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June 2014

[17.06.2014]
First intangible cultural heritage inventory of Hong Kong announced today
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (June 17) announced the first inventory of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) of Hong Kong, which includes 480 items.

[15.06.2014]
Secretary for Security to visit New Zealand and Australia
The Secretary for Security, Mr Lai Tung-kwok, will leave Hong Kong tonight for a week-long duty visit to New Zealand and Australia. Mr Lai will meet with his New Zealand and Australian counterparts to update them on the latest developments in Hong Kong, in particular law and order situation. He will also exchange views with them on issues of common concern.

[12.06.2014]
Government to introduce Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014
The Government will introduce the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 into the Legislative Council (LegCo) on June 18 to update Hong Kong's copyright regime and ensure that it keeps pace with technological and overseas developments.

[10.06.2014]
White Paper on "The Practice of the 'One Country, Two Systems' Policy in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region"
The Central Government today (June 10) published a White Paper on "The Practice of the 'One Country, Two Systems' Policy in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region". This is the first White Paper on this topic by the country. The HKSAR Government welcomed the promulgation of the White Paper.

[03.06.2014]
Hong Kong and NSW Rugby Union Kick Off Secondary School Rugby Championship
Representatives from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) Sydney, NSW Rugby Union, the NSW Waratahs and Australian Women's Sevens team gathered today for a kick off ceremony for the Hong Kong NSW Secondary School Rugby Sevens Championship 2014 at Forshaw Rugby Park, Sylvania Waters.

May 2014

[27.05.2014]
2014 StartmeupHK Venture Programme aims to put Hong Kong on the global start-up map
Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced today (May 27) the launch of its 2014 StartmeupHK Venture Programme, which aims to highlight Hong Kong as the region's leading hub for entrepreneurship and innovation.

[23.05.2014]
The Hong Kong Goverment Welcomes IMF Assessment Commending Hong Kong's Well-Regulated and Resilient Financial System
The Hong Kong government welcomes a comprehensive assessment by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which commends Hong Kong's financial system as very well regulated and resilient, according to the Financial System Stability Assessment report released today by the IMF.

[22.05.2014]
Second Hong Kong-Australia RMB Trade and Investment Dialogue
The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority: The Second Hong Kong-Australia Renminbi Trade and Investment Dialogue, facilitated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Australian Treasury, and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), was held in Hong Kong today (May 22).

[19.05.2014]
Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.1%
According to the latest labor force statistics (provisional figures for February - April 2014) released today by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Government, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.1% in February - April 2014, same as that in January - March 2014. The underemployment rate increased from 1.2% in January - March 2014 to 1.4% in February - April 2014.

[16.05.2014]
First Quarter GDP Grows 2.5%
The Government released today (May 16) the First Quarter Economic Report 2014, together with the preliminary figures on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2014.

[12.05.2014]
Intellectual Property Department and International Trademark Association Sign MOU on Cooperation in Trademarks
Hong Kong's Director of Intellectual Property, Mr. Peter Cheung, and the President of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Ms. Mei-lan Stark, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on co-operation in trademarks in Hong Kong today to establish a broad and flexible framework developing areas for co-operation on trademarks and other related fields.

[07.05.2014]
New Colombo Plan students to set off for Hong Kong
The first group of Australian students to visit Hong Kong under the New Colombo Plan will set off on May 17 for a one-week visit. Fifteen students from the School of Education at the University of Wollongong (UOW) will visit the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd).

April 2014

[30.04.2014]
InvestHK report highlights Hong Kong's role in direct investment into and out of GPRD
Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced today (April 30) the findings of the latest edition of its Greater Pearl River Delta (GPRD) Report, which highlights Hong Kong's evolving role for both foreign and Mainland investors seeking to invest in the GPRD region or branch out to the world.

[28.04.2014]
HKSAR Government welcomes Ministry of Finance's plan to issue RMB sovereign bonds in Hong Kong in 2014
The Ministry of Finance announced today (April 28) its plan to issue Renminbi (RMB) sovereign bonds totalling RMB 28 billion in Hong Kong this year, of which RMB 16 billion will be issued to institutional investors, overseas Central Banks and monetary authorities on May 21 and RMB 12 billion will be issued to institutional investors and Hong Kong residents in the second half of the year. Details will be announced later.

[22.04.2014]
Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.1%
According to the latest labor force statistics (provisional figures for January - March 2014) released today by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.1% in January - March 2014, same as that in December 2013 - February 2014. The underemployment rate also remained unchanged at 1.2% in the two periods.

[20.04.2014]
Hong Kong's common Wi-Fi brand unveiled
A common brand identity to promote Wi-Fi services that are provided either completely free of charge or free for a limited period of time by the public and private sectors in Hong Kong was unveiled today (April 20).

[10.04.2014]
Hong Kong's ongoing development as a global RMB centre
Currency has always been a hot topic in Hong Kong. Go back 30 years, when the Chinese and British governments negotiated on the future of Hong Kong, the single most important question on the minds of businessmen and the people in the street was this: "What currency will be used after 1997 – the Hong Kong dollar or the Renminbi?"

[10.04.2014]
Hong Kong SAR Government welcomes stock market trading links between Shanghai and Hong Kong
Premier Li Keqiang announced today (April 10) at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum mutual stock market access between Hong Kong and Shanghai, implementing the two-way opening up of the capital markets of the two sides. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government warmly welcomes the decision of the Central Government.

[10.04.2014]
Hong Kong to continue pioneering role for offshore RMB business, Chief Executive tells Boao Forum
Hong Kong will continue its pioneering role in the development of offshore Renminbi business, the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, told the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2014 in Hainan today (April 10).

[09.04.2014]
IMF praises Hong Kong's robust financial oversight and sound fiscal management policies
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Mission to Hong Kong has endorsed the Government's proactive policies to reinforce the resilience of the economy and the financial system, and reiterated that the Linked Exchange Rate System is the best arrangement for Hong Kong.

[07.04.2014]
Australian testing company Access Testing expands innovative testing services in Hong Kong
Australian testing company, Access Testing, announced today (April 7) that it has expanded operations in Hong Kong to take advantage of the city's position as a leading information and communication technology (ICT) hub and business centre in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

[04.04.2014]
Government steps up efforts to promote Hong Kong as premier IP trading hub
The Government is exploring specific policy and support measures to drive the development of Hong Kong as a premier intellectual property (IP) trading hub in the region, said the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, after chairing the fourth meeting of the Working Group on IP Trading today (April 4).

[03.04.2014]
New Sydney exhibition explores the modern meaning of culture and identity in Asian art
With the support of the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO), Sydney-based independent arts organiser Red Dose will present their second major group exhibition entitled 'I Was Therefore I Am'. This exhibition of 12 contemporary artists will be on view between Thursday 3 April and Thursday 17 April at Hong Kong House located on 80 Druitt Street, Sydney.

[01.04.2014]
Hong Kong students excel in international computer-based assessment of problem solving, reading literacy and mathematical literacy
The Education Bureau (EDB) is pleased to note that Hong Kong students have performed very well and their computer-based assessment (CBA) results rank among the best as revealed in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 announced today (April 1).

March 2014

[31.03.2014]
Expressions of interest invited for vacant school premises and greenfield sites for international school development
The Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region today (March 31) invited expressions of interest (EoI) for allocation of vacant school premises and greenfield sites for international school development.

[28.03.2014]
Hong Kong signed co-operation arrangement with New Zealand on development of Qualifications Frameworks
The Education Bureau (EDB) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority today (March 28) signed the Cooperation Arrangement on the Development of Qualifications Frameworks (QFs) in Wellington, New Zealand.

[26.03.2014]
Secretary for Education attends International Summit on Teaching Profession 2014 in New Zealand
The Secretary for Education (SED), Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, will today (March 26) lead a delegation from Hong Kong to attend the International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.

[21.03.2014]
Chief Executive meets Prime Minister of New Zealand
The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, met the visiting Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr John Key, at Government House this morning (March 21) to exchange views on issues of mutual concern.

[20.03.2014]
International IT Fest 2014 to showcase HK's strengths in information and communications technology
The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, in collaboration with its technology partners and the local information and communications technology (ICT) industry, will stage International IT Fest 2014 from April 7 to 20. The International IT Fest, featuring a series of events to showcase Hong Kong's information technology (IT) development and achievements, aims at reinforcing Hong Kong's position as an ICT hub in the Asia-Pacific region.

[20.03.2014]
Speech by Financial Secretary at Joint Business Community Luncheon
Following is the speech delivered by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Joint Business Community Luncheon this afternoon (March 20):

[20.03.2014]
Hong Kong SAR Government firmly committed to further develop mediation services
The Department of Justice and the highest level of the current Administration are firmly committed to the further promotion and development of mediation services in Hong Kong, the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said today (March 20).

[19.03.2014]
Revisions in the Contractor Management Handbook (CMH), Development Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Following is a message from the Development Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Adminstrative Region, for companies or trade associations interested in participating in Hong Kong's infrastructure projects

[11.03.2014]
International IT Fest 2014 to attract international ICT experts to Hong Kong this April
Practitioners of information and technology industry in Australia and New Zealand are invited to join the International IT Fest 2014 which will be held in Hong Kong between 7 and 20 April 2014.

February 2014

[28.02.2014]
New Companies Ordinance to take effect on March 3
The new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) and its subsidiary legislation (new CO) will commence operation on March 3, 2014, taking Hong Kong's company law regime into a new era.

[28.02.2014]
10 years and counting - a decade of offshore Renminbi business
It's been 10 years since offshore Renminbi business was launched in Hong Kong. On February 25, 2004, banks in Hong Kong became the first globally to be able to provide personal customers with offshore Renminbi banking services. Since then, the city has firmly established itself as the pioneer and focal point for developing new products and promoting the widespread use of the Mainland China currency around the world.

[27.02.2014]
Speech by Deputy Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services) at Asia Pacific Securities Market Leadership Forum 2014
Following is the speech by the Deputy Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services), Miss Salina Yan, at the Asia Pacific Securities Market Leadership Forum 2014 today (February 27):

[26.02.2014]
Financial Secretary targets competitiveness, livelihood issues in Budget
The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, today (February 26) unveiled his Budget with wide-ranging measures to boost Hong Kong's economy and sharpen the city's competitive edge. Mr Tsang also unveiled a $20 billion package of relief measures for various sectors of the community and outlined the Government's financial planning strategy amid an ageing population and shrinking workforce.

[26.02.2014]
Financial Secretary stresses need for long-term fiscal planning
The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, outlined the Government's long-term financial planning strategy in his Budget today (February 26). Mr Tsang proposed several measures to avert the risk of the Government incurring a structural deficit in the medium-to-long term in three main areas, namely containing expenditure growth, preserving the revenue base and saving for the future.

[20.02.2014]
Speech by Secretary for Justice at seminar on "Hong Kong - An International Hub for Legal & Arbitration Services" in Vietnam
Following is a speech by the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, today (February 20) at a seminar on "Hong Kong - An International Hub for Legal & Arbitration Services" in Vietnam:

[11.02.2014]
Sydney leaders gather to celebrate Chinese New Year 2014
Over 500 leaders from across business, the arts, sports and politics celebrated Chinese New Year with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) on 10 February in Sydney to welcome the Year of the Horse.

[06.02.2014]
HKETO proud to support the 2014 Auckland Lantern Festival
For the seventh year in a row, the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO) is proud to support the Auckland Lantern Festival (14 - 16 February 2014). Visitors to Albert Park where the Festival is held will be greeted by a beautiful video Hong Kong Gateway with LED panels showcasing Hong Kong as a cosmopolitan city of great vitality and rich diversity.

[02.02.2014]
Sand painting video showcases Hong Kong's diversity
Racing into the Year of the Horse, the Information Services Department (ISD) has today (February 2) launched a new promotional video to showcase Hong Kong's characteristics as a fast-paced, lively and creative city.

January 2014

[24.01.2014]
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[23.01.2014]
Speech by the Chief Executive at Joint Business Community Luncheon 2014
Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Joint Business Community Luncheon 2014 held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today (January 23):

[22.01.2014]
Secretary for Education addresses Education World Forum
The Secretary for Education (SED), Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, yesterday (January 21, London time) addressed the Education World Forum in London, the United Kingdom (UK), introducing to education ministers from around the world the latest developments and future directions of Hong Kong in education.

[21.01.2014]
"Woman•Horse - Art Exhibition" by Nancy Ma
Australian Chinese artist Nancy Ma will present her new ceramic exhibition at Hong Kong House to welcome the Year of the Horse from this Saturday 25 January 2014.

[15.01.2014]
Policy Address initiatives to nurture the next generation
The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, has today (January 15) in his Policy Address highlighted initiatives to foster a culture of multi-faceted excellence and help nurture young people through education, employment and whole-person development.

[15.01.2014]
Chief Executive lays out blueprint to tackle poverty, support the needy
The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, in his annual Policy Address today (January 15) set out a comprehensive strategy to tackle poverty and support people in need. He said Hong Kong's first-ever official poverty line set last September would be updated annually to monitor the poverty situation and gauge the effectiveness of government policies.

[15.01.2014]
Unleashing Hong Kong's economic potential is key: Chief Executive
The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, in his Policy Address today (January 15) said the Government would focus on promoting economic development as a foundation for overcoming challenges in society and unleashing Hong Kong's full potential.

[15.01.2014]
Chief Executive unveils major Policy Address initiatives to support the needy, youth and economic development
The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, has today (January 15) unveiled major initiatives in his annual Policy Address to support those in need, nurture the next generation and underpin Hong Kong's economic future. Mr Leung's second Policy Address, under the theme "Support the Needy, Let Youth Flourish, Unleash Hong Kong's Potential", said this year's policy agenda included more than 160 new and over 430 ongoing initiatives.

[14.01.2014]
HK ranked world's freest economy for the 20th consecutive year
Hong Kong has been ranked the world's freest economy by the Heritage Foundation for the 20th consecutive year since the Index of Economic Freedom was first published in 1995.

[13.01.2014]
7th AFF focuses on Asian markets powering global growth
The 7th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) opened today (January 13), providing a high-level platform for influential members of the global financial community to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic markets of Asia.

[07.01.2014]
Consultation on establishing an effective resolution regime for financial institutions in Hong Kong launched
The Hong Kong Government and the financial regulators, namely the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Securities and Futures Commission and the Insurance Authority, today (January 7) launched the first stage of public consultation for three months on establishing an effective resolution regime for financial institutions, including financial market infrastructures, in Hong Kong.

December 2013

[19.12.2013]
Hong Kong Customs and Australian Customs co-host WCO Asia/Pacific Regional High-level Seminar on Customs Anti-drug Strategy
Hong Kong Customs and the World Customs Organization (WCO) Asia/Pacific Vice-Chair (Australian Customs and Border Protection Service) co-hosted the WCO Asia/Pacific Regional High-level Seminar on Customs Anti-drug Strategy between December 17 and 19 in Hong Kong.

[17.12.2013]
Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.3%
According to the latest labour force statistics (provisional figures for September - November 2013) released today by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.3% in September - November 2013, same as that in August - October 2013. The underemployment rate decreased from 1.5% in August - October 2013 to 1.4% in September - November 2013.

[17.12.2013]
Hong Kong team achieves best ever results at International Junior Science Olympiad
A team of six Hong Kong secondary students has achieved the city's best ever results in the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) since joining the competition in 2006. The team won the Best Practical Team (1st Place) Award and grabbed a total of five gold medals and four silver medals in the 10th IJSO.

[05.12.2013]
InvestHK announces 2013 StartmeupHK Venture Programme Grand Award winners
Three entrepreneurs from New Zealand, the US and Hong Kong today (December 5) were named champions of the 2013 StartmeupHK Venture Programme, the first global start-up contest designed and staged by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK).

[04.12.2013]
Consultation Document on the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive in 2017 and for Forming the Legislative Council in 2016 published
The Government today (December 4) published the "Consultation Document on the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive in 2017 and for Forming the Legislative Council in 2016" to consult the public on the two electoral methods.

[03.12.2013]
International study shows Hong Kong students' reading, mathematical and scientific literacy continue to rank among the world's best
The Education Bureau (EDB) is pleased to note that Hong Kong students have performed very well and their achievements continue to be among the best, as revealed in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 announced today (December 3).

November 2013

[25.11.2013]
"Hong Kong 2012" Yearbook iPad and Android Apps Ready for Download
The Information Services Department (ISD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has today launched both iPad and Android applications for the latest yearbook, "Hong Kong 2012".

[25.11.2013]
Australian Skincare Company Anumi Expands with Branded Outlet in Hong Kong
Australian skincare company Anumi announced today the opening of its first branded outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong after a year of successful retail operations in partnership with major specialty stores in the city. The company plans to open its first Anumi Organic Experience Centre in Hong Kong in the middle of 2014.

[22.11.2013]
Hong Kong Passes Phase 2 Peer Review by Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes
Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, welcomed today the adoption of Hong Kong's Phase 2 peer review report by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum), signifying the successful completion of the Phase 2 review.

[18.11.2013]
Invest Hong Kong and Guangzhou Government promote mutual business advantages for New Zealand companies
Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) and the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government co-organised for the first time a seminar in Auckland, New Zealand, today (November 18) to jointly promote their combined business advantages and how these can benefit New Zealand companies in their expansion into Hong Kong and Mainland China.

[07.11.2013]
Hong Kong's Foreign Currency Reserves at US$309.6 Billion
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$309.6 billion as at the end of October 2013, compared with US$303.5 billion at the end of September 2013.

October 2013

[21.10.2013]
New Colombo Plan facilitates Hong Kong and Australian student exchange
The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, and the Australian Foreign Minister, Ms Julie Bishop, emphasised the importance of education links to strengthening the broader Hong Kong-Australia relationship at a meeting in Hong Kong on October 19.

[19.10.2013]
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.

[16.10.2013]
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.

[14.10.2013]
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.

[11.10.2013]
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.

[11.10.2013]
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.

[10.10.2013]
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.

[02.10.2013]
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).

September 2013

[18.09.2013]
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.

[09.09.2013]
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.

[06.09.2013]
Recruitment of Administrative Officers in 2013/14
Recruitment of Administrative Officers (AO) will start from 7 September until 30 September 2013.

[02.09.2013]
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.

August 2013

[29.08.2013]
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.

[29.08.2013]
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).

[19.08.2013]
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.

[16.08.2013]
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.

[06.08.2013]
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.

[05.08.2013]
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.

[02.08.2013]
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.

[02.08.2013]
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.

[01.08.2013]
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.

 

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