Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region
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Hong Kong News - January 2020

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

Chief Executive's 2019 Policy Address 'Treasure Hong Kong: Our Home';

  • Chief Executive identified housing and land supply as top priorities
  • Policy Address measures to diversify economy
  • Policy Address aims to enhance people's livelihoods

International co-operation

  • The Financial Secretary visited Luxembourg to attend the Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Business opportunities offered by Hong Kong

  • Fourth Belt and Road Summit successfully held
  • Measures to promote the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Business events

  • Promoting Hong Kong's start-up ecology at the South Summit Business Conference in Madrid
  • Belgian business community updated on Hong Kong
  • Roundtable session in Milan to update Italian entrepreneurs on the latest situation in Hong Kong
  • Meeting Spanish start-ups at the TechCity in Barcelona
  • Business Seminar in Plovdiv to promote the Greater Bay Area Development
  • Promoting business opportunities offered by the Greater Bay Area to Dutch companies


  • Seeking overseas talents: HKETO, Brussels reached out to students in Greece

Upcoming Events

  • Don't miss the 'Legends of Lion Dance'; exhibition in Antwerp (10 January to 2 February 2020)

Culture and sports

  • Renovated Hong Kong Museum of Art opens
  • Hong Kong films showcased at seven international film festivals in Italy, Spain, France and Greece
  • Thousands joined Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Antwerp
  • Oxfam Trailwalker in Belgium's Saint-Hubert
  • Hong Kong showcased its street food culture at Lyon Street Food Festival
  • Belgium students were amazed by young rope skippers from Hong Kong

News in Brief

  • New Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union
  • Hong Kong pupils excel in PISA global test
  • Ed van der Elsken exhibition of photos of Hong Kong in 1960

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