No.4  April, 2015  
Ocean Park welcomes Australian animals
Hong Kong Financial Secretary John C Tsang recently spoke at the grand opening of "Adventures in Australia" in Hong Kong’s Ocean Park where three koalas gifted by the South Australian government would live. Mr Tsang said the animals symbolised the close bonds that Hong Kong and South Australia had long enjoyed. Read more about his speech here.

  Third runway plan set for Hong Kong Airport
The Hong Kong Government has endorsed the construction of a third runway at Hong Kong Airport, allowing the city to maintain its competitiveness as an aviation hub. The project includes a new runway, taxiways and aprons, a third runway concourse, an expanded Terminal 2, an automated people mover and a baggage handling system. Read more about the plan here.

  Art Basel Hong Kong attracts 60,000 visitors
Hong Kong’s premier art fair, Art Basel Hong Kong, attracted a total of 60,000 visitors this year, with over 200 art galleries showcasing the very best of the contemporary art world. The three-day event featured eight Australian galleries, while Art Central - a satellite event - featured another five Australian galleries. Read more about the fair here.

  Hong Kong’s role in "One Belt and One Road"
During the Boao Forum 2015 in Hainan, Hong Kong Chief Executive Mr CY Leung spoke about the role of the city in the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, more commonly known as "One Belt and One Road". Noting Hong Kong’s role as a “super-connector” between the world and China, Mr Leung said Hong Kong was well placed to help companies take advantage of the opportunities presented by "One Belt and One Road". Read the full speech here.

  Fiji wins Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
Hong Kong Rugby Sevens celebrated its 40th edition this year where Fiji won the Cup. With the backing of a roaring Hong Kong Stadium crowd, Fiji made up for last year's semi-final loss, and is now one step closer to qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Read more about the games here.

  Mainland and Hong Kong SAR sign Fourth Protocol to Arrangement for Avoidance of Double Taxation
Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Prof KC Chan recently signed the fourth protocol to an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of income tax evasion with the Mainland. Prof Chan said the protocol would be conducive to asset management businesses in Hong Kong, and would help strengthen the city's status as an international financial centre. Read more about the story here.

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