Issue no. 72
(18 Aug 2005)
    Dear Members/Member Practices,
In this issue
New CPD Programmes
PRC Tax Bulletin
Guangdong Counterparts
PC Revision Course
For Your Information
Invitation to Try Out e-Voting
he Institute is testing an e-voting system for the 2005 Council election, in parallel with the paper ballots
system. A mock e-voting exercise is scheduled next week from 22 August, 9 a.m. to 24 August, 5:30 p.m. The results will be independently reviewed by the Institute's auditors and an external security consultant.
Voting details will be issued to you soon under a separate
e-circular. Thank you in advance for your assistance in testing the new system. Your help will ensure the smooth implementation for the real election, which will take place in late November.

New CPD Programmes
hree new CPD programmes on tax topics and leadership skills topics are available to members. Now that we're closing in on the fourth quarter of the year, it's time
to take advantage of these CPD programmes and more!

Overwhelming Response to TUE
he seats for the previous TUE session on "21 Replacement Hong Kong Auditing Standards"
are fully booked! A re-run session is now scheduled for 6 September at the Institute.
The session will explain the impact on auditors of the new Hong Kong Standards on Auditing and Review Engagements, and highlight the new requirements and guidance as compared with their SAS counterparts. Click here to secure a seat.

Subscribe to PRC Tax Bulletin
ubscribe to the PRC Tax Bulletin (|H), which is a Chinese weekly publication and contains the latest PRC tax rules, regulations and notices from the Ministry
of Finance and State Administration of Taxation in the Mainland. Full-year subscribers (October 2005 to September 2006) will get a free copy of the monthly "Finance and Economics Update (]gʺA)." Please complete and return the subscription form by 20 September.

Placement Programme for Guangdong Counterparts
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he Institute organised a programme last week for the staff of the Guangdong Institute of CPAs to
learn more about how the Hong Kong Institute operates.
Led by the GICPA president, Xiong Zhanyu, the 10-member delegation spent five days learning about the Institute's CPD, student and membership admission, quality assurance, compliance, finance and communications.
(Click the photo to enlarge)

Enrol for the PC Revision Course
he Institute is offering revision courses for candidates sitting the Practising Certificate (PC) Examinations in Law and Tax Planning in this December.
Organised by Hong Kong Baptist University, each course charges $1,500 and comprises seven, three-hour sessions. If you are interested, please download and complete the application form by 3 October.

For Your Information
Trade Development Council is conducting a World Bank Business Opportunities Seminar on 1 and 2 September at JW Marriott Hotel.
Hong Kong Retirement Scheme Association and the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong will co-organise a luncheon talk on "pension systems in a changing global context" on 14 September.
Anti-Money Laundering Network is running a course on how money launderers use offshore financial services on 30 September.
Employers can make use of the Common English Proficiency Assessment Scheme of the University Grants Committee for benchmarking final year undergraduate standards of English. Click here to see the latest scheme's results.

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