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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

Social distancing rules maintained

The Government today announced it will maintain most of the social distancing measures in place for 14 days until October 13.   Meanwhile, the maximum number of people allowed per banquet in catering businesses adopting Type D mode of operation will be relaxed to 240.   Noting the high transmissibility of the mutant strains and the relatively low vaccination rate of the elderly who will be subject to extremely high risks of serious illness and death if there is a fifth wave of the epidemic, the Food & Environmental Bureau said most of the social distancing measures have to be maintained.   Click here for the latest measures.
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