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Hong Kong Financial Secretary John C. Tsang (third from left) meets with Deputy Mayor of New York for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen (second from right) in New York on October 11.

Hong Kong Financial Secretary John C. Tsang visited New York from October 8-12 and updated U.S. stakeholders about the economic, financial and social developments in Hong Kong.

The Financial Secretary spoke at several events, including a luncheon organized by the America China Public Affairs Institute, a breakfast discussion hosted by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, an evening reception at the China Institute and a financial-technologies breakfast meeting organized by Invest Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

In his speeches, Mr. Tsang quipped that New York is “Hong Kong on the Hudson,” having spent his teenage years in the Big Apple. He highlighted Hong Kong and New York’s shared status as financial hubs and Hong Kong’s advantages for U.S. businesses. He also emphasized Hong Kong’s unique role in mainland China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the ongoing opening of China’s markets.

The Financial Secretary (center) calls on the permanent representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations, Ambassador Liu Jieyi (left), in New York on October 11. Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Clement Leung (right) also participated in the meeting.

The Financial Secretary met with Deputy Mayor of New York for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Executive Vice President and Head of the Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Simon Potter. Mr. Tsang also called on the permanent representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations, Ambassador Liu Jieyi, and Consul General of the People's Republic of China in New York Ambassador Zhang Qiyue.

Earlier during his U.S. visit, which began on October 5, the Financial Secretary visited San Francisco and Washington D.C. to meet with government officials, the local business community and key figures in the financial and banking sector. After New York on October 12, he flew to Lima, Peru, to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Finance Ministers’ Meeting.

The Financial Secretary calls on the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in New York, Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, in New York on October 11. Mr. Tsang also presented a souvenir to Ms. Zhang.

The Financial Secretary speaks at the China Institute on October 11.



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