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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

HK fencers bag bronze medals

Hong Kong fencers Cheung Ka-long and Vivian Kong each won a bronze medal at the 2022 Fencing World Championships.   While Cheung bagged a medal in the Men’s Foil Individual event, Kong scored one in the Women’s Epee Individual competition.   Congratulating the athletes today, Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung said: “With excellent performances in the competitions, Cheung Ka-long and Vivian Kong have won the well-deserved medals by showcasing Hong Kong athletes' talent and perseverance.”   Mr Yeung pointed out that in addition to the two medals taken home by the Hong Kong team, Cheung has also made history again by achieving the best result ever for a Hong Kong fencer in the men’s event in the championships.   “We are thrilled by their achievements. I hope the fencing team will continue to strive for excellence in the team events,” Mr Yeung added.
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