Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco
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Welcome to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco

Established in 1986, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco represents the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government in the western part of the United States. We seek to strengthen and broaden Hong Kong’s economic relations with the 19 western states, by enhancing understanding of the SAR’s free trade policy and its unique advantages as the two-way platform for overseas companies to access the China market and for Chinese companies to go global.

   
   
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Hong Kong Ranked World's Freest Economy for 24th Consecutive Year

Hong Kong Ranked World's Freest Economy for 24th Consecutive Year

Hong Kong ranks as the world's freest economy in the Heritage Foundation's 2018 Index of Economic Freedom. Hong Kong has topped the ranking for 24 consecutive years.

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IMF reaffirms support for Hong Kong's strong policy frameworks and ample buffers

IMF reaffirms support for Hong Kong's strong policy frameworks and ample buffers

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a Staff Report on January 23, 2018 which, substantiated by a more detailed analysis, reinforces the conclusions of its assessment of Hong Kong's economic and financial positions published on November 29, 2017.

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Unlock growth with innovation

Unlock growth with innovation

Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Growth and innovation are the two key words underlying the theme of this year's forum. It is opportune that growth is finally taking a firmer foothold on a global basis, in particular in this region of the world. Global economic growth picked up visibly in 2017, with improvement in most major economies.

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Green finance scheme welcomed

Green finance scheme welcomed

Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury James Lau welcomes the launch of a scheme to provide third-party conformity assessments for green finance issuers.

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Financial Secretary welcomes Belt-Road bond

Financial Secretary welcomes Belt-Road bond

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan welcomes the issuance of the first Belt & Road bond by the China Development Bank in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong has key Belt-Road role

Hong Kong has key Belt-Road role

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung
Hong Kong is often described as having "the best of both worlds" under the principle of "one country, two systems". Under "one country", we receive trade access, preferential treatment and investment facilitation. Under "two systems", we enjoy the autonomy to maintain our way of life and rule of law here.

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Hong Kong, Argentina sign wine deal

Hong Kong, Argentina sign wine deal

Hong Kong and Argentina have signed a memorandum of understanding on co-operation in wine-related businesses between the two places.

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Making connections count

Making connections count

Chief Executive Carrie Lam
In 2017 we marked the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, a milestone on which to build on our achievements and begin a new chapter of progress. In October I gave my maiden policy address as chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It reflected my beliefs and policies, and charted the gradual delivery of my election pledge to build a better Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong students win science medals

Hong Kong students win science medals

Hong Kong students have won three gold and three silver medals at the International Junior Science Olympiad.

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