Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region
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Hong Kong News - Summer 2017

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

Main stories

  • President Xi Jinping attends Hong Kong SAR 20th anniversary celebrations
  • Carrie Lam is Hong Kong's new Chief Executive
  • Important milestone for Greater Bay Area development in the PRD


  • Bond Connect: Mainland Bond link with Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong becomes member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • Hong Kong and France conclude Mutual Recognition of Funds pact

Innovation and Technology

  • Hong Kong and Shenzhen will jointly develop an innovation and technology park
  • France-HKUST Innovation Hub opens at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) wins Gold at Geneva inventions exhibition
  • PolyU wins three TechConnect Global Innovation Awards
  • Poly U launches 3D Research Facility
  • New system for Augmented Reality enthusiasts

Hong Kong SAR 20th anniversary celebrations in Europe

  • Year of Hong Kong SAR 20th anniversary celebrations opens with Chinese New Year events
  • HKETO, Brussels marks Hong Kong SAR's 20th anniversary in Luxembourg, Brussels and Rotterdam
  • Hong Kong youths invited to take 100km walking challenge in Belgium
  • Golf tournament in the Netherlands to celebrate Hong Kong SAR 20th anniversary
  • Hong Kong Michelin-starred chefs delight diners at Vinexpo in Bordeaux


  • Hong Kong International Aviation Academy launched – Joint programmes with ENAC
  • Hong Kong and Spain sign Air Services Agreement
  • Aircraft leasing: Hong Kong offers tax concessions
  • Hong Kong International Airport's excellence in efficiency and cargo services wins awards

Art and Creative Industries

  • Samson Young's exhibition at Venice Biennale
  • Hong Kong Design Exhibition 'Confluence: 20+'; at La Triennale di Milano
  • Udine Far East Film Festival: 'Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017';
  • Stephen Chow's film Mermaid wins Silver Raven at BIFFF
  • Mad World opens Amsterdam's CinemAsia Film Festival, wins award
  • Little Big Master opens Dragon Film Festival in Florence
  • Legends of Lion Dance exhibition in Antwerp showcases Hong Kong's cultural heritage

News in brief

  • Hong Kong signs co-operation agreement with Comité Champagne
  • Hong Kong 'World's Freest Economy'; for 23rd year
  • Hong Kong designers at Paris Fashion Week
  • Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development visits the Netherlands
  • Hong Kong comics artists at Angoulême International Comics Festival
  • Hong Kong Pavilion at Bologna Children's Book Fair
  • Reaching out to European university students and graduates
  • Three orchestras give special concerts for Hong Kong SAR 20th anniversary celebrations in Europe
  • Talented cellist Calvin Wong at Rome Chamber Music Festival
  • Italy to be Partner Country of Business of Design Week 2017

Forthcoming events in Europe

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