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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

New fitness test for CSD officers

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) announced today that new standards will be adopted for the entry physical fitness test for Officer and Assistant Officer II from September 16.   The fitness test items will be changed from five to four, including replacing sit-ups and vertical jumps with isometric strength tests and modifying the shuttle run from 9m x 10 single laps to 10m x 4 single laps. The bailey bridge and 800m run will be retained.   Noting that the test items and standards of the current physical fitness test have been in use for nearly 20 years, the CSD said it invited a sports medicine expert to review and formulate new test standards that better meet the daily work needs of correctional officers nowadays.   The department added that it will enhance publicity and organise recruitment activities including talks, workshops and exhibitions as well as recruitment talks at universities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to attract more recruitees.

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