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Hong Kong residents in the US who need assistance can contact Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York at 212-752-3320 or email hketony@hketony.gov.hk. For urgent assistance outside office hours, Hong Kong residents abroad can call the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit 24-hour hotline at (852) 1868.
 

Hong Kong residents in the US who need assistance can contact Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York at 212-752-3320 or email hketony@hketony.gov.hk.

For urgent assistance outside office hours, Hong Kong residents abroad can call the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit 24-hour hotline at (852) 1868. In the event that Hong Kong residents who need assistance are not able to call the hotline due to the service settings of their telecommunication services operators or other reasons, they may try adding “0000” after entering “1868”.


 

 

 

 

 

   
Hong Kong Update for Travellers and Others

Get travel advice and stay on top of the latest developments in Hong Kong affecting the airport, public transport, public safety and other issues. Details here.

Updates on Latest Situation in Hong Kong
   
Public Health Response Plan Activated

Hong Kong health authorities continue to monitor developments regarding the emergence of an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. A dedicated webpage has been set up to provide relevant information and health advice. Details here.

Public Health Response Plan Activated
   
Support for Hong Kong Community

The Hong Kong SAR Government has unveiled a series of economic relief measures to support individuals and businesses in Hong Kong affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Details of the various measures to preserve the vitality of the economy, retain jobs and relieve people's financial burdens can be found here.

Support for Hong Kong Community
   
Financial Leaders Forum convenes 12th meeting

May 29, 2020 – The Financial Leaders Forum held its 12th meeting today, during which members were briefed on the latest financial market situation. The Hong Kong SAR Government and financial regulators informed members that although Hong Kong’s financial markets have become more volatile, different facets of the financial services sector continue to function in an orderly manner. The Linked Exchange Rate system operates smoothly and no notable outflow of funds has been recorded. The members were also briefed on the latest situation in the city’s banking sector and fintech developments, as well as its position as an international financial centre.  The Government and the financial regulators will continue to closely monitor the financial market situation to ensure financial stability. Details here.

Financial Leaders Forum convenes 12th meeting
   
CE’s open letter to Hong Kong citizens

May 29, 2020 – The legislation to safeguard national security aims to restore stability in Hong Kong society and resume development of the economy and livelihoods, said Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam, in a letter to Hong Kong citizens published in newspapers today. Emphasizing that the legislation only targets an extremely small minority of illegal criminal acts and activities, Mrs Lam stressed that the overwhelming majority of citizens will continue to enjoy the freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of demonstration, of procession, and to enter or leave Hong Kong in accordance with the law. Mrs Lam appeals for the public's understanding and support for the National People’s Congress’ decision. Details here.

CE’s open letter to Hong Kong citizens
   
Deficit recorded for April

May 29, 2020 – The Hong Kong SAR Government recorded a deficit of US$2 billion in the month of April. Expenditure for the first month of the current financial year was at US$5.8 billion and revenue at US$3.7 billion. Fiscal reserves stood at US$146.6 billion. Details here.

Deficit recorded for April
   
Exchange Fund at US$525.1 billion

May 29, 2020 – Total assets of Hong Kong’s Exchange Fund amounted to US$525.1 billion as at April 30, 2020. This is US$179 million higher than that at the end of March 2020. Foreign current assets grew by US$8.6 billion while Hong Kong dollar assets fell by US$8.44 billion. The monetary base at the end of April 2020 was US$219 billion, a 1.7% increased compared to the previous month. Backing assets increased by 1.6%, to US$245.1 billion. Details here.

Exchange Fund at US$525.1 billion
   
Government strongly objects to US report 

May 28, 2020 – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government expressed strong opposition to the unfounded allegations about erosion of HKSAR's high degree of autonomy and the legitimate rights and freedoms enjoyed by the people of Hong Kong in the Hong Kong Policy Act Report by the US State Department. These remarks misrepresented the constitutional relationship between the HKSAR and the Central Authorities, said a government spokesman. Pointing out that any sanctions are a double-edged sword in Hong Kong-US relationship, the spokesman urged the US Government to adopt a pragmatic attitude, bearing in mind US' own interests in Hong Kong, and maintain its economic and trade policy towards Hong Kong. US's trade surplus with Hong Kong has been the biggest among all its trading partners, with merchandise trade surplus totalling US$297 billion from 2009 to 2018. Details here.

Government strongly objects to US report
   
Law decision passage welcomed

May 28, 2020 – Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam today welcomed the National People’s Congress’ passage of the decision on national security legislation for Hong Kong. In a statement, Mrs Lam said that safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests is the constitutional duty of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and concerns every Hong Kong citizen. “The legislation to be enacted aims to prevent, curb and sanction an extremely small minority of criminals who threaten national security, safeguarding the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and maintaining "One Country, Two Systems". It will not affect the legitimate rights and freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong residents,” said Mrs Lam. Details here.

Law decision passage welcomed
   
Government responds to US Chamber of Commerce statement

May 27, 2020 – Responding to a statement (May 26) by the US Chamber of Commerce, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government said that the proposed national security legislation only targets acts of secession, subverting state power, organizing and carrying out terrorist activities, as well as activities interfering with the HKSAR's internal affairs by foreign or external forces.  "The vast majority of law-abiding Hong Kong residents, including overseas investors, have nothing to fear," the spokesman said. "All of the rights and freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong people and international investors will remain unchanged." Details here.

Government responds to US Chamber of Commerce statement
   

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