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HKETONY promotes HK film talents in Chicago

At the Chicago premiere (May 13) of award-winning film “Still Human,” audience learned more about the making of the film from director Olivia Chen and actress Crisel Consunji and the hope that the movie would help open up discussions and shift perceptions about the disabled and domestic workers. Details here.

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Renewing ties with the First State

In his first duty visit to Delaware (May 6-7), Hong Kong Commissioner Eddie Mak, accompanied by HKETONY Director Joanne Chu, called on Governor John Carney, briefing him on the latest economic developments of Hong Kong and the vast opportunities for Delaware businesses in the Greater Bay Area, amid the city’s innovation and technology push and steadfast IP rights protection. During the meeting with Mayor of Wilmington Michael Purzycki, Commissioner Mak explored potential cooperation ranging from business and trade to arts and culture. Details here.

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First visit to Tar Heel State

In her first duty visit to North Carolina (Apr 30), Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu met key officials and executives, highlighting Hong Kong’s latest economic and innovation & technology developments and opportunities in the Greater Bay Area. During her meeting with Secretary of Commerce Anthony M Copeland, Ms Chu explored potential economic and research collaborations in biotechnology and innovation & technology between Hong Kong and the state’s Research Triangle Park. Details here.

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HK pursues free trade

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau (Jun 13) reaffirmed Hong Kong’s commitment to free trade and the multilateral trading system , as he continued his duty visit to Washington, DC. Hong Kong, despite its small size, has been the seventh largest merchandise trading entity in the world. Mr Yau added that Hong Kong has taken a multi-pronged approach to diversify its economy and expand its markets by reinforcing partnerships such as signing Free Trade Agreements with like-minded economies. Details here.

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Deepening HK-US ties

Hong Kong will continue to explore ways to deepen and broaden its links with the United States, said Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau during a reception (Jun 12) hosted by the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, Washington, DC for US government officials, think tank members, academics, and chambers of commerce and business organization leaders. He highlighted the mutually beneficial and expanding trade and economic relationship between the two places, adding that the relationship was defined on the unique status of Hong Kong under the Basic Law and the city’s distinct qualities, which include the rule of law buttressed by an independent judiciary, a commitment to creating a pro-trade environment and the free flow of information, goods and people. Details here.

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SCED starts US visit

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau started his five-day visit to the United States, meeting with key people in the financial, business, legal and academic sectors at a roundtable breakfast meeting in New York (Jun 10). Mr Yau emphasized that Hong Kong’s unique strengths are guaranteed under the Basic Law and the city values its core values including the rule of law as well as open and free markets. Speaking at an AmCham reception in DC, he pointed out that bilateral relationship between Hong Kong and the US over the past 50 years has flourished. Trade between the two economies has grown from roughly US$8 billion to US$70 billion. Details here.

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Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development to visit New York, Washington DC

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau will visit the United States and the United Arab Emirates from June 10 to 17. Mr Yau will start the US leg of his visit in New York on June 10, where he will meet key people in the financial, business, legal and academic sectors at a roundtable breakfast meeting before proceeding to Washington, DC for a four-day visit. While in Washington, DC, he is scheduled to meet with government officials, congressional members and think tank representatives to forge better trade and economic relations between Hong Kong and the US. Details here.

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HKETONY promotes HK’s advantages in biotechnology development

Hong Kong’s appeal as a biotechnology hub continues to gain traction, with the introduction of new measures and investment by the Government, said HKETONY Director Joanne Chu hosting a Hong Kong roundtable luncheon at the BIO International Convention in Philadelphia (Jun 4). She added the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development will bring further opportunities for the biotechnology industry in the region. Ms Chu met New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy at the convention and updated him on the latest biotech developments in the city. Details here.

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Director promotes business and trade ties in Philadelphia

Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu briefed members of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia on the latest developments in Hong Kong, and on opportunities arising from the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area at a breakfast presentation (Jun 4). Associate Director-General of Invest Hong Kong Charles Ng was also on hand to speak on how his team could help Philadelphia businesses to set up and grow in Hong Kong. Details here.

  Director promotes business and trade ties in Philadelphia
     
First duty visit to Philadelphia

In his first duty visit to Philadelphia (Jun 3), Hong Kong Commissioner to the US Eddie Mak called on Mayor Jim Kenney, updating him on the latest developments in Hong Kong and discussed potential collaborations between the two cities. Accompanied by Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu, the commissioner also met with officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the University of Pennsylvania to learn about the economic and education landscape of the state. Details here.

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HKETONY Director meets with UChicago’s Provost

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) Director Joanne Chu met with the Provost of the University of Chicago Daniel Diermeier (Mar 27), updating him the latest development of Hong Kong including the opportunities brought by the Greater Bay Area development, especially to the education sector. They also exchanged views on further collaboration between UChicago and Hong Kong higher education institutes.

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HKETONY promotes Hong Kong films in Chicago

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY ) is partnering with Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) again to promote Hong Kong cinema and showcase film talents in Chicago, with the organizer presenting the Career Achievement Award to veteran Hong Kong actress Nina Paw (Mar 26). HKETONY Director Joanne Chu said the Government has continued to support the film industry, allocating an additional US$128 million into the Film Development Fund to spur young talents to shine. Details here.

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USLW visits New York

Hong Kong Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare Caspar Tsui shared the city's experience and policy initiatives in women's empowerment at a luncheon hosted by HKETONY (Mar 12). He highlighted the Government's multi-pronged strategy and recent policy initiatives to support women in fulfilling family commitments and promoting women's employment. Mr Tsui was in New York to attend the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Details here.

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Initiatives to diversify economy highlighted

Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York Joanne Chu highlighted the latest initiatives to diversify Hong Kong's economy, especially in financial services and I&T at a breakfast discussion (Mar 7), organized by the Hong Kong Association of New York. She also spoke about the abundant opportunities for American firms in the Hong Kong-Guangdong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the pivotal role Hong Kong plays as an international financial, trade and logistics hub and as the regional arbitration and disputes resolution center. HSBC's US Economist Ryan Wong gave a presentation on US economic outlook during the breakfast session. Details here.

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Renewing ties in Miami

In his first visit to Miami (Feb 19-20), Hong Kong Commissioner Eddie Mak met with government and business leaders to forge closer ties. He called on Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, updating him on the latest developments in Hong Kong, and exploring future collaborations. Accompanied by Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu, Mr Mak also met the President of World Trade Center Miami Charlotte Gallogly. Details here.

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Photo credit: Office of Mayor Carlos Gimenez
     
Miami businesses learn to tap Hong Kong’s strategic advantages

A business seminar in Miami (February 19) featuring senior government officials and business and legal executives on the business opportunities that Hong Kong offers has highlighted the city’s strategic roles and advantages in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Mr Eddie Mak, said that with Hong Kong’s deepening economic integration with the Mainland, the Bay Area and the Belt and Road Initiative offer enormous potential in trade, investment and commerce for US businesses. Details here.

  Miami businesses learn to tap Hong Kong’s strategic advantages
     
Celebrating the Year of the Pig in NYC

The HKETONY celebrated the Year of the Pig with marimba and lion dance performances at a Chinese New Year Reception in New York City on Feb 11. This is the second in a series of Chinese New Year receptions hosted by the office, with over 300 guests attending. Details here.

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Support multilateral trading system: HK Commissioner to US

At a spring reception in Atlanta (Jan 31), Commissioner Eddie Mak said HK would continue to remain a free trade practitioner and supporter of the multilateral trading system, despite growing global trade tensions and the rise of protectionist sentiment. Details here.

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DNY calls on Chinese Consul General

HKETONY Director Joanne Chu called on Chinese Consul General in New York Huang Ping (Jan 15). Director Chu updated him on the latest developments in Hong Kong, including the city's infrastructure projects as well as briefed him on the office's efforts in promoting to US businesses the opportunities in Hong Kong under the Belt & Road Initiative. Regional Director (Americas) of HKTDC Ralph Chow also joined the meeting. Consul General Huang took up the appointed post in late 2018.

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