Resumption of public service and special arrangement of Consumer Advice Centres
The Consumer Council Services Centre located at Tsim Sha Tsui and North Point Consumer Advice Centre will resume normal service from 18 May 2020 (Monday).
To reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19, social distancing and other precautionary measures will be implemented at Consumer Advice Centres.
Visitors are required to:
- Make prior appointment for service by calling the hotline 2929 2222;
- Wear surgical face masks and take a body temperature check before entering the Centres;
- Wait in a designated waiting area in order to reduce social contacts with other visitors.
(Notes: Visitors may experience a longer waiting time because of the precautionary measures.)
The 19th Consumer Rights Reporting Awards Presentation Ceremony
The Consumer Rights Reporting Awards (CRRA), now in its 19th year, was first launched in 2001 by the Consumer Council in conjunction with the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) and the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association (HKPPA). This year, the CRRA received the highest number of entries in the past 10 years, a total of 274 entries in the different categories – 125 Print, 8 Audio, 67 Video, 43 Press Photo, and 31 Campus.
At the CRRA Presentation Ceremony today, a total of 28 awards in 7 categories, including 4 Sustainable Consumption Awards, were presented by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr. Edward Yau Tang Wah, GBS, JP, and the Council Chairman, Mr. Paul Lam Ting Kok, SC.
In his welcome speech, Council Chairman Mr Paul Lam Ting-kwok, SC said, “With the rapid changes in society, the Council has kept pace with the times by actively responding to the challenges brought by the economy, society and technology. We hope the media will continue to support our work and to represent the voices of consumers by advocating for their interests. In fact, the media is a close ally of the Council. Through their unrelenting investigations to expose issues and incidents injurious to consumer safeguards, they have exercised their media power to staunchly defend consumer rights and interests.”
The aim of the Consumer Rights Reporting Awards is to recognise excellence in reporting of consumer rights and interests. Over the years, the Awards have become authoritative and coveted annual professional recognition. The CRRA is jointly organized by the Consumer Council, the HKJA and the HKPPA. The adjudication panel comprises 15 representatives from professional organisations and university journalism faculty, including the Council Chairman and Vice-Chairman. This year’s CRRA coincides with the Council’s 45th Anniversary. The Council is firmly committed to working closely with the media in a concerted effort to safeguard the rights and interests of consumers.
Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development delivering a speech.
Mr Paul Lam Ting-kwok, Chairman of Consumer Council delivering a speech.
Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, Mr Paul Lam Ting-kwok, Chairman of Consumer Council, and winners of Text Category.
Mr. Chris Yeung, Chairman of Hong Kong Journalists Association and winners of Audio-visual Category.
Mr. Chan Yik Chiu, Acting Chairman of Hong Kong Press Photographers Association and winners of Press photo Category.
Mr. Sham Yee Lan, Former Chairperson of Hong Kong Journalists Association and winners of Audio Category.
Mr. Peter Kwan Wai, Professor of Practice of Chu Hai College of Higher Education and winners of Campus Category.
Mr. Clement Chan Kam-wing, MH, Chairman of Publicity and Community Relations Committee of the Consumer Council and winners of Sustainable Consumption Category.
The guests, representatives of the Consumer Council, adjudicators with all the winners
Winner list (Please revise to Chinese version)