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RUGBY WORLD CUP SEVENS TO HOST ‘NATIONS WELCOME’ CELEBRATION TO KICK OFF TOURNAMENT WEEKEND

Welcome Ceremony Presented by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 event organizers announced on June 14 a free-to-the-public event on July 19 that will officially welcome the competing countries and their representative teams to San Francisco. The Welcome Ceremony is being sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco.

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RUGBY WORLD CUP SEVENS TO HOST ‘NATIONS WELCOME’ CELEBRATION TO KICK OFF TOURNAMENT WEEKEND
   
HK has the I&T advantage

Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Hong Kong does have this advantage for innovation and technology. One is we are a very free and competitive economy. In fact, we are the world's freest economy, as ranked by the US-based Heritage Foundation for 24 years in a row. We're also among the world's most competitive economies. In the recent report published by the Swiss-based Institute for Management Development, we came second after the United States of America. And all the freedoms and rights of the Hong Kong people, as well as expatriates working in Hong Kong, are enshrined in the Basic Law, which is a constitutional document governing Hong Kong, because after 1997 Hong Kong is governed under "one country, two systems".

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HK has the I&T advantage
   
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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Basic Law Promotion Competition
   
HK vital in Belt-Road plan

Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Hong Kong thrives on trade and finance in an inter-connected world. We have long established ourselves as an ideal hub to pool talents and wealth from around the world in serving a wide spectrum of purposes, be it an exchange of ideas like ours at this very moment, or in search of business and investment opportunities, just as how the Sino-CEE Fund manager (i.e. SINO-CEEF Capital Management Company) is doing here right in Hong Kong. Leveraging on our strategic location, as well as our unparalleled expertise in professional and financial services, we are uniquely positioned and well endowed to help promote multilateral economic co-operation and contribute to our national development strategies.

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HK vital in Belt-Road plan
   
SFST concludes visit to San Francisco

The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr. James Lau, concluded his visit to San Francisco, the United States on May 31 (San Francisco time).

He visited Visa Inc in the morning and met with the Vice President of Global Government Relations, Mr. Todd Fox, to understand the company's technological adoption and how it would remain relevant in the world of mobile payments and an Internet of Things environment.

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SFST concludes visit to San Francisco
   
SFST continues San Francisco visit to forge financial collaboration

The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr. James Lau, continued his visit to San Francisco, the United States on May 30 (San Francisco time).

Mr. Lau started the day by visiting Wells Fargo Innovation Labs, which comprises a team of product strategists, developers and project managers to enhance the banking services of Wells Fargo through innovative use of technologies for meeting customer needs.

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SFST continues San Francisco visit to forge financial collaboration
   
SFST promotes Hong Kong's Fintech developments in San Francisco

The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr James Lau, started his visit to San Francisco, the United States, on May 29 (San Francisco time) to promote the role of Hong Kong as a financial technology (Fintech) hub and to seek collaboration opportunities with the Fintech sector there.

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SFST promotes Hong Kong's Fintech developments in San Francisco
   
HK 2nd most competitive economy

Hong Kong has been ranked as the world's second most competitive economy by the International Institute for Management Development in its World Competitiveness Yearbook 2018.

The Government welcomed the report, reiterating it is committed to enhancing the competitiveness and vibrancy of Hong Kong’s economy.

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HK 2nd most competitive economy
   
Tech talent scheme to launch

The Government will launch the Technology Talent Admission Scheme, or TechTAS, to meet the demand for talent in the innovation and technology sector.

The scheme will fast-track the admission of overseas and Mainland research and development talent and will run on a pilot basis for three years.

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Tech talent scheme to launch
   
HK plays key Belt-Road role

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung
The Belt & Road Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping offers what the global economy needs in the 21st century - a way forward that we can all embrace and a future built on co-operation, mutual benefits and friendship. So far, more than 270 agreements or deliverables have been entered into among the economies along the Belt & Road corridors. These agreements and projects are cross-border, with extensive coverage ranging from infrastructure, finance, trade and commerce, information technology and digital development to agriculture, poverty alleviation, healthcare, environmental protection and conservation.

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Gov't will be proactive: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam
What will investors be looking for when they are trying to find a destination for investment or to set up a major office to look after their investment for their institutional investors, wealthy people and so on? I come round to think that there will be four factors. First is the core strength of this place. Second is connectivity. Third is the growth opportunities and finally it's a proactive government.

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Gov't will be proactive: CE
   
Boosting the economy with I&T

Financial Secretary Paul Chan
When it comes to financing, you’re certainly in the right city. One of the world’s leading financial capitals and China’s major international financial centre, Hong Kong is indisputably well positioned to meet the varying financing needs of tech companies and of all companies in fact, whatever their business, their size and their stage of development.

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Boosting the economy with I&T
   
Gov’t committed to conservation

Chief Executive Carrie Lam
My warmest congratulations to the Blue House Cluster project for receiving the Award of Excellence in the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. This award marks a proud milestone in Hong Kong's journey in heritage conservation and revitalisation.

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Gov’t committed to conservation
   
New tax system

A new, two-tiered profits tax rates regime will be implemented from April 1.

The initiative was announced in the 2017 Policy Address.

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New tax system
   
Rosy future for Hong Kong art scene

Chief Executive Carrie Lam
It really gives me great pleasure to come to Art Basel 2018.

I'm no stranger to Art Basel. It is four years ago at the second edition of Art Basel I was standing here to witness the opening of this world's premier contemporary art fair in my then capacity as the Chief Secretary.

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Rosy future for Hong Kong art scene
   
Hong Kong - the ideal biotech hub

Financial Secretary Paul Chan
Major economies around the world, including Hong Kong, to be sure, are embracing innovation and technology as the engine for future growth. We are determined to promote the development of innovation and technology to diversify our economy, to give fresh impetus to other industries, to create wealth as well as more opportunities for our young people.

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Hong Kong - the ideal biotech hub
   
Hong Kong Financial Secretary delivers 2018-19 budget

Delivering his 2018-19 budget, the Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, announced on a range of measures to diversify the economy, grasp regional and global opportunities and promote innovation and technology (I&T).

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Hong Kong Financial Secretary delivers 2018-19 budget

   
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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Hong Kong Ranked World's Freest Economy for 24th Consecutive Year
   
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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IMF reaffirms support for Hong Kong's strong policy frameworks and ample buffers
   
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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Unlock growth with innovation
   
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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