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  • New team of Principal Officials appointed (with photos)
  • The Central People's Government, on the nomination of the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (June 21) approved the appointments of Principal Officials of the fifth term of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.
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  • Secretary for Justice visits Oxford (with photos)
  • The Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said in Oxford, the United Kingdom, on May 25 (UK time) that the 20 years since 1997 have witnessed a period of healthy development of common law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
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  • Secretary for Justice starts visit to London (with photos)
  • The rule of law is the very spirit and foundation of the common law system. By providing for the continuation of the common law system in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Basic Law in the same breath provides the constitutional guarantee for the rule of law in the HKSAR, the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said in London, the United Kingdom (UK) on May 24 (UK time).
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  • London ETO launches 20th Anniversary website and programme booklet
  • The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London has formally announced its programme of events to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The booklet containing the programme of events is available here and an interactive calendar of events is available online here.
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  • Visit by the Secretary for Transport and Housing to London
  • Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung visited London on February 27-29. He led a delegation comprising members of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board and representatives of the maritime industry to promote Hong Kong as an international maritime centre. During his visit Prof. Cheung also met with UK Transport Minister John Hayes.
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  • Hong Kong welcomes the Year of the Rooster in London.
  • The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO), greeted the Year of the Rooster by hosting a Chinese New Year reception in London on February 8 (London time) and participating in the large-scale London Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Charing Cross Road on January 29.
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  • Chief Secretary for Administration continues visit to UK
  • The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, continued her visit to London, the United Kingdom (UK), today (September 26, London time) to meet with senior government officials and representatives from the business and infrastructure sectors to boost Hong Kong links with London.
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  • Chief Secretary for Administration visits UK.
  • The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, began her visit in London, the United Kingdom (UK), today (September 25, London time). She visited the Tate Modern museum and met with Hong Kong students and residents there and provided them with updates on developments in Hong Kong.
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  • Wanted: good ideas for old electric vehicle batteries
  • Calling all inventors! Hong Kong has launched an international competition seeking ideas to give old electric vehicle (EV) batteries a new lease of life. As the popularity of EVs rises, so does the use of the batteries that power them. The Competition will be divided into two groups, one open to all and one for students up to high school level. Closing date for registration is midnight (HK time) on 31 October 2016. More information on www.epd.gov.hk/epd/misc/2ndEVbattery/en/ or on Facebook page.
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  • Hong Kong: a technology "super-connector" for Asia (English only)
  • Hong Kong offers many strengths and advantages as a technology "super-connector" for Asia, said the Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London, Ms Priscilla To. She was speaking on June 20 (London time) at a business seminar held by Invest Hong Kong in partnership with the Institute of Directors, City of London branch. The event was part of London Technology Week, and supported by Tech London Advocates.
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  • Hong Kong and Latvia enter into tax pact
  • The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, on behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, signed in Riga today (April 13, Riga time) a comprehensive agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (CDTA) with Latvia. Representing the Government of Latvia to sign the agreement was its Minister of Finance, Mrs Dana Reizniece-Ozola.
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  • Hong Kong welcomes Year of Monkey in London (with photos)
  • The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO) greeted the Year of the Monkey by hosting a Chinese New Year reception in London on February 17 and participating in the large-scale London Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue on February 14.
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  • Join us to celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the London Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration
  • Come and celebrate the start of the Year of the Monkey with us at the London Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue on Sunday 14 February. Look out for our marquee in Trafalgar Square, with games and festive souvenirs. See if you can spot people dressed as Hong Kong's iconic Star Ferries and trams. We are also bringing renowned Hong Kong musical group Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble to perform traditional music on the main Trafalgar Square stage. Share your Year of the Monkey photos with us on Twitter by tagging your pictures with #myHKCNYinLondon.
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  • Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers
  • The Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers (the Scholarship) is set up by the Education Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as one of a series of measures to enhance the professionalism of English teachers in Hong Kong.
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  • HK and UK sign MOU on health co-operation
  • The Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health of the United Kingdom (UK), Ms Jane Ellison, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on health co-operation in London today (October 15, London time).
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  • Speech by SFST at London Business School (English only) (with photos)
  • Following is the speech by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, on Hong Kong's role as China's global financial centre: Opportunities and Outlook, at a seminar organised by the London Business School in London yesterday (May 13, London time).
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  • SFST starts visit to Stockholm (with photos)
  • The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, started his visit to Stockholm yesterday (May 11, Stockholm time) to promote Hong Kong as a leading offshore Renminbi hub and to learn more about the developments of financial technologies (Fintech) in the city.
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  • Chief Secretary: "Historic opportunity for Hong Kong constitutional development"
  • Yesterday (April 22), the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region released its proposals for the election of the Chief Executive (CE) in 2017 by universal suffrage. The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, describes it as a "Historic opportunity for Hong Kong constitutional development"
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  • SCED's speech at Chinese New Year reception in Moscow
  • The following is the speech by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at a Chinese New Year reception in Moscow jointly hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council today (March 16, Moscow time).
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  • SCED begins visit to Russia.
  • The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, started the first day of his visit programme in Moscow, Russia, today (March 16, Moscow time) to promote Hong Kong's business opportunities and strengthen bilateral trade relations.
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  • Hong Kong welcomes the Year of the Ram in London with music (with photos)
  • The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO) greeted the Year of the Ram by hosting a Chinese New Year reception in London on February 23 (London time) and participating in the large-scale London Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue on February 22 (London time).
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  • Chief Secretary releases Population Policy report
  • On January 15 the Government released a report on "Population Policy - Strategies and Initiatives". The report was compiled following a public engagement exercise and research carried out in 2013 and 2014 by the Steering Committee on Population Policy (SCPP) chaired by the Chief Secretary for Administration.
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  • Financial Secretary visits London (with photos)
  • The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, followed a busy schedule in London on October 30 and 31 to strengthen economic and trade ties between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom in the last stop of his three-city visit to Paris, Milan and London from October 28 to 31.
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  • October 2014 HK Review now available
  • The latest edition of the Hong Kong Review, newsletter of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London is now online. The complete file can be found on our website here.
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SED continues visit to Finland (with photos)
  • SED continues visit to Finland (with photos)
  • The Secretary for Education (SED), Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, today (May 22, Helsinki time) continued his duty visit to Finland to learn more about its good practices and development plans as a leading education system in the European Union.
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  • SFH visits London (with photos)
  • The Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, began his duty visit to London, the United Kingdom (UK), by meeting with the Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC), Professor Sir Peter Rubin, this morning (May 16, London time).
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  • February 2014 HK Review now available
  • The latest edition of the Hong Kong Review, newsletter of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London is now online. The complete file can be found on our website here.
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  • CE tours Swedish innovation sites
  • On day two of his visit to Stockholm, Chief Executive CY Leung visited two landmarks renowned for promoting innovative technology developments.
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  • CE promotes HK-Sweden collaboration
  • Hong Kong is always open to new ideas and opportunities and welcomes overseas collaboration, Chief Executive CY Leung said at a business dinner on the first day of his visit to Stockholm.
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  • SEN continues visit to UK on waste management (with photos)
  • The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, continued his visit to the United Kingdom yesterday (March 4, London time) to exchange views with local officials and experts on waste management issues and learn more about thermal waste treatment facilities in the United Kingdom.
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  • SEN starts visit on waste management in UK (with photos)
  • The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, started his visit to the United Kingdom on March 3 (London time) by first touring the waste-to-energy facilities to keep abreast of the development of technology applications in treating waste.
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  • Hong Kong welcomes the Year of the Horse in London with music (with photos)
  • The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO) greeted the Year of the Horse by hosting a Chinese New Year reception in London yesterday (February 6, London time) and participating in the large-scale London Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue on February 2, London time.
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  • SED concludes visit to UK (with photos)
  • The Secretary for Education (SED), Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, yesterday (January 22, London time) concluded his three-day official visit to London, the United Kingdom (UK).
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  • SED addresses Education World Forum (with photos)
  • The Secretary for Education (SED), Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, yesterday (January 21, London time) addressed the Education World Forum in London, the United Kingdom (UK), introducing to education ministers from around the world the latest developments and future directions of Hong Kong in education.
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  • SED participates in Education World Forum (with photos)
  • The Secretary for Education (SED), Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, will speak at the Education World Forum (EWF) in London, the United Kingdom (UK) today (January 21, London time) on the latest developments and priorities of Hong Kong in education, including the new education and youth initiatives announced in the 2014 Policy Address.
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