HONG Kong has stopped contributing to a Commonwealth fund on technology development in a move being seen as the first step to cutting links with the organisation. A notice that Hong Kong will cease to be a subscriber to the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation has been tendered to the Commonwealth Secretariat, sources in London said. The territory injected GBP55,000 (HK$641,300) into the fund in the financial year 1991-92, but this year has not donated anything, according to figures produced by the Secretariat. Hong Kong is part of the Commonwealth because it is a dependent territory of Britain, but the status has to be withdrawn with the 1997 handover. A source said non-subscribers to the fund could still draw on it, although it was principally used to assist developing countries. Commonwealth Secretary-General Chief Emeka Anyaoku did not believe the decision was a sign of diminishing commitment to the Commonwealth. ''I would like to think that a change in the political structure of Hong Kong does not necessarily mean a change in the attitude of the people of HK,'' he said. He also stressed there were ''Commonwealth people in non-Commonwealth states''. ''The links that are existing with the people in Hong Kong would be maintained.''