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March 24, 2023

“Wealth for Good in Hong Kong” Summit

Jointly organised by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau and Invest Hong Kong at the majestic Hong Kong Palace Museum on March 24, the high-level summit gathers 100 decision makers from global family offices and their professional teams to explore four key themes: Wealth for Tech, Wealth for Art, Wealth for Green and Wealth for Philanthropy, echoing the new generation’s aspirations to pursue impact investments for good causes beyond profits. A Policy Statement on family office businesses will be announced at the summit. Check out this link: http://bit.ly/3FrUIIj

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From March 14, 2023

HKSTP GBA InnoAcademy Master Class Series: Microelectronics

Keen to hear the latest microelectronics industry trends from Huawei Technologies, Arrow Electronics, HKU and HKUST? Reserve your seat now at five webinars by HK Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) InnoAcademy starting from March 14, to learn more about HKSTP’s support for microelectronics start-ups and its partner companies’ experience in the Greater Bay Area, as well as cutting-edge technologies in AI chips and hardware accelerator design.

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‘World of Winners’ Tickets Giveaway Campaign

Hong Kong is giving away half a million air tickets and over a million Hong Kong Goodies visitor consumption vouchers to overseas travellers! Don’t miss this golden opportunity to win a free round-trip ticket to Hong Kong, which will be distributed in phases starting from 1 March based on your departure location. For departure from Vietnam, ticket giveaway begins on 1 March. For Singapore, it begins on 2 March. For other locations, please click the website below. Bookmark the site, mark your calendar, and get prepared to say “Hello, Hong Kong!”

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Feb 2, 2023

“Hello Hong Kong” campaign launched

Hong Kong is ready to welcome visitors from all around the world with open arms and open doors! As part of the "Hello Hong Kong" global promotional campaign, Hong Kong is giving away 500,000 air tickets along with special offers, cash vouchers offers and other travel incentives to welcome visitors from around the globe. See you in Hong Kong soon!

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Oct 19, 2022

Policy Address 2022

The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, delivered his first policy address entitled “Charting a Brighter Tomorrow for Hong Kong”. From enhancing the city’s competitiveness, tackling land and housing issues, to caring for people of all ages, this policy blueprint marks a new chapter for Hong Kong.

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Grasp the Greater Bay Area Opportunities now

With a population of over 86 million and a combined GDP of nearly US$2 trillion, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) is a vibrant city cluster with enormous development potential. Listen to four leaders in different fields for their take on GBA development and how enterprises and talents can leverage the opportunities of the GBA. Click the link below to watch the video, and download a comprehensive PwC guide here: https://bit.ly/3BPP5SB

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Jan 18, 2023

Administrative Service Summer Internship Programme 2023

Calling for students aspiring to be an Administrative Officer (AO) in Government! The Administrative Service Internship Programme 2023 is open to application now! Don’t miss out the chance of working alongside serving AOs to have a taste their challenging career. Application will close on 28 February (Hong Kong Time).

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From Dec 29, 2022 onwards

Hong Kong further eases travel rules

Good news for travellers to Hong Kong! From Dec 29, 2022 onwards, PCR tests on Day 0 and Day 2 are scrapped. Inbound travellers need only to conduct a rapid antigen test (RAT) within 24 hours, or a PCR nucleic acid test within 48 hours before scheduled departure time. After arrival, they are advised to conduct daily RATs between Day 0 and 5. The Vaccine Pass requirement to enter various premises has also been lifted.

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Dec 8,2022 –Jan 1, 2023

Hong Kong Winterfest 2022

Ho ho ho! It’s time to celebrate Christmas in Hong Kong! Busk in the festive spirit at West Kowloon Cultural District’s Christmas Town with the towering Christmas tree decorated with ornaments and garlands. Drop by the Christmas Wonderland at the East Lawn of the same district to immerse in full Christmas experience in their special lodges. Don’t miss out a whole array of festive happenings around Hong Kong!

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Dec 3 and 4, 2022

"Hong Kong Cup 2022" Dragon Boat Race Singapore Regatta Waterfest plus Exclusive Giveaway

Visit our Hong Kong booth at the Sports Hub Water Sports Centre and catch exciting dragon boat races. A fun-filled weekend awaits you with fringe activities like face/hand painting and caricature drawing. Redeem exclusive 25th anniversary souvenirs by following our social media accounts. Also, join our exclusive giveaway from now until 10 December, 2022 as we are giving away 3 sets of specially curated Dragon Boat Hampers for 3 lucky winners!

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Nov 13-18, 2023

Hong Kong Laureate Forum

Calling young scientists around the world! Are you engaged in the fields of astronomy, mathematical sciences and related areas? The inaugural Hong Kong Laureate Forum is open for application until December 18, 2022. Seize a unique chance to connect with Shaw Laureates, distinguished researchers, and 200 like-minded young scientists worldwide in a week-long programme in Nov 2023 that comprises lectures, workshops, company visits, cultural and tourist experiences.

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Nov 21, 2022 onwards

Testing regime streamlined

Good news for travellers! From Nov 21, 2022 onwards, testing regime has been adjusted. Nucleic acid tests on Day 4 and 6 are scrapped. All you need to take is a RAT test taken within 24 hours before scheduled departure time, a nucleic acid test under “test-and-go” at Hong Kong airport, a nucleic acid test on Day 2 (free of charge and can be booked online), and daily rapid antigen tests (RATs) after arrival until Day 7.

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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023/24

Envision pursuing PhD studies in a city of bustling life and beautiful nature? With a limited quota of 300, this scheme allows top international students to continue academic pursuits in Hong Kong’s world class universities, under a generous annual stipend of HK$325,200 and a research-related and conference travel allowance of HK$13,600 for up to three years. Applications will close at 12 noon (HK time) on December 1.

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Oct 31 – Nov 4, 2022

Hong Kong FinTech Week

Interested to hear insights from global finance leaders and what is driving the future of Fintech? Register for the flagship event, taking place physically and online, which features 250+ global FinTech leaders across 180+ sessions. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn the next big thing in Fintech!

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Oct 25, 2022

Hong Kong’s spooky season

Wonder how Hong Kong celebrates Halloween? Come in for a peek of places to source your dress-up accessories, and an array of spooktastic party hang-outs. Even if you are living abroad, you can still experience HK-style Halloween vibe by making scary-looking yet delicious dim sum – molten lava custard bun and finger-like barbecued pork puff. Enjoy!

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Oct 17 – 21, 2022

InvestHK Investment Promotion Week: Hong Kong Success Story - Your Next Chapter

Digital assets, ESG, impact investing, biotech innovations, robotics, smart city, quantum computing, MICE, Art Tech, FoodTech, fashion sustainability, Greater Bay Area……you name it, enjoy a feast of topics as thought leaders from various sectors share their valuable insights in a 5-day hybrid seminar organised by InvestHK.

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Oct 6, 2022

11 am – 12 pm (Hong Kong/Singapore time)

InvestHK Webinar - Grow Your Business | Grabbing New Opportunities in Hong Kong – Digitalisation, Decarbonisation, Decentralisation

Join the webinar to learn more about the FinTech landscape in Hong Kong and the opportunities ahead from Invest Hong Kong representative as well as panellists from Airwallex, Aspen Digital and MioTech, who will share their valuable insights and experiences.

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Sept 26, 2022 onwards

Hong Kong’s quarantine rules relaxed

Good news for travellers! Hong Kong has scrapped mandatory hotel quarantine and streamlined entry requirements. Pre-departure PCR test no longer required – a rapid test within 24 hours pre-departure suffices, followed by 3-day medical surveillance period.

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Sept 20 – Oct 3, 2022

Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema

This program features a special curation of 8 films representative of Hong Kong cinema in original Cantonese dialogue, as well as a photo exhibition of the works of 4 unit photographers which takes you through the evolution of Hong Kong cinema in the past 25 years.

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Aug 30, 2022

3 pm – 4.15 pm (Hong Kong/Singapore time)

InvestHK ASEAN Webinar - Practical Tips and Experience Sharing for Setting up in the Greater Bay Area via Hong Kong for the Lifestyle and Creative Industries

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), with over 86 million population and robust economic growth, is a huge market for global business. Join this webinar to learn how you can leverage HK’s advantages to tap this huge market, and take your business in lifestyle and creative industries to the next level.

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Aug 18, 2022 3 pm

HKSAR 25th anniversary: “Development of Hong Kong Shipping Registry and Logistic Opportunities Associated with Greater Bay Area” business seminar

We will jointly organise a business seminar with Hong Kong Shipping Registry, Invest Hong Kong and Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group, to discuss Hong Kong’s opportunities for shipping and logistics sectors as supported by the Central Government under the National 14th Five-Year Plan. Registration can be done here.

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August 12, 2022 onwards

Updates on rules for inbound travellers

Inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan will be subject to quarantine under the "3+4" model, i.e. 3-day compulsory quarantine period at designated quarantine hotels (DQHs), followed by 4-day medical surveillance period at home or other self-arranged accommodation, subject to a ban from visiting certain categories of high-risk premises, and another 3-day self-monitoring period, with continued daily rapid antigen tests until Day 10, and the last nucleic acid test on Day 9. Read here

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July 30, 2022 7.30 pm

HKSAR 25th anniversary: Convergence: A Dialogue in Dance between Hong Kong and Singapore

Exploring the infinities of movements and stillness, Hong Kong Dance Company and Singapore’s Maya Dance Theatre will bring a unique blend of performance, where boundaries between cultures, peoples and forms fuse into one.

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June 7, 2022 onwards

Updates on rules for inbound travellers

To provide greater certainty for air passengers travelling to Hong Kong, the circuit breaker mechanism by which carriers with a set number of infected inbound passengers were banned has ceased until further notice. Travellers need to take an additional PCR test on the third day when they are quarantined in hotels. Read here

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July 4, 2022

Swap Connect to launch in six months

The Swap Connect enables mutual access arrangements between the interest rate swap markets of the Mainland of China and Hong Kong, giving investors more choices of financial derivatives. It will start with northbound trading.

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June 24, 2022 8pm

HKSAR 25th anniversary: Twin Cities Melodies concert

In partnership with Singapore Chinese Orchestra, we will bring seven songs showcasing some of the finest pieces from Hong Kong and Singapore. From summer to autumn, from historic to contemporary, from poetic to theatrical, this concert allows you to immerse in the power of music to unite, inspire and heal.

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June 1, 2022 onwards

Pilot Scheme on Immigration Facilitation for Visitors Participating in Short-term Activities in Designated Sectors

Non-local talents in 10 industry sectors invited by host organisations authorised by the relevant Hong Kong government bureaux/departments can participate in designated remunerated activities up to 14 days without employment visas/entry permits.

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June to Sept, 2022

Global Fast Track 2022

InvestHK invites applications from global fintech companies to leverage Hong Kong’s advantages to scale in Asia, while connecting with corporates and investors through business matching portal, pitching competition, and mentoring sessions.

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June 1, 2022 onwards

Updates on rules for inbound travellers

Effective from June 1, 2022, rules for inbound travellers are revised. Children aged under three and transit passengers no longer need to take pre-departure tests. Recently recovered COVID-19 patients can use a doctor certificate and a negative result of rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours to board the plane. There will be an additional PCR test on Day 9 upon arrival. Read here

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New Pathway for non-locally trained doctors to work in Hong Kong

The first two batches of recognised medical qualifications comprise 50 medical programs from overseas medical schools, including one from the National University of Singapore. Subject to fulfilling certain criteria, qualifications holders may practise in public healthcare institutions and ultimately gain full registration to practise in Hong Kong.

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May 1, 2022

COVID-19 travel update: Hong Kong to open to non residents from May 1

With effect from May 1, 2022 (HK time), non-Hong Kong residents can enter Hong Kong, subject to the same boarding, quarantine and testing arrangements as Hong Kong residents: being fully-vaccinated, a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours pre-boarding, and room booking at a Designated Quarantine Hotel for at least seven days.

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Apr 26, 2022

11:30 am – 1 pm (India time) / 2 pm – 3.30 pm (Hong Kong/Singapore time)

Webinar for Indian friends – “Explore Business & Investment Opportunities in Hong Kong and Mainland China”

Join us to find out how to leverage on Hong Kong’s positioning under the National 14th Five-Year Plan and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Indian companies can also learn how to benefit from different programmes and initiatives in Hong Kong.

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Apr 8, 2022 onwards

Online visa renewal launched

Non-permanent HK residents staying overseas can now renew their work, student and dependent visas online outside Hong Kong provided that their limits of stay are about to expire (generally within four weeks).

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Apr 4-17, 2022

HKSAR 25th anniversary: Hong Kong: Through The Looking Glass miniature exhibition

Hong Kong's past and present are brought to life in an exhibition of 40 handmade miniature models on diversified facets of Hong Kong life, from food culture, traditional festivals to architectures and intangible heritage.

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Apr 4-30, 2022

HKSAR 25th anniversary: Hong Kong Story Youth Competition

Show your creativity and affection to Hong Kong in a four-frame collage to win fabulous prizes including round-trip tickets from Singapore to Hong Kong!

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Apr 1, 2022 onwards

COVID-19 travel update: Flight ban lifted, quarantine shortened to 7 days

With effect from April 1, fully-vaccinated Hong Kong residents need only to quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel for seven days and present a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure.

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Feb 11, 2022

HKSAR 25th anniversary: Hong Kong Singapore Business Association Chinese New Year Business Luncheon and HKSAR 25th Anniversary Celebration

We shared Hong Kong’s latest developments and opportunities ahead with some 50 guests from the business sector as we unveiled the first of a series of celebratory events for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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