DOJ says applicants for Hong Kong govt's post of govt counsel must pass National Security Law test

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DOJ says applicants for Hong Kong govt's post of govt counsel must pass National Security Law test

Applicants for the post of government counsel in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region must pass a test in the Basic Law and the National Security Law for Hong Kong, the Department of Justice said on Monday.

The Department of Justice said applicants will still need to sit for the test even if they have passed any Basic Law tests previously conducted by the Civil Service Bureau or other government departments.

The basic law and the national security law test are required to be entered into the post of government counsel, according to the department. A pass requires applicants to answer 10 out of 20 questions correctly.

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From Aug 5 to 18 applicants will have to submit their applications for the test.

Even if they had passed any Basic Law tests previously conducted by the Civil Service Bureau or other government departments, applicants will still have to sit for the test, according to the department.

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From July 1 this year, applicants for civil service positions are required to take the Basic Law and the National Security Law Test as an entry requirement.