||The liberalisation measures covered by the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) are implemented. Goods from Hong Kong in 374 Mainland 2004 tariff codes meeting CEPA origin rules enjoy zero tariff upon entry into the Mainland, and Hong Kong service suppliers in 18 service sectors enjoy preferential market access treatment in the Mainland.
||In his annual Policy Address, the Chief Executive, Mr Tung Chee Hwa, is optimistic about Hong Kong's economic prospects and expects to see a continuing decline in unemployment and an easing of deflation in 2004.
||Hong Kong is ranked the world's freest economy for the 10th consecutive year by The Heritage Foundation in its '2004 Index of Economic Freedom'.
||The Financial Secretary, Mr Henry Tang, leaves for a six-day duty visit to the United States and the United Kingdom for meetings with financial and business leaders.
|| Hong Kong receives its millionth Mainland visitor since the Individual Visit Scheme was launched on July 28, 2003.