Mainland-HK security ties enhanced

April 25, 2023

Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung today called on the CPC Central Committee's Commission for Political & Legal Affairs and witnessed the signing of two Letters of Intent, among others, as he continued his visit to the capital.


Mr Tang, together with the heads of disciplined services departments and the Hong Kong Disciplined Services Cultural Exchange Delegation currently on an Mainland exchange visit, watched the flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square early this morning.


The security chief then met CPC Central Committee Commission for Political & Legal Affairs Secretary Chen Wenqing and thanked the central government for its support for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s law enforcement work during the black-clad violence period in 2019. He also briefed Mr Chen on the National Security Law’s implementation and the Security Bureau's work progress in safeguarding national security.


In the afternoon, Mr Tang called on Minister of the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) Yu Jianhua, where he noted that Hong Kong Customs will continue to strengthen co-operation with Mainland Customs on intelligence exchange and real-time notification of cases as well as the conduct of joint and special operations.


He added that Hong Kong Customs will also collaborate with the GACC on smart customs to strengthen its application and promotion.


Mr Tang then called on the Ministry of Transport, where he met Vice-Minister of Transport Dai Dongchang and Director General of the Rescue & Salvage Bureau Wang Lei.


The security secretary witnessed the signing of two Letters of Intent that are set to strengthen technical co-operation and the exchange of rescue experiences to enhance professional standards of both sides on a five-year basis.


The letters were signed by Director of Fire Services Andy Yeung and Government Flying Service Controller West Wu respectively with Mr Wang.


Mr Tang also paid a visit to State Council Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office Director Xia Baolong to brief him on the Hong Kong SAR’s work on safeguarding public security and national security, and thanked him for affirming and supporting the work of the disciplined services.

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