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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. Underscoring Hong Kong’s unique strengths under the “One Country, Two Systems” principle and its business-friendly environment, Commissioner Mak invited Philadelphia and American businesses to leverage Hong Kong’s advantages to explore business opportunities in the Greater Bay Area as well as the rest of Mainland China and Asia. They also discussed potential collaborations between the two cities.

Accompanied by HKETONY Director 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. Mr Mak pointed out the significant role played by Hong Kong in innovation and technologies, and highlighted the huge potential for collaboration between Hong Kong and Pennsylvania in furthering growth in the startup ecosystem.

Hong Kong Commissioner Eddie Mak met with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to discuss potential collaborations between the two cities.
Hong Kong Commissioner Eddie Mak met with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to discuss potential collaborations between the two cities.
 
Hong Kong Commissioner Eddie Mak (fifth left) and Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu (third left) met with Executive Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Neil Weaver (fifth right) on June 3.
Hong Kong Commissioner Eddie Mak (fifth left) and Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu (third left) met with Executive Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Neil Weaver (fifth right) on June 3.
 
Hong Kong Commissioner Eddie Mak (center) discussed the opportunities for higher education sector with Executive Director of Penn Global and Penn China Initiatives of University of PennsylvaniaAmy Gadsden (left). Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu (right) also attended the meeting.
Hong Kong Commissioner Eddie Mak (center) discussed the opportunities for higher education sector with Executive Director of Penn Global and Penn China Initiatives of University of PennsylvaniaAmy Gadsden (left). Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu (right) also attended the meeting.
 


    
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