Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco
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Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, 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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Economy grows 3.5% in Q2

Hong Kong's economy grew 3.5% in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the same period last year, marking the seventh quarter of growth above the trend growth rate of 2.7% per annum in the past decade.

The growth followed a 4.6% rise in the previous quarter.

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New banknotes designs unveiled

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Hong Kong’s three note-issuing banks will release a new series of banknotes.

It is the first time for the banks to standardize thematic designs for each note denomination.

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Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 kicks off with Nations Welcome Ceremony presented by HKETO, San Francisco

Thousands of people attended the Nations Welcome Ceremony hosted by the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 on July 19 at the Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco, the United States, to kick off the tournament weekend. The ceremony was presented by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco.

This is the first Rugby World Cup Sevens to be held on American soil and it will be played at San Francisco’s AT&T Park July 20-22.

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Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 kicks off with Nations Welcome Ceremony presented by HKETO, San Francisco
   
HK-US ties mutually beneficial

Chief Executive Carrie Lam
We are all here to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the US. We are here as well to champion the longstanding ties that connect Hong Kong and the US, as this year marks the 175th anniversary of the US' diplomatic presence in Hong Kong.

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HK to build a brighter future

Chief Executive Carrie Lam
It is with gratitude that I join you here today to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.

A year ago, President Xi Jinping visited Hong Kong to grace our celebration of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland with his presence, and administered the oath of office for me and the principal officials of the fifth-term Government.

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HK to build a brighter future
   
HK offers multiple services platforms

Financial Secretary Paul Chan
For decades, Hong Kong has been the pivotal gateway connecting China and the world. We are strategically positioned to serve as multiple services platforms for the Belt & Road.

Firstly, as one of the world's leading financial centers and China's international financial capital, Hong Kong is the platform for capital formation and funding.

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HK offers multiple services platforms
   
CE speaks on development of innovation and technology and smart city in Hong Kong

The Chief Executive, Mrs. Carrie Lam, addressing the Smart City Summit 2018 organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, said that Hong Kong has clear advantages in developing innovation and technology (I&T) and that the Government is currently pushing ahead with development at full steam in accordance with the eight-pronged approach set earlier with the devotion of a large amount of resources. She said she is confident that with the support of the Central Government, Hong Kong will be developed as a world-class I&T hub and smart city.

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CE speaks on development of innovation and technology and smart city in Hong Kong
   
Basic Law Promotion Competition

We welcome entries in the Basic Law Promotion Competition to help promote the Basic Law outside Hong Kong. All you need to do is send in your proposal and you have a chance to win a US$500 e-gift voucher.

Why not get writing now!

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