primary and secondary school students were invited to perform music and dance, giving colour to the event.

     The CHSC will continue to collaborate with the Government and other stakeholders to promote home-school co-operation and enhance students’ physical and mental development through organising various activities.

Hong Kong – SCED attends OECD meeting in Paris (with photos)

SCED attends OECD meeting in Paris (with photos)


     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau, attended the Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, France on June 7 (Paris time).
     Speaking at a discussion session on trade policies for resilient and inclusive growth, Mr Yau stressed the importance of fighting against any form of protectionism as the world is walking out from the pandemic.
     “Trade is not, and should never be seen as, a ‘zero-sum’ game. We must continue to provide a free, fair, open, non-discriminatory, transparent and predictable environment for trade and investment to thrive,” he said.
     “Commitments to forging regional trade agreements that are inclusive and open, that seek to deepen economic integration, and that promote economic and technical co-operation will overcome divisions and bolster connectivity,” he added.
     He also highlighted that ongoing dialogues and exchanges between governments and also with various stakeholders should be promoted.
     In addition, Mr Yau called on participating ministers to uphold the rules-based multilateral trading system and drive forward the World Trade Organization’s discussions about restoring a fully and well-functioning dispute settlement system, the Joint Statement Initiatives on E-Commerce and Investment Facilitation for Development, etc.
     On the sidelines of the meeting, Mr Yau met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, Mr Bui Thanh Son, to exchange views on enhancing bilateral relationships. He also had a breakfast meeting with the France-Hong Kong Business Association to promote Hong Kong’s advantages and business opportunities.
     Mr Yau will proceed to Budapest, Hungary on June 8 (Paris time) for a two-day visit.

Hong Kong – DGCA attends 10th anniversary ceremony of ICAO Asia and Pacific Regional Sub-Office in Beijing (with photos)

DGCA attends 10th anniversary ceremony of ICAO Asia and Pacific Regional Sub-Office in Beijing (with photos)


     The Director-General of Civil Aviation, Mr Victor Liu, today (June 6) attended the 10th anniversary ceremony of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Asia and Pacific Regional Sub-Office (APAC RSO) in Beijing by invitation. Officiated by the Administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Mr Song Zhiyong, and the Secretary General of the ICAO, Mr Juan Carlos Salazar, the ceremony was attended by representatives of civil aviation authorities and industry partners.
     The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) has been actively engaged in the work and activities of the ICAO. This includes promoting the initiatives of the Regional Aviation Safety Group – Asia Pacific Region, participating in meetings of the Asia Pacific Air Navigation Planning and Implementation Regional Group, and seconding CAD officers to the APAC RSOs in Beijing, China, and Bangkok, Thailand. Through co-operation and exchanges with aviation authorities of the region as well as international organisations, the development of the aviation industry in the Asia-Pacific region is further promoted.
     Mr Liu arrived in Beijing yesterday (June 5). During his visit to Beijing, Mr Liu called on the CAAC and representatives of the CAAC’s Office of Aviation Safety to exchange views on issues including flight safety. Mr Liu also visited the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology to learn about the new opportunities brought about to the civil aviation industry by technological development.

     Accompanying Mr Liu to Beijing was the Acting Assistant Director-General of Civil Aviation (Air Services and Safety Management), Mr Michael Yuen.

     Mr Liu will return to Hong Kong tomorrow (June 7).

BYD Attends Zero-Emission Ride and Drive Truck Event in Long Beach, CA

 BYD (Build Your Dreams) will showcase U.S. assembled battery-electric 8TT and 8Y trucks Wednesday at the Harbor Trucking Association’s Ride and Drive, a free event open to the general public.

The BYD 8TT and 8Y trucks are the first commercially available all-electric class 8-day cab and terminal tractors similar to those being currently operated in the port of Long Beach. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 2100 W. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90802.

BYD Senior Vice President Patrick Duan said the Long Beach Ride and Drive event offers a unique opportunity for those interested in electric vehicles to get some hands-on experience. BYD employees will be available to demonstrate and answer questions.

“This is a great opportunity for people to learn more about the electrification of heavy duty vehicles,” Duan said. “The Long Beach port has been a key player in moving towards all-electric infrastructure, and we welcome this opportunity to showcase our models like the 8TT and 8Y which are ‘Hard at Work’ throughout the U.S.”

BYD trucks are assembled in Lancaster, California by members of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) union, Local 105.

About BYD

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