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February 22, 2024

Art March 2024

Art March 2024 was launched on 22 February, highlighting a series of mega arts and cultural events that will take place in Hong Kong.

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February 21, 2024

Tokyo ETO holds spring reception to celebrate Year of Dragon

Some 450 guests attended a spring reception in Tokyo on 21 February organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

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November 2 to 5, 2023

Hong Kong Film Festival 2023 "Making Waves - Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema" held in Tokyo

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society jointly presented a Hong Kong film festival from 2 to 5 November 2023 at Yebisu Garden Cinema in Ebisu, Tokyo, showcasing a selection of new and restored Hong Kong films.


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October 25, 2023

Policy Address - Boosting the economy, supporting business

The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, delivered on 25 October his second Policy Address, which outlined a range of measures to boost Hong Kong's economy and support businesses, taking full advantage of Hong Kong's strengths under "one country, two systems".
The initiatives include Hong Kong's development of the "eight centres" - outlined in the National 14th Five-Year Plan.
To boost the city's strength as a global hub for commerce and finance, the Government would promote a "headquarters economy" to attract more Mainland and overseas enterprises and talents to the city. Foreigners working in overseas companies in Hong Kong will be eligible for multiple-entry visas to the mainland, with fast-track processing of their applications.

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September 28, 2023

Hong Kong maintains fourth place in Global Financial Centres Index

Hong Kong maintained fourth place globally in the latest edition of Global Financial Centres Index published by the Z/Yen from the United Kingdom and the China Development Institute from Shenzhen.

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September 19, 2023

Hong Kong continues to rank among top of world's freest economies

In the Economic Freedom of the World 2023 Annual Report published by the Fraser Institute, Hong Kong continues to rank among the top, second globally.
Among the five areas of assessment in the Report, Hong Kong continued to rank top in "Freedom to trade internationally", and third globally in "Regulation". Our scores and rankings in "Size of government" and "Sound money" also improved from those of last year.

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August 31, 2023

Asian Youth Orchestra performed in Kurobe and Tokyo

The Asian Youth Orchestra presented one concert in Kurobe on 28 August, and two concerts at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in Tokyo on 31 and 31 August, which concluded the orchestra's concert tour this season across Europe and Asia.

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June 20, 2023

SCED continues visit in Japan

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau on 20 June continued his visit in Tokyo, and met with a number of Japanese business leaders and government officials to promote Hong Kong's unique advantages and potentials as well as the immense opportunities brought about by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development.

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June 19, 2023

SCED officiates at reception in Japan to mark 35th anniversary of establishment of Tokyo ETO

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau, on 19 June officiated at a reception to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo, during his visit to Tokyo.

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June 4, 2023

Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race held in Yokohama

The Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race was held at the promenade of Yamashita Park in Yokohama on June 4. The championship went to Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association, which beat 14 other teams in the race.

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April 1, 2023

All pre-departure testing requirements removed from 1 April

All pre-departure testing requirements for inbound persons from overseas places (including Japan) to Hong Kong have been removed from 1 April. In other words, people going to Hong Kong are no longer required to conduct any COVID-19 test before and after arrival.

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March 16, 2023

Overseas premiere of Hong Kong movie "Lost Love" held during Osaka Asian Film Festival

Supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo), the "Hong Kong Gala Screening" featuring the Hong Kong film "Lost Love" was held in Osaka on 16 March during the 18th Osaka Asian Film Festival.

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February 22, 2023

2023-24 Budget to promote high-quality development of Hong Kong

The Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Mr Paul Chan, announced the first Budget of the current-term government on 22 February 2023 to pursue economic growth, move to high-quality development and enhance people's quality of life.

2023-24 Budget

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December 28, 2022

Talents Service Unit online platform commenced operation

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government launched the online platform of the Talents Service Unit to attract talents from all over the world more proactively and aggressively. The online platform provides information on the various talent admission schemes and enable applicants from around the world to submit applications more easily.

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December 23, 2022

Tokyo ETO Set up a Dedicated Team for Attracting Businesses and Talents

The Dedicated Team for Attracting Businesses and Talents has been set up since December 2022 under the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) to proactively reach out to target enterprises and talents and encourage them to pursue expansion and growth in Hong Kong with a view to injecting impetus to the economic development of Hong Kong. The Dedicated Team also liaises with the world’s top 100 universities and promotes related talent admission schemes so as to enrich Hong Kong’s talent pool.

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Last Updated: February 26, 2024

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