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Govt to enhance securities trading

It is a pleasure to be here with you today, especially after an accident that has reminded me of the importance of staying vigilant even in relatively peaceful times. Continuously enhancing competitiveness despite good business is also a theme I wish to harp on in today's speech.   Some of you may recall that I last spoke to you in November 2018. That was into the second year of my tenure, witnessing the celebration of the 40th anniversary of our nation's reform and opening up, and the consecutive opening of two major pieces of cross-boundary transport infrastructure - the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All seemed bright and well. And then we all have some frightening memories of what Hong Kong had gone through in the following two years. Few would disagree that it has been a very challenging period for Hong Kong, particularly with the riots in the latter half of 2019 during which some banks were

National Security Law forum set

The Department of Justice will hold a forum on the National Security Law on July 5, bringing together legal experts and academics to discuss the application and interpretation of the security law.   The National Security Law was promulgated and took effect on June 30, 2020, and has been implemented for almost a year. The Security Brings Prosperity forum aims to enhance understanding and awareness of it.   The legal forum comprises a series of keynote speeches given by distinguished speakers and three panel discussions that will examine the substantive and procedural aspects of the National Security Law and deliver a comparative study of national security laws of other jurisdictions.   The forum will be held online. Click here for details and the live webcast arrangements.
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