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International study shows Hong Kong students' continued outstanding performance in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy
6 December 2016

The Education Bureau (EDB) today (December 6) said it was pleased to learn that Hong Kong students have performed very well in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 and maintained their outstanding achievements.
 
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CS unveils details of preparatory work for HKSAR 20th anniversary celebrations
2 December 2016

The Chief Secretary for Administration (CS), Mrs Carrie Lam, unveiled at a press conference today (December 2) details of the preparatory work commenced early this year for celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Chaired by the CS, an inter-departmental Steering Committee on the 20th Anniversary was also set up.
 
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Speech by SCED at Business of Design Week 2016 Gala Dinner
2 December 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the Business of Design Week (BODW) 2016 Gala Dinner today (December 2):
 
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SEN speaks at session of C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico
2 December 2016

The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, delivered a keynote speech on energy saving on December 1 (Mexico City time) at a session of the C40 Mayors Summit held in Mexico City, Mexico.
 
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Speech by CE at Hong Kong Trade Development Council's 50th anniversary cocktail reception
1 December 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the 50th anniversary cocktail reception of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) today (December 1):
 
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Speech by CE at Business of IP Asia Forum
1 December 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Business of IP Asia Forum this morning (December 1):
 
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Speech by CE at Business of Design Week 2016 opening ceremony
1 December 2016

Following is the speech delivered by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the opening ceremony of Business of Design Week 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today (December 1):
 
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International study shows Hong Kong students' outstanding performance in mathematics and science
29 November 2016

The Education Bureau (EDB) today (November 29) said it was glad to learn that Hong Kong students had maintained outstanding performance in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015.
 
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Speech by Acting FS at "Fashion Challenges" Forum of Fashion Asia 2016 Hong Kong
28 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Acting Financial Secretary, Mr Gregory So, at the "Fashion Challenges" Forum of Fashion Asia 2016 Hong Kong today (November 28):
 
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HKSAR Government welcomes official launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect
25 November 2016

The China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong issued a joint announcement today (November 25), announcing their approval of the official launch of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect on December 5.
 
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HKMA welcomes launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect
25 November 2016

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) welcomes today's announcement of the launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect on December 5.
 
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Government and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort announce expansion and development plan
22 November 2016

The Government announced today (November 22) that it has reached an in-principle agreement with the Walt Disney Company (TWDC) on the expansion and development plan at the Phase 1 site of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) to further expand the resort to provide more popular facilities for local and overseas visitors. The expansion and development plan will enhance the competitiveness of HKDL and the attractiveness of Hong Kong as a premier tourist destination.
 
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SCOLAR invites proposals for English Alliance 2017/18 and 2018/19
22 November 2016

The Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) is inviting locally registered organisations to submit proposals for activities/programmes to be organised for the English Alliance 2017/18 and 2018/19 supported by the Language Fund.

 
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Speech by Acting CE at Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference
22 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Acting Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) today (November 22):

 
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CE exchanges views with APEC leaders on challenges to free trade and investment
21 November 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (November 20, Lima time), exchanged views with economic leaders on challenges to free trade and investment in the current global context at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2016 Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) in Lima, Peru.

 
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Hong Kong and Chile sign Investment Agreement
19 November 2016

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, representing the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, today (November 18, Lima time) signed an Investment Agreement with the Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Heraldo Muñoz Valenzuela, on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting held in Lima, Peru.

 
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SCED shares Hong Kong's experience in developing human capital at APEC Ministerial Meeting
19 November 2016

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, continued to attend the 28th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting (AMM) in Lima, Peru, today (November 18, Lima time). He shared details of Hong Kong's experience of developing human capital with the participants.

 
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S for IT attends 3rd World Internet Conference
17 November 2016

The Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, today (November 17) met with the Director of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), Mr Xu Lin, and addressed the Cross-Strait, Hong Kong and Macao Internet Development Forum at the 3rd World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province.

 
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Hong Kong Customs and Australian Border Force hold 9th Customs-to-Customs Talks
15 November 2016

The Commissioner of the Australian Border Force, Mr Roman Quaedvlieg, led a four-member delegation to attend the 9th Customs-to-Customs Talks chaired by the Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Roy Tang, in Hong Kong today (November 15). At the meeting, a joint communique for closer customs co-operation was signed.

 
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InvestHK's inaugural Hong Kong Fintech Week showcases city's infrastructure, talent and business-friendly culture
15 November 2016

The inaugural Hong Kong Fintech Week (November 7 to 11) attracted more than 2 500 participants and an array of international financial technologies (Fintech) companies and start-ups looking to grow their business, as well as accelerators, incubators and investors searching for opportunities and innovation.

 
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Enhanced GovHK features streamlined navigation
14 November 2016

The GovHK portal (www.gov.hk) is taking on a fresh look today (November 14) to make GovHK visually more vivid and easier to use. The new design particularly targets mobile device users by introducing enhancements like responsive design and other user-friendly features to enhance the browsing experience of users.

 
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Speech by FS at Lion Rock Institute Freedom Dinner
14 November 2016

Following is the keynote speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Lion Rock Institute Freedom Dinner this evening (November 14):

 
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Speech by SCED at Genting Dream Launch Ceremony in Hong Kong
12 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the Genting Dream Launch Ceremony in Hong Kong today (November 12):

 
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Speech by CE at 55th Orient & Southeast Asian Lions Forum
11 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the 55th Orient & Southeast Asian Lions (OSEAL) Forum today (November 11) at AsiaWorld-Expo:

 
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Speech by SCED at gala dinner of Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair
10 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the gala dinner of the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today (November 10):

 
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SFST concludes visit to Australia
10 November 2016

The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, concluded his visit to Sydney in Australia today (November 10).

 
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Speech by FS at Hong Kong-Iran Business Co-operation Forum
9 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Hong Kong-Iran Business Co-operation Forum today (November 9, Tehran time):

 
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SFST visits Canberra to forge closer ties
9 November 2016

The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, started his visit to Canberra, Australia today (November 9) to strengthen ties between Hong Kong and Australia.

 
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International Forum on China's Economy and Policy sees fruitful completion
8 November 2016

The Central Policy Unit (CPU) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the National Academy of Economic Strategy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences jointly held the International Forum on China's Economy and Policy at Central Government Offices today (November 8). Fung Business Intelligence was the co-organiser.

 
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Transcript of remarks at press conference on Basic Law (1)
7 November 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, held a press conference today (November 7) with the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam; the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC; and the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam. Following is the transcript of remarks at the press conference:

 
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Transcript of remarks at press conference on Basic Law (2)
7 November 2016

Reporter: My question is, the Basic Law Committee Chairman Li Fei has earlier said in the press conference that self-determination also amounts to a call for Hong Kong independence,

 
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Hong Kong House opened for public visit
7 November 2016

Hong Kong House, home of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO) welcomed more than 1,000 visitors during its open day held yesterday (November 6).

 
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Speech by FS at networking luncheon organised by HKTDC in Dubai
6 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the networking luncheon organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) in Dubai today (November 6, Dubai time):

 
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STH to visit Australia
4 November 2016

The Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, will leave for Australia tomorrow evening (November 5).

 
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SFST to visit Australia
4 November 2016

The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, will depart Hong Kong on Sunday (November 6) for a duty visit to Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney to foster Hong Kong's ties with Australia and promote financial co-operation.

 
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Speech by S for IT at Hong Kong International Airport Technovation Conference and Exhibition
2 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Technovation Conference and Exhibition today (November 2):

 
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InvestHK survey points to surging number of start-ups from around the world
1 November 2016

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced today (November 1) the results of its 2016 start-up survey, which saw 1 926 start-ups engaged in various tech sectors and operating at different co-work space, incubator or accelerator locations across Hong Kong.

 
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Speech by FS at HSBC-ASTRI Research and Development Innovation Laboratory launch ceremony
31 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the launch ceremony of the HSBC-ASTRI Research and Development Innovation Laboratory today (October 31):

 
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InnoCarnival 2016 opens today
29 October 2016

InnoCarnival 2016, organised by the Innovation and Technology Commission, opened today (October 29) at the Hong Kong Science Park in Sha Tin.

 
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Speech by FS at opening ceremony of 2016 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival
27 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival at the Central Harbourfront Event Space this evening (October 27):

 
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Speech by SEN at opening ceremony of 11th Eco Expo Asia
26 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, at the opening ceremony of the 11th Eco Expo Asia today (October 26):

 
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Number of overseas and Mainland companies with HK business operations continues to grow
26 October 2016

The number of business operations in Hong Kong with parent companies overseas and in Mainland China climbed to 7 986 in 2016, compared to 7 904 a year ago, according to a joint survey conducted by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) and the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released today (October 26).

 
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Hong Kong ranked world's fourth easiest place to do business
26 October 2016

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (October 26) welcomed the World Bank's assessment on ease of doing business, ranking Hong Kong as the world's No. 4, up one place from No. 5 last year.

 
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Hong Kong to be home to global marine insurance union's Asian Hub
24 October 2016

The Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, has welcomed the International Union of Marine Insurance's decision to set up its Asian Hub in Hong Kong. The Asian Hub will be the Union's first offshoot outside its headquarters in Germany.

 
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Invest Hong Kong encourages Mainland companies to tap Hong Kong's CTC hub status
22 October 2016

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) yesterday (October 21) took part in a seminar at the 8th China Overseas Investment Fair in Beijing, encouraging Mainland companies to establish corporate treasury centres in Hong Kong in view of the latest change on tax law.

 
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Government to further reduce emissions from power plants
21 October 2016

The Government published today (October 21) in the Gazette the Sixth Technical Memorandum for Allocation of Emission Allowances in Respect of Specified Licences, which aims to further reduce the emissions of air pollutants from power plants from 2021 onwards. This will help to further improve air quality in both Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region.

 
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FSDC holds forum to explore career opportunities in Internet finance
19 October 2016

The following is issued on behalf of the Financial Services Development Council:

 
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FSDC holds forum on careers in Fintech
18 October 2016

The following is issued on behalf of the Financial Services Development Council:

 
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Speech by S for IT at ASTRI Industry and University Collaboration Forum 2016: Smart City & 5G Wireless
17 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) Industry and University Collaboration Forum 2016: Smart City and 5G Wireless today (October 17):

 
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Launching Ceremony-cum-Industry Promotion of Pilot Programme to Enhance Talent Training for the Asset and Wealth Management Sector
15 October 2016

The Government held the Launching Ceremony-cum-Industry Promotion under the Pilot Programme to Enhance Talent Training for the Asset and Wealth Management Sector (WAM Pilot Programme) this afternoon (October 15). The event marked the official launch of the WAM Pilot Programme and the first of a series of industry promotion activities to post-secondary students.

 
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HKSAR participates in 2016 Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Co-operation Chief Executive Joint Conference
14 October 2016

The 2016 Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regional Co-operation Chief Executive Joint Conference (Joint Conference) was held in Nanchang, Jiangxi, today (October 14). The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, led the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government delegation, which included representatives of four policy bureaux and the Belt and Road Office, at the Joint Conference.

 
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InnoTech Month 2016 to promote culture of innovation and technology
14 October 2016

The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) today (October 14) launched InnoTech Month 2016, with a range of activities to promote a culture of innovation and technology (I&T) in the community.

 
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Speech by Acting S for IT at Symposium on Innovation & Technology - The Power of IoT and Emerging Technologies
13 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Acting Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Dr David Chung, at the Symposium on Innovation & Technology - The Power of IoT and Emerging Technologies organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association (HKETA) today (October 13):

 
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Belt and Road Initiative impacts on future of dispute resolution
12 October 2016

The relationship between the Belt and Road Initiative and the future of dispute resolution is an interactive one. It is a two-way, instead of a one-way, relationship, the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said today (October 12).

 
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CE to attend 2016 Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Co-operation Chief Executive Joint Conference in Nanchang
11 October 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, will leave for Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, in the afternoon on October 13 to attend the 2016 Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regional Co-operation Chief Executive Joint Conference (Joint Conference).

 
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Speech by Commissioner for Belt and Road at 4th International Forum on Belt and Road
11 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Commissioner for Belt and Road, Miss Yvonne Choi, at "The 4th International Forum on the Belt and Road: Dispute Settlement Mechanisms", held by the International Academy of the Belt and Road today (October 11):

 
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Speech by CE at opening ceremony of 2016 FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix
9 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the opening ceremony of 2016 FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix today (October 9):

 
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Outstanding students at Chinese Writing Competition commended
7 October 2016

More than 30 winners of the Chinese Writing Competition 2016 were commended at the prize presentation ceremony held at Hong Kong House yesterday (October 6) in recognition of their outstanding achievements in Chinese learning.

 
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Speech by CS at opening ceremony of Fine Art Asia 2016
1 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the opening ceremony of Fine Art Asia 2016 today (October 1):

 
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Hong Kong insurance business statistics 2015
30 September 2016

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) today (September 30) released the Hong Kong insurance business statistics for 2015 with reference to the audited returns and actuarial information submitted by insurers.

 
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Financial results for the five months ended August 31, 2016
30 September 2016

The Government announced today (September 30) its financial results for the five months ended August 31, 2016.

 
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Speech by CS at "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" dinner in Frankfurt
28 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" dinner hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in Frankfurt, Germany yesterday (September 27, Frankfurt time):

 
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Speech by CS at Hong Kong Trade Development Council Annual Dinner
27 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Annual Dinner today (September 26, London time):

 
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SLW meets with Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector of New Zealand
26 September 2016

The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, today (September 26) met with the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector of New Zealand, Mrs Jo Goodhew, to exchange views on the operation of social enterprises and volunteer services in both places.

 
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Heritage Fiesta 2016 to be launched in October
25 September 2016

Heritage Fiesta 2016 will be held in October and November, during which 25 historic buildings with food and beverage service will be open to the public during specific opening hours to showcase the rich heritage of Hong Kong.

 
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Applications for Taking Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test (Degree / Professional Grades) in Sydney (10 December 2016)
24 September 2016

The coming Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test (Degree / Professional Grades) (CRE and BLT) will be held on 10 December 2016 in Sydney. The application period is from 24 September to 7 October 2016.

 
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Speech by SCMA at Hong Kong-Australia Business Association (National) Business Awards Gala Dinner
23 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam, at the Hong Kong-Australia Business Association (National) Business Awards Gala Dinner in Sydney, Australia this evening (September 23):

 
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SCMA promotes Hong Kong in Australia
23 September 2016

The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam, promoted Hong Kong's opportunities and advantages to representatives of Australian business associations and enterprises at the Hong Kong-Australia Business Association (National) Business Awards Gala Dinner in Sydney, Australia, this evening (September 23).

 
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SCMA visits New Zealand to study electoral system
22 September 2016

The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam, continued his visit in Wellington, New Zealand, today (September 22) and met with various government officials and representatives to exchange views on election-related matters and parliamentary operation.

 
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Speech by SFST at Invest Hong Kong's 2016 Hong Kong Fintech Week launch event
21 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, at Invest Hong Kong's 2016 Hong Kong Fintech Week launch event today (September 21):

 
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Speech by FS at "Exploring business opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative" business luncheon in Almaty
16 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, entitled "Exploring business opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative" at a business luncheon in Almaty, Kazakhstan, today (September 16):

 
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Hong Kong once again ranked first in the world in economic freedom
15 September 2016

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (September 15) welcomed the Fraser Institute's recognition of Hong Kong as the freest economy in the world again in its latest report on economic freedom.

 
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Bringing Hong Kong’s arts and culture to Adelaide
15 September 2016

The diversity and vibrancy of Hong Kong art scene will be showcased to the Australian audience in the OzAsia Festival 2016 to be launched in Adelaide starting from this Sunday (Sept 18).

 
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Speech by FS at "Exploring business opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative" business luncheon in Astana
14 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at a business luncheon entitled "Exploring business opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative" in Astana, Kazakhstan, today (September 14):

 
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CE to attend Hong Kong/Guangdong Co-operation Joint Conference
12 September 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, will lead a delegation to attend the 19th Plenary of the Hong Kong/Guangdong Co-operation Joint Conference in Guangzhou on September 14.

 
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CE congratulates Hong Kong team on winning first Rio Paralympic Games medals
12 September 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (September 12) congratulated the Hong Kong delegation on winning its first two medals in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, comprising one gold and one bronze.

 
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Judicial system should address changes in the world
10 September 2016

The Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said today (September 10) that to ensure that our judicial systems can address changes in the world and that justice has to be effectively administered, judicial reform is an issue which has to be considered and faced by all places. He made these remarks at the closing ceremony of the Chinese Judicial Studies Association Annual Assembly 2016 and Second Summit on Chinese Judicial Studies held in Chongqing.

 
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Speech by SCED at 23rd APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting in Lima
10 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Ministerial Meeting in Lima, Peru today (September 9, Lima time):

 
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Speech by FS at Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School Conference
9 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School Conference this morning (September 9):

 
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Speech by FS at opening reception of Centrestage
7 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the opening reception of Centrestage this evening (September 7):

 
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Treasury Markets Summit 2016
6 September 2016

The Treasury Markets Summit 2016, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Treasury Markets Association (TMA), was held today (September 6) in Hong Kong.

 
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FS continues to participate in G20 Leaders' Summit in Hangzhou
5 September 2016

The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, today (September 5) continued to participate in the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders' Summit in Hangzhou as part of the delegation of the People's Republic of China.

 
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FS attends G20 Leaders' Summit in Hangzhou
4 September 2016

The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, today (September 4) attended the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders' Summit in Hangzhou as a member of the delegation of the People's Republic of China.

 
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SCED congratulates actor Jackie Chan for receiving honorary Oscar
2 September 2016

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, today (September 2) congratulated Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan for receiving an honorary Governors Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of his lifetime achievement in the film industry.

 
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Opening remarks by S for IT at "2016 FinTech Forum: The US - Hong Kong FinTech Link"
2 September 2016

Following are the opening remarks by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at "2016 FinTech Forum: The US - Hong Kong FinTech Link" today (September 2):

 
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FashMobile kicks off series of fashion activities in September
1 September 2016

FashMobile, a specially decorated truck featuring the works of local fashion designers, was launched today (September 1), kicking off a wide array of activities set to promote local fashion designers and brands in September.

 
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International Competition on Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles launched
31 August 2016

The Environment Bureau (ENB) today (August 31) launched the International Competition on Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles (EVs) to help identify innovative and practical ideas for second-life applications of retired EV batteries.

 
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CE commends excellent performance of Hong Kong, China delegation to Rio 2016 Olympic Games
26 August 2016

Hong Kong students studying at any tertiary institution in Australia, New Zealand or any other region in the Southern Hemisphere who fulfil the selection criteria and wish to pursue a career in the Administrative Service of the HKSAR Government are welcome to apply the Programme. Applications ends on 15 Sept 2016.

 
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The Administrative Service Winter Internship Programme 2016 is now open for application
22 August 2016

Hong Kong students studying at any tertiary institution in Australia, New Zealand or any other region in the Southern Hemisphere who fulfil the selection criteria and wish to pursue a career in the Administrative Service of the HKSAR Government are welcome to apply the Programme. Applications ends on 15 Sept 2016.

For duties, selection criteria and more details, please visit CSB Website: http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/grade/ao/279.html

AO Recruitment Website: http://www.ao-recruitment.gov.hk/english/eindex.html

For enquiries, please contact Administrative Service Internship Programme: csbasd@csb.gov.hk

 
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Inside Retail extends operations in Asia-Pacific via Hong Kong
18 August 2016

Australia-based Inside Retail announced today (August 18) that it has recently established a regional base in Hong Kong amid ongoing expansion to extend its operations throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

 
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HKSAR Government welcomes establishment of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect
16 August 2016

Premier Li Keqiang announced today (August 16) that the State Council has approved the implementation plan for Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government is grateful for the decision of the Central Government.

 
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Secretary for Justice starts visit to Melbourne
12 August 2016

The Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said today (August 12) in Melbourne, Australia, that as the only common law jurisdiction in China, Hong Kong is a robust illustration of how we successfully implement the principle of “one country, two systems”.

 
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Secretary for Justice starts visit to Sydney
09 August 2016

The Basic Law provision that allows judges from other common law jurisdictions to sit on Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has proved to be a success, the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said today (August 9) in Sydney, Australia.

 
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Secretary for Justice to visit Australia
04 August 2016

The Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, will visit Sydney, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne in Australia from August 8 to 13 to promote Hong Kong as an international legal and dispute resolution services centre in the Asia-Pacific region and update the local community on Hong Kong's latest developments.

 
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Applications for Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test in Hong Kong open tomorrow
04 August 2016

Prospective applicants for civil service posts at degree or professional level can apply from tomorrow (August 5) to sit the Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test (CRE and BLT) scheduled to be held on October 8 and 15 in Hong Kong.

 
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AO, EOII, ALOII, ATOII and TOII applicants reminded to apply for Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test
04 August 2016

The Government announced today (August 4) that the next round of recruitment exercises for the posts of Administrative Officer (AO), Executive Officer II (EOII), Assistant Labour Officer II (ALOII), Assistant Trade Officer II (ATOII) and Transport Officer II (TOII) will begin in September 2016.

 
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Overall law and order situation in the first half of 2016 remains stable
27 July 2016

The overall crime situation in Hong Kong in the first of 2016 remained stable with a decrease of 13.2 per cent in the overall crime figure over the same period in 2015, according to the Police Director of Crime and Security, Mr Au Chi-kwong.

 
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Speech by CS and Chairman of Board of WKCD Authority at Dedication of M+ Pavilion
22 July 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration and Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) Authority, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Dedication of M+ Pavilion in the WKCD today (July 22).

 
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Opening remarks by CS and Chairman of Board of WKCDA
20 July 2016

Following are the opening remarks by the Chief Secretary for Administration and Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA), Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session after the 53rd meeting of the Board of the WKCDA today (July 20).

 
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Australian craft brewery brand adds to Hong Kong beer scene
19 July 2016

Australia-based Lion Pty Limited announced today (July 19) that it has opened the Little Creatures craft brewery in Hong Kong, its first outlet outside Australia, to debut the brand's regional expansion via the city.

 
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Hong Kong students shine at International Mathematical Olympiad 2016
15 July 2016

The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, today (July 15) congratulated six secondary students who represented Hong Kong at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and obtained outstanding results with three gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal, having achieved the city's all-time record.

 
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Speech by CE at Flag Presentation Ceremony for Hong Kong, China Delegation to Rio 2016 Olympic Games
11 July 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Flag Presentation Ceremony for the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today (July 11).

 
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Speech by CE at Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference opening
05 July 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference opening this morning (July 5).

 
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Speech by FS at Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference luncheon
05 July 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference luncheon today (July 5).

 
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CE releases Report on the Work of the Current-term Government in its Fourth Year
05 July 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (July 5) released the Report on the Work of the Current-term Government in its Fourth Year, highlighting the progress and achievements by the Government.

 
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Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test (Degree / Professional Grades) (CRE and BLT),Government of the HKSAR
05 July 2016

The coming CRE and BLT is scheduled to be held on 8 and 15 October 2016 in Hong Kong. For the convenience of those studying or residing outside Hong Kong, the above examination is also scheduled to be held on 10 December 2016 in seven other cities namely Beijing, London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney. For more information, please click here.

 
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HKMA launches Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office
04 July 2016

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) launches the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) today (July 4) to promote development of Hong Kong as an infrastructure financing hub.

 
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Speech by CE at reception for 19th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR
01 July 2016

Following is the translation of the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the reception for the 19th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1).

 
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Applications for the Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers (2016/17) open in August
30 June 2016

The Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers (the Scholarship) is set up by the Education Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as one of a series of measures to enhance the professionalism of English teachers in Hong Kong. The aim of the Scholarship is to attract persons proficient in English to pursue relevant Hong Kong bachelor degree programmes and/ or teacher training programmes which will qualify them to become English teachers on graduation.

 
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Melbourne travel bag brand Crumpler opens three stores in Hong Kong
28 June 2016

Australian travel bag brand Crumpler announced today (June 28) that it has opened three stores in a row and a regional office in Hong Kong, as part of its global strategy to expand in Asia.

 
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The Boao Forum for Asia and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Co-organise the Financial Cooperation Conference in Hong Kong
28 June 2016

The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will co-organise the Financial Co-operation Conference with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in Hong Kong on July 4 and 5, 2016. The conference will explore in depth monetary policy, capital flows, infrastructure financing and Asia financial co-operation, currently among the major economic and financial concerns.

 
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Speech by FS at Morningstar Institutional Conference Asia 2016
23 June 2016

Following is the speech delivered by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Morningstar Institutional Conference Asia 2016 this morning (June 23).

 
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Hong Kong retains second place in global FDI inflows
22 June 2016

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (June 22) welcomed the results of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR) 2016, in which Hong Kong continues to rank second in global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows.

 
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Opening address by S for IT at Hong Kong Internet of Things Conference 2016
21 June 2016

Following is the opening address by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the Hong Kong Internet of Things (IoT) Conference 2016 today (June 21).

 
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Hong Kong implements use of automated clearance services on mutual basis with Australia
20 June 2016

The Immigration Department (ImmD) today (June 20) announced that following similar arrangements it has with Korea, Germany and Singapore, Hong Kong has implemented the mutual use of automated clearance services with Australia.

 
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Commissioner of Police visits Australia
18 June 2016

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Lo Wai-chung, led a delegation to visit Australia between June 11 and 17 to take part in the Pearls in Policing Conference 2016 and meet Australian law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in Canberra.

 
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Speech by SCED at welcoming ceremony of Ovation of the Seas
17 June 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the welcoming ceremony of Ovation of the Seas of Royal Caribbean International today (June 17).

 
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Speech by FS at LME Week Asia 2016
14 June 2016

Following is the speech delivered by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at LME Week Asia 2016, organised by the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (June 14).

 
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Speech by Acting CE at International Academy of Belt and Road Third International Forum
12 June 2016

Following is the speech by the Acting Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Third International Forum on the Belt and Road organised by the International Academy of Belt and Road today (June 12).

 
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CE focuses on innovation and technology in France
08 June 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (June 8, France time) continued his visit in Toulouse to learn more about the aviation, innovation and technology industries in France.

 
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CS conducts second day of visit in Washington, DC
08 June 2016

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, conducted the second day of her visit in Washington, DC, yesterday (June 7, Washington, DC, time).

 
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Speech by CS at "Hong Kong: Asia's Premier Business Hub" business luncheon in San Francisco
04 June 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, at "Hong Kong: Asia's Premier Business Hub" business luncheon in San Francisco today (June 3, San Francisco time)

 
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Hong Kong ranked world's most competitive economy
31 May 2016

Hong Kong is again ranked the world's most competitive economy, moving up from second place last year, according to the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016.

 
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SCED: Hong Kong serves as "super-connector" facilitating connections under Belt and Road Initiative
26 May 2016

"One country, two systems" has made Hong Kong the "super-connector" that facilitates connections under the Belt and Road Initiative, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, said at a business seminar in Vilnius, Lithuania, today (May 25, Vilnius time).

 
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Mainland and Hong Kong Customs sign Co-operation Arrangement on Origin of Transhipment Cargo in Hong Kong under Free Trade Agreements
24 May 2016

The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Roy Tang, and the Minister of the General Administration of Customs, Mr Yu Guangzhou, signed a Co-operation Arrangement on Origin of Transhipment Cargo in Hong Kong under Free Trade Agreements at the Review Meeting between Hong Kong Customs and the General Administration of Customs held in Hong Kong today (May 24).

 
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Speech by FS at Yidan Prize launch ceremony
22 May 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the launch ceremony of the Yidan Prize held this evening (May 22).

 
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Australian stationery brand Smiggle enters Hong Kong market
21 May 2016

Australian stationery brand Smiggle announced today (May 21) that it has opened its first store in Hong Kong as part of its Asia expansion.

 
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Speech by FS at Belt and Road Summit Luncheon
18 May 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Belt and Road Summit Luncheon this afternoon (May 18).

 
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Speech by CE at Belt and Road Summit
18 May 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Belt and Road Summit this morning (May 18).

 
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Speech by SCED at 5th Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival
11 May 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the 5th Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival today (May 11).

 
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SED congratulates Hong Kong teams for garnering medals again at Asian Physics Olympiad
9 May 2016

The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-Kim, today (May 9) congratulated the Hong Kong teams for their commendable results in winning one gold medal, five bronze medals, eight honorable mentions and a special award for "Most Creative Solution in Experimental Examination" at the 17th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO).

 
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