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Officials celebrate closer ties with Massachusetts
The Governor of Massachusetts proclaimed June 13, 2014, to be "Hong Kong Day" to recognize the importance of continued economic and trade ties between the regions, and to mark the first official Boston visit of the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Clement Leung.

Dance festival, dragon boat race foster cultural ties
Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Clement Leung spoke to the strengths of the East-meets-West culture in Hong Kong and the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District at the season-opening gala dinner of the 82nd Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival on June 14.

Filmmakers, cinema shine bright in New York
A total of 14 Hong Kong films are screening under the theme "Hong Kong Forever!" at the 13th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) in Lincoln Center from June 27 till July 10.

Hong Kong's cultural heritage, artistic talent featured in Washington, D.C.
A giant flower plaque from Hong Kong greets visitors to the 48th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. It is a decorative bamboo structure that celebrates Hong Kong's cultural heritage and artistic talent.

U.S. beef import restrictions further lifted
The importation requirements of all boneless and bone-in beef products from the U.S. to Hong Kong have been further relaxed. This follows the loosening of the importation measures from February last year.

Event promoted Hong Kong as an international dispute resolution center
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC) collaborated with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York and the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) to organize a seminar and mock arbitration in New York City on June 12.



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