Hong Kong Forum 2017 : ” The best has yet to come”, sier Hong Kong’s statsminister Carrie Lam
Og hun presenterte positive vekstanslag for Hong Kong neste år, mer enn 5% vekst i BNP og 3-4 % i eksporten.
Arbeidsledigheten er lav, ca 4%.
Hong Kong er fortsatt ansett for å være verdens frieste økonomi, hvor det er lettest å starte og drive forretningsvirksomhet. Skattene er lave, 15% inntektsskatt og 14% bedriftsbeskatning .
Det har også stor betydning for firmaer som etablerer seg i Hong Kong at det er null toleranse mot korrupsjon og at kriminaliteten er den laveste siden 1991!
Det strømmer mange utenlandske firmaer til Hong Kong for å drive sin virksomhet derifra mot Kina og Sørøst-Asia.
Tilgangen på høyt kvalifisert arbeidskraft, er god og selv verdens største mobilselskap, China Mobil med 880 millioner kunder driver sin internasjonale virksomhet ut fra Hong Kong på grunn av den gode tilgangen på kompetanse fra unge mennesker der.
Vår handelskammer var representert ved president Einar Steen-Olsen, past president Rudi Bolsøy og jeg som sekretær i kammeret.
På bildet ses bl.a. våre tre utsendte samt Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Europasjef, William Chiu.
Hong Kong og ”global opportunities”
Vi har sakset følgende fra det amerikanske TV-selskapet CBNBC som har laget en reportasje om Hong Kong og ”global opportunities”.
Vi tror denne serien vil ha interesse for våre medlemmer: "Global Opportunities - Hong Kong" with five segments, Design, Retail, Belt and Road Initiative, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area and Fintech. “
CNBC Series: Global Opportunities - Hong Kong
- Fintech Hong Kong (Oct 23): Could Hong Kong become a cryptocurrency haven?
Jehan Chu of Kenetic Capital and Urszula McCormack of King & Wood Mallesons discuss the outlook for cryptocurrency in Hong Kong amid uncertainty about how regulation ...
- Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area (Oct 24): Connecting one country, two systems and three regions
Albert Lee and John Siu, Project manager, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Managing Director, Cushman and Wakefield Hong Kong discuss the complexities of connecting ...
- Belt and Road Initiative (Oct 25): How Hong Kong fits into China's Belt and Road plans
Hong Kong is looking to play a role in China's One Belt One Road initiative. CNBC's Emily Tan reports on how companies like MTR are weighing investments.
- Reshaping Retail in Hong Kong (Oct 26): A vital part of Hong Kong's economy is finally recovering
Hong Kong's retail sector finally appears to be looking up. Michael Cheng of PwC Asia Pacific, Annemiek Ballesty of Fossil Group and Xia Ding of JD Fashion discuss.
- Hong Kong’s ambition as a design hub (Oct 27): Hong Kong is angling to be a creative powerhouse
One of Asia's most important financial hubs, Hong Kong now wants to be the region's design capital. CNBC's Emily Tan report
The Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address
Madam Carrie Lam, Hong Kong Chief Executive revealed the details of her maiden Policy Address at the Legislative Council on October 11, 2017:
Mr President, Honourable Members and fellow citizens,
Today, with much relief, I present the first Policy Address in my term of office to the Legislative Council. During the past three months, the community has voiced a lot of expectations towards this Policy Address. I have listened to them all. I appreciate that many issues in the community require the Government’s attention. At the same time, I have accepted the suggestion of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council that I should make use of the opportunity today to share with Hong Kong people my governance philosophy and to highlight some of the specific measures, rather than following the previous practice of spending two to three hours reading out the Policy Address. Without the constraint of a time limit, the Policy Address I deliver today runs to some 49 000 characters. It comprehensively covers such areas as good governance, diversified economy, nurturing talent, improving people’s livelihood, liveable city and connecting with young people. I hope that when you read it, you will get a better grasp of Hong Kong’s current situation as well as the vision of the Government. That said, I am fully aware that a lengthy Policy Address does not guarantee flawless policies or effective implementation. Together with my political team, I will continue to listen to the views of Honourable Members and members of the public with humility, so as to ensure that this Policy Address will set a new starting point for Hong Kong.
You can find her speech, highlights, press releases, and latest updates in this link: 2017 Policy Address
Download full document (in PDF format) (about 3205KB).
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