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Fifth meeting of Joint Task Force on the Development of the HK-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park in the Loop held
31 July 2019

The Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, and the Vice Mayor of Shenzhen Municipality, Mr Ai Xuefeng, co-chaired the fifth meeting of the Joint Task Force on the Development of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (the Park) in the Loop at Hong Kong Science Park today (July 31).
 
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First Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Customs Intellectual Property Enforcement Cooperation Meeting held in Hong Kong
30 July 2019

The first Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Customs Intellectual Property Enforcement Cooperation Meeting was held in Hong Kong yesterday (July 29) and today (July 30).
 
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Cantonese opera performance tour in Australia and New Zealand showcases Hong Kong's cultural heritage
29 July 2019

The beauty of Cantonese opera and Hong Kong's cultural heritage were showcased to audiences in Australia and New Zealand in July through performances of "Monkey King and Skeleton Devil", a well-known episode from the famous Chinese novel "Journey to the West", by Hong Kong's Azure Seas Cantonese Traditional Theatre.
 
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Hong Kong team achieves outstanding results in first participation in International Biology Olympiad
22 July 2019

In the first time Hong Kong representatives have participated in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), the team, comprising four student members, achieved outstanding results, winning one gold medal, two silver medals and one bronze medal.
 
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Second Joint Conference on Advancing Hong Kong's Full Participation in and Contribution to Belt and Road Initiative held in Beijing
19 July 2019

The second Joint Conference on Advancing Hong Kong's Full Participation in and Contribution to the Belt and Road Initiative was held in Beijing today (July 19).
 
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SJ explores co-operation on dispute avoidance and resolution services with Mainland
18 July 2019

The Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, started her visit in Beijing today (July 18) by meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Supreme People's Court to promote Hong Kong's legal as well as dispute avoidance and resolution services.
 
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Music Office Youth Choir and Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra achieve outstanding results at overseas competitions
17 July 2019

The Music Office Youth Choir of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has won three Gold Awards at the 11th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition, held in Germany from July 3 to 7.
 
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Investment Agreement between Hong Kong and Chile enters into force
14 July 2019

The Investment Agreement between Hong Kong and Chile entered into force today (July 14), bringing the total number of investment agreements in force between Hong Kong and foreign economies to 20.
 
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Speech by S for IT at STARTIT.asia Hong Kong 3rd Edition Startup & Ecosystem Mixer
10 July 2019

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the STARTIT.asia Hong Kong 3rd Edition Startup & Ecosystem Mixer today (July 10):
 
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Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
9 July 2019

Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session before the Executive Council meeting this morning (July 9):
 
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Speech by CE at reception in celebration of 22nd anniversary of establishment of HKSAR
1 July 2019

Following is the translation of the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the reception in celebration of the 22nd 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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Unemployment and underemployment statistics for March - May 2019
19 June 2019

According to the latest labour force statistics (i.e. provisional figures for March - May 2019) released today (June 19) by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD), the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 2.8% in March - May 2019, same as that in February - April 2019.
 
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Transcript of remarks by CE at media session
18 June 2019

Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session this afternoon (June 18):
 
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Opening remarks by CE at media session
18 June 2019

Following are the opening remarks by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session this afternoon (June 18):
 
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HKSAR Government welcomes Ministry of Finance's issuance of sovereign bonds in Hong Kong
17 June 2019

The Ministry of Finance announced today (June 17) its plan to issue Renminbi (RMB) sovereign bonds totalling RMB15 billion outside the Mainland this year, of which RMB5 billion will be issued in Hong Kong this week.
 
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HK and UAE forge closer economic and trade ties
16 June 2019

The signing of the Hong Kong - United Arab Emirates (UAE) Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) is yet another milestone in the closer economic and trade ties between the UAE and Hong Kong, the Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Dr Bernard Chan, said at a networking luncheon in Dubai, the UAE, today (June 16, Dubai time).
 
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Hong Kong and United Arab Emirates sign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
16 June 2019

Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) today (June 16, Dubai time) to strengthen mutual investment protection.
 
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Government response to public procession
16 June 2019

In response to the public procession today (June 16), a Government spokesman said the following:
 
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Transcript of remarks by CE at media session
15 June 2019

Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session this afternoon (June 15):
 
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SCED reaffirms Hong Kong's support for free trade and multilateral trading system on US visit
13 June 2019

Hong Kong vigorously pursues a free trade policy and firmly believes in multilateral trading system, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, said at a luncheon today (June 12, Eastern Standard Time) during his duty visit to Washington, DC, the United States (US), citing that Hong Kong, despite its small size, has been the seventh largest merchandise trading entity in the world.
 
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SCED: Hong Kong-US trade and economic relationship mutually beneficial and expanding
12 June 2019

Speaking during a visit to the United States (US), the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, said that the trade and economic relationship between Hong Kong and the US is mutually beneficial and expanding.
 
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Hong Kong Customs teams up with Australian Border Force and Australian Federal Police to curb international drug trafficking activities
11 June 2019

Hong Kong Customs mounted a joint operation with Australian Border Force and Australian Federal Police against drug trafficking by air mail between the two places from June 3 to 7.
 
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Opening remarks by CE at media session
10 June 2019

Following are the opening remarks by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session this morning (June 10):
 
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Hong Kong ranked as world's second most competitive economy
29 May 2019

Hong Kong has continued to rank second globally in the latest World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2019 as published by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).
 
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Speech by CE at AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards Gala Dinner 2019
29 May 2019

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards Gala Dinner 2019 on May 28:
 
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Government committed to promoting mediation in Hong Kong
24 May 2019

The "Mediate First" Pledge Event 2019 organised by the Department of Justice (DoJ) opened today (May 24) with a forum comprising various thematic seminars featuring renowned international and local speakers sharing the latest developments and trends in mediation.
 
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Permanent Secretary for Development officiates at opening of Heung Yuen Wai Highway
24 May 2019

The Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Lam Sai-hung, officiated at the Heung Yuen Wai Highway Opening Ceremony today (May 24). The Heung Yuen Wai Highway will open to the public at 8am on May 26.
 
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SCED attends OECD and WTO meetings in Paris
24 May 2019

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, paid a two-day visit to Paris, France, on May 22 and 23 (Paris time) to attend the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Informal Ministerial Gathering.
 
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SCED encourages UK enterprises to leverage on Hong Kong's advantages to attain business opportunities
21 May 2019

British enterprises are encouraged to leverage on Hong Kong's unique advantages to tap into the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) development, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, said at a roundtable discussion at the Asia House in London, the United Kingdom (UK) today (May 21, London time).
 
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Speech by CS at opening ceremony of new Facebook office in Hong Kong
20 May 2019

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the opening ceremony of the new Facebook office in Hong Kong today (May 20):
 
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21st Plenary of Hong Kong/Guangdong Co-operation Joint Conference held in Guangzhou
16 May 2019

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Mrs Carrie Lam, and the Governor of Guangdong Province, Mr Ma Xingrui, leading the delegations of the HKSAR and Guangdong Province respectively, co-chaired the 21st Plenary of the Hong Kong/Guangdong Co-operation Joint Conference in Guangzhou today (May 16).
 
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Hong Kong Laureate Forum launching ceremony held today
14 May 2019

The Council of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum (the Council) held a ceremony today (May 14) at Government House Ballroom to celebrate the launch of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum. The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, attended the ceremony as the Guest of Honour.
 
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Free Trade Agreement between Hong Kong and ASEAN enters into force
9 May 2019

The commitments made under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) among Hong Kong and three ASEAN member states, namely Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand, will enter into force on June 11, a government spokesman said today (May 9).
 
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CE attends exchange session of All-China Women's Federation in Beijing
27 April 2019

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, continued her visit to Beijing today (April 27), where she was invited to deliver a speech at an exchange session organised by the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and answered participants' questions.
 
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Hong Kong participates actively in second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing
25 April 2019

Led by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, a high-level Hong Kong Special Administrative Region delegation comprising senior government officials and members of various sectors of Hong Kong participated actively in the thematic forums of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing today (April 25).
 
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Speech by CE at dedicated session on HK at thematic forum on sub-national co-operation of second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing
25 April 2019

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the dedicated session on Hong Kong themed "Belt and Road: Hong Kong IN" at the thematic forum on sub-national co-operation of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing this afternoon (April 25):
 
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Speech by FS at Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Centenary Dinner
23 April 2019

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Centenary Dinner today (April 23):
 
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Speech by CE at International Dispute Resolution Conference 2019
17 April 2019

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the International Dispute Resolution Conference 2019 today (April 17):
 
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Speech by CE at Internet Economy Summit 2019
15 April 2019

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Internet Economy Summit 2019 today (April 15):
 
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Government technology applications showcased at International ICT Expo
13 April 2019

The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) is showcasing for the first time the smart lamppost and the free electronic identity (eID) at the Smart Government Pavilion at the International ICT Expo which started today (April 13).
 
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IFC and HKMA strengthen commitment to green and sustainable finance through groundbreaking agreements
12 April 2019

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, today (April 11, Eastern Standard Time) in Washington DC, the United States to co-organise IFC's Sixth Annual Climate Business Forum, which will be held in Hong Kong in early 2020.
 
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Speech by CE at 2019 ACI Asia-Pacific/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition
3 April 2019

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the 2019 Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition today (April 3):
 
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HKSAR and Mainland sign arrangement on interim measures in aid of arbitral proceedings
2 April 2019

The Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, and the Vice-president of the Supreme People's Court, Mr Yang Wanming, signed the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) (Arrangement) today (April 2).
 
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Hong Kong Immigration Department wins 2019 Skytrax Award for Best Airport Immigration Service
31 March 2019

The Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) has been voted the winner of the 2019 best airport immigration service award in the World Passenger Survey commissioned by Skytrax, an international specialist research agent of the air transport industry.
 
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CE attends Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Hainan
28 March 2019

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (March 28) attended the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2019 in Hainan and met with central ministry, province and city leaders.
 
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SCED: Hong Kong and Australia building stronger bilateral economic relationship with free trade and investment agreements signed
26 March 2019

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Investment Agreement signed between Hong Kong and Australia today (March 26) provide a new platform for the two sides to meet and review trade and investment initiatives with a view to promoting deeper and broader economic integration, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, said at a luncheon seminar in Sydney, Australia.
 
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Hong Kong and Australia sign Free Trade Agreement and Investment Agreement
26 March 2019

Hong Kong and Australia signed today (March 26) a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and an Investment Agreement, which are comprehensive in scope, covering trade in goods, trade in services, investment, intellectual property, government procurement, competition and other related areas; and are modern and of high standard.
 
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Business seminar in Auckland showcases unparalleled business opportunities of Greater Bay Area
22 March 2019

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO Sydney), together with the Auckland Business Chamber, held a business seminar in Auckland, New Zealand, on March 21 (Auckland time) on the unparalleled opportunities offered by Hong Kong and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area for New Zealand businesses.
 
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Speech by CE at Opening Ceremony of 2019 FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix
10 March 2019

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix in Central today (March 10):
 
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CE attends NPC session opening ceremony in Beijing
5 March 2019

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (March 5) attended the opening ceremony of the second session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. She also visited a cultural and technological innovation park and took part in an exchange session at a financial institution.
 
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CE welcomes Central Government's promulgation of eight policy measures for taking forward development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
1 March 2019

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (March 1) welcomed the eight policy measures introduced by the Central Government for taking forward the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
 
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HKETO Sydney holds reception in Melbourne to celebrate Year of the Pig
27 February 2019

To celebrate the Year of the Pig, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO Sydney) co-hosted a Chinese New Year reception in Melbourne on February 25 (Melbourne time) with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Invest Hong Kong and the Hong Kong-Australia Business Association under the theme of "Connect and Excel".
 
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FS introduces Budget measures to counter uncertain economic outlook, support businesses and residents
27 February 2019

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, in his 2019-20 Budget today (February 27), announced measures to relieve people's burden and support enterprises to help counter the challenges facing Hong Kong's economy.
 
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FS uses Budget to help diversify economy, promote innovation and technology
27 February 2019

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, in his 2019-20 Budget today (February 27) unveiled a raft of initiatives to promote economic development and diversify Hong Kong's economy to enhance competitiveness and overcome challenges posed by changes in the external economy.
 
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Budget promotes a caring and high-quality living environment
27 February 2019

Announcing his 2019-20 Budget today (February 27), the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, emphasised measures to improve Hong Kong's living environment and promote a caring society.
 
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Tax measures proposed in 2019-20 Budget
27 February 2019

In his Budget delivered today (February 27), the Financial Secretary proposed the following tax measures.
 
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Governments of Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macao co-organises Symposium on Outline Development Plan for Greater Bay Area
21 February 2019

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, together with the People's Government of Guangdong Province and the Macao Special Administrative Region Government held today (February 21) the Symposium on the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, to introduce the contents of the Outline Development Plan and explore the development opportunities of the Greater Bay Area.
 
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CE's speech at Symposium on the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
21 February 2019

Following is the speech (English translation) by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Symposium on the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area today (February 21):
 
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HKETO Sydney holds reception in Sydney to celebrate Year of the Pig
20 February 2019

To celebrate the Year of the Pig, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO Sydney) co-hosted a Chinese New Year reception in Sydney yesterday (February 19) with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Invest Hong Kong and the Hong Kong-Australia Business Association under the theme of "Connect and Excel".
 
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HKETO Sydney showcases Hong Kong's culture and diversity at Auckland Lantern Festival
18 February 2019

To celebrate the Chinese New Year with members of the public in New Zealand, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO) again participated in the Auckland Lantern Festival, which this year took place from February 14 to 17 (Auckland time) at Auckland Domain.
 
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CE welcomes promulgation of Outline Development Plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
18 February 2019

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (February 18) welcomes the Central Government's promulgation of the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Outline Development Plan), which sets out the directions guiding the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area).
 
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HKETO promotes Hong Kong's strengths in Sydney Lunar Festival Dragon Boat Races
11 February 2019

Tens of thousands of people visited the two-day Sydney Lunar Festival Dragon Boat Races in Darling Harbour of Sydney in Australia on February 9 and 10 (Sydney time), with many of them learning more about Hong Kong's strengths in a marquee set up by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO).
 
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HKETO Sydney participates in Chatswood Year of the Pig Festival
30 January 2019

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO) is participating in the three-week-long Chatswood Year of the Pig Festival 2019 in the Chatswood district of Sydney, Australia, to share the joy of the Lunar New Year with the public in Sydney.
 
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Speech by FS at Global Loan Market Summit
30 January 2019

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Global Loan Market Summit of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) today (January 30):
 
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CE meets Founder of Heritage Foundation
28 January 2019

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, this morning (January 28) met with the Founder of the Heritage Foundation, Dr Edwin Feulner, at Government House and received from him a copy of the recently published 2019 Index of Economic Freedom report.
 
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Hong Kong rated as world's freest economy for 25 consecutive years
25 January 2019

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (January 25) welcomed the Heritage Foundation's high regard for Hong Kong as the world’s freest economy for the 25th consecutive year.
 
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FS meets senior overseas financial officials in Davos, Switzerland
25 January 2019

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, today (January 24, Davos time) called on senior financial officials of other regions to forge closer ties on economic and trade co-operation with Hong Kong while attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
 
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Speech by CS at Jumpstarter
24 January 2019

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at Jumpstarter held by Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund today (January 24):
 
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CE speaks on Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area development in Davos
24 January 2019

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (January 24, Davos time) continued to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
 
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Hong Kong is prime platform and key link for Belt and Road Initiative
24 January 2019

Hong Kong is the prime platform and a key link for the Belt and Road Initiative, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, said in Davos, Switzerland, this morning (January 24, Davos time).
 
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CE attends World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Switzerland
23 January 2019

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, today (January 23, Davos time).
 
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Speech by FS at Greater Bay Entrepreneurship Day in Davos
23 January 2019

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Greater Bay Entrepreneurship Day today (January 22, Davos time) in Davos, Switzerland:
 
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Speech by FS at Financial Literacy Strategy 2019 Launch Ceremony
17 January 2019

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Financial Literacy Strategy 2019 Launch Ceremony today (January 17):
 
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Asian Financial Forum promotes sustainable growth and inclusive future
14 January 2019

The 12th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, opened today (January 14), gathering over 3 300 influential financial and business leaders as well as global policymakers and financial regulators from over 40 countries and regions to share their insights on the role of the financial services sector in shaping a sustainable and inclusive future.
 
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Speech by FS at Asian Financial Forum 2019 cocktail reception
14 January 2019

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Asian Financial Forum 2019 cocktail reception at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this evening (January 14):
 
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CE meets Secretary of CPC Zhaoqing Municipal Committee
10 January 2019

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met the Secretary of the CPC Zhaoqing Municipal Committee, Mr Lai Zehua, at the Chief Executive's Office this afternoon (January 10).
 
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Hong Kong and Japan sign Memorandum of Cooperation
9 January 2019

The Department of Justice (DoJ) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Ministry of Justice of Japan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) today (January 9) to strengthen their collaboration on issues relating to international arbitration and mediation.
 
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Speech by CS at opening session of Asian Licensing Conference
7 January 2019

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the opening session of the Asian Licensing Conference held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (January 7):
 
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CS visits Hong Kong Port of HZMB
19 December 2018

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, today (December 19) visited the Hong Kong Port of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) to be briefed on the overall traffic diversion plan prepared by government departments in anticipation of a surge in passenger traffic during Christmas and New Year.
 
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Hong Kong and Mainland sign agreements to strengthen cultural exchange and co-operation
18 December 2018

The Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Ms Michelle Li, today (December 18) signed a co-operation agreement with the Director of the National Museum of China (NMC), Mr Wang Chunfa, and a letter of intent on cultural exchange and co-operation with the Director of Nanjing Museum, Mr Gong Liang, with a view to fostering cultural exchange and collaboration between Hong Kong and the Mainland, as well as achieving synergy and complementarity by sharing of resources.
 
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Hong Kong Immigration Department wins Radiant Pioneer Award
13 December 2018

The Smart Departure, a self-service departure for visitors to Hong Kong, of the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) has won the Radiant Pioneer Award from the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA).
 
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CEDB holds "Belt and Road:Hong Kong - IN" Forum
12 December 2018

The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) held the "Belt and Road: Hong Kong - IN" Forum today (December 12) to explore how professionals and start-ups might use Hong Kong as a springboard for the Belt and Road markets.
 
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International tourism convention explores leveraging vast tourism potential of Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area development
12 December 2018

The Hong Kong International Tourism Convention, jointly organised by the Government, the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong, was successfully held today (December 12), providing a premier platform for over 1 000 participants from around the world to exchange views on leveraging the vast tourism potential of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development.
 
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InvestHK surveys point to city's business attractions for overseas and Mainland companies and upward trend of startup communities in Hong Kong
12 December 2018

The Director-General of Investment Promotion, Mr Stephen Phillips, said today (December 12) that recent surveys showed that the city remains a magnet for overseas and Mainland businesses while its start-up ecosystem is thriving.
 
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IMF commends Hong Kong's strong buffers and robust policy frameworks despite increasing global risks
12 December 2018

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Mission has commended the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in its latest assessment, noting that many years of prudent macroeconomic policies have endowed the city with strong buffers to navigate through challenges and ensure continued stability despite increasing risks confronting global growth.
 
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Speech by CE at Asian Insurance Forum 2018
11 December 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Asian Insurance Forum 2018 this morning (December 11):
 
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Exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up gets underway at the Hong Kong Museum of History
11 December 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (December 11) officiated at the opening ceremony of the "HKSARG's Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Reform and Opening up of the Country: 'Joint Development·Shared Prosperity' Exhibition".
 
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Speech by CE at Business of IP Asia Forum
6 December 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Business of IP Asia Forum this morning (December 6):
 
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Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme invites new round of applications
3 December 2018

The Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme (PASS) is inviting a new round of applications today (December 3) from non-profit-distributing organisations such as professional bodies, trade or industrial organisations and research institutes.
 
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WTO Members commend Hong Kong, China for its free trade regime
29 November 2018

Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) commended Hong Kong, China (HKC) again for its free and open trade regime at the Trade Policy Review meeting successfully concluded in Geneva, Switzerland today (November 28, Geneva time).
 
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CreateSmart Initiative achieves positive results in promoting creative industries
22 November 2018

The CreateSmart Initiative (CSI), a dedicated fund the Government established in 2009 to promote the development of creative industries, is approaching its 10th anniversary. The CSI has achieved positive results in terms of economic benefits, key performance indicators and intangible benefits. As at the end of September this year, $1,072 million had been committed under the CSI to support a total of 449 projects, in which 90 international awards had been attained.
 
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Speech by CE at Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference
20 November 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference today (November 20):
 
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CE meets Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
19 November 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Mr Peter O'Neill, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, this morning (November 19).
 
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CE attends APEC meetings in Papua New Guinea
18 November 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, had in-depth discussions with the leaders of other economies at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2018 Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea today (November 18) on how to ensure inclusive development in the face of new economic situation and digital future.
 
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Economic situation in third quarter of 2018 and latest GDP and price forecasts for 2018
16 November 2018

The Government released today (November 16) the Third Quarter Economic Report 2018, together with the preliminary figures on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2018.
 
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Speech by SCED at plenary session of APEC Ministerial Meeting
15 November 2018

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, at a plenary session themed "Improving Connectivity, Deepening Regional Economic Integration" at the 30th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea today (November 15):
 
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Hong Kong and Australia conclude Free Trade Agreement negotiations
15 November 2018

Hong Kong and Australia announced today (November 15) the successful conclusion of negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and an Investment Agreement after reaching consensus on both agreements.
 
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Speech by S for IT at Hong Kong International Computer Conference 2018
6 November 2018

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC) 2018 today (November 6):
 
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Hong Kong Fintech Week world's first cross-border fintech event
6 November 2018

Hong Kong Fintech Week came to an end on Friday (November 2) in Shenzhen, reflecting the key cross-border theme of the programme. The five-day event was packed with important announcements, presentations and panel sessions covering all key aspects of financial technology (fintech), and involved experts from around the globe and some of the world's biggest fintech companies. It all combined to set Hong Kong apart as a fintech leader in Asia.
 
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China International Import Expo "Seminar on 'HK's Experiences for International Trade': New Horizon·New Technology·New Model" held successfully
6 November 2018

The "Seminar on 'Hong Kong's Experiences for International Trade': New Horizon·New Technology·New Model" jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) was held successfully today (November 6) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. The seminar was attended by more than 460 people, including representatives from Mainland provincial and municipal governments and enterprises in various industries. It was one of the major events organised by the HKSAR at the first China International Import Expo.
 
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Hong Kong House opens for public visits
5 November 2018

Hong Kong House, home of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO), participated in Sydney Open once again to open its doors for public visits yesterday (November 4). The HKETO welcomed more than 700 visitors during the event.
 
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Speech by CE at Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum parallel session on "Trade and Innovation" in Shanghai
5 November 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a parallel session of the Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum on the theme "Trade and Innovation" in Shanghai today (November 5):
 
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Hong Kong's role as gateway and important hub showcased at China International Import Expo
5 November 2018

To showcase its unique role as a strategic gateway and important hub for the opening up of the country, Hong Kong is actively participating in the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) being held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai from today (November 5) to November 10, including setting up a Hong Kong Exhibition Area and joining the Enterprise and Business Exhibition.
 
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Speech by CE at Opening Session of "Think Global, Think Hong Kong" Main Symposium
1 November 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Opening Session of the "Think Global, Think Hong Kong" Main Symposium in Tokyo today (November 1):
 
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Hong Kong ranked world's fourth easiest place to do business
31 October 2018

Hong Kong is ranked fourth globally on the ease of doing business, moving up one place from being fifth last year, according to the World Bank's Doing Business 2019 Report (Report) released today (October 31).
 
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Hong Kong Dragon flying high in Adelaide
29 October 2018

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO), has again participated in one of Australia's leading international arts festivals, the OzAsia Festival, which is being held in the city of Adelaide, Australia.
 
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Opening remarks by Project Manager / Major Works (Special Duties) of Highways Department at press briefing on preparation work of Government for commissioning of HZMB
19 October 2018

Following is the opening remarks by the Project Manager / Major Works (Special Duties) of Highways Department, Mr Raymond Kong, at a press briefing today (October 19) on preparation work of the Government for the commissioning of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge:
 
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CE's speech in delivering "The Chief Executive's 2018 Policy Address" to LegCo
10 October 2018

Mr President, Honourable Members and fellow citizens,
Today, I present the second Policy Address in my term of office to the Legislative Council (LegCo). As in last year, I prefer sharing with Hong Kong people my governance philosophy and highlighting some of the specific measures to reading out the whole Policy Address.
 
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Full text of "The Chief Executive's 2018 Policy Address"
10 October 2018

Today, I present this Policy Address not only to reiterate my governance philosophy and elaborate on the vision and initiatives of the current-term Government for different policy areas, but also to share with you my experience since I assumed office as the Chief Executive.
 
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CE's speech at National Day reception
1 October 2018

Following is the speech (English translation) by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the National Day Reception in Celebration of the 69th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China today (October 1):
 
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Hong Kong once again regarded as freest economy in the world
26 September 2018

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (September 26) welcomed that the Fraser Institute once again ranked Hong Kong as the freest economy in the world in the Economic Freedom of the World 2018 Annual Report.
 
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Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link opens
22 September 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, and the Governor of Guangdong Province, Mr Ma Xingrui, jointly hosted the opening ceremony for the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) today (September 22).
 
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InvestHK encourages Mainland companies to tap Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area opportunities and "go global" via Hong Kong
8 September 2018

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (September 8) hosted a round table at the 20th China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT) in Xiamen, Fujian Province, to appeal to Mainland enterprises to make use of Hong Kong to expand overseas amid the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development.
 
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Hong Kong Legal Services Forum in Guangzhou
5 September 2018

Giving a keynote speech at the luncheon of the fifth Hong Kong Legal Services Forum in Guangzhou today (September 5), the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, said that distinguished and professional legal services are important elements for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Bay Area) to go global.
 
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Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Co-location) Ordinance comes into operation
4 September 2018

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Co-location) Ordinance (Ordinance) came into operation today (September 4) to dovetail with the commissioning of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) later this month.
 
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Talent List to attract quality people
28 August 2018

The Government promulgated today (August 28) the first Talent List of Hong Kong.
 
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Delivery versus Payment settlement fully implemented in Bond Connect
24 August 2018

Delivery versus Payment (DvP) settlement has been fully implemented in Bond Connect starting from today (August 24).
 
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Operating arrangements announced for Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
23 August 2018

The Transport and Housing Bureau announced today (August 23) the operating arrangements for the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL).
 
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CE attends meeting of leading group for development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and visits China Railway Corporation in Beijing
15 August 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, attended the first plenary meeting of the leading group for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area as a member at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing today (August 15).
 
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CEDB and SASAC hold sharing session on Economic and Trade Cooperation Zones for Belt and Road opportunities
14 August 2018

The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) jointly held a sharing session on the investment environment of overseas Economic and Trade Cooperation Zones today (August 14) to promote collaboration with state-owned enterprises (SoEs) for Belt and Road opportunities.
 
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HK-New Zealand protocol to tax treaty in force
10 August 2018

The second protocol to the Comprehensive Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement between Hong Kong and New Zealand (CDTA) entered into force on August 9, a government spokesman said.
 
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Economic situation in second quarter of 2018 and latest GDP and price forecasts for 2018
10 August 2018

The Government released today (August 10) the Half-yearly Economic Report 2018, together with the preliminary figures on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2018.
 
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SFH to lead 100-member delegation to Guangdong-HK-Macao Bay Area
5 August 2018

The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, will lead a delegation to Guangzhou, Zhongshan and Shenzhen tomorrow (August 6) to enhance exchanges and co-operation in medical and healthcare field in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area (Bay Area) with a view to proactively tapping the opportunities in the region.
 
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FS visits Guangzhou and Foshan
30 July 2018

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, visited Guangzhou and Foshan today (July 30).
 
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Judicial appointment
27 July 2018

The Judiciary today (July 27) announced the appointment of the Honourable Mr Justice Kevin Paul Zervos, Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court, as Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court.
 
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DoJ to promote Hong Kong Legal Services Forum in Guangdong
18 July 2018

The Department of Justice (DoJ) is today (July 18) leading a delegation of the legal and arbitration sectors on a visit to Guangzhou, Zhaoqing and Foshan for three days.
 
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HKMA announces plan to establish Academy of Finance in Hong Kong
17 July 2018

Following the Financial Secretary's announcement in his Budget Speech in February, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), on the basis of the advice of an Experts Group comprising Mr Anthony Neoh, Mr Carlson Tong, Mr Moses Cheng and Mr David Eldon, has submitted a recommendation to the Financial Secretary to proceed with the setting up of an Academy of Finance (AoF) in Hong Kong.
 
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SCED speaks to media on impact of trade conflict between China and US on Hong Kong
16 July 2018

Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, and the Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Mr Jimmy Kwok, at a media session on the impact of the trade conflict between China and the United States (US) on Hong Kong after a meeting attended by representatives of major chambers of commerce and associations of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) today (July 16):
 
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Hong Kong promoted as key partner for navigating Belt and Road
12 July 2018

Hong Kong has all it takes to be the key partner for those who want to navigate the Belt and Road, the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney, Mr Raymond Fan, said on Tuesday (July 10).
 
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CE meets Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport of Australia
6 July 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport of Australia, Mr Michael McCormack, at the Chief Executive's Office this morning (July 6).
 
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CE meets Hong Kong students and young people with international competition awards
1 July 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, together with the Secretaries of Department and the Directors of Bureau met over 100 Hong Kong young people and students, who won international competitions in the past year, in a tea gathering at Government House this afternoon (July 1) to commend the new and outstanding generation of Hong Kong and encourage them to continue to work hard for their goals.
 
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Speech by CE at reception for 21st anniversary of establishment of HKSAR
1 July 2018

Following is the translation of the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the reception for the 21st 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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Speech by CE at France-Hong Kong and Mainland China Economic Forum
21 June 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the France-Hong Kong and Mainland China Economic Forum in Paris, France today (June 20, Paris time):
 
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Chief Executive encourages French companies to leverage opportunities in Guangdong-HK-Macao Bay Area
20 June 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, called on French businesses to take advantage of the unique business opportunities arising from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area (the Bay Area) at a seminar jointly held by Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macao governments in Paris today (June 20, Paris time).
 
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CE meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of France in Paris
20 June 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, continued her visit to France in Paris today (June 19, Paris time), where she met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, and visited innovation and technology (I&T) as well as cultural institutions.
 
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FS commences visit to Beijing
20 June 2018

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, today (June 20) started his visit to Beijing.
 
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Contemporary dance production "4Seasons" begins Australia tour
20 June 2018

"4Seasons", featuring three new choreographic contemporary dance inspired by climate and life and a journey of discovery with dancers from Hong Kong and Brisbane, commenced in Australia at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane on June 14.
 
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19th Greater Pearl River Delta Cultural Co-operation Meeting held today
14 June 2018

The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah; the Director General of the Department of Culture of Guangdong Province, Mr Wang Yiyang; and the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), Ms Mok Ian-ian, attended the 19th Greater Pearl River Delta Cultural Co-operation Meeting in Hong Kong today (June 14).
 
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First Belt and Road Joint Conference held
12 June 2018

The first Belt and Road Joint Conference was convened in Beijing today (June 12) by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (HKMAO) as well as other relevant central ministries.
 
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Artistic talent of Hong Kong shines in vivid Australian showcase
8 June 2018

With the support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO), a young Hong Kong watercolour artist is painting pictures of future cities and space live for spectators at a Vivid Sydney event in the Chatswood district of Sydney, Australia.
 
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Shenzhen-Hong Kong Fintech Award
5 June 2018

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Mr Norman Chan, together with the Deputy Mayor of the People's Government of Shenzhen Municipality, Mr Ai Xuefeng, and the Director-General of the Office of Financial Development Service (OFDS), Mr He Xiaojun, today (June 5) met with representatives of the winning organisations of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Fintech Award.
 
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Opening remarks by S for IT at STARTIT.Asia Hong Kong 2nd Edition Startup & Ecosystem Mixer
29 May 2018

Following are the opening remarks by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the STARTIT.Asia Hong Kong 2nd Edition Startup & Ecosystem Mixer today (May 29):
 
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HKMA and InvestHK host seminar on "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area - New Opportunities arising from Overseas Treasury Management"
29 May 2018

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) jointly hosted a seminar on overseas treasury management in Guangzhou today (May 29) to promote the advantages of establishing Corporate Treasury Centres (CTCs) and conducting financing activities in Hong Kong to corporations in Guangdong Province.
 
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FS attends China International Big Data Industry Expo in Guiyang
26 May 2018

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, today (May 26) attended the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2018 in Guiyang and met with senior officials of the Government of Guizhou Province.
 
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Hong Kong supports bilateral and regional economic arrangements that further trade and investment liberalisation
26 May 2018

Hong Kong supports high quality bilateral and regional economic arrangements that would add momentum to further trade and investment liberalisation, contributing to the realisation of the long-term vision of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific.
 
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Hong Kong ranked world's second most competitive economy
24 May 2018

Hong Kong ranked second globally in the International Institute for Management Development’s (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2018.
 
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Unemployment and underemployment statistics for February - April 2018
17 May 2018

According to the latest labour force statistics (i.e. provisional figures for February - April 2018) released today (May 17) by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD), the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 2.9% in January - March 2018 to 2.8% in February - April 2018.
 
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CE continues Guangzhou visit
17 May 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, accompanied by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip, and the Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, in Guangzhou today (May 17) continued her visit to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area.
 
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CE visits Huizhou and Guangzhou
16 May 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, commenced her trip to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area in Huizhou and Guangzhou today (May 16).
 
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Secretary for Justice outlines new trends in handling cross-border commercial disputes
16 May 2018

The Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, today (May 18) outlined new trends in the development of cross-border commercial dispute resolution amid the growth of commercial activities among countries and the popularity of international arbitration and mediation.
 
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FS visits Hangzhou to foster trade between HK and Zhejiang Province
15 May 2018

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, visited Hangzhou today (May 15), meeting officials of the Government of Zhejiang Province and Hong Kong people doing business in Zhejiang. He also visited emerging and innovative enterprises there.
 
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Forum on Mainland-HK Cooperation in I&T explores new co-operation opportunities
15 May 2018

The Forum on Mainland-Hong Kong Cooperation in Innovation and Technology held today (May 15) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government was attended by over 100 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), as well as representatives of the HKSAR Government and the technology sector.
 
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Pilot Technology Talent Admission Scheme to be rolled out
8 May 2018

To meet the needs of the innovation and technology (I&T) sector in getting talent, the Government will roll out a Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS) to provide a fast-track arrangement for the admission of overseas and Mainland research and development talent.
 
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Transcript of remarks at media session on Technology Talent Admission Scheme
8 May 2018

The Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang; the Permanent Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Cheuk Wing-hing; and the Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, Ms Annie Choi, held a standup media session today (May 8) on the Technology Talent Admission Scheme.
 
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Hong Kong Immigration Department delegation visits Australia and New Zealand to promote talent admission schemes
7 May 2018

University students, professionals and members of the second generation of emigrated Hong Kong residents gained a better understanding of various talent admission schemes administered by the Hong Kong Immigration Department during events with a visiting delegation of the department in Australia and New Zealand between April 29 and May 4.
 
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Revitalised Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail becomes Hong Kong's latest cultural attraction
26 April 2018

The Revitalisation Project of Dr Sun Yat-sen's Historical Trail, taken forward by the Tourism Commission in collaboration with the Central and Western District Council and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), was completed today (April 26).
 
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Speech by CS at Belt and Road Advanced Professional Development Programme in Power and Energy Graduation Ceremony
26 April 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the Belt and Road Advanced Professional Development Programme in Power and Energy Graduation Ceremony today (April 26):
 
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Hong Kong Immigration delegation to visit Australia and New Zealand to promote talent admission schemes
24 April 2018

A delegation from the Hong Kong Immigration Department will visit New Zealand and Australia between April 29 and May 4 to promote various talent admission schemes to the second generation of emigrated Hong Kong residents, students, professionals and others who are interested in developing a career in Hong Kong.
 
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Speech by S for IT at award presentation ceremony for I&T Scholarship Award Scheme 2018
23 April 2018

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the award presentation ceremony of the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2018 today (April 23):
 
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Four Directors of Bureaux conclude LegCo joint-Panel duty visit to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area
22 April 2018

The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip; the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau; the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang; and the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr James Lau, continued the duty visit with Legislative Council (LegCo) Members in Guangzhou today (April 22), last day of the LegCo joint-Panel duty visit to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area (Bay Area).
 
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LegCo joint-Panel begins duty visit in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area
20 April 2018

The Legislative Council (LegCo) Panel on Economic Development, Panel on Financial Affairs, Panel on Commerce and Industry, and Panel on Information Technology and Broadcasting began the joint-Panel duty visit in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area (the Bay Area) today (April 20).
 
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Internet Economy Summit opens
12 April 2018

Running for the third year, the Internet Economy Summit opened today (April 12) has again attracted entrepreneurs and top-level executives from various business sectors to explore the global business opportunities brought about by innovation and the digital economy.
 
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Speech by CE at Bloomberg Invest Asia Summit
11 April 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Bloomberg Invest Asia Summit today (April 11):
 
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Speech by FS at Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2018
10 April 2018

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2018 organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Hong Kong this morning (April 10):
 
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CE attends Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Hainan
9 April 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (April 9) attended the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 in Hainan and met with the leaders of Hebei and Hainan Provinces.
 
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Speech by CE at UNESCO award presentation ceremony for Blue House Cluster revitalisation project
6 April 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation Award Presentation Ceremony for the Revitalisation of the Blue House Cluster into Viva Blue House today (April 6):
 
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Speech by CE at Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018 Awards Presentation Ceremony
4 April 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018 Awards Presentation Ceremony today (April 4):
 
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CE visits Zhuhai
29 March 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, accompanied by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan Fan; the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip; and the Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, continued her visit to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area in Zhuhai today (March 30).
 
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Speech by FS at Joint Business Community Luncheon
28 March 2018

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Joint Business Community Luncheon on the 2018-19 Budget today (March 28):
 
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External merchandise trade statistics for February 2018
27 March 2018

The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released today (March 27) the external merchandise trade statistics for February 2018. In February 2018, the value of Hong Kong's total exports of goods increased by 1.7%, whereas the value of imports of goods decreased by 3.2% over a year earlier.
 
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Speech by CE at Art Basel Hong Kong opening ceremony
27 March 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Art Basel Hong Kong opening ceremony today (March 27):
 
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First meeting of Chief Executive's Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development held
27 March 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, and her Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development had a useful exchange of views on the future development direction of Hong Kong at the Council's first meeting today (March 27).
 
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Hong Kong and UK sign MOU on investment promotion co-operation
24 March 2018

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) of the United Kingdom today (March 24) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on investment promotion co-operation, with a particular focus on innovation and technology and other emerging sectors.
 
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Speech by CS at 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival Finale Ceremony
24 March 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at a toasting ceremony for the 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival Finale Ceremony at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre this evening (March 24):
 
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Speech by S for IT at MoU signing ceremony of Professional Diploma in Industry 4.0 cum launching of Smart Industry One Consortium
22 March 2018

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding of Professional Diploma in Industry 4.0 cum launching of Smart Industry One Consortium today (March 22):
 
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SCED: HK well-placed to be gateway, springboard and crucial link for Vietnam in Belt and Road ventures
21 March 2018

Hong Kong is well-placed to be the gateway, springboard and crucial link in all ventures under the Belt and Road Initiative if Vietnam sees it as a source of opportunities for more trade and joint investment in infrastructural development and stronger collaboration on other economic and social development fronts, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, said at a business luncheon seminar entitled "Hong Kong: Your Partner in Exploring New Business Opportunities" in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, today (March 21).
 
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Speech by CE at GREAT Festival of Innovation reception
21 March 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the GREAT Festival of Innovation reception today (March 21):
 
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Speech by CS at Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference
19 March 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference today (March 19):
 
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Hong Kong and Brazil sign MOU on investment promotion co-operation
16 March 2018

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) and Brazil today (March 16) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at enhancing mutual co-operation to generate more foreign direct investment between the two places.
 
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Hong Kong's Gross National Income and external primary income flows for fourth quarter of 2017 and whole year of 2017
16 March 2018

The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released today (March 16) the preliminary statistics on Hong Kong's Gross National Income (GNI) and external primary income flows (EPIF) for the fourth quarter of 2017 and the whole year of 2017.
 
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Hong Kong Flower Show opens
16 March 2018

The annual spectacular Hong Kong Flower Show opened at Victoria Park today (March 16) with some 400 000 flowers on display, including about 40 000 dahlias as the theme flower.
 
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Pilot Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas to provide opportunities for Hong Kong youth
16 March 2018

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, today (March 16) announced the launch of the Pilot Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas in collaboration with major enterprises to provide around 250 internship places for Hong Kong young people on the Mainland and overseas this summer.
 
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Business seminar held in Auckland to showcase Hong Kong’s unparalleled business opportunities
16 March 2018

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO), jointly with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, held a business seminar in Auckland on March 12 on Hong Kong’s unparalleled business opportunities for New Zealand.
 
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HKETO Sydney participated at the South Island Lantern Festival and Business Forum in New Zealand
15 March 2018

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO) once again participated at the South Island Lantern Festival and Business Forum in Christchurch, New Zealand, held from 9 to 11 March.
 
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Speech by FS at SFC Regulatory Forum 2018
14 March 2018

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the SFC Regulatory Forum 2018 today (March 14):
 
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Connection of viaduct completes under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project
14 March 2018

The linking up of the main viaduct running from Sha Tau Kok Road to Lin Ma Hang Road under the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) project officially completed today (March 14), which means that Sha Tau Kok Road is now fully connected to the new BCP via the trunk part of this new connecting road.
 
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Grant of new franchise to Star Ferry
13 March 2018

The Chief Executive in Council has decided to grant a new franchise to The "Star" Ferry Company, Limited (Star Ferry) for continued operation of the two franchised ferry routes, "Central - Tsim Sha Tsui" and "Wan Chai - Tsim Sha Tsui", for a period of 15 years from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2033.
 
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Briefing on enhancement proposals for enterprise funding schemes announced in the 2018-19 Budget held today
5 March 2018

The Trade and Industry Department (TID) held a briefing session today (March 5) to introduce to the trade proposals to enhance funding schemes in support of enterprises, as announced in the 2018-19 Budget, and to exchange views with the attendees.
 
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Lunar New Year lantern carnival opens at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza tonight
2 March 2018

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) opened the Urban Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza tonight (March 2) in celebration of the Lunar New Year Lantern Festival.
 
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Opening remarks by S for IT at press conference on innovation and technology initiatives in 2018-19 Budget
1 March 2018

Following are the opening remarks by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at a press conference on innovation and technology (I&T) initiatives in the 2018-19 Budget today (March 1):
 
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Tax measures proposed in 2018-19 Budget
28 February 2018

In his Budget delivered today (February 28), the Financial Secretary proposed a number of tax measures.
 
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FS uses Budget Speech to promote diversified economy and boost innovation and technology
28 February 2018

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, in his 2018-19 Budget today (February 28) announced a broad range of measures to diversify Hong Kong's economy, grasp regional and global opportunities and promote innovation and technology (I&T).
 
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CE's statement on 2018-19 Budget
28 February 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (February 28) issued the following statement on the 2018-19 Budget:
 
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Lantern carnivals and exhibitions to celebrate Lunar New Year Lantern Festival
27 February 2018

To celebrate the Lunar New Year Lantern Festival, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present a wide range of activities including festive lantern carnivals and lantern displays for public enjoyment. Admission to all activities is free.
 
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Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney celebrates Year of the Dog in Australia and New Zealand
23 February 2018

To celebrate the Year of the Dog, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO) is co-hosting Chinese New Year receptions in major cities of Australia and New Zealand with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), the Hong Kong-Australia Business Association and the Hong Kong-New Zealand Business Association under the theme of "Connectivity" this year.
 
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Speech by CS at launch ceremony of Harbour Arts Sculpture Park 2018
22 February 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the launch ceremony of Harbour Arts Sculpture Park 2018 this afternoon (February 22):
 
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CE holds engagement sessions with HK deputies to NPC and HK members of CPPCC
22 February 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, accompanied by a number of Secretaries of Departments and Directors of Bureaux, held engagement sessions at Government House yesterday and today (February 21 and 22) to exchange views with Hong Kong deputies to the 12th and 13th National People's Congress (NPC) and the 12th and 13th Hong Kong members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on matters of mutual concern, in particular Hong Kong’s participation in the Belt and Road Initiative and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area.
 
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eHRSS wins international ICT award
20 February 2018

The Electronic Health Record Sharing System (eHRSS), developed and operated by the Food and Health Bureau (FHB) and the Hospital Authority (HA), has won the Innovative eHealth Solutions Award of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) Global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Excellence Awards 2018.
 
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Public consultation on phase one of review on Broadcasting Ordinance and Telecommunications Ordinance launched
20 February 2018

The Government today (February 20) launched a three-month public consultation to gauge views from members of the public, the broadcasting industry and other stakeholders on the proposals of phase one of the review on the Broadcasting Ordinance (BO) and the Telecommunications Ordinance (TO). The review aims to respond to the evolution of infotainment and modernise the regulatory framework to provide a balanced competitive environment for the broadcasting market and facilitate the industry's development.
 
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CE inspects clean-up work at Lunar New Year Fair site and visits elderly of residential care home
16 February 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, accompanied by the Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, and the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Miss Vivian Lau, visited staff members of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) on duty at the site of the Victoria Park Lunar New Year Fair this morning (February 16).
 
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CE delivers Lunar New Year message
15 February 2018

Following is the translation of the Lunar New Year message delivered by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (February 15):
 
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Speech by CE at opening of forum "Breaking Boundaries, Building Bridges - The Role of Education"
10 February 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the opening of forum "Breaking Boundaries, Building Bridges - The Role of Education" organised by Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong today (February 10):
 
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EPD and ECC jointly promote Green LNY Fairs and encourage public to "use less, waste less"
10 February 2018

The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, and the Chairman of the Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC), Mr Lam Chiu-ying, today (February 10) visited the Green Lunar New Year (LNY) Fair at Kwun Tong Recreation Ground with members of the ECC and its Publicity Working Group.
 
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Cyber Security Competition 2017
10 February 2018

A total of 95 winners of the Cyber Security Competition 2017 were presented with 137 awards at Cyberport today (February 10) for their outstanding performance in the cyber security knowledge competition.
 
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CE meets families in community housing and visits creative landmark
9 February 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (February 9) visited families living in units under the Community Housing Movement in Mong Kok to learn about their new living environment and daily lives.
 
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Lunar New Year Thematic Lantern Display "Happily the Fishes Leap!" to light up Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza from today
9 February 2018

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will present a Lunar New Year thematic lantern display entitled "Happily the Fishes Leap!" at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC) Piazza from today (February 9) featuring koi fish, a symbol of good fortune, as the main theme to celebrate the advent of the Lunar New Year. Admission is free.
 
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Speech by CE at Smart City Blueprint Luncheon
7 February 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Smart City Blueprint Luncheon organised by the Smart City Consortium today (February 7):
 
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CS visits Shenzhen
5 February 2018

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, visited Nanshan District in Shenzhen today (February 5) to visit the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation Entrepreneurship Base and Tencent Computer System Co Ltd.
 
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Seminar on Strategies and Opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative - Leveraging Hong Kong's Advantages, Meeting the Country's Needs held in Beijing
3 February 2018

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) held a seminar entitled "Strategies and Opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative - Leveraging Hong Kong's Advantages", Meeting the Country's Needs in conjunction with the Belt and Road General Chamber of Commerce today (February 3) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
 
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CE continues her visit to Beijing
2 February 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, continued her visit to Beijing today (February 2).
 
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Welcome speech by S for IT at MoU Signing Ceremony for Biotechnology and translational Medicine Collaboration
2 February 2018

Following is the welcome speech by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony for Biotechnology and translational Medicine Collaboration today (February 2):
 
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CE starts her visit to Beijing
1 February 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, started her visit programme in Beijing today (February 1).
 
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Space Museum launches new sky show "In Search of Cosmic Life"
31 January 2018

The Hong Kong Space Museum's newly produced sky show, "In Search of Cosmic Life", which examines the possibility of extraterrestrial life, will be launched tomorrow (February 1).
 
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Speech by FS at StartmeupHK Venture Forum
29 January 2018

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the StartmeupHK Venture Forum today (January 29):
 
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CE meets with General Manager of China Railway and witnesses signing of MoU on arrangements for preparation of key operational issues for XRL Hong Kong Section
29 January 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met with the General Manager of China Railway Corporation (CR), Mr Lu Dongfu, at Government House this morning (January 29).
 
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CS officiates at Future Stars scholarship ceremony and encourages youngsters to triumph over adversity
27 January 2018

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, who is also the Chairperson of the Commission on Poverty (CoP), officiated at the Future Stars - Upward Mobility Scholarship Ceremony today (January 27), encouraging youngsters to face adversity and challenges with a positive and proactive attitude in life and learning.
 
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Hong Kong Customs celebrates 2018 International Customs Day
26 January 2018

The Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, and the Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Hermes Tang, officiated at a reception today (January 26) in celebrating the 2018 International Customs Day (ICD).
 
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SCED: Hong Kong continues to play active role in WTO business
26 January 2018

Hong Kong will, as always, work closely with other Members of the World trade Organization (WTO) to bring unfinished businesses to fruition as well as to pursue other initiatives that can reinvigorate the WTO, said the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, at the WTO Informal Ministerial Gathering in Davos, Switzerland today (January 26, Davos time).
 
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Speech by CS at Golden Age Expo and Summit 2018 opening ceremony
26 January 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the opening ceremony of the Golden Age Expo and Summit 2018 today (January 26):
 
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Latest situation of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Link Road
20 January 2018

Following the announcement of the complete connection of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Link Road (HKLR) on May 18, 2017, the Highways Department (HyD) announced today (January 20) that the road surfacing works and road facilities of the about 9.4 km long viaducts, 1 km long Scenic Hill Tunnel, and 1.6 km long at-grade roads along the east coast of the airport were successfully completed.
 
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SHA's speech at Opening Ceremony of Race Village of Volvo Ocean Race
17 January 2018

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, at the Opening Ceremony of the Race Village of the Volvo Ocean Race today (January 17):
 
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Speech by CS at Cocktail Welcome Reception of the Volvo Ocean Race-Hong Kong Stopover
17 January 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at cocktail welcome reception of the Volvo Ocean Race-Hong Kong Stopover today (January 17):
 
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Speech by FS at Asia Private Equity Forum 2018
17 January 2018

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Asia Private Equity Forum 2018 held by the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association today (January 17):
 
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CE meets guest speakers of AFF
16 January 2018

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met a number of guest speakers of the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) separately yesterday and today (January 15 and 16) at the Chief Executive's Office to exchange views on global and regional economic, trade and financial development.
 
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Asian Financial Forum explores innovation as economic growth accelerator
15 January 2018

The 11th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) opened today (January 15), providing a high-level platform for global policymakers as well as financial and business leaders to exchange views on how to embrace innovation and technology to steer economic growth in Asia and beyond.
 
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Speech by CE at ICE Bicentenary Hong Kong Innovation Summit
12 January 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Bicentenary Hong Kong Innovation Summit today (January 12):
 
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Speech by CE at SCMP China Conference
11 January 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the South China Morning Post (SCMP) China Conference today (January 11):
 
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Speech by STH on "Hong Kong as a Regional Logistics Hub - the Best Link in Your Global Supply Chain" in Dusseldorf
11 January 2018

Following is the speech by the Secretary for transport and Housing and Chairman of the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council, Mr Frank Chan Fan, at the seminar on "Hong Kong as a Regional Logistics Hub - the Best Link in Your Global Supply Chain" in Dusseldorf, Germany today (January 11):
 
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Speech by CE at Launch Ceremony of Sustainable Development Solutions Network Hong Kong
8 January 2018

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at Launch Ceremony of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Hong Kong today (January 8):
 
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SJ's speech at Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year 2018
8 January 2018

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, at the Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year 2018 today (January 8):
 
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Volvo Ocean Race teams head to Hong Kong from Melbourne
3 January 2018

Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, representing Hong Kong in the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, yesterday (January 2) set off on the race's Melbourne to Hong Kong leg with six other teams. Representatives from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Melbourne blessed the fleet at the Race Village at Melbourne's Docklands before the boats' departure.
 
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Opening remarks by CE at press conference on Co-location Arrangement of Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
27 December 2017

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam; the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC; the Secretary for transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan Fan; and the Acting Secretary for Security, Mr Sonny Au, held a press conference this afternoon (December 27) on the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on approving the Co-operation Arrangement between the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on the Establishment of the Port at the West Kowloon Station of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link for Implementing Co-location Arrangement.
 
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World record music attempt, race festival and comics exhibition among highlights of 20th anniversary celebration
24 December 2017

An attempt to create a new world record for a saxophone lesson, a race festival and a comics exhibition will be held in the coming days and weeks as part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
 
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Daya Bay Contingency Plan exercise successfully concluded
21 December 2017

The two-day inter-departmental exercise "Checkerboard II", held to test the response capabilities of the Government in dealing with a severe nuclear accident, was successfully concluded today (December 21).
 
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Speech by CS at China Daily Belt and Road Networking Reception
20 December 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the China Daily Belt and Road Networking Reception today (December 20):
 
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EPD launches clean recycling publicity and public education campaign to promote waste reduction for all
19 December 2017

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (December 19) held the "Dump Less, Save More, Recycle Right" Kick-off Ceremony cum 2017 Friends of EcoPark Award Presentation Ceremony to launch a new round of the clean recycling publicity and public education campaign.
 
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Speech by CE at Hong Kong Awards for Industries Awards Presentation Ceremony-cum-Gala Dinner
18 December 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Hong Kong Awards for Industries Awards Presentation Ceremony -cum-Gala Dinner this evening (December 18):
 
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17th meeting of Hong Kong-Guangdong Joint Working Group on Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection held in Hong Kong
15 December 2017

The Hong Kong-Guangdong Joint Working Group on Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection (JWGSDEP) held its 17th meeting in Hong Kong this afternoon (December 15).
 
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transcript of remarks by CE at media session in Beijing
15 December 2017

Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session in Beijing to conclude her duty visit this evening (December 15):
 
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Hong Kong Customs signs Authorized Economic Operator Mutual Recognition Arrangement Action Plans with Israel and New Zealand
15 December 2017

The Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Excise (Excise and Strategic Support), Mr Jimmy Tam, signed the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) Action Plans with the Head of the Israel Customs Directorate, Israel Tax Authority, Mr Avraham Ben Ardete, and the Group Manager of Policy, Legal and Governance of the New Zealand Customs Service, Mr Michael Papesch, on December 14 (Brussels time) during the 131st Council Session of the World Customs Organization which was held in Brussels, Belgium, on December 14 and 15.
 
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Hong Kong team excels at International Junior Science Olympiad
12 December 2017

A team of six Hong Kong students achieved excellent results in the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2017, winning three gold and three silver medals.
 
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Hong Kong triumphs again in APICTA Awards
11 December 2017

Hong Kong has once again triumphed in the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards, attaining a total of nine awards, out of 173 entries, in the Awards held from December 7 to 10 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
 
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Speech by CE at Hong Kong Belt-Road City-to-City Cultural Exchange Conference 2017 opening ceremony
9 December 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Hong Kong Belt-Road City-to-City Cultural Exchange Conference 2017 opening ceremony this morning (December 9):
 
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CE attends Hong Kong Economic Summit 2018 (photos)
8 December 2017

 
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Speech by SCED at keynote luncheon of Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum
7 December 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, at the keynote luncheon of the Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum today (December 7):
 
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Speech by CE at Business of IP Asia Forum
7 December 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Business of IP Asia Forum this morning (December 7):
 
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Speech by CE at Business of Design Week opening ceremony
7 December 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the opening ceremony of Business of Design Week (BODW) 2017 today (December 7):
 
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The best is yet to come for Hong Kong
6 December 2017

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, said at the luncheon of the 18th Hong Kong Forum today (December 6) that the Government will be more proactive and play the role of a "facilitator" and "promoter" in the development of Hong Kong.
 
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Speech by SCED at opening of Fashion Asia 2017 Hong Kong
6 December 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, at the opening of Fashion Asia 2017 Hong Kong today (December 6):
 
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Speech by CE at Opening Ceremony of 2017 FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix
2 December 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix in Central today (December 2):
 
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Speech by SCED at seminar on "Free trade and Globalisation - The Hong Kong Experience in Retrospect and the Prospects"
1 December 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, at the seminar on "Free trade and Globalisation - The Hong Kong Experience in Retrospect and the Prospects" today (December 1):
 
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Speech by SFST at ASIFMA Annual Conference 2017
30 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Financial Services and the treasury, Mr James Lau, at the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) Annual Conference 2017 today (November 30):
 
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10th Asia Cultural Co-operation Forum promotes cultural co-operation in Asian economies
28 November 2017

The highlight of the 10th Asia Cultural Co-operation Forum (ACCF), the Ministerial Panel, was held this morning (November 28).
 
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Speech by CE at Asia House Signature Conference
27 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Asia House Signature Conference this morning (November 27):
 
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HK hosts its first international symposium on conservation of textiles and thangkas
24 November 2017

The IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium, jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) and the Palace Museum, opened today (November 24) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
 
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Speech by CE at Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference
23 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today (November 23):
 
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Speech by CE at opening ceremony of Lumieres Hong Kong
23 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the opening ceremony of Lumieres Hong Kong today (November 23):
 
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Speech by CE at Asia-Global Dialogue 2017
22 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Asia-Global Dialogue 2017 today (November 22):
 
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Speech by DGTI at Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Luncheon
21 November 2017

Following is the speech entitled "Hong Kong-ASEAN FTA: The New Growth Engine" by the Director-General of trade and Industry, Ms Salina Yan, at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) Roundtable Luncheon today (November 21):
 
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International study ranks Hong Kong students among world's best in collaborative problem solving
21 November 2017

The Education Bureau (EDB) today (November 21) said it was pleased to learn that Hong Kong students' performance in collaborative problem solving (CPS) in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 was among the world's best.
 
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Speech by CE at debut and christening of cruise ship World Dream
17 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the debut and christening of the cruise ship World Dream today (November 17):
 
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Speech by S for IT at Hong Kong Shared Good Values Annual Summit
15 November 2017

Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the Hong Kong Shared Good Values (HKSGV) Annual Summit today (November 15):
 
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CE hosts dinner for Governor of Victoria
12 November 2017

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, hosted a dinner for the visiting Governor of Victoria, Ms Linda Dessau, at Government House this evening (November 12).
 
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CE meets Prime Minister of Australia
12 November 2017

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met the Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Malcolm Turnbull, this afternoon (November 12).
 
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CE discusses with APEC leaders on regional economic cooperation
12 November 2017

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, had in-depth discussions with the economic leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2017 Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) in Da Nang, Vietnam, yesterday (November 11) on ways to consolidate and sustain regional and global economic growth, deal with challenges brought by technology and digital economy, and ensure inclusive development.
 
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CE attends APEC CEO Summit
9 November 2017

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, said today (November 9) at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government would continue to strive to promote free trade and proactively formulate various policy initiatives beneficial to people's livelihood to ensure that people from all walks of life can reap the benefits of the opening up of the economy.
 
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SCED meets with trade representatives of APEC member economies in Vietnam
9 November 2017

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, met with various trade ministers and representatives of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies in Da Nang, Vietnam, today (November 9).
 
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Speech by FS at Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2017
9 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2017 this morning (November 9):
 
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SCED: Hong Kong is a staunch supporter of trade and investment liberalisation
8 November 2017

Hong Kong bears strong testimony to the benefits of trade and investment liberalisation, and has strong faith that increasing interaction among economies will promote growth and bring enormous benefits, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, said at the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam, today (November 8).
 
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Welcome speech by Secretary for Justice at seminar on "Legal Risk Management: Key to International trade and Investment"
7 November 2017

Following is the welcome speech by the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, at the seminar on "Legal Risk Management: Key to International trade and Investment" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today (November 7):
 
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Speech by Secretary for Justice at opening session of "In Style·Hong Kong" Symposium
7 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, at the opening session of the "In Style·Hong Kong" Symposium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today (November 7):
 
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Speech by CE at Social Enterprise Summit 2017 opening ceremony
7 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the opening ceremony of the Social Enterprise Summit 2017 this afternoon (November 7):
 
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Speech by FS at Belt & Road Innovation and Development Forum
3 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Belt & Road Innovation and Development Forum this morning (November 3):
 
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Speech by CE at Belt & Road Innovation and Development Forum
3 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Belt & Road Innovation and Development Forum this morning (November 3):
 
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Hong Kong Customs teams up with Australian Border Force to curb international drug trafficking activities
2 November 2017

Hong Kong Customs and the Australian Border Force mounted a joint operation against drug trafficking between the two places by air mail from October 16 to 29.
 
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Speech by S for IT at opening ceremony of Hong Kong International Computer Conference 2017
2 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC) 2017 today (November 2):
 
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Blue House Cluster wins Award of Excellence of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
1 November 2017

The Blue House Cluster under the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme (Revitalisation Scheme) has won the Award of Excellence of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
 
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Speech by FS at Financial Times-AIIB Summit
1 November 2017

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Financial Times-AIIB Summit today (November 1):
 
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Speech by CE at Joint Business Community Luncheon
31 October 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Joint Business Community Luncheon held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today (October 31):
 
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Hong Kong emerges from Fintech Week as Asian leader
30 October 2017

Following the speeches, presentations and panel sessions involving financial technology (Fintech) experts from around the world, the main story emerging from the second annual Hong Kong Fintech Week, which ended on October 27, is that Hong Kong is very much a Fintech leader in Asia, and one that welcomes companies looking to establish themselves in the region.
 
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Hong Kong-based start-up launches mobile charging solution for smartphone users
30 October 2017

Hong Kong-based Internet of Things (IoT) start-up MobiJuce today (October 30) launched one of the first app-based power bank rental services in Hong Kong, which allows smartphone users to rent a power bank and return it to a different location.
 
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SDEV to attend 2017 World Cities Day Forum
29 October 2017

The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, will depart for Guangzhou tomorrow (October 30) to attend the 2017 World Cities Day Forum.
 
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Speech by FS at 2017 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival opening ceremony
26 October 2017

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival at the Central Harbourfront Event Space this evening (October 26):
 
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Speech by S for IT at 14th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival
26 October 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the Opening Ceremony for the 14th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival today (October 26):
 
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Latest Development on the Era of Smart Banking
25 October 2017

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today (October 25) a number of new developments on its Smart Banking initiatives to foster the healthy development of fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong.
 
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Summit on New Directions for Taxation held today
23 October 2017

The Government held the Summit on New Directions for Taxation today (October 23). Attended by more than 400 participants, the Summit is an initiative of the current-term Government in gauging views from stakeholders for formulating forward-looking tax policies and measures for fostering economic development.
 
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Opening remarks by SFST at Hong Kong FinTech Week 2017
23 October 2017

Following is the opening remarks by the Secretary for Financial Services and the treasury, Mr James Lau, at Hong Kong FinTech Week 2017 today (October 23):
 
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FS attends APEC Finance Ministers' Retreat in Hoi An, Vietnam
20 October 2017

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, today (October 20) attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers' Retreat in Hoi An, Vietnam.
 
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BrandHK on board with HK's SHK Scallywag for Volvo Ocean Race
20 October 2017

Brand Hong Kong (BrandHK) is delighted to be among the "crew" for the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race, serving as a supporting organisation for Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, which is representing Hong Kong for the first time in this renowned global sporting event.
 
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Outstanding students commended for their achievements in Chinese learning
19 October 2017

About 60 students were commended at the Chinese Essay and Handwriting Competition 2017 award presentation ceremony yesterday (October 19) for their remarkable achievements in Chinese learning.
 
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Government establishes task forces to review post-secondary education-related issues
19 October 2017

The Government announced today (October 19) the establishment of two task forces on post-secondary education-related issues, namely the Task Force on Review of Research Policy and Funding and the Task Force on Review of Self-financing Post-secondary Education.
 
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Observatory headquarters receives WMO's recognition as centennial observing station
18 October 2017

The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) headquarters located in Tsim Sha Tsui is among the first set of observing stations to receive the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)'s recognition as centennial observing stations. The Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Mr Shun Chi-ming, received the accreditation certificate from the Secretary-General of the WMO, Professor Petteri Taalas, at the certificate presentation ceremony held at the WMO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, today (October 18, Geneva time).
 
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Speech by CS at CLP Power Academy Inaugural Ceremony cum Professional Diploma in Power Engineering Course Commencement
17 October 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the CLP Power Academy Inaugural Ceremony cum Professional Diploma in Power Engineering Course Commencement this evening (October 17):
 
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Speech by SFST at Kazakhstan Investor Day
16 October 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Financial Services and the treasury, Mr James Lau, at Kazakhstan Investor Day today (October 16):
 
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Speech by CE at Symposium on Innovation & Technology 2017
13 October 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Symposium on Innovation & Technology 2017 this morning (October 13):
 
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CE's speech in delivering "The Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address" to LegCo (1)
11 October 2017

Following is the translation of the speech made by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, in delivering “The Chief Executive’s 2017 Policy Address” to the Legislative Council this morning (October 11):
 
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CE's speech in delivering "The Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address" to LegCo (2)
11 October 2017

Following is the translation of the speech made by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, in delivering “The Chief Executive’s 2017 Policy Address” to the Legislative Council this morning (October 11):
 
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CE's speech in delivering "The Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address" to LegCo (3)
11 October 2017

Following is the translation of the speech made by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, in delivering “The Chief Executive’s 2017 Policy Address” to the Legislative Council this morning (October 11):
 
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Full text of "The Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address"
11 October 2017

"We Connect for Hope and Happiness"
Please see promotional video "The best is yet to come" here.
 
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Speech by FS at Pan Asian Regulatory Summit 2017
10 October 2017

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Pan Asian Regulatory Summit 2017 this morning (October 10):
 
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Speech by FS at Hong Kong Association of Banks luncheon
9 October 2017

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) Distinguished Speaker Luncheon today (October 9):
 
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Immigration Department introduces self-service departure for visitors
9 October 2017

The Immigration Department (ImmD) announced today (October 9) that self-service departure for visitors to Hong Kong (Smart Departure) will be launched at Hong Kong International Airport tomorrow (October 10), and photos of visitors will be taken at arrival clearance counters to assist in authenticating their identities through face recognition technology.
 
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Speaking points by STH on HK's transport infrastructure public-private partnership at panel session at 10th APEC transportation Ministerial Meeting
7 October 2017

Following are the speaking points by the Secretary for transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan Fan, on Hong Kong's transport infrastructure public-private partnership at the panel session on sustainable transportation at the 10th Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) transportation Ministerial Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, today (October 7):
 
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CE's speech at National Day reception
1 October 2017

Following is the speech (English translation) by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the National Day Reception in Celebration of the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China today (October 1):
 
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InnoTech Month 2017: Introducing "InnoForce" to promote innovation culture to community
30 September 2017

The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) today (September 30) launched the InnoTech Month (ITM) 2017 with a range of exciting activities to promote a culture of innovation and technology (I&T) to the community.
 
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Hong Kong rated as world's freest economy once again
28 September 2017

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (September 28) welcomed the Fraser Institute's recognition of Hong Kong as the freest economy in the world in its latest report on economic freedom.
 
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Speech by CE at Forbes 100th Anniversary Celebration Reception
27 September 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Forbes 100th Anniversary Celebration Reception in the 17th Forbes Global CEO Conference today (September 27):
 
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2017 CEPA Business Forum held today
27 September 2017

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Ministry of Commerce of the Central People's Government co-organised the 2017 Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) Business Forum today (September 27).
 
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Speech by SHA at opening ceremony of 2017 Cultural Leadership Summit of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
26 September 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Cultural Leadership Summit of the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association today (September 26):
 
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Government strives to optimise liveability values of Hong Kong
25 September 2017

Hong Kong future urban designers and government officials met together at an exhibition held under the "Liveability by Design" Studio Initiative at the Central Government Offices, Tamar, on September 18 and today (September 25) to exchange views on design and policy to create a better living environment in Hong Kong.
 
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HKSAR participates in 2017 Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Cooperation Chief Executive Joint Conference
25 September 2017

The 2017 Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regional Cooperation Chief Executive Joint Conference (Joint Conference) was held in Changsha, Hunan today (September 25). The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, led the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government delegation to participate in the Joint Conference.
 
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Speech by CE at MIT HK Innovation Node Grand Opening Ceremony
24 September 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Hong Kong Innovation Node Grand Opening Ceremony today (September 24):
 
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Recruitment for Administrative Officer, Executive Officer II and Assistant trade Officer II starts today
16 September 2017

The Government started a recruitment exercise today (September 16) to recruit around 45, 120 and six candidates for appointment on civil service terms as Administrative Officer (AO), Executive Officer II and Assistant trade Officer II respectively in 2017-18.
 
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Opening remarks by STH at LSCM Logistics Summit 2017
15 September 2017

Following are the opening remarks by the Secretary for transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan Fan, at the LSCM Logistics Summit 2017 this morning (September 15):
 
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Belt and Road Summit attracts over 3,000 participants
11 September 2017

The Belt and Road Summit, co-organised by the HKSAR Government and the Hong Kong trade Development Council, was held today (September 11), attracting more than 3,000 political leaders, policymakers, business leaders and experts in related trades from all over the world.
 
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Speech by FS at Belt and Road Summit Luncheon
11 September 2017

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Belt and Road Summit Luncheon this afternoon (September 11):
 
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Speech by SCED at Belt and Road Summit
11 September 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, at session one, entitled "Investing in Belt and Road: Dialogue with Policymakers", of the Belt and Road Summit today (September 11):
 
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Speech by CE at Belt and Road Summit
11 September 2017

The Belt and Road Summit, co-organised by the HKSAR Government and the Hong Kong trade Development Council, was held today (September 11), attracting more than 3,000 political leaders, policymakers, business leaders and experts in related trades from all over the world.
 
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Fun-filled carnival in Sydney to celebrate 20th anniversary of HKSAR
9 September 2017

A colourful outdoor carnival was held in Sydney today (September 9, Sydney time) for members of the public in Australia to share the joy of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
 
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SCED attends 2nd ASEAN Economic Ministers - Hong Kong, China Consultations
9 September 2017

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, and the Secretary of trade and Industry of the Philippines, Mr Ramon Lopez, co-chaired the 2nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers-Hong Kong, China Consultations in the Philippines this morning (September 9), during which the conclusion of negotiations on the Hong Kong, China-ASEAN Free trade Agreement (FTA) and a related Investment Agreement were announced, marking a new milestone in trade and economic relations between Hong Kong and ASEAN.
 
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S for IT updates Australian community on HK's innovation and technology developments
8 September 2017

The Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, attended the Hong Kong 20: Developments and Opportunities Business Forum in Sydney, Australia, today (September 8) and updated the Australian community on Hong Kong's latest developments and opportunities in the innovation and technology arena.
 
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Business forum held in Sydney to celebrate HKSAR's 20th anniversary
8 September 2017

About 200 attendees from business and political sectors attended a business forum in Sydney, Australia, today (September 8) to receive updates on the latest developments and business opportunities in Hong Kong and Australia.
 
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S for IT to visit Sydney
5 September 2017

The Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, will leave for Sydney tomorrow (September 6) for a three-day visit from September 7 to 9 to forge closer ties between Hong Kong and Australia on innovation and technology.
 
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Speech by Acting FS at Conference on Business Ethics for Listed Companies 2017
1 September 2017

Following is the speech by the Acting Financial Secretary, Mr James Lau, at the Conference on Business Ethics for Listed Companies 2017 today (September 1):
 
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Financial Leaders Forum convenes first meeting
30 August 2017

The Financial Leaders Forum, chaired by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, held its first meeting today (August 30).
 
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Government welcomes enhancements to Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme
29 August 2017

The Government welcomes the announcement by the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre (FDRC) today (August 29) on the enhancements to the Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme (FDRS).
 
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Hong Kong Police and Securities and Futures Commission sign MoU to strengthen co-operation in combating financial crime
25 August 2017

The Hong Kong Police (HKP) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) today (August 25) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise and further strengthen co-operation in combating financial crime.
 
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Speech by CE at International Design Furniture Fair Hong Kong opening ceremony
25 August 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the opening ceremony of the International Design Furniture Fair Hong Kong (IDFFHK) today (August 25):
 
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Article by SJ relating to the court case of Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law
24 August 2017

On 17 August, the Court of Appeal delivered its Judgment concerning the application to review the sentences involving Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law.
 
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Chinese music concert to celebrate HKSAR’s 20th Anniversary
21 August 2017

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Melbourne-based Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra and Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra jointly presented a Chinese music concert in Melbourne last Saturday (August 19).
 
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Department of Justice's response to queries on two court cases
21 August 2017

In response to queries raised by some members of the public in respect of the two Court of Appeal cases respectively concerning 13 persons taking part in unlawful assembly outside the Legislative Council building (CAAR 3/2016) and concerning Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow (CAAR 4/2016), the Department of Justice (DoJ) gave the following response today (August 21):
 
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Government's response to procession on sentence review case
20 August 2017

In response to the public procession on the case on sentence review today (August 20), a spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government gave the following response:
 
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Judiciary's response to media enquiries
18 August 2017

The following is issued on behalf of the Judiciary:
 
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Statement by Department of Justice
17 August 2017

The Department of Justice (DoJ) today (August 17) issues the following statement in respect of the Court of Appeal case concerning Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law (CAAR 4/2016):
 
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Speech by SCED at opening ceremony of incubation programme centres of Hong Kong Design Centre
17 August 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, at the opening ceremony of the Design Incubation Programme Centre and the Fashion Incubation Programme Centre of Hong Kong Design Centre today (August 17):
 
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Economic situation in second quarter of 2017 and latest GDP and price forecasts for 2017
11 August 2017

The Government released today (August 11) the Half-yearly Economic Report 2017, together with the preliminary figures on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2017.
 
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Hong Kong and Mainland sign agreement to enhance tourism exchange and co-operation
9 August 2017

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, on behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, today (August 9) signed an Agreement on Further Enhancement of Tourism Co-operation between the Mainland and Hong Kong with Vice Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration Mr Du Jiang in Beijing.
 
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AO, EOII and ATOII applicants reminded to apply for Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test
3 August 2017

The Government announced today (August 3) that the next round of recruitment exercises for the posts of Administrative Officer (AO), Executive Officer II (EOII) and Assistant trade Officer II (ATOII) will begin in September 2017.
 
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Speech by Commissioner for Tourism at press conference of FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix
2 August 2017

Following is the speech by the Commissioner for Tourism, Miss Cathy Chu, at the press conference of the FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix today (August 2):
 
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Reception in Melbourne to celebrate Hong Kong SAR’s 20th Anniversary
28 July 2017

The Hong Kong Economic and trade Office (HKETO) hosted a reception in Melbourne yesterday (July 27) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
 
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Gala dinner held in Sydney to celebrate HKSAR's 20th anniversary
26 July 2017

The Hong Kong Economic and trade Office, Sydney (HKETO) hosted a gala dinner yesterday (July 25) in Sydney to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
 
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Reception in Auckland to celebrate HKSAR’s 20th Anniversary
21 July 2017

The Hong Kong Economic and trade Office (HKETO) hosted a reception in Auckland on July 21 (Friday) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
 
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Hong Kong signs agreement with New Zealand on automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters
14 July 2017

Hong Kong has signed an agreement with New Zealand for conducting automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters (AEOI) from 2018 onwards, a Government spokesman said today (July 14).
 
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Speech by CE at Hong Kong Summit 2017
11 July 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Hong Kong Summit 2017 this morning (July 11):
 
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Speech by CE at 2017 Colloquium on International Law luncheon
7 July 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (July 7) at the luncheon of the 2017 Colloquium on International Law: Common Future in Asia:
 
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Speech by Secretary for Justice at 2017 Colloquium on International Law: Common Future in Asia
7 July 2017

Following is a speech by the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, at the 2017 Colloquium on International Law: Common Future in Asia jointly held by the Chinese Society of International Law and the Asian Academy of International Law today (July 7):
 
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Hong Kong Customs and Australian Customs sign Mutual Recognition Arrangement
6 July 2017

The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Hermes Tang, attended the 129th/130th Council Sessions of the World Customs Organization held in Brussels, Belgium today (July 6, Brussels time). Mr Tang also signed the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with the Acting Commissioner of the Australian Border Force, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Mr Michael Outram.
 
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Government announces measures on new resources for quality education
5 July 2017

The Government today (July 5) announced a package of new measures to address some of the resource issues in the education sector and enhance education quality.
 
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HKSAR Government welcomes further increase of investment quota for Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) scheme
4 July 2017

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government welcomed the announcement by the People’s Bank of China today (July 4) that the State Council has approved a further increase of the investment quota for Hong Kong’s Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) scheme to Renminbi (RMB) 500 billion.
 
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Speech by CE at launch ceremony of Bond Connect
3 July 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (July 3) at the launch ceremony of Bond Connect at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited:
 
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Joint Announcement of the People's Bank of China and Hong Kong Monetary Authority
2 July 2017

In order to promote the development of the bond markets in Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have approved China Foreign Exchange trade System & National Interbank Funding Centre, China Central Depository & Clearing Co., Ltd, Shanghai Clearing House, together with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and Central Moneymarkets Unit (hereafter referred to as Financial Infrastructure Institutions of the Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR) to launch mutual bond market access between Hong Kong SAR and Mainland China (Bond Connect).
 
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CE's speech at Inauguration Ceremony of Fifth Term Government
1 July 2017

Following is the translation of the speech delivered by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1):
 
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President Xi arrives in Hong Kong for three-day visit
29 June 2017

President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrived in Hong Kong at noon today (June 29) for a three-day visit to attend the activities in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland and the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
 
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CE releases Report on the Work of the Current-term Government 2012-2017
27 June 2017

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (June 27) released the Report on the Work of the Current-term Government 2012-2017 to report to members of the public the progress and achievements by the current-term Government.
 
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CE extends welcome and gratitude to President Xi for his visit to Hong Kong
25 June 2017

President Xi Jinping will be in Hong Kong from June 29 to July 1 to attend activities in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inauguration ceremony of the Fifth Term of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.
 
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CE-elect's opening speech on the appointments of Principal Officials of fifth-term HKSAR Government
21 June 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the press conference on the appointments of Principal Officials for the fifth term of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government at the Conference Hall, Central Government Offices, Tamar, today (June 21):
 
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New team of Principal Officials appointed
21 June 2017

The Central People's Government, on the nomination of the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (June 21) approved the appointments of Principal Officials of the fifth term of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.
 
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Speech by CS at World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong
5 June 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong this morning (June 5):
 
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Speech by CE at World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong
5 June 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong this morning (June 5):
 
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Hong Kong again ranked the world's most competitive economy
1 June 2017

Hong Kong has been crowned as the world's most competitive economy for the second consecutive year, according to the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017.
 
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SCED takes part in discussion on future development of APEC
21 May 2017

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, joined the discussion session themed "Toward an APEC Post 2020 Vision" on the second day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for trade (MRT) Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam today (May 21).
 
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CE meets Prime Minister of New Zealand
19 May 2017

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, met the visiting Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr Bill English, at Government House this afternoon (May 19) to exchange views on issues of mutual concern.
 
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CE meets Governor of New South Wales, Australia
19 May 2017

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, met the visiting Governor of New South Wales, Australia, Mr David Hurley, at Government House this morning (May 19) to exchange views on issues of mutual concern.
 
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Joint announcement of People's Bank of China and Hong Kong Monetary Authority
16 May 2017

In order to promote the development of the bond markets in Hong Kong and Mainland China, the People's Bank of China (PBoC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) today (May 16) have approved China Foreign Exchange trade System & National Interbank Funding Centre, China Central Depository & Clearing Co., Ltd, Shanghai Clearing House (together the "Mainland Financial Infrastructure Institutions"), together with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and Hong Kong Central Moneymarkets Unit (together the "Hong Kong Financial Infrastructure Institutions"), to collaborate in establishing mutual bond market access between Hong Kong and Mainland China (Bond Connect).
 
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Hong Kong to commence Free trade Agreement negotiation with Australia
16 May 2017

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, together with the Minister for trade, Tourism and Investment of Australia, Mr Steven Ciobo, announced at a breakfast event today (May 16) the official launch of the Free trade Agreement (FTA) negotiation between Hong Kong and Australia.
 
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Speech by SCED at official launch of Hong Kong, China-Australia Free trade Agreement negotiations
16 May 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the official launch of the Hong Kong, China (HKC)-Australia Free trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations today (May 16):
 
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Speech by CE at thematic session on financial connectivity of Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation
14 May 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the thematic session on financial connectivity of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing this afternoon (May 14):
 
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Speech by CE at opening ceremony of Belt and Road Conference
12 May 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Conference today (May 12):
 
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Prime Minister of New Zealand to visit HK
11 May 2017

Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr Bill English, will arrive in Hong Kong on May 18 for a three-day official visit.
 
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Australian premiere of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate 20A
5 May 2017

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) made its debut performance in Australia at Arts Centre Melbourne (May 4) and Sydney Opera House (May 5).
 
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PSCIT attends 14th ASEAN Leadership Forum
28 April 2017

Hong Kong is prepared to actively facilitate and participate in the Belt and Road Initiative as part of the efforts to strengthen Hong Kong's ties with ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, the Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Commerce, Industry and Tourism), Mr Philip Yung, said at the Ministerial Roundtable of the 14th ASEAN Leadership Forum held in Manila, the Philippines today (April 28).
 
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Hong Kong and Australia hold fourth Renminbi trade and Investment Dialogue
27 April 2017

Hong Kong and Australia held their fourth Renminbi (RMB) trade and Investment Dialogue as part of the RMB Global Cities Dialogue today (April 27) to promote the opportunities associated with the internationalisation of the RMB and Chinese capital to "go global".
 
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Hong Kong to negotiate a Free trade Agreement with Australia
27 April 2017

Hong Kong will pursue a Free trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia, the Government announced today (April 27).
 
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Creative talent on show in 20th anniversary poster and video competitions
14 April 2017

The creative talent of Hong Kong's youngsters and youth is on display from today (April 14) following the poster design and video competitions for the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland.
 
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"HKSAR 20th Anniversary Roving Exhibition" hits the road
14 April 2017

A roving exhibition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland was launched today (April 14) at D·PARK in Tsuen Wan.
 
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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Link Road to be completely connected in April
13 April 2017

The Highways Department (HyD) today (April 13) said that the casting of all tunnel box segments in the Scenic Hill Tunnel section of the Hong Kong Zhuhai-Macao-Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Link Road (HKLR) has been completed and the last part of the tunnel box segment is being jacked to its final position underneath the Airport Express Line (AEL).
 
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Speech by SFST at opening of Internet Economy Summit 2017 Thematic Forum "Global FinTech Innovation"
10 April 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Financial Services and the treasury, Professor K C Chan, at the opening of the Thematic Forum "Global FinTech Innovation" of the Internet Economy Summit 2017 today (April 10):
 
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Speech by CS at "Tackling Barriers through Sports" press briefing
8 April 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the "Tackling Barriers through Sports" press briefing today (April 8):
 
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CS hosts Mission Possible children's party at Hong Kong Sevens
8 April 2017

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, who is also the Chairman of the Commission on Poverty (CoP), today (April 8) hosted the Mission Possible party for some 100 children at the Hong Kong Sevens tournament.
 
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Speech by FS at Hong Kong ICT Awards 2017 Awards Presentation Ceremony cum International IT Fest Opening Ceremony
7 April 2017

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2017 Awards Presentation Ceremony cum International IT Fest Opening Ceremony today (April 7):
 
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Speech by CE at Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Conference - "Our Hub · Your Future in Belt and Road"
7 April 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Conference - "Our Hub · Your Future in Belt and Road" this morning (April 7):
 
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Speech by FS at Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference 2017
27 March 2017

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference 2017 this afternoon (March 27):
 
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Opening remarks by CE-elect
26 March 2017

Following is the opening remarks by the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session today (March 26):
 
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CE's statement on Fifth Term CE Election results
26 March 2017

Following is a statement by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (March 26) on the results of the Fifth Term Chief Executive Election:
 
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Speech by CE at Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference Hong Kong Sub-forum
23 March 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference Hong Kong Sub-forum "Globalisation and Free trade: The Hong Kong Experiences and Perspective" today (March 24):
 
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Hong Kong to become new member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
23 March 2017

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) today (March 23) announced that Hong Kong will become a new member upon deposit of the first installment of capital subscription with the bank.
 
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Hong Kong and Mainland sign co-operative agreement on commerce and industry matters
21 March 2017

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, today (March 21) met with the visiting Vice Minister of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, Mr Liu Junchen, to exchange views on issues of mutual interest.
 
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Speech by SFST at opening of Corporate Governance Roundtable
13 March 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Financial Services and the treasury, Professor K C Chan, at the opening of the Corporate Governance Roundtable today (March 13):
 
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Speech by SCED at Prime Source Forum Hong Kong 2017
13 March 2017

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the Prime Source Forum Hong Kong 2017 today (March 13):
 
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Speech by CE at Women's Commission International Women's Day 2017 reception
8 March 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Women's Commission International Women's Day 2017 reception this evening (March 8):
 
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Tax measures proposed in 2017-18 Budget
22 February 2017

In his Budget delivered today (February 22), the Financial Secretary proposed a number of tax measures.
 
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FS uses maiden Budget to explain objectives and approach of public finance
22 February 2017

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, has used his maiden Budget today (February 22) to explain his objectives regarding public finance.
 
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FS in Budget pledges to boost pillar industries and promote diversified economic development
22 February 2017

Consolidating and enhancing the competitiveness of pillar industries and promoting diversified economic development is of the utmost importance to Hong Kong, the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, said today (February 22) in the 2017-18 Budget.
 
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FS allocates resources for introducing relief measures and investing for the future in 2017-18 Budget
22 February 2017

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, has today (February 22) in the 2017-18 Budget announced $35.1 billion in short-term relief measures and tax breaks, and $61 billion in longer-term investments for community benefit.
 
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Hong Kong is ranked as the world's freest economy again
16 February 2017

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, today (February 16) welcomed the Heritage Foundation's ranking of Hong Kong as the world's freest economy for the 23rd consecutive year.
 
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Hong Kong celebrates Year of the Rooster in Australia and New Zealand
14 February 2017

To celebrate the Year of the Rooster, the Hong Kong Economic and trade Office, Sydney (HKETO) has co-hosted Chinese New Year receptions in major cities of Australia and New Zealand this month with the Hong Kong trade Development Council, Invest Hong Kong, the Hong Kong-Australia Business Association and the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association.
 
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Speech by FS at Australia Day Reception
24 January 2017

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the Australia Day Reception this evening (January 24):
 
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Overall law and order situation stable in 2016
24 January 2017

The overall law and order situation in Hong Kong remained stable and was considered stable in 2016 with a decrease of 8.7 per cent in the overall crime over 2015, according to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Lo Wai-chung.
 
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Opening remarks by S for IT at press conference on innovation and technology initiatives in 2017 Policy Address
19 January 2017

Following is the translation of the opening remarks by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the press conference on innovation and technology initiatives in the 2017 Policy Address today (January 19):
 
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2017 Policy Address outlines plans to develop economy and improve people's livelihood
18 January 2017

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, has today (January 18) outlined plans in his 2017 Policy Address to develop the economy and improve people's livelihood.
 
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2017 Policy Address outlines comprehensive plans to boost housing and land supply
18 January 2017

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, has in the 2017 Policy Address today (January 18) outlined comprehensive plans to boost short, medium and long-term housing and land supply.
 
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CE announces plans in 2017 Policy Address to enhance retirement protection system
18 January 2017

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, has today (January 18) announced plans in his 2017 Policy Address to enhance the multi-pillar retirement protection system.
 
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Boost for education and sports in 2017 Policy Address
18 January 2017

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (January 18) announced in the 2017 Policy Address a series of education initiatives covering kindergarten to university.
 
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Speech by FS at cocktail reception of 10th Asian Financial Forum
16 January 2017

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at the cocktail reception of 10th Asian Financial Forum this evening (January 16):
 
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Asian Financial Forum highlights Asia's role in driving change, innovation and connectivity
16 January 2017

The Asian Financial Forum (AFF), now in its 10th edition, opened today (January 16), gathering some 2,800 financial and business leaders, policymakers and investors to share their insights on how to fortify sustainable global economic development in Asian regions by embracing innovation and reinforcing connectivity with other regions.
 
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Speech by CE at opening ceremony of 10th Asian Financial Forum "Asia: Driving Change, Innovation and Connectivity"
16 January 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the opening ceremony of 10th Asian Financial Forum "Asia: Driving Change, Innovation and Connectivity" this morning (January 16):
 
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Speech by CE at grand opening of Iron Man Experience
10 January 2017

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the grand opening of the Iron Man Experience at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort this evening (January 10):
 
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Number of newly incorporated companies remains high in 2016
8 January 2017

The total number of local companies registered under the Companies Ordinance has continued to grow, reaching 1,341,223 at the end of 2016, up 52,557 from the corresponding figure at the end of 2015, according to the statistics released by the Companies Registry today (January 8).
 
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