Hong Kong – Regional flag-selling activities today

Regional flag-selling activities today

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     Three charities have been issued Public Subscription Permits to hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (July 27). The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has been informed by one of the charities that the regional flag-selling activity scheduled to be held by it has been cancelled, a spokesman for the SWD said.

 

     Information on the regional flag-selling activities today is as follows:

 






Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Kowloon Christian Action Green Tiffany blue
New Territories HK Saving Cat and Dog Association Limited Blue Red


 

     The contact information for the organisation that has cancelled its regional flag-selling activity is as follows:

 





Region Name of organisation Contact person Contact number
Hong Kong Island The Hong Kong AIDS Foundation Limited Mr Chan 2560 8572


 

     Details of the charitable fund-raising activities, including any updated information, covered by the issued Public Subscription Permits have been published on the GovHK website (www.gov.hk/en/theme/fundraising/search). Permits for flag days containing information on contact methods of the flag-selling organisations and the approved flag-selling activities have also been uploaded to the SWD’s website (www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_controlofc/sub_flagdays) for reference. For enquiries, please call the SWD’s hotline at 2343 2255, or the designated hotline of the 1823 Call Centre at 3142 2678.

 

     In the case of suspected fraudulent flag day activities, people should not make any donation and should immediately report the matter to the Police, the spokesman added.

Hong Kong – Regional flag day today

Regional flag day today

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     Three charities have been issued Public Subscription Permits to hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (June 4). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Limited; in Kowloon, Apostolic Faith Church of Hong Kong Limited; and in the New Territories, Society for Abandoned Animals Limited, a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said.

 

     Arrangements have been made with the charities to help people distinguish between the three flag-selling activities.   

 

     Information on the three flag-selling organisations on June 4 is as follows:

 







Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Limited Green Green
Kowloon Apostolic Faith Church of Hong Kong Limited Dark orange Green
New Territories Society for Abandoned Animals Limited Light orange Yellow


 

     Details of the charitable fund-raising activities, including any updated information, covered by the issued Public Subscription Permits have been published on the GovHK website (www.gov.hk/en/theme/fundraising/search). Permits for flag days containing information on contact methods of the flag-selling organisations and the approved flag-selling activities have also been uploaded to the SWD’s website (www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_controlofc/sub_flagdays) for reference. For enquiries, please call the SWD’s hotline at 2343 2255, or the designated hotline of the 1823 Call Centre at 3142 2678.

 

     In the case of suspected fraudulent flag day activities, people should not make any donation and should immediately report the matter to the Police, the spokesman added.

Hong Kong – AALCO Hong Kong Regional Arbitration Centre officially opens (with photos/video)

AALCO Hong Kong Regional Arbitration Centre officially opens (with photos/video)

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     The AALCO Hong Kong Regional Arbitration Centre, under the auspices of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) and with major support from the Central People’s Government (CPG), was officially opened today (May 25) at the Shanghai Commercial Bank Tower in Central. The Centre forms part of the Hong Kong Legal Hub.



     At the opening ceremony, the Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, said she hoped that the Centre will, together with the existing AALCO arbitration centres in Malaysia, Egypt, Nigeria, Iran and Kenya, stand united by the ideals of friendship and collaboration by promoting trade and investment in the Asian-African region. She expressed her gratitude to the CPG and the AALCO for their staunch support and trust, and said that the Department of Justice (DoJ) looks forward to working with the Centre and the legal and dispute resolution community to promote Hong Kong as an international legal and dispute resolution hub, which will be beneficial to all.



     The Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Liu Guangyuan, and the Director of the AALCO Hong Kong Regional Arbitration Centre, Mr Nick Chan, also officiated at the ceremony.



     The establishment of the Centre, officially announced in November 2021 at the 59th Annual Session of AALCO hosted by Hong Kong, marks a major milestone in the development of Hong Kong as a leading centre for international legal and dispute resolution services in the Asia-Pacific region, and constitutes a significant vote of confidence from the CPG and the AALCO to Hong Kong.



     The AALCO is the only inter-governmental legal consultative organisation in the Asian and African region comprising almost all the major states from Asia and Africa. Regional arbitration centres under its auspices function as international institutions with the objective of promoting international commercial arbitration in the Asian-African region and providing for the conduction of international arbitrations.



     Adding to the five existing regional arbitration centres of the AALCO, the regional arbitration centre in Hong Kong will act as a co-ordinating agency in the AALCO dispute settlement system, aiming to promote the growth and effective functioning of arbitration institutions and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, including online dispute resolution services, to promote the wider application of various ADR rules within the Asian and Pacific region, to provide facilities for ADR services including ad hoc arbitrations as well as arbitrations held under the auspices of the Centre and other arbitral institutions, and to provide assistance in the enforcement of arbitral awards.



     The DoJ will continue its efforts to establish Hong Kong as the centre for international legal and dispute resolution services in the Asia-Pacific region, which is in line with the National 14th Five-Year Plan and the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, bringing vast opportunities for the sector.

Hong Kong – Regional flag-selling activities cancelled

Regional flag-selling activities cancelled

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     The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has been informed by three flag day organisers that regional flag-selling activities in public places originally scheduled to be held today (January 22) have been cancelled, a spokesman for the SWD said.

 

     Three charities had been issued Public Subscription Permits to hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today. They are, on Hong Kong Island, Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Limited; in Kowloon, Rotary Club of Hong Kong City North Community Service Fund Limited; and in the New Territories, Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong.

 

     For enquiries, please contact the organisations concerned. Contact information of the organisations is as follows:

 







Region Name of organisation Contact person Contact number
Hong Kong Island Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Limited Miss Chan 3550 5529
Kowloon Rotary Club of Hong Kong City North Community Service Fund Limited Mr Leung 9047 1287
New Territories Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong Miss Hui 3692 5468




     Details of the charitable fund-raising activities covered by the issued Public Subscription Permits have been published on the GovHK website (www.gov.hk/en/theme/fundraising/search). Permits for flag days containing information on contact methods of the flag-selling organisations and the approved flag-selling activities have also been uploaded to the SWD’s website (www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_controlofc/sub_flagdays) for reference. For enquiries, please call the SWD’s hotline at 2343 2255, or the designated hotline of the 1823 Call Centre at 3142 2678.

 

     In the case of suspected fraudulent flag day activities, people should not make any donation and should immediately report the matter to the Police, the spokesman added.

Hong Kong – Regional flag-selling activities today

Regional flag-selling activities today

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     Three charities have been issued Public Subscription Permits to hold flag sales on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon and in the New Territories separately from 7am to 12.30pm today (January 8). The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has been informed by one of the charities that the regional flag-selling activity scheduled to be held by it has been cancelled, a spokesman for the SWD said.

 

     Information on the regional flag-selling activities today is as follows:

 






Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island Hong Kong Buddhist Society for the Blind Limited Red Light Green
Kowloon The Mongkok Kai-Fong Association Limited Purple Light Green


 

     The contact information for the organisation that has cancelled its regional flag-selling activity is as follows:

 





Region Name of organisation Contact person Contact number
New Territories Wai Ji Christian Service Miss Chan 2777 9039


 

     Details of the charitable fund-raising activities, including any updated information, covered by the issued Public Subscription Permits have been published on the GovHK website (www.gov.hk/en/theme/fundraising/search). Permits for flag days containing information on contact methods of the flag-selling organisations and the approved flag-selling activities have also been uploaded to the SWD’s website (www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_controlofc/sub_flagdays) for reference. For enquiries, please call the SWD’s hotline at 2343 2255, or the designated hotline of the 1823 Call Centre at 3142 2678.

 

     In the case of suspected fraudulent flag day activities, people should not make any donation and should immediately report the matter to the Police, the spokesman added.