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SCMA visits New Zealand to study electoral system
22 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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 Septemeber 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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