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October 28, 2023

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performs in Seoul

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performed with Korean violinist Inmo Yang at the Seoul Arts Center in Seoul on 28 October as the first stop of their Korean tour.

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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 22, 2023

Experimental Cantonese Opera "Farewell my Concubine" presented at National Gugak Center in Seoul

Jointly presented by the National Gugak Center and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Xiqu Centre staged two performances - Experimental Cantonese Opera "Farewell my Concubine" at the National Gugak Center in Seoul on 20 and 21 September.

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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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May 11, 2023

Reception held in Seoul to update Korean guests on latest developments of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office held a reception in Seoul on 11 May to update some 300 guests from various sectors on the latest developments of Hong Kong, and to share with them the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's initiatives to embrace the enormous opportunities ahead.

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May 2 to 4, 2023

Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury’s visit to Korea

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Christopher Hui, visited Korea from 2 to 4 May. Besides attending the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting and meeting with ADB senior personnel, he also met with Governor of the Bank of Korea, Mr Rhee Chang-yong; Chairman of the Financial Services Commission of Korea, Mr Kim Joo-hyun; the Executive Vice Chairman of Korea Enterprises Federation, Mr Lee Dong-geun; and Chief Executive Officer of Kakao Pay, Mr Shin Won-keun.

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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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February 6, 2023

Full Resumption of Normal Travel between Hong Kong and Mainland China

Normal travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland China has been fully resumed from 6 February. The arrangements concerned include opening up all boundary control points without imposing any prescribed daily numbers of people thereon, and cancelling the pre-departure nucleic acid test requirement (except for people with overseas travel history in previous 7 days).
The requirement for non-Hong Kong residents to be fully vaccinated for going to Hong Kong from overseas places has also been lifted since 6 February.

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February 2, 2023

"Hello Hong Kong" Campaign launched to promote Hong Kong around the world

The “Hello Hong Kong” is a large-scale global campaign with a series of promotional activities to welcome tourists, business travellers and investors from all over the world to visit Hong Kong. As part of the campaign, 500,000 free air tickets will be given away globally in phases from March by four Hong Kong-based airlines (Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong Express, Hong Kong Airlines, and Greater Bay Airlines) through their respective channels.

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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 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: November 02, 2023

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