all change as new post spurs reshuffle Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai, permanent secretary for health, welfare and food, will take up the new post of permanent secretary for food and environmental hygiene on May 2, the government announced yesterday. Sandra Lee Suk-yee, permanent secretary for economic development, will assume the post of permanent secretary for health and welfare on May 8. Commissioner for Tourism Eva Cheng Yu-wah will take up Ms Lee's job on Monday. She will be replaced by Au King-chi, deputy secretary for planning and lands, on May 2. Former deputy secretary for home affairs Thomas Tso Man-tai will take over as head of the government's Beijing office this month. rise in forex reserves keeps HK 7th in world Hong Kong's foreign currency reserves amounted to US$125.9 billion at the end of last month, up US$200 million or 0.16 per cent from February, the Monetary Authority said. Hong Kong remains the seventh largest holder of foreign currency reserves after Japan, the mainland, Taiwan, South Korea, Russia and India. panel to visit UK, north american broadcasters Members of the Legislative Council's information, technology and broadcasting panel leave on Tuesday for North America and Britain to study public service broadcasting systems. Panel chairman Sin Chung-kai said during the 11-day visit they would focus on the governance and funding of public service broadcasters and how they uphold editorial independence. beef from kansas barred over shipment with bones Imports of beef from a processing plant in the US state of Kansas have been suspended with immediate effect after bones were found in a shipment. US firms are supposed to ship to Hong Kong only boneless beef from cattle under 21/2 years old, with high-risk material such as the brain and spinal cord removed.