Secretary for Security talks about Xinjiang incident
Following is the transcript (English portion) of the remarks made by
the Secretary for Security, Mr Ambrose S K Lee, at a media session at the ground floor lobby of the Central Government Offices, East Wing this morning (August 5):
Secretary for Security: We are very concerned about the explosion in
Kashgar yesterday. We condemn this kind of violent act leading to deaths and injuries. We are now liaising with relevant law enforcement agencies both on the Mainland as well as overseas. We are also analysing intelligence gathered and we will review our risk assessment. I can assure the Hong Kong public that Hong Kong is still a very, very safe city. We are confident that we have the capability to host very safe Equestrian Events in Hong Kong.
Walk through Beas River venue
The following is issued on behalf of the Equestrian Events (Hong Kong) of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Company:
Media representatives accredited to cover the Olympic Equestrian
Events in Hong Kong are invited to walk the Beas River cross-country course on Thursday (August 7).
Those wishing to cover the walk are requested to assemble at the media centre on Level 2 of the Media Hotel (Regal Riverside Hotel) at 34-36 Tai Chung Kiu Road, Sha Tin, by 12.30pm. Coaches will take them to the Beas River venue.
The representatives will walk through the 5km course which is the
competition venue for the cross-country leg of the Eventing competition on August 11.
The course walk will begin about 2pm, with a briefing by course
designer Mr Michael Etherington-Smith.
Media representatives wishing to travel in their own transport will
need to arrive at Kam Tsin Road near Jardine Gate at the entrance to the Hong Kong Jockey Club clubhouse in Sheung Shui by 1.30pm.
There will be security screening before entering the venue.
Media representatives will be taken back to the Media Hotel about 5pm.
Media representatives are strongly advised to prepare themselves for
wet weather and arduous walking, but no umbrellas will be allowed.
If changes are needed to the schedule, a decision will be made by the
Equestrian Company two hours before the media assembly time (12.30pm).