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HKSAR 20th anniversary
 
2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). To share the joy of the 20th anniversary with the whole community, the HKSAR Government is joining hands with different sectors to organise a variety of celebration events. Click on the link below for details of the celebrations and update news on the 20th anniversary.
Celebration events in Hong Kong
 
In Australia and New Zealand, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office will bring our kids, youth, businessmen and performing groups from Hong Kong to celebrate this memorable occasion with the people in these two countries. Click on the link below for more details.
Celebration events in Australia and New Zealand
 
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News & Events

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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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Poster design and video competitions in celebration of HKSAR's 20th anniversary open for enrolment
14 December 2016

Hong Kong students and other residents are invited to take part in poster design and video competitions in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to explore their creativity and express their aspirations towards the future of Hong Kong.
 
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International study shows Hong Kong students' continued outstanding performance in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy
6 December 2016

The Education Bureau (EDB) today (December 6) said it was pleased to learn that Hong Kong students have performed very well in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 and maintained their outstanding achievements.
 
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CS unveils details of preparatory work for HKSAR 20th anniversary celebrations
2 December 2016

The Chief Secretary for Administration (CS), Mrs Carrie Lam, unveiled at a press conference today (December 2) details of the preparatory work commenced early this year for celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Chaired by the CS, an inter-departmental Steering Committee on the 20th Anniversary was also set up.
 
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Speech by SCED at Business of Design Week 2016 Gala Dinner
2 December 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the Business of Design Week (BODW) 2016 Gala Dinner today (December 2):
 
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SEN speaks at session of C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico
2 December 2016

The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, delivered a keynote speech on energy saving on December 1 (Mexico City time) at a session of the C40 Mayors Summit held in Mexico City, Mexico.
 
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Speech by CE at Hong Kong Trade Development Council's 50th anniversary cocktail reception
1 December 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the 50th anniversary cocktail reception of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) today (December 1):
 
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Speech by CE at Business of IP Asia Forum
1 December 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Business of IP Asia Forum this morning (December 1):
 
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Speech by CE at Business of Design Week 2016 opening ceremony
1 December 2016

Following is the speech delivered by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the opening ceremony of Business of Design Week 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today (December 1):
 
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International study shows Hong Kong students' outstanding performance in mathematics and science
29 November 2016

The Education Bureau (EDB) today (November 29) said it was glad to learn that Hong Kong students had maintained outstanding performance in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015.
 
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Speech by Acting FS at "Fashion Challenges" Forum of Fashion Asia 2016 Hong Kong
28 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Acting Financial Secretary, Mr Gregory So, at the "Fashion Challenges" Forum of Fashion Asia 2016 Hong Kong today (November 28):
 
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HKSAR Government welcomes official launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect
25 November 2016

The China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong issued a joint announcement today (November 25), announcing their approval of the official launch of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect on December 5.
 
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HKMA welcomes launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect
25 November 2016

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) welcomes today's announcement of the launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect on December 5.
 
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Government and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort announce expansion and development plan
22 November 2016

The Government announced today (November 22) that it has reached an in-principle agreement with the Walt Disney Company (TWDC) on the expansion and development plan at the Phase 1 site of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) to further expand the resort to provide more popular facilities for local and overseas visitors. The expansion and development plan will enhance the competitiveness of HKDL and the attractiveness of Hong Kong as a premier tourist destination.
 
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SCOLAR invites proposals for English Alliance 2017/18 and 2018/19
22 November 2016

The Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) is inviting locally registered organisations to submit proposals for activities/programmes to be organised for the English Alliance 2017/18 and 2018/19 supported by the Language Fund.

 
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Speech by Acting CE at Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference
22 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Acting Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) today (November 22):

 
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CE exchanges views with APEC leaders on challenges to free trade and investment
21 November 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (November 20, Lima time), exchanged views with economic leaders on challenges to free trade and investment in the current global context at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2016 Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) in Lima, Peru.

 
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Hong Kong and Chile sign Investment Agreement
19 November 2016

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, representing the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, today (November 18, Lima time) signed an Investment Agreement with the Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Heraldo Muñoz Valenzuela, on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting held in Lima, Peru.

 
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SCED shares Hong Kong's experience in developing human capital at APEC Ministerial Meeting
19 November 2016

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, continued to attend the 28th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting (AMM) in Lima, Peru, today (November 18, Lima time). He shared details of Hong Kong's experience of developing human capital with the participants.

 
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S for IT attends 3rd World Internet Conference
17 November 2016

The Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, today (November 17) met with the Director of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), Mr Xu Lin, and addressed the Cross-Strait, Hong Kong and Macao Internet Development Forum at the 3rd World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province.

 
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Hong Kong Customs and Australian Border Force hold 9th Customs-to-Customs Talks
15 November 2016

The Commissioner of the Australian Border Force, Mr Roman Quaedvlieg, led a four-member delegation to attend the 9th Customs-to-Customs Talks chaired by the Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Roy Tang, in Hong Kong today (November 15). At the meeting, a joint communique for closer customs co-operation was signed.

 
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InvestHK's inaugural Hong Kong Fintech Week showcases city's infrastructure, talent and business-friendly culture
15 November 2016

The inaugural Hong Kong Fintech Week (November 7 to 11) attracted more than 2 500 participants and an array of international financial technologies (Fintech) companies and start-ups looking to grow their business, as well as accelerators, incubators and investors searching for opportunities and innovation.

 
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Enhanced GovHK features streamlined navigation
14 November 2016

The GovHK portal (www.gov.hk) is taking on a fresh look today (November 14) to make GovHK visually more vivid and easier to use. The new design particularly targets mobile device users by introducing enhancements like responsive design and other user-friendly features to enhance the browsing experience of users.

 
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Speech by FS at Lion Rock Institute Freedom Dinner
14 November 2016

Following is the keynote speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Lion Rock Institute Freedom Dinner this evening (November 14):

 
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Speech by SCED at Genting Dream Launch Ceremony in Hong Kong
12 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the Genting Dream Launch Ceremony in Hong Kong today (November 12):

 
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Speech by CE at 55th Orient & Southeast Asian Lions Forum
11 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the 55th Orient & Southeast Asian Lions (OSEAL) Forum today (November 11) at AsiaWorld-Expo:

 
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Speech by SCED at gala dinner of Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair
10 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the gala dinner of the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today (November 10):

 
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SFST concludes visit to Australia
10 November 2016

The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, concluded his visit to Sydney in Australia today (November 10).

 
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Speech by FS at Hong Kong-Iran Business Co-operation Forum
9 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Hong Kong-Iran Business Co-operation Forum today (November 9, Tehran time):

 
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SFST visits Canberra to forge closer ties
9 November 2016

The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, started his visit to Canberra, Australia today (November 9) to strengthen ties between Hong Kong and Australia.

 
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International Forum on China's Economy and Policy sees fruitful completion
8 November 2016

The Central Policy Unit (CPU) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the National Academy of Economic Strategy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences jointly held the International Forum on China's Economy and Policy at Central Government Offices today (November 8). Fung Business Intelligence was the co-organiser.

 
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Transcript of remarks at press conference on Basic Law (1)
7 November 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, held a press conference today (November 7) with the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam; the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC; and the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam. Following is the transcript of remarks at the press conference:

 
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Transcript of remarks at press conference on Basic Law (2)
7 November 2016

Reporter: My question is, the Basic Law Committee Chairman Li Fei has earlier said in the press conference that self-determination also amounts to a call for Hong Kong independence,

 
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Hong Kong House opened for public visit
7 November 2016

Hong Kong House, home of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO) welcomed more than 1,000 visitors during its open day held yesterday (November 6).

 
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Speech by FS at networking luncheon organised by HKTDC in Dubai
6 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the networking luncheon organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) in Dubai today (November 6, Dubai time):

 
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STH to visit Australia
4 November 2016

The Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, will leave for Australia tomorrow evening (November 5).

 
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SFST to visit Australia
4 November 2016

The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, will depart Hong Kong on Sunday (November 6) for a duty visit to Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney to foster Hong Kong's ties with Australia and promote financial co-operation.

 
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Speech by S for IT at Hong Kong International Airport Technovation Conference and Exhibition
2 November 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Technovation Conference and Exhibition today (November 2):

 
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InvestHK survey points to surging number of start-ups from around the world
1 November 2016

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced today (November 1) the results of its 2016 start-up survey, which saw 1 926 start-ups engaged in various tech sectors and operating at different co-work space, incubator or accelerator locations across Hong Kong.

 
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Speech by FS at HSBC-ASTRI Research and Development Innovation Laboratory launch ceremony
31 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the launch ceremony of the HSBC-ASTRI Research and Development Innovation Laboratory today (October 31):

 
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InnoCarnival 2016 opens today
29 October 2016

InnoCarnival 2016, organised by the Innovation and Technology Commission, opened today (October 29) at the Hong Kong Science Park in Sha Tin.

 
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Speech by FS at opening ceremony of 2016 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival
27 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival at the Central Harbourfront Event Space this evening (October 27):

 
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Speech by SEN at opening ceremony of 11th Eco Expo Asia
26 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, at the opening ceremony of the 11th Eco Expo Asia today (October 26):

 
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Number of overseas and Mainland companies with HK business operations continues to grow
26 October 2016

The number of business operations in Hong Kong with parent companies overseas and in Mainland China climbed to 7 986 in 2016, compared to 7 904 a year ago, according to a joint survey conducted by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) and the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released today (October 26).

 
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Hong Kong ranked world's fourth easiest place to do business
26 October 2016

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (October 26) welcomed the World Bank's assessment on ease of doing business, ranking Hong Kong as the world's No. 4, up one place from No. 5 last year.

 
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Hong Kong to be home to global marine insurance union's Asian Hub
24 October 2016

The Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, has welcomed the International Union of Marine Insurance's decision to set up its Asian Hub in Hong Kong. The Asian Hub will be the Union's first offshoot outside its headquarters in Germany.

 
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Invest Hong Kong encourages Mainland companies to tap Hong Kong's CTC hub status
22 October 2016

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) yesterday (October 21) took part in a seminar at the 8th China Overseas Investment Fair in Beijing, encouraging Mainland companies to establish corporate treasury centres in Hong Kong in view of the latest change on tax law.

 
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Government to further reduce emissions from power plants
21 October 2016

The Government published today (October 21) in the Gazette the Sixth Technical Memorandum for Allocation of Emission Allowances in Respect of Specified Licences, which aims to further reduce the emissions of air pollutants from power plants from 2021 onwards. This will help to further improve air quality in both Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region.

 
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FSDC holds forum to explore career opportunities in Internet finance
19 October 2016

The following is issued on behalf of the Financial Services Development Council:

 
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FSDC holds forum on careers in Fintech
18 October 2016

The following is issued on behalf of the Financial Services Development Council:

 
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Speech by S for IT at ASTRI Industry and University Collaboration Forum 2016: Smart City & 5G Wireless
17 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) Industry and University Collaboration Forum 2016: Smart City and 5G Wireless today (October 17):

 
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Launching Ceremony-cum-Industry Promotion of Pilot Programme to Enhance Talent Training for the Asset and Wealth Management Sector
15 October 2016

The Government held the Launching Ceremony-cum-Industry Promotion under the Pilot Programme to Enhance Talent Training for the Asset and Wealth Management Sector (WAM Pilot Programme) this afternoon (October 15). The event marked the official launch of the WAM Pilot Programme and the first of a series of industry promotion activities to post-secondary students.

 
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HKSAR participates in 2016 Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Co-operation Chief Executive Joint Conference
14 October 2016

The 2016 Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regional Co-operation Chief Executive Joint Conference (Joint Conference) was held in Nanchang, Jiangxi, today (October 14). The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, led the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government delegation, which included representatives of four policy bureaux and the Belt and Road Office, at the Joint Conference.

 
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InnoTech Month 2016 to promote culture of innovation and technology
14 October 2016

The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) today (October 14) launched InnoTech Month 2016, with a range of activities to promote a culture of innovation and technology (I&T) in the community.

 
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Speech by Acting S for IT at Symposium on Innovation & Technology - The Power of IoT and Emerging Technologies
13 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Acting Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Dr David Chung, at the Symposium on Innovation & Technology - The Power of IoT and Emerging Technologies organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association (HKETA) today (October 13):

 
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Belt and Road Initiative impacts on future of dispute resolution
12 October 2016

The relationship between the Belt and Road Initiative and the future of dispute resolution is an interactive one. It is a two-way, instead of a one-way, relationship, the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said today (October 12).

 
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CE to attend 2016 Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Co-operation Chief Executive Joint Conference in Nanchang
11 October 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, will leave for Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, in the afternoon on October 13 to attend the 2016 Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regional Co-operation Chief Executive Joint Conference (Joint Conference).

 
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Speech by Commissioner for Belt and Road at 4th International Forum on Belt and Road
11 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Commissioner for Belt and Road, Miss Yvonne Choi, at "The 4th International Forum on the Belt and Road: Dispute Settlement Mechanisms", held by the International Academy of the Belt and Road today (October 11):

 
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Speech by CE at opening ceremony of 2016 FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix
9 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the opening ceremony of 2016 FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix today (October 9):

 
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Outstanding students at Chinese Writing Competition commended
7 October 2016

More than 30 winners of the Chinese Writing Competition 2016 were commended at the prize presentation ceremony held at Hong Kong House yesterday (October 6) in recognition of their outstanding achievements in Chinese learning.

 
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Speech by CS at opening ceremony of Fine Art Asia 2016
1 October 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the opening ceremony of Fine Art Asia 2016 today (October 1):

 
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Hong Kong insurance business statistics 2015
30 September 2016

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) today (September 30) released the Hong Kong insurance business statistics for 2015 with reference to the audited returns and actuarial information submitted by insurers.

 
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Financial results for the five months ended August 31, 2016
30 September 2016

The Government announced today (September 30) its financial results for the five months ended August 31, 2016.

 
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Speech by CS at "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" dinner in Frankfurt
28 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" dinner hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in Frankfurt, Germany yesterday (September 27, Frankfurt time):

 
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Speech by CS at Hong Kong Trade Development Council Annual Dinner
27 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Annual Dinner today (September 26, London time):

 
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SLW meets with Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector of New Zealand
26 September 2016

The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, today (September 26) met with the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector of New Zealand, Mrs Jo Goodhew, to exchange views on the operation of social enterprises and volunteer services in both places.

 
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Heritage Fiesta 2016 to be launched in October
25 September 2016

Heritage Fiesta 2016 will be held in October and November, during which 25 historic buildings with food and beverage service will be open to the public during specific opening hours to showcase the rich heritage of Hong Kong.

 
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Applications for Taking Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test (Degree / Professional Grades) in Sydney (10 December 2016)
24 September 2016

The coming Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test (Degree / Professional Grades) (CRE and BLT) will be held on 10 December 2016 in Sydney. The application period is from 24 September to 7 October 2016.

 
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Speech by SCMA at Hong Kong-Australia Business Association (National) Business Awards Gala Dinner
23 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam, at the Hong Kong-Australia Business Association (National) Business Awards Gala Dinner in Sydney, Australia this evening (September 23):

 
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SCMA promotes Hong Kong in Australia
23 September 2016

The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam, promoted Hong Kong's opportunities and advantages to representatives of Australian business associations and enterprises at the Hong Kong-Australia Business Association (National) Business Awards Gala Dinner in Sydney, Australia, this evening (September 23).

 
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SCMA visits New Zealand to study electoral system
22 September 2016

The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam, continued his visit in Wellington, New Zealand, today (September 22) and met with various government officials and representatives to exchange views on election-related matters and parliamentary operation.

 
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Speech by SFST at Invest Hong Kong's 2016 Hong Kong Fintech Week launch event
21 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, at Invest Hong Kong's 2016 Hong Kong Fintech Week launch event today (September 21):

 
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Speech by FS at "Exploring business opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative" business luncheon in Almaty
16 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, entitled "Exploring business opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative" at a business luncheon in Almaty, Kazakhstan, today (September 16):

 
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Hong Kong once again ranked first in the world in economic freedom
15 September 2016

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (September 15) welcomed the Fraser Institute's recognition of Hong Kong as the freest economy in the world again in its latest report on economic freedom.

 
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Bringing Hong Kong’s arts and culture to Adelaide
15 September 2016

The diversity and vibrancy of Hong Kong art scene will be showcased to the Australian audience in the OzAsia Festival 2016 to be launched in Adelaide starting from this Sunday (Sept 18).

 
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Speech by FS at "Exploring business opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative" business luncheon in Astana
14 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at a business luncheon entitled "Exploring business opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative" in Astana, Kazakhstan, today (September 14):

 
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CE to attend Hong Kong/Guangdong Co-operation Joint Conference
12 September 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, will lead a delegation to attend the 19th Plenary of the Hong Kong/Guangdong Co-operation Joint Conference in Guangzhou on September 14.

 
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CE congratulates Hong Kong team on winning first Rio Paralympic Games medals
12 September 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (September 12) congratulated the Hong Kong delegation on winning its first two medals in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, comprising one gold and one bronze.

 
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Judicial system should address changes in the world
10 September 2016

The Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said today (September 10) that to ensure that our judicial systems can address changes in the world and that justice has to be effectively administered, judicial reform is an issue which has to be considered and faced by all places. He made these remarks at the closing ceremony of the Chinese Judicial Studies Association Annual Assembly 2016 and Second Summit on Chinese Judicial Studies held in Chongqing.

 
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Speech by SCED at 23rd APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting in Lima
10 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Ministerial Meeting in Lima, Peru today (September 9, Lima time):

 
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Speech by FS at Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School Conference
9 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School Conference this morning (September 9):

 
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Speech by FS at opening reception of Centrestage
7 September 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the opening reception of Centrestage this evening (September 7):

 
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Treasury Markets Summit 2016
6 September 2016

The Treasury Markets Summit 2016, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Treasury Markets Association (TMA), was held today (September 6) in Hong Kong.

 
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FS continues to participate in G20 Leaders' Summit in Hangzhou
5 September 2016

The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, today (September 5) continued to participate in the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders' Summit in Hangzhou as part of the delegation of the People's Republic of China.

 
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FS attends G20 Leaders' Summit in Hangzhou
4 September 2016

The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, today (September 4) attended the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders' Summit in Hangzhou as a member of the delegation of the People's Republic of China.

 
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SCED congratulates actor Jackie Chan for receiving honorary Oscar
2 September 2016

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, today (September 2) congratulated Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan for receiving an honorary Governors Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of his lifetime achievement in the film industry.

 
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Opening remarks by S for IT at "2016 FinTech Forum: The US - Hong Kong FinTech Link"
2 September 2016

Following are the opening remarks by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at "2016 FinTech Forum: The US - Hong Kong FinTech Link" today (September 2):

 
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FashMobile kicks off series of fashion activities in September
1 September 2016

FashMobile, a specially decorated truck featuring the works of local fashion designers, was launched today (September 1), kicking off a wide array of activities set to promote local fashion designers and brands in September.

 
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International Competition on Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles launched
31 August 2016

The Environment Bureau (ENB) today (August 31) launched the International Competition on Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles (EVs) to help identify innovative and practical ideas for second-life applications of retired EV batteries.

 
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CE commends excellent performance of Hong Kong, China delegation to Rio 2016 Olympic Games
26 August 2016

Hong Kong students studying at any tertiary institution in Australia, New Zealand or any other region in the Southern Hemisphere who fulfil the selection criteria and wish to pursue a career in the Administrative Service of the HKSAR Government are welcome to apply the Programme. Applications ends on 15 Sept 2016.

 
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The Administrative Service Winter Internship Programme 2016 is now open for application
22 August 2016

Hong Kong students studying at any tertiary institution in Australia, New Zealand or any other region in the Southern Hemisphere who fulfil the selection criteria and wish to pursue a career in the Administrative Service of the HKSAR Government are welcome to apply the Programme. Applications ends on 15 Sept 2016.

For duties, selection criteria and more details, please visit CSB Website: http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/grade/ao/279.html

AO Recruitment Website: http://www.ao-recruitment.gov.hk/english/eindex.html

For enquiries, please contact Administrative Service Internship Programme: csbasd@csb.gov.hk

 
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Inside Retail extends operations in Asia-Pacific via Hong Kong
18 August 2016

Australia-based Inside Retail announced today (August 18) that it has recently established a regional base in Hong Kong amid ongoing expansion to extend its operations throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

 
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HKSAR Government welcomes establishment of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect
16 August 2016

Premier Li Keqiang announced today (August 16) that the State Council has approved the implementation plan for Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government is grateful for the decision of the Central Government.

 
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Secretary for Justice starts visit to Melbourne
12 August 2016

The Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said today (August 12) in Melbourne, Australia, that as the only common law jurisdiction in China, Hong Kong is a robust illustration of how we successfully implement the principle of “one country, two systems”.

 
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Secretary for Justice starts visit to Sydney
09 August 2016

The Basic Law provision that allows judges from other common law jurisdictions to sit on Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has proved to be a success, the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said today (August 9) in Sydney, Australia.

 
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Secretary for Justice to visit Australia
04 August 2016

The Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, will visit Sydney, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne in Australia from August 8 to 13 to promote Hong Kong as an international legal and dispute resolution services centre in the Asia-Pacific region and update the local community on Hong Kong's latest developments.

 
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Applications for Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test in Hong Kong open tomorrow
04 August 2016

Prospective applicants for civil service posts at degree or professional level can apply from tomorrow (August 5) to sit the Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test (CRE and BLT) scheduled to be held on October 8 and 15 in Hong Kong.

 
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AO, EOII, ALOII, ATOII and TOII applicants reminded to apply for Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test
04 August 2016

The Government announced today (August 4) that the next round of recruitment exercises for the posts of Administrative Officer (AO), Executive Officer II (EOII), Assistant Labour Officer II (ALOII), Assistant Trade Officer II (ATOII) and Transport Officer II (TOII) will begin in September 2016.

 
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Overall law and order situation in the first half of 2016 remains stable
27 July 2016

The overall crime situation in Hong Kong in the first of 2016 remained stable with a decrease of 13.2 per cent in the overall crime figure over the same period in 2015, according to the Police Director of Crime and Security, Mr Au Chi-kwong.

 
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Speech by CS and Chairman of Board of WKCD Authority at Dedication of M+ Pavilion
22 July 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration and Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) Authority, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Dedication of M+ Pavilion in the WKCD today (July 22).

 
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Opening remarks by CS and Chairman of Board of WKCDA
20 July 2016

Following are the opening remarks by the Chief Secretary for Administration and Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA), Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session after the 53rd meeting of the Board of the WKCDA today (July 20).

 
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Australian craft brewery brand adds to Hong Kong beer scene
19 July 2016

Australia-based Lion Pty Limited announced today (July 19) that it has opened the Little Creatures craft brewery in Hong Kong, its first outlet outside Australia, to debut the brand's regional expansion via the city.

 
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Hong Kong students shine at International Mathematical Olympiad 2016
15 July 2016

The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, today (July 15) congratulated six secondary students who represented Hong Kong at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and obtained outstanding results with three gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal, having achieved the city's all-time record.

 
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Speech by CE at Flag Presentation Ceremony for Hong Kong, China Delegation to Rio 2016 Olympic Games
11 July 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Flag Presentation Ceremony for the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today (July 11).

 
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Speech by CE at Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference opening
05 July 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference opening this morning (July 5).

 
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Speech by FS at Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference luncheon
05 July 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference luncheon today (July 5).

 
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CE releases Report on the Work of the Current-term Government in its Fourth Year
05 July 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (July 5) released the Report on the Work of the Current-term Government in its Fourth Year, highlighting the progress and achievements by the Government.

 
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Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test (Degree / Professional Grades) (CRE and BLT),Government of the HKSAR
05 July 2016

The coming CRE and BLT is scheduled to be held on 8 and 15 October 2016 in Hong Kong. For the convenience of those studying or residing outside Hong Kong, the above examination is also scheduled to be held on 10 December 2016 in seven other cities namely Beijing, London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney. For more information, please click here.

 
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HKMA launches Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office
04 July 2016

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) launches the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) today (July 4) to promote development of Hong Kong as an infrastructure financing hub.

 
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Speech by CE at reception for 19th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR
01 July 2016

Following is the translation of the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the reception for the 19th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1).

 
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Applications for the Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers (2016/17) open in August
30 June 2016

The Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers (the Scholarship) is set up by the Education Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as one of a series of measures to enhance the professionalism of English teachers in Hong Kong. The aim of the Scholarship is to attract persons proficient in English to pursue relevant Hong Kong bachelor degree programmes and/ or teacher training programmes which will qualify them to become English teachers on graduation.

 
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Melbourne travel bag brand Crumpler opens three stores in Hong Kong
28 June 2016

Australian travel bag brand Crumpler announced today (June 28) that it has opened three stores in a row and a regional office in Hong Kong, as part of its global strategy to expand in Asia.

 
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The Boao Forum for Asia and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Co-organise the Financial Cooperation Conference in Hong Kong
28 June 2016

The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will co-organise the Financial Co-operation Conference with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in Hong Kong on July 4 and 5, 2016. The conference will explore in depth monetary policy, capital flows, infrastructure financing and Asia financial co-operation, currently among the major economic and financial concerns.

 
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Speech by FS at Morningstar Institutional Conference Asia 2016
23 June 2016

Following is the speech delivered by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Morningstar Institutional Conference Asia 2016 this morning (June 23).

 
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Hong Kong retains second place in global FDI inflows
22 June 2016

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (June 22) welcomed the results of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR) 2016, in which Hong Kong continues to rank second in global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows.

 
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Opening address by S for IT at Hong Kong Internet of Things Conference 2016
21 June 2016

Following is the opening address by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, at the Hong Kong Internet of Things (IoT) Conference 2016 today (June 21).

 
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Hong Kong implements use of automated clearance services on mutual basis with Australia
20 June 2016

The Immigration Department (ImmD) today (June 20) announced that following similar arrangements it has with Korea, Germany and Singapore, Hong Kong has implemented the mutual use of automated clearance services with Australia.

 
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Commissioner of Police visits Australia
18 June 2016

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Lo Wai-chung, led a delegation to visit Australia between June 11 and 17 to take part in the Pearls in Policing Conference 2016 and meet Australian law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in Canberra.

 
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Speech by SCED at welcoming ceremony of Ovation of the Seas
17 June 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the welcoming ceremony of Ovation of the Seas of Royal Caribbean International today (June 17).

 
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Speech by FS at LME Week Asia 2016
14 June 2016

Following is the speech delivered by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at LME Week Asia 2016, organised by the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (June 14).

 
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Speech by Acting CE at International Academy of Belt and Road Third International Forum
12 June 2016

Following is the speech by the Acting Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the Third International Forum on the Belt and Road organised by the International Academy of Belt and Road today (June 12).

 
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CE focuses on innovation and technology in France
08 June 2016

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (June 8, France time) continued his visit in Toulouse to learn more about the aviation, innovation and technology industries in France.

 
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CS conducts second day of visit in Washington, DC
08 June 2016

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, conducted the second day of her visit in Washington, DC, yesterday (June 7, Washington, DC, time).

 
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Speech by CS at "Hong Kong: Asia's Premier Business Hub" business luncheon in San Francisco
04 June 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, at "Hong Kong: Asia's Premier Business Hub" business luncheon in San Francisco today (June 3, San Francisco time)

 
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Hong Kong ranked world's most competitive economy
31 May 2016

Hong Kong is again ranked the world's most competitive economy, moving up from second place last year, according to the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016.

 
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SCED: Hong Kong serves as "super-connector" facilitating connections under Belt and Road Initiative
26 May 2016

"One country, two systems" has made Hong Kong the "super-connector" that facilitates connections under the Belt and Road Initiative, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, said at a business seminar in Vilnius, Lithuania, today (May 25, Vilnius time).

 
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Mainland and Hong Kong Customs sign Co-operation Arrangement on Origin of Transhipment Cargo in Hong Kong under Free Trade Agreements
24 May 2016

The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Roy Tang, and the Minister of the General Administration of Customs, Mr Yu Guangzhou, signed a Co-operation Arrangement on Origin of Transhipment Cargo in Hong Kong under Free Trade Agreements at the Review Meeting between Hong Kong Customs and the General Administration of Customs held in Hong Kong today (May 24).

 
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Speech by FS at Yidan Prize launch ceremony
22 May 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the launch ceremony of the Yidan Prize held this evening (May 22).

 
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Australian stationery brand Smiggle enters Hong Kong market
21 May 2016

Australian stationery brand Smiggle announced today (May 21) that it has opened its first store in Hong Kong as part of its Asia expansion.

 
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Speech by FS at Belt and Road Summit Luncheon
18 May 2016

Following is the speech by the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the Belt and Road Summit Luncheon this afternoon (May 18).

 
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Speech by CE at Belt and Road Summit
18 May 2016

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Belt and Road Summit this morning (May 18).

 
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Speech by SCED at 5th Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival
11 May 2016

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at the 5th Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival today (May 11).

 
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SED congratulates Hong Kong teams for garnering medals again at Asian Physics Olympiad
9 May 2016

The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-Kim, today (May 9) congratulated the Hong Kong teams for their commendable results in winning one gold medal, five bronze medals, eight honorable mentions and a special award for "Most Creative Solution in Experimental Examination" at the 17th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO).

 
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