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New harbourfront space opens

The Development Bureau announced that the Pierside Precinct near Wan Chai Ferry Pier further opened today, providing a nostalgic harbourfront leisure space with a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour for the public.   Being the 12th harbourfront leisure space that opened since October last year, the newly opened area is located to the east of the ferry pier on a harbour site reclaimed for the construction of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass.   The bureau said under the incremental approach, a 180-metre-long promenade of the precinct opened earlier in March, followed by the opening of a further 80m in October.   With an area of about 4,600 sq m, the newly opened part has almost doubled the precinct's original space.   In contrast to the colourful cartoon style adopted at other harbourfront sites opened earlier in Western District and Wan Chai, the precinct mainly comprises simple fair-faced concrete and wooden structures.   It features a stylish touch with its clear and rectiline

Home Affairs chief to visit Xi'an

Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui will leave for Xi’an in Shaanxi Province this afternoon to attend the closing ceremony of the 11th National Games for Persons with Disabilities & the 8th National Special Olympic Games.   Mr Tsui will also participate in the games’ flag handover ceremony.   He will return to Hong Kong on October 30.   During his absence, Under Secretary Jack Chan will be Acting Secretary for Home Affairs.
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