List of consular missions in Hong Kong

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Consulates-general of Argentina, Canada and Japan in Hong Kong are located at Exchange Square
Star House is home to the Consulate General of Cambodia

This is a list of consular posts in Hong Kong. As of July 2014, there are 60 consulates-general and 62 consulates (including those represented by honorary consuls, denoted by asterisks (*)), and six officially recognised bodies in Hong Kong.[1] Most of the consulates-general are located in the areas of Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Wan Chai North, Causeway Bay and Sheung Wan within Victoria City. Only two are located in Kowloon (Cambodia and Nepal), in the areas of Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui East respectively.

Of these, 55 consulates-general and seven honorary consulates are also accredited to Macau (as at 2014, denoted by hash signs (#)). There are 10 honorary consulates in Macau, of which two are subordinate to the consulates-general in Hong Kong.[2]

Due to Hong Kong's status as a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China], some consuls-general in Hong Kong have the rank of ambassadors, such as the consuls-general of Brazil,[3] Denmark,[4] Japan,[5] the Philippines[6] and Saudi Arabia,[7] while some have served elsewhere as ambassadors or high commissioners before serving in Hong Kong, e.g., the consuls-general of Australia,[8] Canada,[9][10][11] Germany,[12] Israel,[13] the Netherlands,[14] New Zealand,[15] the United Kingdom[16] and the United States,[17] as well as the Head of the Office of the European Union.[18]

When Hong Kong was under British administration, diplomatic missions of Commonwealth countries, such as Canada,[19] Australia[20] New Zealand[21] India[22] Malaysia[23] and Singapore[24] were known as Commissions, but after the transfer of sovereignty to China in 1997, they were renamed Consulates-General.[25] with the last commissioner becoming consul-general.[26]

At the time of the transfer of sovereignty, South Africa did not have diplomatic relations with the People's Republic, as it had not yet transferred recognition from Taiwan,[27] but was able to maintain its Consulate-General for an interim six-month period, until relations with the People's Republic were established on January 1, 1998.[28]

Norway maintained a Consulate General until 2003, and Honorary Consulate until 2004[29][30] but reopened its Consulate in 2008[31]

Consular posts[edit]

A
  •  Albania – Consulate *
  •  Angola – Consulate General[32]
  •  Argentina – Consulate General#[33]
  •  Australia – Consulate General #[34]
  •  Austria – Consulate General #[35]
B
  •  Bahamas – Consulate *
  •  Bahrain – Consulate *[36]
  •  Bangladesh – Consulate General #
  •  Barbados – Consulate *
  •  Belgium – Consulate General #[37]
  •  Benin – Consulate *
  •  Bhutan – Consulate * (Bhutan and the People's Republic of China have no diplomatic relations)
  •  Botswana – Consulate *
  •  Brazil – Consulate General #[38]
  •  Brunei – Consulate General
  •  Burundi – Consulate *
C
  •  Cambodia – Consulate General #
  •  Cameroon – Consulate *
  •  Canada – Consulate General #[39]
  •  Chile – Consulate General #[40]
  •  Colombia – Consulate General #[41]
  •  Congo – Consulate *
  •  Côte d'Ivoire – Consulate *
  •  Croatia – Consulate *
  •  Cuba – Consulate *
  •  Cyprus – Consulate *
  •  Czech Republic – Consulate General #[42]
D
  •  Djibouti – Consulate *
E
  •  Egypt – Consulate General #
  •  Equatorial Guinea – Consulate *
  •  Eritrea – Consulate *
  •  Estonia – Consulate *
  •  Ethiopia – Consulate *#
F
  •  Fiji – Consulate *
  •  Finland – Consulate General #[43]
  •  France – Consulate General #[44]
G
  •  Gabon – Consulate *
  •  Germany – Consulate General #[45]
  •  Ghana – Consulate *[46]
  •  Greece – Consulate General #[47]
  •  Grenada – Consulate * (the Honorary Consul is also Ambassador-at-Large for Grenada)[48]
  •  Guinea – Consulate *
H
  •  Hungary – Consulate General #
I
  •  Iceland – Consulate *
  •  India – Consulate General # (also responsible for Taiwan)[49]
  •  Indonesia – Consulate General #[50]
  •  Iran – Consulate General #[51]
  •  Ireland – Consulate *[52]
  •  Israel – Consulate General #[53]
  •  Italy – Consulate General #[54]
J
  •  Jamaica – Consulate *
  •  Japan – Consulate General #[55]
  •  Jordan – Consulate *[56]
K
  •  Kazakhstan – Consulate General #[57]
  •  Kenya – Consulate *#
  •  Democratic People's Republic of Korea – Consulate General
  •  Republic of Korea – Consulate General #[58]
  •  Kuwait – Consulate General
L
  •  Laos – Consulate General #
  •  Latvia – Consulate *
  •  Lesotho – Consulate *
  •  Liechtenstein – Consulate *
  •  Lithuania – Consulate *
  •  Luxembourg – Consulate *
M
  •  Madagascar  – Consulate *
  •  Malaysia – Consulate General #
  •  Maldives – Consulate *[59]
  •  Mali – Consulate *
  •  Malta – Consulate *
  •  Mauritius  – Consulate *
  •  Mexico – Consulate General #[60]
  •  Micronesia  – Consulate *
  •  Monaco – Consulate *
  •  Mongolia – Consulate General[61]
  •  Morocco – Consulate *
  •  Mozambique – Consulate *
  •  Myanmar – Consulate General #[62]
N
  •  Namibia – Consulate *#
  •    Nepal – Consulate General #[63]
  •  Netherlands – Consulate General #[64]
  •  New Zealand – Consulate General #[65]
  •  Niger  – Consulate *
  •  Nigeria  – Consulate General #[66]
  •  Norway  – Consulate *[67] #
O
  •  Oman – Consulate *
P
  •  Pakistan – Consulate General #[68]
  •  Papua New Guinea – Consulate *
  •  Peru – Consulate General #
  •  Philippines – Consulate General[69]
  •  Poland – Consulate General #[70]
  •  Portugal – Consulate * (subordinate to the Consulate General in Macau)
Q
  •  Qatar – Consulate General
R
  •  Romania – Consulate General #[71]
  •  Russia – Consulate General #[72]
  •  Rwanda – Consulate *
S
  •  Samoa – Consulate *
  •  San Marino – Consulate *
  •  Saudi Arabia – Consulate General #[73][74]
  •  Seychelles – Consulate *
  •  Singapore – Consulate General #[75]
  •  Slovakia – Consulate *
  •  Slovenia – Consulate *
  •  South Africa – Consulate General #[76]
  •  Spain – Consulate General #[77]
  •  Sri Lanka – Consulate *#
  •  Sudan – Consulate *
  •  Suriname – Consulate *
  •  Sweden – Consulate General #[78]
  •   Switzerland – Consulate General #[79]
T
  •  Tanzania – Consulate *#
  •  Thailand – Consulate General #[80]
  •  Tonga – Consulate *
  •  Trinidad and Tobago – Consulate *
  •  Tunisia – Consulate *
  •  Turkey – Consulate General #[81]
U
V
  •  Vanuatu – Consulate *
  •  Venezuela – Consulate General #[84]
  •  Vietnam – Consulate General #[85]

Y
  •  Yemen – Consulate *[86]
Z
  •  Zimbabwe – Consulate General #

Missions of recognised bodies[edit]

Former missions[edit]

Relations with Mainland China[edit]

The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the representative office of the central government of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong. It was established on May 1947 as Xinhua News Agency and renamed with its current on 18 January 2000.

Relations with Taiwan[edit]

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, previously named Chung Hwa Travel Service, is a de facto mission of the Republic of China in Hong Kong.[91] The relationship between the two entities is managed through the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Co-operation and Promotion Council (ECCPC) and Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council (ECCC).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Protocol Division Government Secretariat – Consular Posts and Officially Recognised Representatives
  2. ^ Macao Government
  3. ^ Hong Kong Government, The Standard, Showcasing Cantonese, November 22, 2006,
  4. ^ http://www.dcc.hk/forum/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49:welcome-to-new-consul-general-torben-gettermann http://www.gkhongkong.um.dk/da/menu/OmOs/staff/NewConsulGeneralAmbassadorTorbenGettermann/
  5. ^ Consulate-General of Japan
  6. ^ Consulate General of the Philippines
  7. ^ Royal Consulate General of Saudi Arabia
  8. ^ Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government, Diplomatic appointment, Diplomatic appointment
  9. ^ http://www.cecnetwork.ca/public/dfait/diplomatic_appointments.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:wVKBwYXNx7cJ:w01.international.gc.ca/minpub/Publication.aspx%3Flang%3Deng%26publication_id%3D379417%26docnum%3D90
  11. ^ http://www.asiapacific.ca/en/news/ottawa-announces-diplomatic-appointments-1
  12. ^ http://www.hongkong.diplo.de/Vertretung/hongkong/en/01About/Generalkonsul__und__Abteilungen/Seite__BehoerdenleiterCV.html
  13. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
  14. ^ RTHK
  15. ^ http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=62777
  16. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_Andrew_Burns&oldid=283379621
  17. ^ Former Consuls General – Consulate General of the United States Hong Kong and Macau
  18. ^ http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/hong_kong/press_corner/all_news/news/2012/20120926.en.htm
  19. ^ 2 China Dissidents Granted Asylum, Fly to Vancouver, Los Angeles Times, September 17, 1992
  20. ^ Australian Commission Office Requirements, Sydney Morning Herald, August 18, 1982
  21. ^ NZer's credibility under fire in Hong Kong court, New Zealand Herald, March 27, 2006
  22. ^ Indians in Limbo as 1997 Hand-over Date Draws Nearer, Inter Press Service, February 12, 1996
  23. ^ Officials puzzled by Malaysian decision, New Straits Times, July 3, 1984
  24. ^ Singapore Lure Stirs Crowds In Hong Kong, Chicago Tribune, July 12, 1989
  25. ^ About the Consulate-General
  26. ^ In the swing of things, Embassy Magazine, September 2010
  27. ^ STATEMENT ON FUTURE SOUTH AFRICA/HONG KONG RELATIONS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MR AZIZ PAHAD, June 12, 1997
  28. ^ Taiwan loses a major ally, BBC News, December 30, 1997
  29. ^ China Radio International, Hong Kong Yearbook 2002, Hong Kong Yearbook 2003, Hong Kong Yearbook 2004
  30. ^ Gazette, Gazette
  31. ^ Welcome to the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Hong Kong
  32. ^ http://consuladogeral-angola.hk/
  33. ^ http://chong.mrecic.gov.ar/
  34. ^ http://www.hongkong.china.embassy.gov.au/
  35. ^ http://www.bmeia.gv.at/hongkong
  36. ^ http://www.bahrainconsulate.org.hk
  37. ^ http://www.diplomatie.be/hongkong/
  38. ^ http://www.brazilianconsulate.org.hk
  39. ^ http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/hong_kong/
  40. ^ http://chileabroad.gov.cl/hong-kong
  41. ^ http://www.consuladocolombiahk.com/
  42. ^ http://www.mzv.cz/hongkong
  43. ^ http://www.finland.org.hk/en/
  44. ^ http://www.consulfrance-hongkong.org
  45. ^ http://www.hongkong.diplo.de/
  46. ^ http://www.ghana.org.hk
  47. ^ http://www.greekconsulatehk.com
  48. ^ http://www.grenada-hk.org
  49. ^ http://www.cgihk.gov.in/
  50. ^ http://www.kemlu.go.id/hongkong/Pages/default.aspx?l=en
  51. ^ http://www.iranconsulate.org.hk
  52. ^ http://www.consulateofireland.hk/
  53. ^ http://hongkong.mfa.gov.il
  54. ^ http://www.conshongkong.esteri.it/
  55. ^ http://www.hk.emb-japan.go.jp
  56. ^ http://www.jordanconsulate.org.hk
  57. ^ http://www.consul-kazakhstan.org.hk
  58. ^ http://hkg.mofat.go.kr/index.jsp
  59. ^ http://www.maldivesconsulhk.com/
  60. ^ http://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/hongkong/
  61. ^ http://www.hongkong.mfa.gov.mn/
  62. ^ http://myanmar.e-consulate.org/eng_index.htm
  63. ^ http://www.nepalconsulatehk.org
  64. ^ http://hongkong.nlconsulate.org/
  65. ^ http://www.nzembassy.com/hongkong
  66. ^ http://www.nigeria-consulate.org.hk/
  67. ^ http://www.norway.cn/Embassy/Hong-Kong/Welcome/
  68. ^ http://www.pakconhk.com/
  69. ^ http://www.philcongen-hk.com
  70. ^ http://www.hongkongkg.polemb.net/
  71. ^ http://hongkong.mae.ro/
  72. ^ http://www.russia.com.hk/
  73. ^ http://www.mofa.gov.sa/SaudiMissionsAbroad/SaudiEmbassiesAbroad/Asia/Pages/EmbassyID40942.aspx
  74. ^ http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/SaudiMissionsAbroad/SaudiEmbassiesAbroad/Asia/Pages/EmbassyID40942.aspx
  75. ^ http://www.mfa.gov.sg/hongkong
  76. ^ http://www.dfa.gov.za/foreign/sa_abroad/sah.htm#honk
  77. ^ http://www.maec.es/subwebs/Consulados/HongKong/es/home/Paginas/home_hongkong.aspx
  78. ^ http://www.swedenabroad.com/Start____18843.aspx
  79. ^ http://www.eda.admin.ch/hongkong
  80. ^ http://www.thai-consulate.org.hk
  81. ^ http://www.hongkong.cg.mfa.gov.tr
  82. ^ http://www.britishconsulate.org.hk/
  83. ^ http://hongkong.usconsulate.gov/
  84. ^ http://www.consulvehk.org
  85. ^ http://www.vietnamconsulate-hongkong.org/en
  86. ^ http://www.embassyofyemen.net/articles_cn.asp?ClassID=18&WorksID=258
  87. ^ http://www.delhkg.ec.europa.eu/
  88. ^ egn20071104621.ps, page 1 @ Normalize
  89. ^ egn200610233545, page 1 @ Normalize ( MA-23-7597 )
  90. ^ http://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20071111/egn200711111714.pdf
  91. ^ Is name change a game changer?
  92. ^ Foreign Ministry of the People's Republic of China, People's Daily Online

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