||Hong Kong is ranked the world's freest economy for the 12th
consecutive year by the United States-based Heritage Foundation in the
2006 Index of Economic Freedom.
|| The Education and Manpower Bureau announces the setting up of the
Committee on Teachers' Work, chaired by Professor Edmond Ko, to carry
out an independent study of teachers' work and to make relevant
recommendations to the Government.
|| The Hospital Authority appoints Mr Shane Solomon as its Chief
Executive for a term of three years.
|| The Government announces the establishment of an independent
committee to review public service broadcasting in Hong Kong.
|| The Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, Dr Sarah Liao,
officiates at the connection ceremony of the Hong Kong and Shenzhen
sections of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor.
|| The Central People's Government (CPG) approves the appointments of
Mr Joseph Wong Wing-ping as Secretary for Commerce, Industry and
Technology and Miss Denise Yue Chung-yee as Secretary for the Civil
Mr John Tsang Chun-wah is appointed Director of the Chief Executive's