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Cablegate: Hong Kong Tip Tier 2 Action Plan Delivered

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DE RUEHHK #1636 2400859
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 280859Z AUG 09
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8422

UNCLAS HONG KONG 001636

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EAP/CM; EAP/RSP - VORDERSTRASSE; AND G/TIP -
CHAN-DOWNER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KTIP PREL KCRM KWMN PHUM SMIG HK
SUBJECT: HONG KONG TIP TIER 2 ACTION PLAN DELIVERED

REF: STATE 87524

(U) Sensitive but unclassified -- please protect accordingly.
Not for dissemination outside USG channels.

(SBU) Post delivered reftel points and TIP Tier 2 Action Plan
to Hong Kong Security Bureau (SB) Principal Assistant
Secretary Chow Wing-hang and Assistant Secretary Ida Ng
Kit-Ching August 28, and left the recommended Action Plan
with Chow and Ng as a non-paper. Chow and Ng indicated they
would consult with the relevant law enforcement agencies
under the SB, as well as the Labour and Social Welfare Bureau
regarding the recommendations. Chow noted HK law enforcement
was currently reviewing their anti-TIP guidelines and
procedures, and would welcome any reference materials on
international or third countries, best practices Hong Kong
might study. He also expressed keen interest in continuing
cooperation with the USG on anti-TIP efforts, and looked
forward to a successful visit by G/TIP in September.
MARUT

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