Hong Kong – Hong Kong films take centre stage at British Film Institute in London (with photos)

Hong Kong films take centre stage at British Film Institute in London (with photos)


     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO) partnered with Focus Hong Kong to showcase a selection of Hong Kong films at the British Film Institute Southbank, London on July 12 – 15 (London time).

     Hong Kong film “Where the Wind Blows”, directed by Philip Yung and starring Tony Leung and Aaron Kwok, was screened as the opening film on July 12, also marking the UK premiere of this captivating masterpiece. Addressing the audience at the opening screening, the Director-General of London ETO, Mr Gilford Law, said that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is committed to supporting Hong Kong’s creative industries and developing Hong Kong into an East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchange as well as attracting creative talents to the city, including professionals and practitioners involved in film making. 

     “We are delighted to work with the British Film Institute this year to bring four Hong Kong films to London. I am also pleased to point out that Tony Leung, a leading actor of ‘Where the Wind Blows’, would soon be awarded the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement in the 80th Venice International Film Festival, being the first Chinese actor to receive the honorary award. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of creative talents, together with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s firm support to the film industry, Hong Kong has one of the largest and most dynamic film and entertainment industries in the world,” he said.

     The Focus Hong Kong film festival presented four Hong Kong films, namely “Where the Wind Blows”, “A Guilty Conscience”, “Let it Ghost” and “Nomad (4K Restoration, Director’s Cut)”.

Centre For Cybersecurity Partners with SharePass to Enhance Secure Communication with Students

 About SharePass:
SharePass is a leading provider of secure communication solutions designed to protect sensitive information and ensure data privacy. With its advanced encryption and privacy features, SharePass empowers organisations to securely share and communicate confidential information while maintaining complete control over their data. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies and user-friendly interfaces, SharePass offers a seamless and secure communication experience across multiple platforms and devices.

About the Centre For Cybersecurity (CFC):
CFC is a renowned institution in Singapore specialising in cybersecurity education and research. With a strong commitment to addressing the growing challenges in the digital realm, CFC plays a pivotal role in equipping individuals and organisations with the necessary knowledge and skills to combat cyber threats. As a leading authority in cybersecurity, CFC is dedicated to promoting cybersecurity awareness, fostering best practices, and driving innovation in the field.

With the increasing importance of cybersecurity and the need to safeguard sensitive data, CFC recognises the value of a robust and reliable communication solution. SharePass offers one-click AES industry encryption and privacy features that align perfectly with CFC’s commitment to maintaining the highest data protection standards.

By leveraging SharePass, CFC can securely collect PII from their students, ensuring that sensitive information remains confidential. The platform’s innovative features, including embedded encryption and user-controlled data expiration, provide an additional layer of security, preventing unauthorised access and minimising the risk of data leaks.

One of the key benefits of SharePass is its user-friendly interface, allowing CFC and its students to navigate and utilise the platform seamlessly. SharePass supports various devices, enabling secure communication across various platforms, including desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. This flexibility ensures that students can access their information securely, regardless of their preferred device or location.

Additionally, SharePass integrates advanced authentication methods, including support for YubiKeys, further enhancing communications security between CFC and its students. YubiKeys protect against unauthorised access and ensure that only authorised individuals can access the shared information.

The partnership between CFC and SharePass reinforces the commitment of both organisations to prioritise data security and privacy. By leveraging SharePass’s secure communication platform, CFC can enhance their ability to protect sensitive student information, creating a safe and trusted environment for data exchange.

“We are thrilled to partner with the CFC in their mission to protect sensitive information and promote cybersecurity awareness,” said Yuri Miloslavsky, CEO of SharePass. “By leveraging SharePass, CFC can effectively communicate with their students while ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of their personal information. We look forward to supporting CFC’s commitment to data security and helping them create a secure digital environment for their students.”

Organisations like CFC recognise the importance of secure communication channels as the digital landscape evolves.

SharePass’s cutting-edge technology and commitment to data security position it as an ideal solution for safeguarding sensitive information. CFC and SharePass partnership set a benchmark for secure communication practices in education, ensuring student privacy remains a top priority.

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Hong Kong – Sham Shui Po Sports Centre temporary shelter stood down

Sham Shui Po Sports Centre temporary shelter stood down


  In view of the No. 3 alarm fire at Fat Tseung Street in Cheung Sha Wan, Sham Shui Po Sports Centre temporary shelter (2/F, Sham Shui Po Leisure and Cultural Building) was earlier opened by the Sham Shui Po District Office. The temporary shelter has now been stood down.

IAF Heritage Centre Receives ” Air Force Kanpur-I” From PEC

Indian Air Force (IAF) Heritage Centre being set up at Sector 18, Chandigarh has received a Vintage Prototype Aircraft “Kanpur-1”. This rare single engined machine had been designed and built by late Air Vice Marshal Harjinder Singh VSM 1, MBE in 1958 and was in the proud possession of Punjab Engineering College (PEC) Chandigarh.

A solemn ceremony for taking over this indigenous machine was hosted at Aeronautical Engineering division of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. The aircraft has been received by Air Marshal R Radhish, SASO, HQ Western Air Command from Prof. Baldev Setia, Director PEC. This vintage aircraft was gifted to PEC by AVM Harjinder Singh in the year 1967 and shares a strong bond with Indian aviation heritage. The “Kanpur-1” will be displayed along with other aircraft at the IAF Heritage Centre. This aircraft is to be seen as a moment of glory for future generations to understand the significance of self reliance, innovation & the dream of ‘Make in India’.

Speaking on the occasion, Air Marshal R Radhish brought out that having this aircraft in the IAF Heritage Centre, will not only hold heritage value but also build strong relationships between the  Punjab Engineering College and Indian Air Force. He was pleased to learn that in the batch of 1964 at PEC, 17 students had joined the IAF and the rest had joined DGCA.

IAF Heritage Centre was a dream project visualised by Chandigarh Administration, Hon’ble Governor of Punjab & Administrator of UT, Shri Banwari Lal Purohit and Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff last year. The IAF Heritage Centre, Chandigarh will comprise of artifacts, simulators and interactive boards, in order to highlight the various facets of operations in the IAF. It will showcase the important role played by IAF for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief besides its combat capabilities. It will also house various vintage aircraft. The Heritage Centre will go a long way in motivating and inspiring the youth of this city in making a career in the IAF.



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Centre allows International Trade Settlements in Indian Rupees for Export Promotion Schemes under the Foreign Trade Policy

The Government of India has made suitable amendments in the Foreign Trade Policy and Handbook of Procedures to allow for International Trade Settlement in Indian Rupees (INR) i.e., invoicing, payment, and settlement of exports / imports in Indian Rupees. Accordingly, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) had earlier introduced Para 2.52(d) vide Notification No. 33/2015-20 dated 16.09.2022 to permit invoicing, payment and settlements exports and imports in INR in sync with RBI’s A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.10 dated 11th July 2022.

In continuation to the above notification, changes have been introduced under Para 2.53 of the Foreign Trade Policy, for grant of exports benefits / fulfilment of Export Obligation under the Foreign Trade Policy, for export realisations in Indian Rupees as per the RBI guidelines dated 11th July 2022.

The updated provisions for Export Realisation in Indian rupees been notified for, imports for exports (Para 2.46 of FTP), export performance for recognition as Status Holders (Para 3.20 of FTP), Realisation of export proceeds under Advance Authorisation (AA) and Duty Free Import Authorisation (DFIA) schemes (Para 4.21 of FTP) and Realisation of Export Proceeds under Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Scheme (Para 5.11 of HBP).

Accordingly, benefits / fulfilment of Export Obligation under the Foreign Trade Policy has been extended for realisations in Indian Rupees as per the RBI guidelines dated 11th July 2022. Given the rise in interest in internationalisation of Indian Rupee, the given Policy amendments have been undertaken to facilitate and to bring ease in international trade transactions in Indian Rupees.



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