Wed, 03 Mar 2021

HONG KONG -- Jessica Bartlett, chairwoman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham HK), said Friday that many investors still have confidence in the Hong Kong market and remain very keen to be in Asia and Hong Kong.

"Hong Kong...is a very resilient place," Bartlett said. "That's a place that they (investors) want to continue to invest. They see this region as a growth region."

She added that the chamber has not seen mass exits of U.S. capital after the national security law in Hong Kong was implemented. (AmCham HK-Investment-Confidence)

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HONG KONG -- Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government Kevin Yeung said on Friday that the education bureau will provide local schools with guidelines about carrying out national security education.

Yeung said at the Legislative Council of the HKSAR that the education bureau will further enhance students' awareness of national security and law-abiding to tie in with the implementation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR. (Hong Kong-National Security Education-Promotion)

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KUALA LUMPUR -- The first Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Digital Ministers' Meeting on Friday adopted the ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025 (ADM2025) to guide the group's digital cooperation from 2021 to 2025.

In a joint declaration after the meeting, the ministers said the plan would prioritize ASEAN's recovery from COVID-19, connect businesses and facilitate cross-border trade and build a digitally inclusive society, among other goals, making the group a leading digital community and economic bloc powered by secure and transformative digital services, technologies and ecosystem. (ASEAN-Ministers-Meeting)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan on Friday strongly condemned two suicide bombing attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

At least 32 people were killed and over 100 others were wounded on Thursday in the twin suicide bombings.

"We convey our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and pray for speedy recovery of those injured in these gruesome terrorist attacks," the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said. (Pakistan-Bomb Attacks-Iraq)

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YANGON -- The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived at Myanmar's Yangon International Airport on Friday afternoon.

On the government-to-government basis, a total of 1.5 million doses of the Covishield vaccine, manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII), arrived in the country and were handed over to the Medical Research Department under Myanmar's Ministry of Health and Sports. (Myanmar-India-COVID 19 Vaccines)

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