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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

February warm and dry

With the northeast monsoon over southern China generally weaker than normal for most of the time in February, that particular month was much warmer than usual, the Hong Kong Observatory said today.

 

The monthly mean minimum temperature of 17.6 degrees Celsius, monthly mean temperature of 19.4 degrees and monthly mean maximum temperature of 21.9 degrees were higher than normal, and respectively the fourth, the fifth and one of the seventh highest on record for February.

 

Together with the well above normal temperatures in December 2023 and January 2024, this winter was exceptionally warm.

 

February was also drier than usual, with total rainfall of only 4.1mm, about 11% of the normal level.

 

The accumulated rainfall in the first two months of 2024 was 10.8mm, about 85% below the normal level for the same period.


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