Chief Executive meets Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, met the visiting Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Ms Julie Bishop, at Government House this afternoon (October 19) to exchange views on the latest developments in Hong Kong and Australia.
Education policy improvements set
The Government will refine existing education policies to nurture more talent for Hong Kong and boost its status as a regional education hub, the Education Bureau says.
Hong Kong Artists Featured in New Sydney Exhibition
With the support of the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO), independent arts organiser Red Dose, will present their first major exhibition RED-VOLUTION, which will be on for three weeks from Thursday 24 October at Hong Kong House, 80 Druitt Street, Sydney.
InvestHK Announces 2013 StartmeupHK Venture
Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) is pleased to announce today the 12 finalists of its 2013 StartmeupHK Venture Programme.
They include five ventures from the US, two each from India and Canada, and one each from New Zealand, Hong Kong and Israel. Their businesses range from opthamology solutions to biomedical data research and the recycling of oil-based waste for clean fuel.
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong will be launching the fifth round of Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. The Scheme aims to attract top international research students to pursue PhD studies in Hong Kong's world-class research institutions.
HKETO Sign on to Support Local Dragon Boat Club
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) Sydney has signed an agreement to sponsor one of the most successful Dragon Boat clubs in Australia, The Sloths Dragon Boating Club (The Sloths), in its upcoming 2013-14 season. The Sloths is the biggest Premier Division Dragon Boat club in NSW and were the Australian representatives at the World Championships held in Hungary earlier this year. The agreement means HKETO will help bring the traditional Chinese practice to a wider audience.
Mary Cheung's "Inspire" Charity Photography Exhibition 2013
Mary Cheung's "Inspire" Charity Photography Exhibition for World Vision Australia organized by Sameway Magazine will be held at Hong Kong House, 80 Druitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 (Opposite QVB & Sydney Town Hall).
Hong Kong Remains World's Freest Economy
Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy according to the findings of the Economic Freedom of the World: 2013 Annual Report. The report is co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute in Canada and more than 70 think tanks around the world.
Schoolboys Rugby Sevens event celebrates Hong Kong and Australian relations
The inaugural Hong Kong NSW Schoolboys Sevens 2013 Championship officially ended yesterday where 16 schoolboy Rugby Sevens teams from all over NSW played in the Finals day play-offs at the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club in Woollahra, Sydney, after months of lead up.
Recruitment of Administrative Officers in 2013/14
Recruitment of Administrative Officers (AO) will start from 7 September until 30 September 2013.
Hong Kong NSW Schoolboys Sevens 2013 Championship - this Sunday 8 September !
This Sunday (September 8) will be the inaugural Hong Kong NSW Schoolboys Sevens 2013 Championship! It's the culmination of many months' worth of games where the best of the best schoolboy Rugby Sevens teams will play against each other.
Almost 400 ventures from Hong Kong and overseas enter InvestHK's StartmeupHK Venture Programme
Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (August 29) announced that its StartmeupHK Venture Programme 2013 has drawn an overwhelming response with 380 entries from entrepreneur-led businesses in 43 countries and cities worldwide.
Supplement X to CEPA marks further step towards liberalisation of trade in services between Mainland and Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Central People's Government today (August 29) reached agreement on the enhancement of economic and trade co-operation of the two places under the framework of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA).
Invitation for tenders for the Provision of Integrated Training Course for Government Flying Service Cadet Pilots
The Government Flying Service of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is inviting tenders for the provision of Integrated Training Course for Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplanes) and Instrument Rating (Aeroplanes) for Government Flying Service Cadet Pilots.
Second Quarter GDP Up 3.3%
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government released today the Half-yearly Economic Report 2013, together with the preliminary figures on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2013.
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development continues visit to New Zealand
The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, continued his visit to New Zealand today (August 6, Wellington time). He met a number of New Zealand's senior government officials in Wellington during the day and spoke at the opening reception of the Hong Kong Festival in the evening.
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development starts visit to New Zealand
The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, started his visit to New Zealand today (August 5, Auckland time) to promote closer business links between the two places. He addressed the Connect Hong Kong business seminar and the opening reception of the Hong Kong Festival in Auckland.
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development to visit New Zealand
The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, will leave Hong Kong in the evening of August 4 (Sunday) for a four-day duty visit to Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand, to promote closer ties between Hong Kong and New Zealand.
Secretary for Education concludes official visit to Singapore and Melbourne
The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, today (August 2) concluded his official visit to Melbourne, which followed his official visit to Singapore.
Secretary for Education launches Hong Kong roving exhibition in Melbourne
The Secretary for Education (SED), Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, and the Chairman of the Education Commission, Dr Moses Cheng, today (August 1) launched a roving exhibition at the University of Melbourne to promote Hong Kong as a regional education hub.
Hong Kong and New South Wales Rugby Union: Schoolboys Rugby Agreement Signed
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) Sydney have signed an official agreement to sponsor the Hong Kong NSW Schoolboys Sevens 2013 Championship organised by the New South Wales Rugby Union (NSWRU). The agreement means HKETO and NSWRU will partner in the championship finals to be held on 8 September 2013 as well as the NSW schools rugby play-offs currently underway.
Hong Kong supports Schoolboys Rugby Sevens
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) Sydney has announced sponsorship for this year’s Hong Kong NSW Schoolboys Sevens 2013 Championship organised by the NSW Rugby Union Development Team (NSWRU). This includes all the local NSW Regional Challenge Days which determine the teams that will play in the finals.
InvestHK launches StartmeupHK Venture Programme to boost Hong Kong's position as world's most promising start-up hub
Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (July 9) announced the launch of its StartmeupHK Venture Programme 2013 to attract local and overseas entrepreneur-led businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong.
Government seeks change, maintains stability - Chief Executive
Following is the translation of the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the reception in celebration of the 16th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1):
Hong Kong House to exhibit paintings from renowned Chinese art group (June 28 - July 11)
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) will host the opening of a Chinese painting exhibition featuring works by artists from the famed Cang Cheng Art Association and Studio in late June.
Data Centre Site for Sale by public tender
A one-hectare site at Tseung Kwan O will be offered for sale by public tender from 28 June to 4 October 2013 for the development of a high-tier data centre.
First Quarter GDP Grows 2.8%
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government released today the First Quarter Economic Report 2013, together with the preliminary figures on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2013.
Total exports up 11.3%
The volume of Hong Kong's re-exports of goods increased by 11.5% year-on-year in March, while that of domestic exports decreased by 0.2%, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.
Hong Kong and South Australia sign tourism pact
Hong Kong and the State of South Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism Co-operation, under which eight koalas from South Australia’s Cleland Wildlife Park will be given to Ocean Park.
Australia-Hong Kong Renminbi Trade and Investment Dialogue
Australian and Hong Kong business leaders and officials from central banks and finance ministries met in Sydney today (April 12) for the inaugural Australia-Hong Kong Renminbi (RMB) Trade and Investment Dialogue.
Hong Kong Well Placed to be the Regional Hub for Legal Services
With a top quality legal profession comprising both local and international law firms and advocates, the truly independent judiciary and modern legal infrastructure, Hong Kong is well placed to be the regional hub for legal services, Hong Kong Secretary for Justice, Mr. Rimsky Yuen, SC, said today in the Hague, the Netherlands.
Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.4%
According to the latest labor force statistics (provisional figures for December 2012 - February 2013) released today by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.4% in December 2012 - February 2013, same as that in November 2012 - January 2013. The underemployment rate decreased from 1.6% in November 2012 - January 2013 to 1.5% in December 2012 - February 2013.
"Women in Arts Expression - 2013 International Women's Day" art exhibition at Hong Kong House
The Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO) and Way In Network held an official opening for the ï¿½Women in Arts Expression ï¿½ 2013 International Womenï¿½s Dayï¿½ art exhibition at Hong Kong House today (March 7) in Sydney.
Financial Secretary unveils economic stimulus measures
The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, in his Budget today (February 27) predicted a modest economic recovery for Hong Kong in 2013 and announced a range of measures to stimulate economic growth and support the development of established and emerging industries.
Hong Kong Commissioner of Police visits New Zealand
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Tsang Wai-hung, has led a four-member delegation to visit the New Zealand Police between February 17 and 21. As a highlight of the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on February 19 between the two Forces to enhance bilateral co-operation in combating transnational crimes and capability building.
Sydney leaders gather for 2013 Chinese New Year
Over 500 leaders from across business, the arts, sports and politics celebrated Chinese New Year with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) Sydney last night (TUESDAY).
HKETO Congratulates Hong Kong Films at 2013 Golden Koala
At the 2013 Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival Awards Night held yesterday evening (18 February), Linda Law, Deputy Director at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Sydney, congratulated the two Hong Kong film actresses who won the prestigious awards last night.
Adelaide welcomes the Year of the Snake with HKETO
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) welcomes the Chinese New Year through a series of receptions held over the next three weeks across Australia and New Zealand, starting with celebrations in Adelaide this evening – Monday 11 February 2013.
Lunar New Year Message - Chief Executive
While Hong Kong is an affluent society, we must ensure that every member of the community can share the fruits of prosperity, Chief Executive CY Leung said today.
Chief Executive tackles most pressing issues in maiden Policy Address
The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, in his maiden Policy Address today (January 16), laid out plans to tackle the key issues of housing and land supply, poverty, ageing population and the environment. Mr Leung said that to tackle these problems and overcome the challenges ahead, Hong Kong had to achieve sustained economic growth.
Asian Financial Forum Addresses Key Global Financial, Economic Issues
Over 2,000 leaders of finance from more than 40 different countries and territories, and across the spectrums of politics, business and academia today shared insights into the latest global and regional economic and financial development at the Asian Financial Forum (AFF).
Hong Kong ranked world's freest economy for the 19th consecutive year
The acting Financial Secretary, Professor K C Chan, today (January 10) welcomed the ranking of Hong Kong as the freest economy in the world for the 19th consecutive year by the Heritage Foundation.
According to the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom released today, Hong Kong scored 89.3 (on a scale from 0 to 100), well above the global average of 59.6.
Invitation to Prequalification of Tenderers - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Treatment Facility in Hong Kong (Contract No. EP/SP/69/12)
The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) invites interested companies, partnerships or joint ventures to submit applications to prequalify for the captioned Contract.
Daily Flight Movement Hit New Record
A total of 1,081 flight movements were handled at the Hong Kong International Airport on December 22, setting a new daily record, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department (CAD).
Asia Pacific Regional Office of Hague Conference Opens in Hong Kong
The setting up of the new Asia Pacific Regional Office of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in Hong Kong not only marks a new chapter for the Hague Conference but also constitutes a significant vote of confidence in Hong Kong’s position both as a regional legal services center and as a springboard for the Hague Conference to further develop its work and extend its influence in the region, the Secretary for Justice, Rimsky Yuen, SC, said today.
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