Speeches & Questions of the Council

Adjournment Motion – Cyber Security (Jeffrey Lam)

President, the recent reports about Edward SNOWDEN have aroused great concern in society. If his allegations are found to be substantiated, many major strategic resources facilities in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX) and Satellite Remote Sensing Receiving Station, might have been hacked by the National Security Agency of the United States.

Adjournment Motion – Cyber Security (Andrew Leung)

President, as Chairman of the House Committee, I move the following motion: “That this Council do now adjourn for the purpose of debating the following issue: cyber security”…

Adjournment Motion – Cyber Security (Priscilla Leung)

President, the SNOWDEN incident has awakened the people of Hong Kong to the fact that Internet security in Hong Kong is like the King’s New Clothes, and they have no privacy at all in the cyber world.

Speech – Building a safe city (Priscilla Leung)

Deputy President, I learnt from today’s news report that another Mainland tour has traffic accidents in Taiwan, which killed the tourist guide and injured more than 20 people. The earlier incident of hot air balloon crash in Egypt is still unforgettable to Hong Kong people…

Speech – Building a safe city (Lo Wai-kwok)

President, as some urban facilities in the territory have been ageing, and certain ordinances and measures relating to safety regulation have failed to make amendments to keep up with the times, many hidden safety hazards have arisen, and various kinds of accidents may occur, resulted in property loss and even heavy casualties.

Speech – Maintaining and enhancing Hong Kong’s position as an international financial centre (Christopher Cheung)

Deputy President, I thank Mr. NG Leung-sing for proposing this motion on “Maintaining and enhancing Hong Kong’s position as an international financial centre” today.

Speech – Maintaining and enhancing Hong Kong’s position as an international financial centre (Jeffrey Lam)

President, thanks to the hard work of Hong Kong people, Hong Kong has achieved very good developments in the economy and trade over the past few decades.

Question – The tunnel design of the Central Kowloon Route and the impact of future construction works (Priscilla Leung)

The Transport and Housing Bureau (THB) has pointed out earlier that the dual-3 lane tunnel design will be adopted for the proposed Central Kowloon Route (CKR)…

Question – Statistics on residential mortgage loans (Abraham Shek)

Will the Government inform this Council whether it knows the total number and total amount of outstanding residential mortgage loans as at May 31, 2013?

Question – Collection of financial transactions tax in Hong Kong for Italian authorities (Christopher Cheung)

Following is a question by the Hon Christopher Cheung and a written reply by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, in the Legislative Council today (June 5): Question: According to the Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) Law of Italy, which came into force on January 1 this year, FTT is


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