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Xia Baolong begins HK visit

CPC Central Committee Hong Kong & Macao Work Office Director and State Council Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office Director Xia Baolong today arrived in Hong Kong for a seven-day inspection visit.   Upon his arrival at Hong Kong International Airport this morning, Mr Xia toured the Integrated Airport Centre in the company of Chief Executive John Lee, Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki and Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) Chairman Jack So.   Mr Xia was updated by Secretary for Transport & Logistics Lam Sai-hung and AAHK Chief Executive Officer Fred Lam, on the developments of the aviation industry and the latest situation of Hong Kong's development as an international aviation and cargo hub. Mr Xia also inspected the operation of autonomous vehicles at the airport.   In the afternoon, he had an engagement session with Principal Officials and Permanent Secretaries of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government led by Mr Lee.   At another engagement ses

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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