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September 26, 2022

Lifting of Compulsory Quarantine Requirement on Arrival at Hong Kong

From 26 September, compulsory quarantine requirement for inbound persons from overseas places (including Korea) was lifted. There would be three days of medical surveillance during which inbound persons are free to go out, but cannot enter premises such as restaurants and bars.

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September 24, 2022

"Hong Kong in Miniature" exhibition travels to Seoul for first time to showcase Hong Kong's cityscape and culture

The "Hong Kong in Miniature" Exhibition @Seoul 2022, which showcases 40 miniature models that capture the uniqueness and vibrancy of Hong Kong, opened at COEX in Seoul on 24 September. The exhibition is being held until October 3.

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September 23, 2022

Hong Kong films showcased in Seoul to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office is supporting "Making Waves - Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema", showcasing a selection of new Hong Kong films and classics, in Seoul, Korea, from 23 September to 2 October. The programme is being presented by Create Hong Kong in partnership with the Korean Film Archive.

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September 22, 2022

Gala dinner held in Seoul to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office organised a gala dinner in Seoul on 22 September to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The event was attended by some 250 guests from various sectors.

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September 22, 2022

Hong Kong ranked fourth in Global Financial Centres Index

Hong Kong ranked fourth globally in the Global Financial Centres Index Report published on 22 September by the Z/Yen from the United Kingdom and the China Development Institute from Shenzhen.

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September 8, 2022

Hong Kong once again ranked as the world's freest economy

The Fraser Institute once again ranked Hong Kong as the world’s freest economy in the Economic Freedom of the World 2022 Annual Report. Hong Kong has gained the top rank since the inception of the report. Among the five areas of assessment, Hong Kong continued to rank top in "Freedom to Trade Internationally" and "Regulation".

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August 1, 2022

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo Welcomes New Representative

Miss Winsome Au assumed the post of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo) on August 1, 2022, responsible for promoting closer economic and trade ties, understanding and cooperation, as well as cultural and tourism exchange between Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea. She is acting as the Principal Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo) at the same time.

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2022

25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The year 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). A series of celebration activities will be organized in Korea to showcase the various aspects of Hong Kong as a global business hub, an attractive tourism destination, a place with rich and unique culture, and a city full of creativity, character and artistic creation.

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May 8, 2022

CE-elect pledges new era of unity

John Lee was elected in the Sixth Term Chief Executive Election held on 8 May. His term of office will commence on 1 July 2022.
He pledged to start a new chapter for Hong Kong and build a caring, open and vibrant city full of hope, opportunities and harmony.

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February 23, 2022

2022-23 Budget to support livelihood and business and boost capacity for economic development

The Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Mr Paul Chan, announced the 2022-23 Budget Speech with a focus on the following areas –
・allocating adequate resources for an all-out effort to win the fight against the epidemic;
・supporting Hong Kong people and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to ride out of the epidemic;
・supporting the economy and fostering post-epidemic economic revival; and
・investing for the future by planning ahead for the medium- and long-term development of the economy.

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February 14, 2022

Webinar: Hong Kong as an Asset and Wealth Management Hub and Springboard to Mainland China

Targeting the business and financial sectors in Korea, the webinar aims to introduce Hong Kong’s strengths as an asset and wealth management hub and its connectivity with the Mainland China, particularly in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). Participants will also be apprised of the business opportunities arising from Hong Kong’s initiatives of strengthening its asset management capabilities in the region.

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20 December 2021

White paper on "Hong Kong: Democratic Progress Under the Framework of One Country, Two Systems"

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, welcomes the publication of the white paper on "Hong Kong: Democratic Progress Under the Framework of One Country, Two Systems" on 20 December by the China’s State Council Information Office, which gives a detailed and systematic historical account of Hong Kong's democratic development.
The Central Government emphasises in the white paper that it will continue to develop and improve democracy in Hong Kong in line with the actual situation and in accordance with the Constitution, the Basic Law, and the relevant decisions of the National People's Congress and its Standing Committee; and it will work with all social groups, sectors and stakeholders towards the ultimate goal of election by universal suffrage of the Chief Executive and all members of the Legislative Council.

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For reference: White Paper (English version)

November 10 to 28, 2021

Hong Kong Comix Exhibition at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (10 to 28 Nov)

With the support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the Hong Kong Arts Centre presented “Hong Kong Comix Exhibition” at Dongdaemun Design Plaza from 10 to 28 November. The exhibition showcased the history and development of Hong Kong comics as well as a set of thematic creations by Hong Kong artists.

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September 27, 2021

Report on Hong Kong's Business Environment: A Place with Unique Advantages and Unlimited Opportunities

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government published the "Report on Hong Kong's Business Environment: A Place with Unique Advantages and Unlimited Opportunities" on 27 September. The Report reviews and sets out Hong Kong's current business environment and advantages, and describes the development opportunities available to Hong Kong under the Mainland China's new phase and pattern of development.

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September 3, 2021

Hong Kong - Emerging Stronger and Beyond

The Principal Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative, Ms Joyce HO, has published an article to give an update on Hong Kong’s latest developments. The article provides facts and figures demonstrating that Hong Kong has maintained its unique strengths, and encourages the Korean businesses to partner with Hong Kong to tap the immense opportunities in the Mainland market.

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August 18, 2021

Webinar on “Clusters of innovation: New technologies and smart economies in Asia”

The Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Alfred Sit, on 18 August updated the business community in Korea on Hong Kong’s latest developments and opportunities in innovation and technology (I&T) at a webinar entitled “Clusters of innovation: New technologies and smart economies in Asia” organised by the Economist Corporate Network with full sponsorship from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.

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Last Updated: September 26, 2022

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