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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.

  HKETONY Director meets with UChicago’s Provost
     
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.

  HKETONY promotes Hong Kong films in Chicago
     
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.

  USLW visits New York
     
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.

  Initiatives to diversify economy highlighted
     
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.

  Renewing ties in Miami
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.

  Celebrating the Year of the Pig in NYC
     
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.

  Support multilateral trading system: HK Commissioner to US
     
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.

  DNY calls on Chinese Consul General
     



    
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