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SB holds youth leadership forum

The annual review of the Security Bureau Youth Uniformed Group Leaders Forum was held today, with Acting Chief Executive Chan Kwok-ki giving a speech.   Mr Chan reported that the forum had organised nearly 20 activities over the past year, including courses and training camps run by the bureau’s disciplined services and auxiliary services, and seminars on the country’s Constitution, the Basic Law and the Hong Kong National Security Law. It also organised visits to Beijing, Shaanxi and Greater Bay Area cities, allowing participants to learn more about national affairs and broaden their horizons.   He said he was pleased to note that the bureau plans to strengthen co-operation between the Leaders Forum and Shenzhen University to enhance exchanges between youths in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, deepening their understanding of the development opportunities in the bay area and increasing Hong Kong’s integration into national development.   Noting that members had undergone significant grow

Kevin Yeung praises games athletes

Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung today visited the Hong Kong Sports Institute to learn about the athletes’ preparation for the Asian Games and Asian Para Games.   Mr Yeung toured the institute’s fencing, badminton and Wushu halls, where he and the other visiting officials met elite athletes and coaches to find out more about their training arrangements and the support provided by the institute.   He also took the opportunity to express his best wishes to the athletes, hoping that they will give their best and bring glory to Hong Kong.   Yesterday afternoon, Mr Yeung met judo and cricket athletes while they were preparing for the games at the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre and the Craigengower Cricket Club.   The Asian Games and Asian Para Games will be held in Hangzhou during September 23 to October 8 and October 22 to 28 respectively.   The sports chief stressed that it means a lot for the athletes of the Hong Kong, China delegation to compete in their country.   Mr Yeung added that during their stay in Hangzhou, he hopes the athletes will gain a deeper understanding of the country’s development, have more exchanges and interactions with athletes of other delegations, and demonstrate the demeanour of a great Hong Kong athlete.   Hong Kong, China will send about 660 and about 98 athletes for the Asian Games and Asian Para Games respectively.   In addition to the institute’s support to athletes competing in elite sports events, the Culture, Sports & Tourism Bureau has also approved a grant of $77 million in preparation funding to support other athletes and their teams as they prepare for both games.

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