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Study team keen to listen to views

(To watch the full media session with sign language interpretation, click here.)   Chief Executive John Lee today said the study team led by CPC Central Committee Hong Kong & Macao Work Office Director and State Council Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office Director Xia Baolong is keen to listen to the views of Hong Kong.   At a media session on the second day of Mr Xia’s inspection visit, Mr Lee said the study team is focused on the city's economic developments and district administration, and that there has been a good exchange of views.   “One thing that has been shared is the actual situation of Hong Kong. Both myself, the Financial Secretary and the various principal officials have explained in great detail to the study team.   “And the conclusion of all these meetings indicates that the study team is satisfied with the overall situation of Hong Kong and the way that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is handling it.”   The Central Pe

Top prosecutor appointed

The Department of Justice announced today that Principal Government Counsel Maggie Yang has been appointed Director of Public Prosecutions to oversee its Prosecutions Division.   The Director of Public Prosecutions is responsible for directing public prosecutions and advising on the development, enforcement and implementation of criminal law. Ms Yang was selected for the position through a promotion and open recruitment exercise.   Welcoming the appointment, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng said Ms Yang is well qualified to take forward the Prosecutions Division’s important work with her solid professional knowledge and experience in criminal law and strong leadership skills.   She also described Ms Yang as a lawyer of outstanding abilities and integrity.   “I am confident that she is competent to lead the Prosecutions Division to rise to the challenges ahead and discharge her role as the Director of Public Prosecutions in a fair and impartial manner.”   Click here for Ms Yang’s biography.
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