HK and mainland sign information security deal Hong Kong and the mainland yesterday signed a deal to reinforce information security between both sides. The memorandum of understanding was signed between the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Centre and the National Computer Emergency Response Technical Team/Co-ordination Centre of China. The deal was aimed at promoting information security for the business community in Hong Kong. Under the agreement, both organisations will launch a series of initiatives to share the latest updates on information security and recovery action. John Tsang prepares for 7-day visit to Australia Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology John Tsang Chun-wah will visit Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra during an Australian visit starting tomorrow. During his seven-day visit, he will meet prominent political figures, business leaders and media representatives and brief them on the latest developments in Hong Kong, including the post-Sars economic recovery and the signing of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement. Polytechnic pupils first to pass national exam Four Hong Kong Polytechnic University students have passed the national entrance examination for the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine's postgraduate courses - the first from the city to do so. They are entitled to study Chinese medicine postgraduate courses at the academy. Unesco workshop in HK on underwater heritage A Unesco Asia-Pacific regional workshop on the 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage will be held today in Hong Kong. Secretary of Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping and Zhang Bai, deputy director- general of China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage, will attend.