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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

Art@Harbour 2024 opens Mar 25

Large-scale outdoor art project “Art@Harbour 2024” will be held on both sides of Victoria Harbour between March 25 and June 2, bringing the public and tourists a new inspirational and sensory experience. 

 

Through outdoor art installations and digital art facades, the project will integrate art, science and technology, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department said.

 

Speaking at the project’s opening ceremony today, Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki noted that “Art@Harbour” was first launched in 2022 as an innovative integration of art, science and technology. The project was so well received in Hong Kong and all over the world that it was brought back this year with more partners and international artists involved.

 

“This year’s edition features many playful creations on both sides of Victoria Harbour. They include the ‘teamLab: Continuous’ exhibition, which consists of two large-scale, art-and-sound installations - one featuring hundreds of brilliant egg lights, the other lighting up the park trees. Together, they transform Tamar Park into a colourful festival of lights,” Mr Chan said.

 

He added that on the Hong Kong side there is lighting exhibition “Science in Art”, featuring two interactive art installations by the city’s own LAAB Architects and artist Dylan Kwok.

 

The Chief Secretary also introduced the three projects in Tsim Sha Tsui, which are independently orchestrated and financed by project partners.

 

“Across the harbour, on Kowloon side, we have an ‘out-of-this-world’ totem sculpture by artist Alicja Kwade.

 

“The Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront also features ‘Chromaflux’, a digital art exhibition presented by artists from Hong Kong, the Czech Republic, France and Germany.

 

“And then there is ‘Voyage with Van Gogh’, inspired by the legendary artist and Hong Kong’s own Victoria Harbour. The LED art installation, alongside the historic Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, was realised by Spain’s VISURA Studio and artist Vritis. It is also paired with music composed by Leon Ko and performed by pianist Niu Niu and violinist Wang Liang,” Mr Chan explained.

 

The Chief Secretary also pointed out that Hong Kong believed in the power of art and culture to unite, to inspire, and to create a community and an economy that reward people at large, adding that he looked forward to working with all stakeholders in creating a mega-events economy and making Hong Kong a more dynamic and liveable city.

 

Admission to all the exhibitions is free of charge. Except for the lawn area of Tamar Park of the “teamLab: Continuous” exhibition at specific time slots - which require pre-registration through the Klook system and a valid QR code for admission, advance bookings are not required for other areas and exhibitions. Members of the public are welcome to visit. 

 

An artist’s talk will be held tomorrow at 7.45pm at Tamar Park’s Cultural Plaza, where teamLab representatives will introduce the “teamLab: Continuous” exhibition to visitors. Admission tickets for the talk will be distributed at the plaza from 6.30pm tomorrow on a first come, first served basis.

 


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