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What’s New in Washington D.C.

     

What’s New in Hong Kong

   
Financial Secretary Visits Washington

October 13, 2017 - Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan began an official visit to Washington, D.C. to attended the plenary session of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group as well as to meet senior U.S. government officials.

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The Financial Secretary meets with U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross

 



The Financial Secretary meets with the Chair of the Federal Reserve System, Janet Yellen

 



The Financial Secretary meets with the Under Secretary for Political Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, Thomas Shannon

 
Financial Secretary Speaks at Cato Institute on the Making of Hong Kong

October 13, 2017 - From humble origins Hong Kong has emerged as one of the most prosperous economies in the world. The city’s laissez-faire policies were implemented by a handful of civil servants, including Sir John Cowperthwaite, Financial Secretary in the 1960s. The Financial Secretary spoke about Cowperthwaite's contributions and the economic policies which set the stage for the city’s remarkable transformation.

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Financial Secretary Speaks at Cato Institute on the Making of Hong Kong   Financial Secretary Speaks at Cato Institute on the Making of Hong Kong
 
Hong Kong: A Snapshot 20 Years After the Handover

October 16, 2017 – The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office hosted a retrospective of Hong Kong since 1997. Among the panelists was Helen Chan, government economist of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as well as notable speakers from academia and the private sector.

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Hong Kong: A Snapshot 20 Years After the Handover   Hong Kong: A Snapshot 20 Years After the Handover
 
Financial Secretary Speaks at 20th Anniversary Conference Luncheon

October 16, 2017 – The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office hosted a luncheon to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Financial Secretary spoke about developments in Hong Kong, its overall financial situation and the evolution of ties with Mainland China.

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Financial Secretary Speaks at 20th Anniversary Conference Luncheon   Financial Secretary Speaks at 20th Anniversary Conference Luncheon
 
Washington Network Group

September 19, 2017 – Mr. Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, hosts members of the Washington Network Group. Commissioner Leung briefed attendees on Hong Kong's development post-1997, US-Hong Kong relations and Hong Kong's unique role in the global economy.

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Washington Network Group

 
Asia Youth Orchestra World Tour

August 8, 2017 – Mr. Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, hosts a gala dinner to welcome the Asia Youth Orchestra. The Hong Kong-based orchestra is on a world tour to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Asia Youth Orchestra World Tour

 
20th Anniversary Gala Dinner

June 22, 2017 – Mr. Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, hosts a gala dinner to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The evening included performances by renowned Hong Kong tenor Warren Mok and the International Chamber Orchestra of America.

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20th Anniversary Gala Dinner
 
CSIS hosts "20th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Handover: Reflections and Expectations"

June 13, 2017 – The Hong Kong Commissioner participated in a panel discussion on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region cosponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

 


CSIS hosts "20th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Handover: Reflections and Expectations"

 

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What’s New in Hong Kong

Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address

October 11, 2017 - In her maiden Policy Address, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam outlined plans to maintain the city’s competitiveness, develop and diversify the economy and address livelihood issues.

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  Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address
     
CNBC
   
Fintech Hong Kong

Jehan Chu of Kenetic Capital and Urszula McCormack of King & Wood Mallesons discuss the outlook for cryptocurrency in Hong Kong amid uncertainty about how regulation could shape or limit its use.

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  Fintech Hong Kong
     
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area

Albert Lee and John Siu, Project manager, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Managing Director, Cushman and Wakefield Hong Kong discuss the complexities of connecting Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong province.

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  Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area
     
Belt and Road Initiative

Hong Kong is looking to play a role in China's One Belt One Road initiative. CNBC's Emily Tan reports on how companies like MTR are weighing investments.

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  Belt and Road Initiative
     
Reshaping Retail in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's retail sector finally appears to be looking up. Michael Cheng of PwC Asia Pacific, Annemiek Ballesty of Fossil Group and Xia Ding of JD Fashion discuss.

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  Reshaping Retail in Hong Kong
     
Hong Kong’s ambition as a design hub

One of Asia's most important financial hubs, Hong Kong now wants to be the region's design capital. CNBC's Emily Tan reports.

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  Hong Kong’s ambition as a design hub
     
Hong Kong: Economic Stronghold of the Budding Bay Area

Rapid development of the dynamic Bay Area in southeastern China, a cluster of cities encompassing Hong Kong in the Pearl River Delta region, is set to power the country's economic progress in the 21st Century.

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  Hong Kong: Economic Stronghold of the Budding Bay Area
     
Hong Kong: Financial "Super-connector" to Mainland China

China's Belt and Road initiative, a revival of the ancient Silk Road trading networks, covers more than 60 countries that together account for 62 per cent of the world population. The Initiative will reshape the 21st Century global economy, with Hong Kong set to play a leading role.

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  Hong Kong: Financial "Super-connector" to Mainland China
     
Preparing for Hong Kong's Growth Spurt

It's a city whose development is permanently, rapidly, in progress. Now, it's about to go into overdrive.

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  Preparing for Hong Kong's Growth Spurt
     
Hong Kong: Fintech Start-up Hub

Government, financial institutions and entrepreneurs are collaborating to make Hong Kong a breeding ground for fintech start-ups.

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  Hong Kong: Fintech Start-up Hub
 
"Why I Love Hong Kong": Expat Stories

In this series, we speak with expats from across the globe who have made Hong Kong their home, and discover the unique attributes that make this city so appealing to newcomers.

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  "Why I Love Hong Kong": Expat Stories
     
Chief Executive Outlines Her Vision for Hong Kong

September 27, 2017 - Forbes magazine published an article by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam in which she outlines her vision for Hong Kong.

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  Hong Kong Chief Executive Outlines Her Vision for Hong Kong
     
Hong Kong Remains World's Freest Economy

September 28, 2017 - Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, welcomed the publication of the 2017 Economic Freedom of the World report which once again ranks Hong Kong as the world leader in economic freedom.

The report is co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute of Canada and more than 70 think tanks around the world. It measures economic freedom (levels of personal choice, ability to enter markets, security of privately owned property, rule of law, etc.) by analyzing the policies and institutions of 159 countries and territories.

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  Hong Kong Remains World's Freest Economy
 
Hong Kong Jumps Ahead in Global Competitiveness Report

September 26, 2017 - Hong Kong made the largest leap among the top 10 economies in this year’s Global Competitiveness Report jumping ahead to 6th place.

The report notes that Hong Kong is endowed with the world’s best physical infrastructure and its healthy level of competition and openness ensure extremely efficient markets which in turn are supported by strong and stable financial markets. Hong Kong ranks 1st in Asia and 13th globally for judicial independence – ahead of Japan, Singapore, Germany and the United States.

The World Economic Forum’s “The Global Competitiveness Report 2017–2018” covers 137 economies. The report measures national competitiveness based on the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity.

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Hong Kong Jumps Ahead in Global Competitiveness Report
     
WALL STREET JOURNAL
   
Hong Kong: The Super Connector

From infrastructure projects to fintech to creative culture, Hong Kong is propelling economic growth and enhancing the city’s competitiveness.

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  Hong Kong: The Super Connector
 
THE FINANCIAL TIMES
   
Connecting Investors to Asia via Hong Kong: The Big Picture

At one of the world’s most exciting crossroads, Hong Kong’s moment has come once again. China’s ambitious “One Belt, One Road” presents Hong Kong with a prodigious opportunity to enhance its status as China’s most ecumenical city, a glitteringly modern centre of finance and entrepreneurialism.

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  Connecting Investors to Asia via Hong Kong: The Big Picture
     
Hong Kong: At the Crossroads of the Future

A mega-initiative in southeast China is bringing together 67 million people into one sprawling, prosperous conurbation – The Bay Area.

In 2016, the Bay Area cities – including Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen – generated US$1.36 trillion worth of economic output. The infrastructure that will further bind them includes a bridge linking Hong Kong, Macao and Zhuhai, and a high-speed railway connecting Hong Kong with Shenzhen and Guangzhou and plugging into China’s national express rail network.

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  Hong Kong: At the Crossroads of the Future
     
Hong Kong: Building Infrastructure, Connections and Expertise

The opportunities are as large as the infrastructure required. What is being brought together, anchored by the Pearl River Delta, is an immense concentration of knowledge and experience: leading technology universities, three of the world’s busiest ports, with Guangzhou and Shenzhen topping the PwC "Chinese cities of opportunity" survey for 2017. Most important is the dynamism to be generated by the closer relationship between Hong Kong and the delta cities.

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  Hong Kong: Building Infrastructure, Connections and Expertise
     
BLOOMBERG
   
Destination Hong Kong: Connecting the World with China, and Investors with Opportunity

Hong Kong’s competitive edge in an array of industries makes it a prime investment location. The city serves as a super-connector for international interests in Mainland China and for Mainland pursuits overseas.

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  Destination Hong Kong: Connecting the World with China, and Investors with Opportunity
     
THE ECONOMIST
   
Hong Kong: The Great Connector

Hong Kong’s soaring skyline is testament to the growth and tenacity the city has demonstrated over the past two decades. With its entrepreneurial spirit founded on legal, financial and infrastructure strength, discover how Hong Kong will continue to prosper in its role as a great global connector.

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  Hong Kong: The Great Connector
     
Hong Kong SAR 20th Anniversary Celebrations

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Come see what’s going on in Hong Kong to mark this milestone.

  Hong Kong SAR 20th Anniversary Celebrations
 
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018

Latest - The Volvo Ocean Race will grace Hong Kong for the first time ever and Hong Kong’s iconic skyline provides a magical backdrop for a number of scheduled sailing races as part of the Volvo Ocean Race.

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Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018
     
Chief Executive’s New Facebook Page

Latest – Check out Ms. Carrie Lam’s Facebook Page.


  Chief Executive’s New Facebook Page
 
Commerce and Economic Development
Bureau’s New Facebook Page

Latest – Check out CEDB’s Facebook Page. (Chinese Only)

 

Commerce and Economic Development
 

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