Welcome to the website of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Cooperation and Promotion Council (ECCPC).
Separated by just a strait, Hong Kong and Taiwan resemble each other in traditional culture, popular culture, way of living and many other areas, providing a solid foundation for closer exchanges and co-operation between the two places. Established in April 2010, the ECCPC engages the Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council (THEC), its counterpart in Taiwan, to initiate discussions and negotiations on public policy related issues, opening up broader prospects for co-operation between the two places.
Through the annual joint meetings, the ECCPC-THEC has established a channel for co-operation between the two places on various priority co-operation areas including the economic and trade, cultural, social livelihood and city management. It has also witnessed the mutual establishment of offices in the two places, thereby enhancing the interactions between Hong Kong and Taiwan. Furthermore, the ECCPC has launched the “Exchanges with Taiwan Funding Scheme” which provides funding support for local non-government organisations to organise relevant activities, with a view to promoting mutual understanding between Hong Kong and Taiwan at the community level.
This website provides the background information and latest activities of the ECCPC. I hope you will find them useful and informative.
John C Tsang
Honorary Chairperson of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Cooperation and Promotion Council
|Hong Kong and Taiwan have always had a close relationship. More than two million Taiwanese visit Hong Kong every year for business or leisure purposes. In addition, Hong Kong and Taiwan have already laid a strong foundation for co-operation, as evidenced by the fact that they are each other’s fourth largest trading partners, and total trade between the two economies has recorded continuous growth. There has also been a substantial flow of people and goods between the two places.
A number of initiatives promoting exchanges between the two places have been introduced to enhance Hong Kong-Taiwan relations and interaction in recent years. The establishment of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Cooperation and Promotion Council (ECCPC) is to complement the development of the cross-Strait relations to promote multi-faceted, multi-level exchanges with Taiwan. Looking ahead, the ECCPC will work closely with the HKSAR Government to further promote positive interactions for the mutual benefits of Hong Kong and Taiwan.
I sincerely invite you to visit this web page which provides information on the work and latest news of the ECCPC. Please let us know by e-mail or mail should you have any comments or suggestions on this web page or our work.
Chairperson of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Cooperation and Promotion Council