China’s state-owned Xinhua News Agency will open an office in HongKong in September to support the country’s tourism industry, the company said.
The Xinhua news agency said the Hong Kong office will focus on tourism and the construction of facilities.
The Hong Kong government will manage the office and Xinhua will operate it jointly with Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTBA).
China’s Xinhua said the new agency would operate in partnership with HongKongs tourism boards, which have the power to appoint the head of the office.
Hong Kong Tourism Commission (HKTC) Chairman Peter Leung said the authority would also help with “all aspects of the development of the tourism industry”, including establishing and managing the office, Xinhua reported.
In March, the HKTC and the HKTBA announced a partnership aimed at building the first Chinese-owned tourist site in Hongkong.
It also plans to develop the tourism sector in Hong, including creating a cultural hub, a sports and entertainment venue, an international airport, and a new shopping and entertainment complex.
China has a total of 24 Chinese nationals working in Hong Kongs economy, the news agency added.