The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong yesterday sent a letter to all foreign consulates in Hong Kong, requiring them to declare their presence in Hong Kong.hong kongInformation on appointed local staff, including identity card numbers and residential addresses, must be submitted to the Protocol Department of the Hong Kong Government before October 18.
According to reports by Mingpao and Reuters, the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong said in a diplomatic letter that local staff of the Consulate are required to declare the information, which is signed by the Consulate General in Hong Kong. With an employment contract, including for Hong Kong permanent residents or people holding any visa for Hong Kong non-permanent residents.
In the declaration form, the Consulate is required to fill in the employee’s name, title, date of employment, address, ID card or travel document number, nationality and submit a copy of the identity card or travel document.
According to the requirements, if the Consulate terminates the employment relationship with a local employee, it must also notify the Protocol Department of the Hong Kong Government within 15 days.
The letter stated that in accordance with the “Vienna Convention on Consular Relations”, the Consulate General andEuropean UnionThe office will need to provide information about all local employees who have signed employment contracts.
Reuters asked the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Office of the Commissioner for Hong Kong, the Hong Kong government and the British and US consulates in Hong Kong, but has not yet received any comment.
The Financial Times reported that the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Office of the Commissioner in Hong Kong last year asked diplomatic missions in Hong Kong to provide information on all properties, including floor plans, and diplomats were concerned that the information could be used .detectiveActivities or installation of hearing aids.