Information Services Department

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Information Services Department

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Agency overview
Headquarters 2/F, 6/F-8/F, 25/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Employees 422 (March 2008) [1]
Annual budget 370.0m HKD (2008-09) [2]
Agency executive Mr Michael Wong, Director of Information Services

The Information Services Department (ISD) (simplified Chinese: 政府新闻处; traditional Chinese: 政府新聞處) is the Hong Kong Government's public relations consultant, publisher, advertising agent and news agency. It is the link between the administration and the media. It therefore tries to enhance the public understanding of government policies, decisions, and activities.

Prior to the current location at the Harbour Building(simplified Chinese: 海港政府大楼; traditional Chinese: 海港政府大樓; pinyin: Hǎigǎng Zhèngfǔ Dàlóu; Jyutping: hoi2 gong2 zing3 fu2 daai6 lau4) in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, ISD was once headquartered at the Former French Mission Building,[1] Beaconsfield House and at Murray Building.


The department is organized into four divisions:

  • Local Public Relations
  • Publicity and Promotions
  • Public Relations Outside Hong Kong
  • Administration


  1. ^ Finance Committee - Public Works Subcommittee (Papers) 8 Nov 95: "Conversion of the French Mission Building into the Court of Final Appeal"

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