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GBA rule of law action plan released

The Action Plan on the Construction of Rule of Law in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has been released, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced today.   Secretary for Justice Paul Lam explained that the action plan has two intentions, namely to underpin the guiding principle of “Three Interfaces, Two Connects & One Greater Bay Area”, and strengthen collaboration with the legal and dispute resolution sectors and other stakeholders to effectively implement policy measures set out in the plan.   Through mechanisms, regulatory frameworks and talent – the “three interfaces” – the DoJ said it will promote hardware and software connectivity in constructing rule of law in the bay area, co-operation between the various cities according to their respective strengths, and collaboration between different legal systems, thereby eventually achieving the goal of “one Greater Bay Area”.   Deputy Secretary for Justice Cheung Kwok-kwan, who is also the leading Hong Kong

New round of BL test for teachers set

The third round of the Basic Law & National Security Law Test (BLNST) in the 2023-24 school year is scheduled for April 6 and applications can be made from tomorrow to February 29, the Education Bureau (EDB) announced today.


Target participants for this round of the BLNST are bachelor's degree holders, or those who will attain a bachelor's degree in the 2023-24 or 2024-25 academic year, and plan to join or change to another secondary school, primary school or kindergarten to take up a teaching post.


Limited places for the test will be available on a first come, first served basis.


Those who have obtained a pass result in a test organised by the EDB, the Civil Service Bureau or a recruiting department or grades for degree holders will not be accepted to sit for it again.


The fourth round of the BLNST, scheduled for June 16, will be open for non-degree holders, while the fifth round, scheduled for July 20, will be open for degree holders. Relevant arrangements will be announced in due course.

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