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July goods exports up 20.1%

The volume of Hong Kong's total goods exports increased 20.1% year-on-year in July, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.   The volume of goods imports for the month rose 19.5% over July 2020.   Prices of goods exports and imports increased 5.6% and 5.5% year-on-year for the month.   On a seasonally adjusted basis, the volume of goods exports fell 5.3% in the three-month period ending July compared with the preceding three months, while the volume of goods imports decreased 0.8%.   Comparing the first seven months of the year with the same period in 2020, the volume of goods exports rose 25.3%, while that of goods imports increased 22.7%.   Prices of goods exports for the period increased 3.4%, while that of goods imports rose 3.3%. http://dlvr.it/S7hMTp

Oath-taking necessary: CE

(To watch the full media session with sign language interpretation, click here.)   Chief Executive Carrie Lam today said the oath-taking allows civil servants to demonstrate that they fully understand their need to be loyal to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.   She made the remarks this morning before attending the Executive Council meeting, saying that taking an oath is a very solemn matter.   “It is necessary for all civil servants - in fact, public servants - to take the oath in order to demonstrate that under ‘one country, two systems’, they fully understand they need to swear allegiance to the Basic Law and be loyal to the Hong Kong SAR.   “Ultimately, the test lies in the behaviour. If somebody who has taken an oath to swear allegiance and pledge loyalty has subsequently done something which is in breach of the oath, then appropriate actions will have to be taken by the authorities.”
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