Gov’t House Open Day; Anti-ivory trading protest; “United Front” strategy “misdirected”. Photo Credit: Chris Lusher.
– Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So will visit Moscow in a four-day trip to promote economic cooperation between Russia and Hong Kong
– So will meet with senior government officials, business leaders and Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission members
Police ready for action at Government House Open Day.
– Police appealed to protesters who intend to gather at the Government House or other places today to provide information so that “the actions can be conducted lawfully and in an orderly manner”
– Police also stated that sufficient manpower will be deployed at the Government House to ensure order and safety
– Meanwhile, about 20 people marched in Tuen Mun yesterday urging the Police to take resolute action toward anti-parallel trading protest
Fanny Law responds to “brainwashing” criticisms on national education for teachers.
– ExCo member Fanny Law has been under fire since proposing the idea that teachers must spend a month in China to learn about the country’s affairs
– The pro-democracy Progressive Teachers’ Union, which was labelled by Law as “opposition”, published a statement (in Chinese) blasting the former Education and Manpower Bureau for interfering in academic affairs
– Law replied that “no one can brainwash another person, since each man’s brain is his own. Everyone can have independent thinking”
– Another ExCo member Bernard Chan, who just became the head of a new committee promoting reduction of salt and sugar in food, said “it’s important for schools to make their own choices”
School Children lead largest protest against ivory trade in Hong Kong.
– About 100 school children marched in Hong Kong’s ivory trade hub on Hollywood Road, calling for the Government to ban ivory trade
– The kids are students from ESF Clearwater Bay School, ESF Kennedy School, ESF West Island School and Canadian International School
– The protest was the largest of such kind in the city
CPPCC committee member criticised Beijing’s strategy toward Hong Kong.