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October 18, 2018


Introduction of new smart Hong Kong identity card and territory-wide identity card replacement exercise

The Immigration Department (ImmD) will start to issue new smart Hong Kong identity cards (HKICs) next month.

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October 14, 2018


HKSAR Government establishes committee for the development of the Greater Bay Area

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Miss Kathy Chan, attended the 2018 Inauguration Gala of the Toronto Chinese Business Association on October 13 and the Phoenix Ball organised by the Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals and Businesses on October 14.

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October 10, 2018


CE identifies land supply, education and economic diversification as priorities in annual Policy Address

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (October 10) unveiled her 2018 Policy Address, announcing a raft of measures to boost land supply, nurture talent and diversify the economy.

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October 5, 2018


HKETO Director visits Vancouver

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Miss Kathy Chan, paid a visit to Vancouver on October 4 and 5 to promote the business and career development opportunities in Hong Kong.

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September 28, 2018


SCED visits Canada to foster closer economic ties

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, met with Canadian senior government officials and parliamentarians in Ottawa and Montreal, Canada to promote closer ties between Hong Kong and Canada today (September 27, Ottawa time), concluding his official visit to the United States and Canada.

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September 27, 2018


SCED: Hong Kong bears strong testimony to benefits of free trade

Free trade promotes economic development and benefits the whole world, and Hong Kong bears strong testimony to this as the seventh largest merchandise trading entity in the world despite its small size, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, said at a luncheon during his visit to Washington, DC, the United States (US) today (September 26, Eastern Standard Time).

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September 26, 2018


SCED: Hong Kong will continue to be an open market

Hong Kong has long been and will continue to be an open market, founded upon strong rule of law, civil liberties and government transparency. Furthermore, Hong Kong is a staunch supporter of free trade and will continue to defend the multilateral trading system in the interests of global economic growth, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, said in Washington, DC, the United States (US) today (September 25, Eastern Standard Time).

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September 26, 2018


Hong Kong once again regarded as freest economy in the world

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (September 26) welcomed that the Fraser Institute once again ranked Hong Kong as the freest economy in the world in the Economic Freedom of the World 2018 Annual Report. Among the five areas of assessment, Hong Kong was ranked top in "Freedom to Trade Internationally" and "Regulation".

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September 25, 2018


HKETO sponsors “The Making of Hong Kong since the 1960s” seminar

The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library of the University of Toronto organised a seminar on September 25 to illustrate the economic developments of Hong Kong since the 1960s. The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) is a sponsor of the seminar.

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September 25, 2018


SCED promotes Hong Kong's strengths in doing business on US visit

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, began his visit programme in Washington, DC, the United States (US) today (September 24, Eastern Standard Time)

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September 24, 2018


Hong Kong – an excellent place for career development or further studies

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) hosted an information session on September 24 at the University of Toronto to encourage students to develop their careers or further their studies in Hong Kong.

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September 22, 2018


Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link opens

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, and the Governor of Guangdong Province, Mr Ma Xingrui, jointly hosted the opening ceremony for the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) today (September 22).

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September 21, 2018


SCED to visit United States and Canada

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, will leave Hong Kong tomorrow (September 22) for duty visits to Washington, DC, in the United States (US) and Ottawa and Montreal in Canada from September 23 to 29 to consolidate and strengthen economic ties between Hong Kong and the two countries.

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September 16, 2018


HKETO Director attends HKBUAAO’s Anniversary Dinner

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Miss Kathy Chan, attended the 30th Anniversary Dinner organised by the Hong Kong Baptist University Alumni Association of Ontario (HKBUAAO) on September 16 in Toronto.

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September 14, 2018


Hong Kong Cantonese opera talents perform in Canada

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) is pleased to support the Hong Kong Cultural Expo 2018 organised by the Starlight Chinese Opera Performing Arts Centre (Starlight) in Toronto in September.

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September 12, 2018


SCS begins North America visit on civil service training and management

The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, commenced a four-day visit to North America yesterday (September 11, Eastern Standard Time), visiting renowned institutes to learn more about their public administration programmes and exchanging views with government officials on the management and training of the civil service.

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September 8, 2018


HKETO Director attends MRVCBA’s Inauguration Gala

The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Miss Kathy Chan, attended the Inauguration Gala of the Markham, Richmond Hill & Vaughan Chinese Business Association (MRVCBA) on September 8.

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September 8, 2018


SCS to conduct North America visit on civil service management and training

The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, will depart for the United States and Canada on September 10 to visit Boston, New York, Ottawa and Toronto to understand more about the civil service management and training there.

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September 4, 2018


Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Co-location) Ordinance comes into operation

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Co-location) Ordinance (Ordinance) came into operation today (September 4) to dovetail with the commissioning of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) later this month.

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