Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region
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Hong Kong News - Summer 2019

INDEX (read the following stories in the attached document):

Greater Bay Area Development

  • Hong Kong's role in the creation of an economic and innovation powerhouse

West Kowloon Cultural District

  • The first landmark venue, the Xiqu Centre for Chinese opera, opens its doors

International co-operation

  • The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury forged financial co-operation between Hong Kong and Ireland
  • The Secretary for Food and Health met with healthcare professionals in the Netherlands
  • The Secretary for Justice visited France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to promote Hong Kong as dispute resolution services centre
  • Special Representative Shirley Lam met with Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Kris Peeters
  • Hong Kong and Italy sign Working Holiday Scheme agreement

Economy and Finance

  • Hong Kong in mutual recognition of funds agreements with Luxembourg and the Netherlands

Business events

  • Seminars in Athens, Limassol, Milan, Pulsano, Vincenza, Rotterdam: Why Hong Kong is the best place to tap Belt and Road, Greater Bay Area opportunities
  • Hong Kong's 'Soaring Creativity'; on display at Bologna Children's Book Fair

Creative Industries

  • Young Hong Kong designers in Paris fashion presentation


  • Seeking overseas talents: HKETO, Brussels reached out to students in Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium

Chinese New Year

  • HKETO, Brussels hosts events in 12 European cities to celebrate the Year of the Pig


  • Hong Kong comics industry at Angoulême International Comics Festival
  • 'Legends of Lion Dance'; exhibition showcased Hong Kong's cultural heritage in Belgium
  • Hong Kong artist Shirley Tse at the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, until 24 November 2019
  • Hong Kong artists and musicians at Classical:Next in Rotterdam
  • HKETO, Brussels supported Hong Kong films at nine international film festivals in Europe in 2018/19 - CinemAsia Film Festival in Amsterdam
  • Hong Kong film wins top award at the 21st Far East Film Festival in Udine
  • The Mills - Former textile factory gets a new lease of life as an arts complex
  • Brussels International Fantasy, Fantastic, Thriller and Science Fiction Film Festival

News in Brief

  • Do you own a property in Hong Kong ? The Land Registry Property Alert service is for you.
  • Asia's biggest cyber games stadium opens in Hong Kong

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