HK still very safe, says security chief Security chief Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong yesterday told Liao Hui, the director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, that Hong Kong was still one of the safest cities in the world. Mr Lee did not, however, raise the case of detained journalist Ching Cheong. Mr Lee also told Mr Liao that Hong Kong's crime rate had declined in the past few years and that the public was satisfied with security. Cross border at non-peak hours, travellers warned About 10,000 mainland visitors are expected to arrive in Hong Kong today on a one-day tour, part of a promotion bid by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the Guangdong travel industry. Hong Kong residents are advised to cross the border at non-peak hours and use the Lowu crossing as traffic is expected to be busier than usual. Views sought on cultural hub report The Legislative Council subcommittee on the West Kowloon Cultural District development is asking for views on its first-stage report, which calls for a new authority to oversee the project. Chairman Alan Leong Kah-kit said officials would also be asked to respond to the report. He said lawmakers would take in their views before finalising another report on the project details. Deputy's visit to HK is a big gift, says Stanley Ho Tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun described vice-president Zeng Qinghong four-day visit next week as a 'big gift' to Hong Kong. The Macau casino mogul also said Mr Zeng's visit was obviously a mark of support for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and the Disney theme park. Henry tang to attend APEC meeting in S Korea Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen is to attend an Apec meeting in South Korea, beginning on Tuesday. The finance ministers from Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation member nations will discuss ageing economies and capital mobility.