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Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony

2024-06-18 19:18 Last Updated At:19:48

Csc and peking university conclude in-depth programme on 'one country, two systems' and contemporary china with lecture on new quality productive forces

The Civil Service College (CSC), in collaboration with the Institute for Hong Kong and Macau Studies, Peking University, held the concluding lecture of the in-depth programme on "one country, two systems" and contemporary China at the Central Government Offices today (June 18). The Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics at Peking University, Professor Lin Yifu, was invited to elucidate how, amidst profound changes unseen in a century, new quality productive forces can be harnessed to fulfill the two major tasks - Chinese modernisation and high-quality development as outlined at the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Around 170 senior officials, including politically appointed officials and directorate officers, attended the lecture.

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Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Csc and peking university conclude in-depth programme on 'one country, two systems' and contemporary china with lecture on new quality productive forces

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Addressing the lecture, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, said that the development of new quality productive forces is closely linked to Hong Kong's better integration into the country's overall development and the Government Work Report this year clearly prioritises "striving to modernise the industrial system and developing new quality productive forces at a faster pace" as the first major task. The report also outlines a comprehensive plan across various fronts of the country's agenda, providing clear guidance for Hong Kong as it embraces new responsibilities and breaks new ground on the new journey towards Chinese modernisation and high-quality development. He also encouraged colleagues attending the lecture to reflect on how to better consolidate and promote Hong Kong's distinctive advantages of enjoying the strong support of the motherland and being closely connected to the world under the "one country, two systems" principle and the strategic positioning of the "eight centres", so as to better capitalise on Hong Kong's strengths to serve the country's needs.

The lecture was closely followed by a graduation ceremony officiated by the Secretary for the Civil Service, Mrs Ingrid Yeung, and Vice President of Peking University Professor Fang Fang. A total of 71 participants who had successfully completed the programme were awarded certificates of completion jointly issued by Peking University and the CSC. Mrs Yeung and the Director of the Institute for Hong Kong and Macau Studies at Peking University, Professor Chen Duanhong, addressed the ceremony, with the Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Clement Leung, and the Head of the Civil Service College, Mr Oscar Kwok, also in attendance.

Addressing the ceremony, Mrs Yeung expressed her gratitude to the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and Peking University for their support for the programme. Congratulating all the participants on their successful completion of the programme, she encouraged them to apply the knowledge and insights gained from this series of 12 lectures to their work and stay united to complement the HKSAR Government in giving full play to Hong Kong's unique strengths for better integration into the country's overall development, jointly contributing to the steadfast and successful implementation of "one country, two systems".

The programme was organised to further strengthen training for senior officials and directorate civil servants. It consists of 12 monthly lectures covering a wide range of topics, such as the Communist Party of China and contemporary China, socialism with Chinese characteristics, the theory and practice of "one country, two systems", as well as developments in contemporary Chinese society, economy, national defence, technology, and more. Distinguished scholars from the Mainland delivered the programme and engaged in in-depth discussions with participants. The number of senior officials and directorate officers attending the programme's lecturesin person and online was about 2 100.

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Civil Service College and Peking University's joint programme holds lecture on contemporary Chinese economy and graduation ceremony Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Booking for free use of leisure facilities on Sport For All Day 2024 to start on July 16

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will hold Sport For All Day 2024 on August 4 (Sunday). Most leisure facilities under the purview of the LCSD will be open for free use. Members of the public can book the LCSD's fee-charging facilities as individual users starting from July 16 (Tuesday).

The sessions for free use of facilities on August 4 will be allocated through balloting via SmartPLAY. During anytime between July 16 and 22, members of the public can submit a balloting application via SmartPLAY for booking sessions available for free use on August 4. Each user can submit a total of three balloting choices in one application. The computer balloting results will be announced by July 25. Successful applicants will be notified by the SmartPLAY system and no confirmation is required by the applicants. Members of the public, who have not been allocated with or applied for the balloted free sessions, can book the remaining free sessions, if any, via SmartPLAY on a first-come, first-served basis from 7am on July 29 for the free sessions on August 4. Each person can only book one free session for August 4 irrespective of the type of leisure facilities, either from balloting or first-come, first-served booking.

Applications submitted can be altered before the closing of the application period at 11.59pm on July 22. If applicants wish to change their choices, they may click "Edit Balloting Choices" to make alteration. They are reminded to read and agree the declaration and click "Submit Application" again to complete the application procedures.

The leisure facilities to be available for free use on August 4 include:

  • Indoor leisure facilities: badminton courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, netball courts, volleyball courts, squash courts, table tennis tables, American pool tables, billiard tables, sport climbing walls*, bowling greens, golf facilities, fitness rooms*, activity rooms, dance rooms and a cycling track*;
  • Outdoor leisure facilities: tennis courts, tennis practice courts, bowling greens, batting cages, sport climbing walls*, archery ranges* and golf facilities (excluding camp facilities, sports grounds as well as artificial and natural turf pitches);
  • Public swimming pools (excluding Wan Chai Swimming Pool, and Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool and Tung Cheong Street Swimming Pool which are temporarily closed for redevelopment and repair works respectively); and
  • Craft at water sports centres* (recreational kayaks, pedal-driven boats, sampans and colour boats at Chong Hing Water Sports Centre are available for free use by campers only).
  • * Citizens who book these types of facilities must hold the relevant qualification certificates. For details, please visit the thematic website at www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/sfad.

    No prior booking is required for public swimming pool facilities. Members of the public may line up at the entrances of swimming pools before the start of a session. Free admission is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The LCSD appeals to hirers to arrive on time and make the best use of the booked facilities. If a hirer fails to take up a booked session 10 minutes after the starting time, the facility will immediately be reallocated to walk-in participants on a first-come, first-served basis. The facility shall be used for the same purpose as that for which it had been booked by the original hirer. The user shall surrender the facility to the original hirer immediately upon the latter's arrival.

    All users of the leisure facilities shall observe the Conditions of Use of LCSD Recreation and Sports Facilities (www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/condition/index.html), including the no-show/not present during the use of the booked sessions ("not present") penalty. An individual hirer who is unable to take up a booked session should cancel the booked facility one day before the start of the booked session(s) through the SmartPLAY system. A no-show/"not present" record will be filed on the hirer when he or she fails to take up a session as booked without on-time completion of the cancellation procedure, or is not present during the use of the booked sessions. Any two such records within 60 consecutive days will result in suspension of booking rights for any of the LCSD's recreation and sports facilities for 90 days.

    In addition, the LCSD will hold diversified and free recreation and sports programmes from 2pm to 6pm on August 4 at designated sports centres in 18 districts, including health talks, fitness corners, sports demonstrations and participation activities for the elderly and persons with disabilities. The theme of this year event is "Parent-child Exercise for Fun and Fitness", the parent-child exercises to tie in with the theme of the event will be held at designated venues. Activity coupons will be distributed at LCSD District Leisure Services Offices and designated venues in the 18 districts on July 22.

    To echo the SFAD 2024, over 10 organisations will firstly hold free land-based and aquatic recreation and sports programmes for the public to join in their venues, or open up their facilities for free use on August 4. Details are available on the dedicated webpage (www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/sfad/2024/organizations.html).

    Sports demonstrations will be featured in a live webcast via the event dedicated website (www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/sfad) and the "LCSD Plusss" Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LCSDPlusss) on the event day from 2pm. Members of the public can experience the vigour of sports demonstrations at home through online platforms.

    For enquiry on free use of leisure facilities, please call 2414 5555 or visit the dedicated website at www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/sfad.

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