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Northbound car travel scheme refined

The Transport Department today announced a refinement to the vehicle inspection arrangement for applications concerning Northbound Travel for Hong Kong Vehicles.   As agreed by Guangdong and Hong Kong authorities, from March 1, vehicle inspections will be exempted if the applicant and the vehicle remain unchanged when resubmitting applications for Northbound Travel for Hong Kong Vehicles within two years of passing the vehicle inspection and within the validity of the applicant’s electronic vehicle licence from Mainland authorities.   Currently, applicants for the travel scheme are required to conduct vehicle inspections at designated locations in Hong Kong. http://dlvr.it/T3SSfq

CS to attend UN meetings

Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki will depart tomorrow for Geneva, Switzerland, to attend meetings of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Government announced today.

 

He will be joined by representatives of the Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Bureau, the Security Bureau, the Department of Justice and the Labour Department.

 

China’s fourth report, which includes a part concerning the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was submitted under the Universal Periodic Review mechanism of the UNHRC and will be examined at the meetings.

 

Hong Kong SAR Government officials will attend the meetings as members of China’s delegation.

 

Mr Chan will return to Hong Kong on January 27. During his absence, Deputy Chief Secretary Cheuk Wing-hing will be Acting Chief Secretary.


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