Chief Executive makes
IT-themed visit to Boston Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung visited top-notch research institutions developing the latest in innovation and technology on his official visit to Boston on May 6.
Leung advances business ties
during Chicago visit Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung promoted Hong Kong-U.S. business ties on his first official visit to Chicago in June.
HKETONY director promotes opportunities in 16 states Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York (HKETONY) Steve Barclay visited 16 states between May and August, meeting with state and city government leaders, as well as business executives and university faculty members, to update them on the latest developments in Hong Kong and to exchange views on potential collaboration opportunities.
Government shifts focus to economy and livelihood issues The electoral proposals for the selection of the Chief Executive by universal suffrage in 2017 failed to obtain the necessary two-thirds majority of support from the 70 legislators, as required by the Basic Law, when they were put to a vote on June 18.
Hong Kong rises to No. 2
in global investment flows Hong Kong ranks second in global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows for the first time, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report 2015.
Economy ranked world's
second most competitive Hong Kong is the world's second most competitive economy, up from the fourth place last year, according to the Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook 2015.
Web portal launched to
attract talent to Hong Kong Hong Kong has launched a one-stop web portal that provides a handy reference to a range of initiatives and support for talent from all over the world who are considering relocation to Asia's World City.
Hong Kong films in spotlight
at New York festival The 2015 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) featured 11 eclectic and outstanding Hong Kong films, many of which were making their U.S. premieres.
Silver anniversary of
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
in New York proves golden The ringing of the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, the dragon awakening ceremony in Times Square and festive color lighting at the Empire State Building on August 8 marked the silver jubilee celebration of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.