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Govt rejects UK report on HK

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today vehemently refuted, strongly disapproved of and firmly rejected the slandering remarks and ill-intentioned political attacks on the city under the successful application of “one country, two systems” in the so-called United Kingdom Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong: July to December 2022.   In a press statement, the Government again urged the UK to respect international law and the basic norms governing international relations and stop interfering in Hong Kong matters, which are purely China’s internal affairs.   Improved electoral system for patriots to administer HK The new electoral system has established the Legislative Council Election Committee Constituency which goes beyond the vested interests of various groups and districts, and broadened the representation in Hong Kong’s political structure in a balanced and orderly manner, thereby enhancing the city’s governance efficiency, the statement pointed out.   The sev

Govt to lift employment law jab rule

The Labour Department today announced that from June 16, provisions under the Employment Ordinance relating to a legitimate COVID-19 vaccination request will be repealed.   From that day onwards, there will be no vaccination provisions under the Employment Ordinance, and any legitimate vaccination request made under the ordinance prior to June 16 shall cease to have effect on or after that date, the department explained.   Ancillary to the Government’s anti-epidemic measures, the jab provisions were added to the Employment Ordinance from June 17 last year, stipulating that the dismissal of an employee due to non-compliance with a legitimate COVID-19 vaccination request made by the employer is not considered as an unreasonable dismissal.   With the removal of the statutory Vaccine Pass requirement earlier and Hong Kong society resuming normalcy in full, the Government will repeal the vaccination provisions under the Employment Ordinance, having consulted the Health Bureau and the Department of Health.   The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2022 (Commencement) Notice will be published in the Gazette this Friday.

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