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GD, HK boost IP co-operation

Guangdong and Hong Kong today endorsed the co-operation projects on intellectual property (IP) rights protection from mid-2022 to the end of 2023.   The Guangdong/Hong Kong Expert Group on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights agreed to continue to strengthen the mutual collaboration and development of IP between Guangdong and Hong Kong.   The group’s co-operation projects cover areas such as reinforcing co-operation on IP in the Greater Bay Area, and promoting co-operation on IP protection, trading and services, exchange as well as promotion and education activities in both places.   On cross-boundary IP protection, customs authorities in both places will focus on copyright protection on the Internet, and both sides will strengthen co-operation in and exchanges of copyright enforcement.   In 2020, the expert group formulated an annual co-operation plan and extended its implementation in light of the pandemic situation. Over the past two years, group members have imple

Elderly Commission chair named

Dr Donald Li has been appointed as Elderly Commission chairman and Prof Daniel Lai as a commission member for two years from July 30, the Government announced today.   Dr Li is Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council chairman and World Organization of Family Doctors immediate past president. He is also Action Committee Against Narcotics chairman and a member of the Steering Committee on Primary Healthcare Development.   Prof Lai is Baptist University’s Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Social Work Chair Professor.   Secretary for Labour & Welfare Chris Sun said the commission has been assisting the Government in formulating a comprehensive policy in caring for the elderly over the past two decades or so.   “Dr Li and Prof Lai are both well experienced in elderly-related issues and are experts in their respective fields. I look forward to working closely with them in further improving elderly services in Hong Kong.”   Mr Sun also thanked outgoing chairman Dr Lam Ching-choi, praising him for his capable leadership and unfailing support which have been instrumental for the Government to gradually take forward various new policy initiatives on the elderly front, especially those recommended under the Elderly Services Programme Plan.
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