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December 10-16, 2016

~~~ Season's Greetings ~~~

Christmas Mannequin Challenge 2016 by HKETONY

A big thank you to our stakeholders and partnering organizations for letting us achieve so much in the year. Look forward to your continued support and to meeting you in our upcoming functions and activities. 

Steve Barclay
Director

HKETONY Mannequin Challenge

Rankings

Hong Kong ranks 2nd for foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy (Dec 12)

Hong Kong’s FDI strategy was ranked 2nd in the world, according to fDi Intelligence’s Global Cities of the Future 2016/17 report. Judges were impressed by Invest Hong Kong’s global network and extensive reach as well as by StartmeupHK, which supports entrepreneurs and young companies.

Hong Kong skyline

Hong Kong rounds out the top 10 in global talent report

Hong Kong was ranked 10th in the latest IMD World Talent Report, moving up two spots from the 2015 rankings. The city is the only Asian economy in the ranking’s top 10, which scored economies for their abilities to develop, attract and retain talent.

Hong Kong;s Central district

Hong Kong students excel in Science Olympiad (Dec 2-10)

A team of 6 Hong Kong students, competing against 282 secondary students from 47 countries and regions, won one gold and five silver awards at the International Junior Science Olympiad 2016. 3 members of the team also won the bronze award in the Experimental Competition at the Olympiad.

Hong Kong Team to the International Junior Science Olympiad 2016

HKETONY News

Business reception in Chicago (Dec 12)

HKETONY sponsored the reception organized by the Hong Kong Business Association of the Midwest. The guests were given a re-cap of the InnoDesignTech Expo (IDT Expo) and Business of Design Week (BODW). Chicago was a partner city at both events, held in Hong Kong in early December.

Hong Kong Business Association of the Midwest Holiday Networking Reception

Arts & Culture

2016 HKETONY-ACC fellows announced (Dec 2)

Two distinguished Hong Kong artists - Steve Hui (許敖山) and Otto Li (李天倫) - will come to New York next year for an arts and cultural exchange program sponsored by HKETONY in collaboration with the Asian Cultural Council. Hui will undertake four months of research on experimental music in the US, while Li will conduct a six-month research trip to observe developments in the US’ visual arts.

HKETONY-ACC Fellows

Basic Law

Hong Kong and its Basic Law

The Basic Law (BL) is the constitutional document of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Put into effect on July 1, 1997, it enshrines within a legal document the important concept of “One Country, Two Systems". 

Q: Has the Central Government or any Mainland province interfered in the running of the HKSAR Government?
A: No. Hong Kong has enjoyed a high degree of autonomy since reunification on July 1, 1997. In accordance with the Basic Law, the Central People's Government (CPG) has scrupulously upheld the principle of 'One Country, Two Systems' and the promise of 'Hong Kong people running Hong Kong'.  No province, autonomous region or municipality directly under the CPG has interfered in the affairs which the HKSAR Government administers on its own in accordance with the Basic Law. (BL Articles 2; 12; 22)

Hong Kong Basic Law

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