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Civil Aid Service holds parade

The Civil Aid Service (CAS) held the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and CAS 70th Anniversary Parade today at the Police College.   Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki officiated at the ceremony and acted as the reviewing officer for the parade.   To demonstrate national identity and patriotic sentiment for the motherland, the CAS has fully adopted from today, the Chinese-style foot drill that requires exacting standards, and demonstrated the drill's protocols for the first time in the parade.   As an auxiliary force under the Security Bureau, the CAS has been honouring the pledge of "provide emergency relief, serve the community" and has been rendering immediate assistance during emergencies to protect Hong Kong citizens.   During the COVID-19 epidemic, the CAS has remained steadfast on the front line of the anti-epidemic operations by rapidly assisting in setting up a number of community isolation faci

Survey on non-HK firms released

The number of businesses in Hong Kong with parent companies located outside the city stands at 8,978 in 2022, according to an annual survey released by Invest Hong Kong and the Census & Statistics Department today.   Of the 8,978 companies, 1,411 operate as regional headquarters, 2,397 as regional offices and 5,170 as local offices.   In terms of where these companies came from, the Mainland ranked first with 2,114 companies, followed by Japan with 1,388, the US with 1,258, the UK with 655 and Singapore with 463.   By sector, import and export trade, wholesale and retail topped the list with 4,170 companies, followed by financing and banking with 1,683 and professional, business and education services with 1,308.   In terms of jobs, the number of people engaged by these companies was about 468,000 in 2022.
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