The Government announced the lifting of compulsory quarantine requirement for inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan. The Government's goal is to minimise the inconvenience faced by inbound travellers due to quarantine requirements and allow room for Hong Kong to connect with the world as far as possible, while being able to contain the epidemic development.
Starting September 26, inbound travellers from overseas need only to undergo 3 days of medical surveillance without staying at a quarantine hotel. They can go straight to home or hotels of their choice with the latest “Test and Go” arrangement. Read more here
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government launched the recruitment exercise of Administrative Officer and the application period will run until October 8, 2022 (up to 5pm Hong Kong Time). If you are interested in the job, please visit www.ao-recruitment.gov.hk/english/ for more details.
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The Government announced that non-Hong Kong residents (HKRs) will be allowed to enter Hong Kong from overseas places and the route-specific flight suspension mechanism will be suitably relaxed from May 1 (Hong Kong Time), and rapid antigen tests (RATs) will be added to the "test-and-hold" arrangement at the airport.
The aim is, on the premise of maintaining the strategy to guard against the importation of cases and continuing stringent quarantine measures, and as far as risks could be properly managed, to alleviate as much as possible the uncertainty of Hong Kong-bound passengers' journeys in reserving flights and designated quarantine hotels, as well as to streamline the testing and quarantine procedures upon arrival, in response to the needs of HKRs that need to return to Hong Kong as well as the strong demands from the relevant trade. Read more here
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Christopher Hui, introduced a plan, which embraces regulation, development, tradition, and innovation in the virtual asset (VA) industry.
The measures included (1) establishing a licensing regime for the VA service providers; (2) contemplating the regulation of payment-related “stablecoins”; and (3) providing traditional financial institutions with guidelines on offering VA-related services to clients. Read more here.
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The Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Mr Law Kin-wai, delivered a Chinese New Year Message. May we wish you a healthy and prosperous Year of the Tiger!
The State Council Information Office published on December 20 the white paper on "Hong Kong: Democratic Progress under the Framework of One Country, Two Systems".
The white paper is of profound importance and, taking the opportunity of the successful running of the first Legislative Council election following the improved electoral system, clearly shows that the Central Government is committed to developing democracy in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It underscores that the Central Government has been supporting democratic development in the HKSAR in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Basic Law since Hong Kong's return to the Motherland in 1997.
The publication of the white paper has provided strong justifications for the work done by the Central Government and HKSAR Government to improve the city's electoral system in order to implement the principle of "patriots administering Hong Kong".
Read more details in a letter from our Director-General and the links below:
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