Foreword

The year 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to its motherland and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Over the past 20 years, under the successful implementation of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle, Hong Kong has continued to thrive as Asia’s world city and has maintained its position as an international financial and business centre. Our rich and vibrant cultural heritage and unique East-meets-West character has also helped us grow into a cosmopolitan city of great diversity with a remarkable cultural flair. Building on what we have achieved and with the support of our country, all sectors of the Hong Kong community and friends of Hong Kong around the world, we will work towards the further development of Hong Kong.

To commemorate this special occasion and to share the joy with friends of Hong Kong, we will be organising a variety of events under the theme “Together • Progress • Opportunity”. As you will see from the events we are highlighting here, our celebration programme offers a blend of art and creativity alongside trade and commerce. You are cordially invited to celebrate this special occasion with us. As we continue to write the story of Hong Kong, we look forward to working together with you all to start a new chapter with prosperity and opportunity.

Priscilla To
Director-General
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London