No.2 May, 2009  
  The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Central People's Government have agreed on further services liberalisation and trade co-operation under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA).

Witnessed by the Chief Executive, Mr Donald Tsang and other guests, the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, and the Vice-Minister of Commerce, Mr Jiang Zengwei, signed the Supplement VI to CEPA on May 9.

Under Supplement VI to the CEPA, the Mainland will introduce 29 liberalisation measures covering 20 service sectors, including two new sectors (research and development, and rail transport). Thus, the total number of service sectors covered by CEPA will be expanded from 40 to 42. Among them, the noteworthy liberalisation measures are:
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  The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mrs Rita Lau, representing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on April 16 signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation in Wine-Related Businesses (MOU) with the Australian Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Mr Tony Burke.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Mrs Lau said this was the first MOU that Hong Kong had signed with a wine-producing country of the New World. It represented another key step in Hong Kong's development into a regional wine trading and distribution hub.
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  Hong Kong's reputation as the region's leading major events destination has been further boosted across Australia with the staging of the Golden Slipper Day – one of the biggest events on the international racing calendar.

The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney, Ms Lorna Wong, said the event staged on April 4 was a perfect platform to promote Hong Kong as there was strong synergy between Hong Kong and Australia's horse racing industries, with Australian trainers, jockeys and horses long part of Hong Kong's racing establishment.
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  The Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office and the Sydney Film Festival (3 – 14 June 2009) are proud to present yet another Hong Kong box-office hit – Red Cliff – directed by action maestro John Woo, with heart-thumping performances from Tony Leung Chiu-wai (In the Mood for Love) and Takeshi Kaneshiro (House of Flying Daggers).
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