Security education resources set

April 15, 2022

In support of National Security Education Day, the Civil Service College (CSC) has launched a series of online learning resources to enhance civil servants’ understanding of the National Security Law and national security, the Government said today.


The theme of this year’s National Security Education Day is “Uphold National Security, Safeguard Our Home”.


Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said: “As civil servants are the backbone of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, it is incumbent upon them to acquire an accurate understanding of the National Security Law, enhance awareness of safeguarding national security and act in accord fully with the Hong Kong SAR Government in discharging its duty to safeguard national security.


“To ensure that new recruits to the civil service will have basic understanding of the Basic Law and the National Security Law, we are updating the assessment content of the Basic Law Test, and will include the National Security Law in the scope of assessment.


“In addition, we will continue to strengthen training for civil servants through the CSC, so as to deepen their understanding of safeguarding national security, the constitutional order and national affairs.”


Meanwhile, to encourage civil servants to acquire a more comprehensive understanding of the holistic view of national security, the CSC rolled out new pre-recorded lectures focusing on three of the major fields in the holistic view, ie resource security, biosecurity and outer space security, under the Tsinghua Lecture Series delivered by experts and scholars from Tsinghua University.


Furthermore, the CSC also launched a pre-recorded talk titled National Security, the Hong Kong National Security Law & Improving Electoral System delivered by former Secretary for Justice and former Vice-Chairperson of the Hong Kong SAR Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Elsie Leung.


Apart from discussing the city’s duty to safeguard national security and key elements of the National Security Law, the talk also covers the improvements to Hong Kong’s electoral system and implementation of the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong”, the Government added.

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