Many source references that HK has transit visa-free policy which allows any people enter to HK not more than 7 days when he/she holds a ticket to 3rd country and vaild visa, regardless his/her nationality.

However I cannot find any statement related to this in immigration office website nor other HK government website.

Does HK GOV still offer 7days transit visa-free policy?

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No, that does not appear to be the case anymore. The authoritative reference appears to be the Visit Visa / Entry Permit Requirements for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, by the Immigration Department (last updated July 2015), and it makes it quite clear that there are three separate categories that countries fall into:

  1. Visa free for visit not exceeding N days (where N is 14-90)
  2. Always require visa, except in direct transit by air and when the person does not leave the airport transit area
  3. All nationals are required to hold a valid visa for the HKSAR for whatever purpose (including those who are in transit and remain on the airside).

...plus a few minor exceptions for diplomatic/official passport holders only, and the major exceptions of mainland China & Taiwan which have entirely separate procedures.

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