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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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Speech by SFST at International Actuarial Association Life Section Colloquium 2016
26 April 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, at the International Actuarial Association Life Section Colloquium 2016 today (April 26).

 
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Speech by FS at FT-Nikkei Asia300 Forum
25 April 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the FT-Nikkei Asia300 Forum this morning (April 25).

 
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Invitation to respond to Market Sounding Exercise for First Stage of Destination Plant at Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
19 April 2016

The Water Supplies Department (WSD) wishes to invite potential bidders, who may be interested in either Design and Build (D&B) or Design, Build and Operate (DBO), of the First Stage of Desalination Plant at Tseung Kwan O (the Project) to share their level of interest as well as corporate profile, experiences, expertise, and ideas on the Project. Please click the following link for more details.

 
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Speech by FS at "Project Citizens Forum: What Makes Hong Kong an International Financial Centre?"
15 April 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at "Project Citizens Forum: What Makes Hong Kong an International Financial Centre?" held by the Project Citizens Foundation this morning (April 15).

 
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Speech by CE at opening ceremony of Internet Economy Summit 2016
13 April 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the opening ceremony of the Internet Economy Summit 2016 this morning (April 13).

 
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Australian Fintech company establishes regional headquarters in Hong Kong
11 April 2016

Australian Fintech company Austreme announced today (April 11) that it is establishing regional headquarters in Hong Kong, paving the way for its global expansion in the coming years.

 
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Speech by FS at Hong Kong ICT Awards 2016 Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Opening of International IT Fest 2016
11 April 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2016 Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Opening of International IT Fest 2016 this evening (April 11).

 
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Hong Kong Arts Development Council signs Memorandum of Understanding with Adelaide Festival Centre
09 April 2016

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, and the Premier of South Australia, Mr Jay Weatherill, witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) and the Adelaide Festival Centre (AFC) in Hong Kong today (April 9).

 
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Speech by FS at Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference 2016
08 April 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference 2016 today (April 8).

 
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CE meets Premier and Minister for the Arts of Queensland, Australia
07 April 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, met the visiting Premier and Minister for the Arts of Queensland, Australia, Ms Annastacia Palaszczuk, at the Chief Executive's Office this afternoon (April 6) to exchange views on issues of mutual concern.

 
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Speech by CE at "Innovation and the New Economy of Hong Kong" discussion session at Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2016
24 March 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at a discussion session entitled "Innovation and the New Economy of Hong Kong" at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2016 in Hainan today (March 24).

 
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Hong Kong Immigration Department wins 2016 Skytrax Award for Best Airport Immigration Service
17 March 2016

The Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) has been voted the winner of the Skytrax Award for Best Airport Immigration Service for the second consecutive year in the annual Passenger Survey commissioned by Skytrax, a specialist research agent of the air transport industry. The presentation ceremony was held yesterday (March 16) in Cologne, Germany.

 
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Basic Law exhibition opens in Sydney
07 March 2016

Organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO), the exhibition will run until March 13 (Sunday) on Level 3 Lobby of the Broadway Shopping Centre, Sydney.

 
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CE welcomes UCI staging 2017 Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong
05 March 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (March 5) welcomes and supports the decision by the Union Cycliste Internationale to host the Track Cycling World Championships (Championships) next year at the Hong Kong Velodrome.

 
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HK, Shanghai hold meeting to enhance financial co-operation
01 March 2016

Representatives of the governments, financial regulators and exchanges of Hong Kong and Shanghai held the sixth Working Meeting of Hong Kong-Shanghai Financial Co-operation in Hong Kong today (March 1) to discuss how to further enhance the financial co-operation between the two places.

 
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FS unveils Budget measures to respond to new economic order
24 February 2016

The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, says Hong Kong should act swiftly to identify new development opportunities as a result of a new economic order being driven by breakthroughs in information technology (IT) and the increasingly influential role of emerging markets in the global economy.

 
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Global uncertainty to hit economic growth in 2016, says FS
24 February 2016

Global economic uncertainty will see Hong Kong's economic growth slow to just 1 to 2 per cent in 2016, the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, said today (February 24) in the 2016-17 Budget.

 
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CE's statement on 2016-17 Budget
24 February 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (February 24) issued the following statement on the 2016-17 Budget.

 
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FS allocates HK$38.8 billion in Budget to help business, residents
24 February 2016

The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, has announced $38.8 billion in relief measures in the 2016-17 Budget today (February 24) to help business and residents weather looming lacklustre economic prospects and to stimulate consumption.

 
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Hong Kong welcomes Year of the Monkey in Australia and New Zealand
17 February 2016

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO) hosted a Chinese New Year reception in Sydney yesterday (February 16) to kick start its celebration of the Year of the Monkey in Australia and New Zealand.

 
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Hong Kong once again ranked world's freest economy
02 February 2016

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (February 2) welcomed the Heritage Foundation's ranking of Hong Kong as the world's freest economy for the 22nd consecutive year.

 
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Speech by CS at Australia Day Reception
26 January 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Australia Day Reception this evening.

 
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InvestHK's StartmeupHK Venture Forum attracts more than 900 participants
26 January 2016

The StartmeupHK Venture Forum organised by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (January 26) attracted more than 900 participants who had the opportunity to listen to renowned speakers talk about entrepreneurship and innovation.

 
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Commonwealth Bank opens an Innovation Lab in Hong Kong
19 January 2016

Commonwealth Bank of Australia opened its Innovation Lab in Hong Kong today (January 19), as part of the bank's global innovation network expansion and leveraging Hong Kong's unrivalled location and the city's status as the financial technology (fintech) hub in Asia.

 
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Asian Financial Forum explores Asia's role in global growth
18 January 2016

The 9th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) opened today (January 18), providing a high-level platform for more than 2,600 influential members of the global financial community to tap the investment opportunities of the evolving Asian and global economies.

 
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Hong Kong International Airport Achieves Record Breaking Year in 2015
17 January 2016

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) witnessed continued traffic growth in 2015 with all three traffic categories setting new annual records. During the year, HKIA welcomed 68.5 million passengers and handled 406,020 flight movements, representing annual growth of 8.1% and 3.8% respectively. Cargo throughput also saw 0.1% year-on-year growth, reaching a record of 4.38 million tonnes.

 
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Broad range of initiatives by CE in 2016 Policy Address
13 January 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, has today (January 13) announced a broad range of initiatives in the 2016 Policy Address to develop the economy, support innovation and technology, enhance education and improve health care.

 
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Free kindergarten plans unveiled by CE in Policy Address
13 January 2016

The Chief Executive, in his 2016 Policy Address today (January 13), has unveiled plans to implement a free, quality kindergarten-education policy from the 2017/18 school year.

 
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Innovation and technology boosted in Policy Address
13 January 2016

In his 2016 Policy Address, the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (January 13) unveiled a raft of initiatives to boost Hong Kong's innovation and technology sector.

 
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Government will continue to boost housing supply, says CE
13 January 2016

The Government will continue to boost housing supply and will not relax demand-side management measures or reduce land supply, the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, said today (January 13) in his 2016 Policy Address.

 
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