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Anniversary celebrations to come

Events to celebrate the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s 20th anniversary will be held in the coming days, including a festival, an environmental expo, a drum performance and two exhibitions.

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HK team to sport 'flying dragon' logo

Brand Hong Kong's "flying dragon" logo will be prominently displayed on the Hong Kong team's ocean-going yacht in the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race, the Information Services Department announces.

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Infant formula mislabelled

The Centre for Food Safety has found that the vitamin content of a tinned infant formula sample was inconsistent with the declared value on its nutrition label.

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Salt, sugar label scheme launched

A scheme has been launched to encourage the food industry to display salt and sugar content labels on prepackaged food products for consumers' easy identification. 

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Research fund applications open

Applications for a fellowship scheme under the Health & Medical Research Fund has opened.

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Lau Kong-wah visits Wong Tai Sin

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has visited Wong Tai Sin District to open a community resource centre.

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Law Chi-kwong visits elderly centre

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Dr Law Chi-kwong has visited an elderly cognitive training centre to learn about its operation and meet its staff.

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New sports park to be built

The Government is planning to build another sports park in Pak Shek, Sha Tin, in addition to the Kai Tak Sports Park, Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah says.

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Man arrested for selling unregistered drugs

A 35-year-old man was arrested after Department of Health officers and Police seized three unregistered pharmaceutical products from a Sham Shui Po retail stall.

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Flu jab campaign to start

The Vaccination Subsidy Scheme and Government Vaccination Programme 2017-18 will start on October 18 and 25 respectively, providing subsidised or free seasonal influenza vaccinations and pneumococcal vaccinations in phases.

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Gov't to review milk formula restriction

The Government will study the latest statistics in reviewing whether or not to lift export restrictions on powdered milk formula.

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Dioxins found in Taiwan crab sample

The Centre for Food Safety has announced a Taiwan hairy crab sample has been found to contain excessive dioxins.

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Storm signal downgraded

The Hong Kong Observatory has downgraded Typhoon Signal from No. 8 to No. 3 as Typhoon Khanun moves away from the city.

 

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More celebratory activities set

A countdown party, a series of hiking activities, a family walk and a district carnival will be held in the coming days to celebrate the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's 20th anniversary.

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New youth commission to be launched

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says the Youth Development Commission will be launched around the first quarter of next year.

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More spaces for young artists set

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah says new arts spaces in revitalised industrial or commercial buildings will be offered to young artists at an affordable rent.

 

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Elderly plan supports community care

The most important objective of the Elderly Services Programme Plan is to support community care and ageing in place, Secretary for Labour & Welfare Dr Law Chi-kwong says.

 

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New funding plan more effective

The new funding scheme for the Hospital Authority will allow for better service planning and assessment, Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan says.

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Primary healthcare to be boosted

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has outlined in her maiden Policy Address plans to strengthen primary healthcare services to address the needs of an ageing population.

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Family welfare plan expanded

The Government will enhance the Low-income Working Family Allowance to benefit more households by extending it to cover singletons and increasing allowance rates, Chief Executive Carrie Lam says.

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