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May 2019
May 29, 2019


Hong Kong ranked as world's second most competitive economy

Hong Kong has continued to rank second globally in the latest World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2019 as published by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).

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May 27, 2019


Hong Kong residents born in 1966 or 1967 should apply for new smart identity cards between June 3 and July 26

The Immigration Department (ImmD) announced today (May 27) that from June 3 to July 26, 2019, Hong Kong residents born in 1966 or 1967 should apply for a new smart identity card in person at a Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre (SIDCC).

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May 24, 2019


CE strongly objects to German asylum for two bail jumpers

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (May 24) told Germany's Acting Consul General in Hong Kong, Mr David Schmidt, that she strongly objects to, and deeply regrets, the reported granting of asylum to two Hong Kong residents who jumped bail to flee Hong Kong while awaiting trial on serious charges.

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May 23, 2019


Director of HKETO promotes Hong Kong's business advantages in Vancouver

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, visited Vancouver on May 23 to promote the unique advantages of doing business in Hong Kong.

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May 23, 2019


Director of HKETO attends ACCE West Coast networking reception in Vancouver

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended the 2019 West Coast Networking Reception organised by the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE) in Vancouver on May 23.

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May 21, 2019


HKETO Director hosts reception for I&T delegates from Hong Kong

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, hosted a reception for Hong Kong Innovation and Technology (I&T) delegates attending the Collision Conference 2019 in Toronto on May 21.

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May 21, 2019


HKETO Director attends Asian Heritage Month Concert

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Ms Emily Mo, attended the Asian Heritage Month Concert organised by the Asian Heritage Month-Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc. at Innis Town Hall on May 21.

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May 20, 2019


HKETO Director presents "Hong Kong Cup – Calligraphy, Painting and Colouring Competitions" Awards

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Ms Emily Mo, attended the “19th Chinese Arts and Literacy Contest for Youth” award presentation ceremony organised by the Association of Chinese Arts and Literacy Contest for Youth at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto on May 20.

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May 15, 2019


Director of HKETO visits Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary for business promotion

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Ms Emily Mo, visited Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary from May 13 to 15 to promote the unique advantages of doing business in Hong Kong as well as the abundant business opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative.

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May 11, 2019


HKETO sponsors Hong Kong Cup – Calligraphy, Painting and Colouring Competitions

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) continues to sponsor the 19th “Hong Kong Cup – Calligraphy, Painting and Colouring Competitions” (Hong Kong Cup competitions) organised by the Association of Chinese Arts and Literacy Contest for Youth.

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May 9, 2019


Application for Next Generation HKSAR e-Passport and e-Doc/I start from May 14

The Immigration Department (ImmD) announced today (May 9) that it will start to accept applications for the Next Generation Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Electronic Passport (e-Passport) and Electronic Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (e-Doc/I) from May 14 onwards.

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May 9, 2019


Free Trade Agreement between Hong Kong and ASEAN enters into force

The commitments made under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) among Hong Kong and three ASEAN member states, namely Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand, will enter into force on June 11, a government spokesman said today (May 9).

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May 3, 2019


Hong Kong residents born in 1968 or 1969 should apply for new smart identity cards on or before June 1

The Immigration Department (ImmD) today (May 3) reminded Hong Kong residents born in 1968 or 1969 to apply for a new smart identity card in person at a Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre (SIDCC) on or before June 1. The SIDCCs will be open from Mondays to Saturdays, from 8am to 10pm (except public holidays).

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