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Celebrating the Year of the Pig in NYC

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York 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.

Speaking at the event, Hong Kong Commissioner to the US Eddie Mak highlighted the longstanding and mutually beneficial partnership between Hong Kong and the US, which is the city’s second largest trading partner. “Our door is always open to US investors and businesses,” he said.

Welcoming guests, Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu spoke on the different opportunities Hong Kong offers, in diverse sectors such as financial services, I&T, professional services, logistics, arts and culture, creative industries and design.

The reception in New York is the second in a series of Chinese New Year receptions hosted by the HKETONY, with over 300 guests from various sectors, including the academic, arts and culture, business, government and media.

Hong Kong Commissioner to the US Eddie Mak (first right) and Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu (first left) welcome Deputy Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations Ambassador Wu Haitao (second right) and Deputy Consul General of Consul General of The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York Wang Lei to the reception.
Hong Kong Commissioner to the US Eddie Mak (first right) and Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu (first left) welcome Deputy Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations Ambassador Wu Haitao (second right) and Deputy Consul General of Consul General of The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York Wang Lei to the reception.
 
Award-winning Hong Kong marimba player Fiona Foo performs at the Chinese New Year reception in New York (Feb 11).
Award-winning Hong Kong marimba player Fiona Foo performs at the Chinese New Year reception in New York (Feb 11).
The lion dance performance enthralls the reception guests.
The lion dance performance enthralls the reception guests.
 
The festive lion dance performance celebrates the Year of the Pig.
The festive lion dance performance celebrates the Year of the Pig.
Hong Kong Commissioner Eddie Mak highlights strong Hong Kong-US ties.
Hong Kong Commissioner Eddie Mak highlights strong Hong Kong-US ties.
 
Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu welcomes guests to the reception.
Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu welcomes guests to the reception.

The Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA Eddie Mak (fourth left), and the Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu (fourth right), lead a toast to a healthy and prosperous Year of the Pig at the Chinese New Year reception of HKETONY on February 11. Other guests are the Head of Investment Promotion of HKETONY Douglas Lee (first left); Director (USA) of Hong Kong Tourism Board Bill Flora (second left); Regional Director (Americas) of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (third left) Ralph Chow; Deputy Consul General of Consul General of The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York Wang Lei (third right); Chief Representative of Hong Kong Monetary Authority New York Representative office Lawrence Cheung (second right); and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of New York Donald Moore (first right).
The Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA Eddie Mak (fourth left), and the Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu (fourth right), lead a toast to a healthy and prosperous Year of the Pig at the Chinese New Year reception of HKETONY on February 11. Other guests are the Head of Investment Promotion of HKETONY Douglas Lee (first left); Director (USA) of Hong Kong Tourism Board Bill Flora (second left); Regional Director (Americas) of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (third left) Ralph Chow; Deputy Consul General of Consul General of The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York Wang Lei (third right); Chief Representative of Hong Kong Monetary Authority New York Representative office Lawrence Cheung (second right); and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of New York Donald Moore (first right).
 
The four winners of the lucky draw. Each won an autographed copy of superstar Jackie Chan's autobiography "Never Grow Up".  The four winners of the lucky draw. Each won an autographed copy of superstar Jackie Chan's autobiography "Never Grow Up".


    
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