In 2022, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its establishment. The successful implementation of “One Country, Two Systems” has enabled Hong Kong to maintain its unique advantages and develop our strengths as a key international financial, trade and logistics centre. Over the years, Hong Kong has encountered quite a few challenges but we have proven our resilience and bounced back time and again. Every time we have emerged stronger to embark on a new and exciting chapter.
The National 14th Five-Year Plan sets out a clear positioning for the HKSAR’s future and development as an international metropolis. The Plan supports Hong Kong’s ongoing role as an international financial, transportation and trade centre as well as a centre for international legal and dispute resolution services in the Asia-Pacific region. For the first time, the Plan supports Hong Kong’s development in four emerging areas – international aviation, international innovation and technology, intellectual property trading, and arts and cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world. Hong Kong is also poised to play a vital role in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) with a population of 86 million and a combined GDP that makes it the 9th largest economy in the world.
With our unique positioning and the considerable opportunities brought about by closer integration with national development, Hong Kong is perfectly placed to play an irreplaceable role as the gateway between the Mainland and the world and the international bridgehead of the GBA. We are entering a new era of opportunities and steady development with hope, and confidence in a brighter future. We welcome you to share our joy in the 25th Anniversary in this dynamic, vibrant and cosmopolitan city that is Hong Kong.
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Copenhagen, 30 June 2022
London ETO co-organised a business dinner in Copenhagen, Denmark, with the Denmark-Hong Kong Trade Association and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In his welcome speech, our Director-General, Mr Gilford Law, gave an update on the latest development of Hong Kong. In particular, he highlighted the Central Government's support for Hong Kong's development into, among others, an international innovation and technology hub as charted in the National 14th Five-Year Plan. Please click here for details.
Birmingham, 28 June 2022
The Confederation of Chinese Associations UK organised a banquet to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Our Director-General, Mr Gilford Law gave the attendees an update on the latest development of Hong Kong from chaos to stability, and the role of Hong Kong in integrating with the development of the Mainland economy. He also encouraged Chinese community in the UK to make good use of the new opportunities brought by Hong Kong's integration with the Mainland economy. Please click here for details.
Salford, 29 May 2022
London ETO sponsored the UK Chinese Dragon Boat Race Festival in Salford. A total of 36 teams with participants from the Chinese community in the UK joined the races. Salford City Council and Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Manchester were supporting organisations of the event as well.
Oslo, 19 May 2022
London ETO co-organised a reception in Oslo, Norway with the Norway-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Our Director-General, Mr Gilford Law, gave the Norwegian business community an update on the latest development of Hong Kong, existing economic and trade co-operation and the enormous opportunities arising from Hong Kong's unique strengths under "one country, two systems". Please click here for details.
London, 12 May 2022
London ETO partnered with the Asia House, an independent think tank based in the UK to hold a seminar for leaders in UK’s financial services sector. The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Mr Eddie Yue, was the keynote speaker. He highlighted Hong Kong’s resilient financial and monetary system and many opportunities that lie ahead for the city to the audience. He also took questions and exchanged views with audience about the economic prospects of Hong Kong, the opening up of the Mainland financial market, green finance, crypto-assets, and central bank digital currencies. To find out more, please click here.
Edinburgh, 11 May 2022
London ETO co-organised Hong Kong Drinks Reception at Edinburgh City Chambers in Edinburgh, the UK with InvestHK, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Our Director-General, Mr Gilford Law, provided updates of Hong Kong and welcomed Scottish businesses to make good use of fascinating opportunities ahead of the city. Please click here for details.
London, 9-15 May 2022
The London ETO supported Crafts on Peel, a charitable organisation in Hong Kong, to join the London Craft Week 2022, bringing the virtual showcase “Creations Enlivened: Metal” to craft lovers in the UK and beyond. The showcase included an online exhibition of six collaborative metalworks by Hong Kong traditional craftsmen and contemporary artisans as well as livestreaming of two virtual craft demonstrations. To find out more, please click here for details.
Birmingham, 30 April 2022
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the London ETO supported the screening of Kung Fu Stuntmen and Drunken Master II during the Fighting Spirit Film Festival Birmingham 2022 Programme.
London, 7 April 2022
The London ETO hosted a reception for awardees of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme and Hong Kong student leaders studying in the UK. Our Director-General, Mr Gilford Law, provided an update of Hong Kong and different opportunities for young talents to work in Hong Kong.
Online, 23 February 2022
London ETO, together with Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Denmark-Hong Kong Trade Association, Finland-Hong Kong Trade Association, Norway-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, and Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden organised an online Chinese New Year reception on 23 February 2022, where Mr Gilford Law gave opening remarks.
Online, 15 February 2022
Partnering with the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and Hong Kong Trade and Development Council, London ETO organised a Chinese New Year webinar on the current business climate in Hong Kong. Mr Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development gave a keynote speech. The representatives from the Swedish company, Scania and Mr Johan Bygge, Board Professional also shared their experiences in the webinar.
The Director-General of London ETO, Mr Gilford Law sent his Chinese New Year greetings to over 4 500 interlocutors in the United Kingdom, Russia, Baltics and Nordic countries via a video. The arrangement was made in place of a planned reception in London which was cancelled because of the pandemic. In the video message, Mr Law highlighted that this year marks the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and expressed his wish to welcome them in person for London ETO’s series of celebration events under the theme of “A new Era – Stability • Prosperity • Opportunity” and in recognition of the promising opportunities of Hong Kong under the framework of “One Country, Two Systems”.
You may visit the E-Calendar of the official website on celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR via this link.