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June 2018
June 29, 2018


Hong Kong Customs signs Authorized Economic Operator Mutual Recognition Arrangement with New Zealand and Action Plan with Canada

The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Hermes Tang, signed a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with the Acting Comptroller of the New Zealand Customs Service, Ms Christine Stevenson, in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday (June 28, Brussels time) during the 132nd Council Session of the World Customs Organization.

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June 28, 2018


Third Belt and Road Summit fosters collaboration on all fronts

Close to 5,000 participants, including ministerial officials, business leaders and professionals from 55 countries and regions attended the third Belt and Road Summit today (June 28), at which over 500 one-to-one business-matching meetings with over 220 projects were arranged to promote business deals.

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June 22, 2018


CE concludes visit to France

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, concluded her one-week visit to France this afternoon (June 22, Paris time).

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June 22, 2018


CE meets French Prime Minister in Paris

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (June 21, Paris time) met with the French Prime Minister, Mr Edouard Philippe, in Paris. She also addressed a business luncheon and a proptech forum to promote Hong Kong's advantages, and visited facilities of medical technology and start-ups.

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June 21, 2018


CE promotes in France opportunities to be brought by Belt and Road Initiative and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area development

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, yesterday (June 20, Paris time) spoke at seminars on the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area development to promote the opportunities brought by and the role of Hong Kong in these two major national strategies to different sectors in France

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June 20, 2018


Chief Executive encourages French companies to leverage opportunities in Guangdong-HK-Macao Bay Area

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, called on French businesses to take advantage of the unique business opportunities arising from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area (the Bay Area) at a seminar jointly held by Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macao governments in Paris today (June 20, Paris time).

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June 20, 2018


CE meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of France in Paris

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, continued her visit to France in Paris today (June 19, Paris time), where she met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, and visited innovation and technology (I&T) as well as cultural institutions.

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June 19, 2018


CE attends ceremony on delivery of helicopters for Government Flying Service in Marseille, France

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, continued her visit to France in Marseille today (June 18, Marseille time) and attended a ceremony on delivery of helicopters for the Government Flying Service (GFS).

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June 19, 2018


HKETO sponsors “Lyric Composition for Cantonese Songs and Musicals” seminar

The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library of the University of Toronto organised a seminar on June 19 to discuss the writing of Cantonese lyrics for songs and musicals in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) is a sponsor of the seminar.

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June 18, 2018


Government welcomes proposed development of first European design flower-themed garden in Hong Kong

The Government welcomed the proposed development of the first-ever European design flower-themed garden in Hong Kong as the project, when materialised, will not only bring a new attraction for the enjoyment of our local community, but also enrich our tourism offerings, further enhancing Hong Kong's position as an international premier tourist destination.

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June 17, 2018


CE starts her visit to France

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, ended her two-day visit to Brussels in Belgium and started her visit to France in Bordeaux yesterday (June 16, Bordeaux time).

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June 17, 2018


HKETO Director attends the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival

The 30th Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival (the Festival), organized by the Toronto Chinese Business Association, was held on the Centre Island in Toronto on June 16 and 17.  The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto (HKETO) is a special sponsor of the event.

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June 16, 2018


CE continues Belgium visit

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, continued her visit to Belgium today (June 15, Brussels time).

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June 15, 2018


CE starts her visit to Europe

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, started her visit programme in Europe after arriving in Brussels, Belgium yesterday (June 14, Brussels time).

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June 14, 2018


CE welcomes passage of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Co-location) Bill

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, welcomed the passage of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Co-location) Bill by the Legislative Council today (June 14), signifying a big step towards the target of the commissioning of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) in September this year.

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June 14, 2018


“Hong Kong: Asia’s World City” roving exhibition held in Vancouver

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) kick-started the roving exhibition entitled “Hong Kong: Asia’s World City” in the Greater Vancouver Area today.

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June 14, 2018


ICMA and HKMA co-host 2018 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:
The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the HKMA co-hosted the 2018 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference today in Hong Kong.

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June 12, 2018


First Belt and Road Joint Conference held

The first Belt and Road Joint Conference was convened in Beijing today (June 12) by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (HKMAO) as well as other relevant central ministries.

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June 7, 2018


Japan-listed cosmetics review media and retail company opens first store in Hong Kong

Japan-listed cosmetics review media and retail company, istyle Inc., announced today (June 7) that it will open its first cosmetics store "@cosme store" in Hong Kong tomorrow (June 8), as part of its global expansion plan to promote its brand via the city.

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