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What’s New in Washington D.C.

Hong Kong Meets America    

What’s New in Hong Kong

   
     
Celebrated Hong Kong Director and Actress Appear at 23rd Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival

July 27, 2018 - Hong Kong director Alan Lo and actress Venus Wong visited Washington to introduce their film, Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight, at the 23rd annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival at the Smithsonian Institution's prestigious Freer Gallery of Art.

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Secretary for Justice Visits Washington

July 11, 2018 - The Secretary for Justice, Teresa Cheng, started a visit to Washington to promote Hong Kong’s legal and dispute resolution services and share details of Hong Kong’s latest developments with key players from various sectors.

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The Secretary for Justice meets with the Attorney General to the United States, Jeff Sessions   The Secretary for Justice delivers a keynote speech at the Society of International Economic Law Biennial Conference

The Secretary for Justice meets with the Attorney General to the United States, Jeff Sessions

 

The Secretary for Justice delivers a keynote speech at the Society of International Economic Law Biennial Conference

     
New Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA

July 3, 2018 - Eddie Mak took up the post of Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, on July 3. As Commissioner, Mr. Mak will be the most senior representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in the United States. In this capacity he will direct the government’s constituency-building activities and work to strengthen and enrich U.S.-Hong Kong economic, trade and cultural ties.

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  Mr. Eddie Mak
     
Made in Hong Kong Film Festival 23
July 13 – August 12

From cops and gangsters to zombies and martial-arts masters, nobody does full-throttle cinema like Hong Kong. This summer enjoy all that Hong Kong movies have to offer with free screenings, Friday night pre-film parties, special guests and DC’s own Shaolin Jazz performing live with a classic kung fu flick.

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  Made in Hong Kong Film Festival 23

Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight.
     
Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the US, Bids Farewell to Washington

May 22, 2018 - After nearly four-and-a-half years heading the Hong Kong government's trade missions to the United States, Clement Leung bid farewell to Washington at a reception hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.

Mr. Leung will take up the post of Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Creative Industries) on June 12, 2018. He has served as the Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States since February 2014.

Eddie Mak Tak-wai, Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service, will take up the post of Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, on July 3, 2018.

 

 
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Celebrates Chinese New Year

March 7, 2018 - The office hosted invited guests from across Washington, DC to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Clement Leung, offered guests two pieces of advice for the Year of the Dog: "One, spend more time with your family and friends. Don’t be working like a dog. Two, stay out of trouble and let sleeping dogs lie."


 

     

 

     
The Hong Kong String Orchestra

February 5, 2018 -The Hong Kong String Orchestra, led by artistic director Yao Jue, joined Georgetown University students in a concert to celebrate Chinese New Year. The concert featured works by Chinese and European composers including Joseph Koo, Zhou Long, Felix Mendelssohn, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Chan Wing-wah.

Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, was among the attendees to welcome the celebrated orchestra to the Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University.

  The Hong Kong String Orchestra
     
Hong Kong Ranked World’s Freest Economy for 24th Consecutive Year

February 2, 2018 – The Heritage Foundation released its 2018 Index of Economic Freedom report ranking Hong Kong the world's freest economy for the 24th consecutive year. Hong Kong's improved score of 90.2 makes it the only economy with an overall score of over 90. The city's overall score increased thanks to improvements in government integrity, business freedom and monetary freedom offsetting a slight decline in the property rights indicator.

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Hong Kong Ranked World’s Freest Economy for 24th Consecutive Year

 
Welcoming the Hong Kong-United States Business Council

January 23, 2018 – The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office hosted a reception to welcome members of the Hong Kong-United States Business Council. The council is made up of executives from some of the world’s most prominent companies. The council serves as a forum for business leaders from Hong Kong and the United States to exchange views on Hong Kong’s economic significance and to advocate policies which promote market access and foster greater trade and investment.

Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States; and Tara Joseph, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States; and Tara Joseph, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

 

Council co-chair John R. Slosar, Chairman of John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd.

Council co-chair John R. Slosar, Chairman of John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd.

     

Margaret Fong, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Margaret Fong, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council

 

Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States; Eric Hirschhorn, former U.S. Undersecretary for Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Kurt Tong, U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau

Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States; Eric Hirschhorn, former U.S. Undersecretary for Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Kurt Tong, U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau

 
The Osgood Center for International Studies

January 17, 2018 - The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office hosted students from the Osgood Center for International Studies. The center is a non-profit educational organization that offers foreign policy programs and experiential learning to graduate, college and high school students from around the world.

Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States; and Dr. Shelton Williams, President of the Osgood Center for International Studies.

Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States; and Dr. Shelton Williams, President of the Osgood Center for International Studies.

 

Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, with students from the center.

Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, with students from the center.

 
Hong Kong: A Snapshot 20 Years After the Handover

October 16, 2017 – The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office hosted a retrospective of Hong Kong since 1997. Among the panelists was Helen Chan, government economist of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as well as notable speakers from academia and the private sector.

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Hong Kong: A Snapshot 20 Years After the Handover   Hong Kong: A Snapshot 20 Years After the Handover
 
Financial Secretary Speaks at 20th Anniversary Conference Luncheon

October 16, 2017 – The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office hosted a luncheon to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Financial Secretary spoke about developments in Hong Kong, its overall financial situation and the evolution of ties with Mainland China.

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Financial Secretary Speaks at 20th Anniversary Conference Luncheon   Financial Secretary Speaks at 20th Anniversary Conference Luncheon
 
20th Anniversary Gala Dinner

June 22, 2017 – Mr. Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, hosts a gala dinner to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The evening included performances by renowned Hong Kong tenor Warren Mok and the International Chamber Orchestra of America.

Click here for the remarks of Mr. Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States

 

20th Anniversary Gala Dinner
 
CSIS hosts "20th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Handover: Reflections and Expectations"

June 13, 2017 – The Hong Kong Commissioner participated in a panel discussion on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region cosponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

 


CSIS hosts "20th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Handover: Reflections and Expectations"

 

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What’s New in Hong Kong

THE AMERICAN LAWYER
   
Hong Kong: Asia's Dispute Resolution Hub

Hong Kong's robust and transparent legal system provides the bedrock for the city's development as a commercial and financial hub.

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  Hong Kong: Asia's Dispute Resolution Hub
     
NEW YORK TIMES
   
From Harbor to Peak, Hong Kong Bustles with Opportunity at Every Altitude

From sea level to peak, from business to lifestyle, discover a city throbbing with energy and pulsing with potential on all fronts.

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  From Harbor to Peak, Hong Kong Bustles with Opportunity at Every Altitude
     
Chief Executive Speaks at U.S. Independence Day Reception

July 5, 2018 – Chief Executive Carrie Lam spoke at an Independence Day reception at the U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the United States.

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  Chief Executive Speaks at U.S. Independence Day Reception
     
Speech by Chief Executive Carrie Lam on the 21st Anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR

July 1, 2018 – Speech by Chief Executive Carrie Lam at a reception to mark the 21st anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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  Speech by Chief Executive Carrie Lam on the 21st anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR
     
Hong Kong's Innovation and Technology Ambitions

June 21, 2018 - The Chief Executive spoke at the MIPIM Proptech Europe 2018 forum in Paris on Hong Kong's comparative advantages for innovation and technology.

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  HK has the I&T advantage
     
Basic Law Promotion Competition

We welcome entries in the Basic Law Promotion Competition to help promote the Basic Law outside Hong Kong. All you need to do is send in your proposal and you have a chance to win a US$500 e-gift voucher.

Why not get writing now!

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  Basic Law Promotion Competition
     
Budget 2018-19

February 28, 2018 - The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, delivered his 2018-19 budget which focuses on diversifying the city's economy, investing for the future and addressing livelihood issues.

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  Budget 2018-19
     
THE ECONOMIST
   
Hong Kong: The Great Connector

Hong Kong's soaring skyline is testament to the growth and tenacity the city has demonstrated over the past two decades. With its entrepreneurial spirit founded on legal, financial and infrastructure strength, discover how Hong Kong will continue to prosper in its role as a great global connector.

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"Connecting Through Culture"
The director Asia of Art Basel, Adeline Ooi, and the executive director of Hong Kong’s M+ Museum, Suhanya Raffel, share their perspective on Hong Kong’s vibrant cultural and arts scene.

"Infrastructure Excellence"
The CEO of MTR Corporation, Lincoln Leong, and the deputy director, Airport Operations of Airport Authority Hong Kong, Vivian Cheung, discuss how Hong Kong develops and shares its infrastructure skills.

Click "browse" in the upper left corner for the latest videos.

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CNBC
   
Fintech Hong Kong

Jehan Chu of Kenetic Capital and Urszula McCormack of King & Wood Mallesons discuss the outlook for cryptocurrency in Hong Kong amid uncertainty about how regulation could shape or limit its use.

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  Fintech Hong Kong
     
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area

Albert Lee and John Siu, Project manager, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Managing Director, Cushman and Wakefield Hong Kong discuss the complexities of connecting Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong province.

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  Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area
     
Belt and Road Initiative

Hong Kong is looking to play a role in China's One Belt One Road initiative. CNBC's Emily Tan reports on how companies like MTR are weighing investments.

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  Belt and Road Initiative
     
Reshaping Retail in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's retail sector finally appears to be looking up. Michael Cheng of PwC Asia Pacific, Annemiek Ballesty of Fossil Group and Xia Ding of JD Fashion discuss.

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  Reshaping Retail in Hong Kong
     
Hong Kong’s ambition as a design hub

One of Asia's most important financial hubs, Hong Kong now wants to be the region's design capital. CNBC's Emily Tan reports.

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  Hong Kong’s ambition as a design hub
     
Hong Kong: Economic Stronghold of the Budding Bay Area

Rapid development of the dynamic Bay Area in southeastern China, a cluster of cities encompassing Hong Kong in the Pearl River Delta region, is set to power the country's economic progress in the 21st Century.

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  Hong Kong: Economic Stronghold of the Budding Bay Area
     
Hong Kong: Financial "Super-connector" to Mainland China

China's Belt and Road initiative, a revival of the ancient Silk Road trading networks, covers more than 60 countries that together account for 62 per cent of the world population. The Initiative will reshape the 21st Century global economy, with Hong Kong set to play a leading role.

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  Hong Kong: Financial "Super-connector" to Mainland China
     
Preparing for Hong Kong's Growth Spurt

It's a city whose development is permanently, rapidly, in progress. Now, it's about to go into overdrive.

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  Preparing for Hong Kong's Growth Spurt
     
Hong Kong: Fintech Start-up Hub

Government, financial institutions and entrepreneurs are collaborating to make Hong Kong a breeding ground for fintech start-ups.

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  Hong Kong: Fintech Start-up Hub
 
"Why I Love Hong Kong": Expat Stories

In this series, we speak with expats from across the globe who have made Hong Kong their home, and discover the unique attributes that make this city so appealing to newcomers.

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  "Why I Love Hong Kong": Expat Stories
     
WALL STREET JOURNAL
   
Hong Kong: The Super Connector

From infrastructure projects to fintech to creative culture, Hong Kong is propelling economic growth and enhancing the city’s competitiveness.

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  Hong Kong: The Super Connector
 
THE FINANCIAL TIMES
   
Connecting Investors to Asia via Hong Kong: The Big Picture

At one of the world’s most exciting crossroads, Hong Kong’s moment has come once again. China’s ambitious “One Belt, One Road” presents Hong Kong with a prodigious opportunity to enhance its status as China’s most ecumenical city, a glitteringly modern centre of finance and entrepreneurialism.

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  Connecting Investors to Asia via Hong Kong: The Big Picture
     
BLOOMBERG
   
Destination Hong Kong: Connecting the World with China, and Investors with Opportunity

Hong Kong’s competitive edge in an array of industries makes it a prime investment location. The city serves as a super-connector for international interests in Mainland China and for Mainland pursuits overseas.

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  Destination Hong Kong: Connecting the World with China, and Investors with Opportunity
     
Hong Kong SAR 20th Anniversary Celebrations

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Come see what’s going on in Hong Kong to mark this milestone.

  Hong Kong SAR 20th Anniversary Celebrations
     
Chief Executive’s New Facebook Page

Latest – Check out Ms. Carrie Lam’s Facebook Page.


  Chief Executive’s New Facebook Page
 
Commerce and Economic Development
Bureau’s New Facebook Page

Latest – Check out CEDB’s Facebook Page. (Chinese Only)

 

Commerce and Economic Development
     

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