INITIATIVES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
THE GREATER BAY AREA
BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE HONG KONG
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S 2019 POLICY ADDRESS
This Policy Address originally aimed to review the progress made by the Government in the past and outline the focus of our future work. I have therefore decided earlier that I would deliver a more focused Policy Address in full this year, and compile a new document entitled Policy Address Supplement to comprehensively account for the work progress and commitments of the current-term Government.
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S 2018 POLICY ADDRESS
THE GOVERNMENT BUDGET
THE 2019-20 BUDGET
CORRUPTION PREVENTION ADVISORY SERVICE
HKMA – ACCOUNT OPENING
HONG KONG SMART CITY BLUEPRINT PORTAL
Smart city is people-centric. It should be built upon the needs of the people and the benefits should be seen and felt by residents and visitors. We will review the effectiveness of our work from time to time, and introduce new measures to bring in more I&T applications to our city.
Hong Kong Startup Council
Founded in 2016 under the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Hong Kong Startup Council aims to serve as a platform to connect startups, Hong Kong entrepreneurs and investors in order to create synergies between old and new economies.
HONG KONG’S LEGAL SERVICES
MEETINGS & EXHIBITIONS HONG KONG
The Hong Kong Tourism Board established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to continue strengthening the city’s position as the number one destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions in Asia-Pacific.
MEHK offers extensive support services that make world-leading MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.
Launched in 2002 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, news.gov.hk is an online news platform operated by an editorial team of the Information Services Department (ISD). The site presents government news, features, commentaries, updated information and useful resources in a dynamic multimedia fashion with an array of photos, videos and links to relevant websites.
PRE-ARRIVAL REGISTRATION FOR INDIAN NATIONALS
Indian nationals continue to enjoy 14-day visa-free visit to Hong Kong after successfully completing Pre-arrival Registration (PAR) online. Application for PAR is easy, convenient and free-of-charge.
SIGNIFICANT CONTROLLERS REGISTERS BY COMPANY
To enhance transparency of corporate beneficial ownership in order to fulfil Hong Kong’s international obligations, the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) is amended to require a company incorporated in Hong Kong to obtain and maintain up-to-date beneficial ownership information by way of keeping a Significant Controllers Register. The Register should be open for inspection by law enforcement officers upon demand.