The Hong Kong SAR Government (September 30, 2003) announced that the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme will start receiving applications on October 27, 2003.
The Capital Invesment Entrant Scheme aims to attract capital investment entrants to come to Hong Kong. Persons with net assets under their control and disposal for investment of no less than HK$6.5 million in permissible investment assets will be eligible for admission into Hong Kong as capital investment entrants.
For more information, please visit http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/200309/30/0930230.htm. Interest parties may visit the website of the Immigration Department at http://www.immd.gov.hk in mid October to download the application forms and relevant information.
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查詢更多資料，請瀏覽網址 http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/200309/30/0930230.htm. 有興趣人士可於10月中旬從入境事務處 http://www.immd.gov.hk 下載申請表及有關資料。
The 1st Annual General Meeting was held on 18 September at Hong Kong Club, with about 50 members present at this first anniversary meeting. During the meeting, a brief report on the development of the Council for its first 12 months was presented by our Chairman, Mr. Bernard CHAN.
Mr. Chan said, "The most important event for the Council during the past 12 months was, of course, the actual foundation of this organization. Thanks to the support and cooperation of official and private-sector parties in both Hong Kong and in Thailand, the Council enjoyed a very successful launch.
"To enable the Council to fulfill its mission successfully, we began work during the last year in building our overall foundation. These include attracting more advisors and directors, creating the website, building a database for networking, working on membership benefits, and maintaining communications through e-mails and the website.
"Looking ahead, we are hoping to deepen our contacts with the Thai business community through the APEC CEO Summit in Thailand in October and we are planning a delegation to Thailand.
"I think it would be useful if we arrange more opportunities for contact among members via business luncheons in the year ahead. And I would like to see us build our connections with the Mainland through a delegation to China.
"If the theme for the last 12 months was 'getting started', I suppose the theme for the next 12 months will be 'Leveraging CEPA and FTA'.
To conclude, I'd like to thank all my fellow Board Members for their dedication and support. And I look forward to seeing the Council enjoy a very successful second year."
It was also resolved in the meeting that all directors would be re-elected and Ernst & Young would be appointed Honorary Auditors of the Council until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting in 2004. (Click here for the AGM minutes)
午懋|上，泰國副總理�. 塔帕蘭是先生就預期中、港"更緊密經貿關係安排"和中、泰"自由貿易區"安排（"Free Trade Area" Arrangement）將為商界帶來機遇發表演說，其精辟演講博得了全場的熱烈掌聲。
這兩位夥伴是總部設於加拿大的 Pacific Education Group 常務董事兼港泰商會會員Andrew Chan，和Kluaynamthai Hospital Group的常務董事Sranyoo Chanate。