Hong Kong plans to establish an Economic, Trade and Cultural Office in Taiwan within the year to further promote long-term cooperation and exchanges.
The formal setting up of Hong Kong's multi-functional office in Taiwan signifies that the development of Hong Kong-Taiwan relations has entered a new phase.
"The functions of the Office will be similar to those of Hong Kong's Economic and Trade Offices in the Mainland. These include facilitating trade between Hong Kong and Taiwan, investment promotion and enhancing cultural exchanges between the two places, etc. The Office will also provide assistance to Hong Kong residents in Taiwan to the extent possible, and assist in handling matters relating to entry applications from Taiwan residents when necessary," according to a staement by the government of Hong Kong.
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