Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region
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Hong Kong News - Winter 2017 / 2018

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

belt and road

  • Arrangement with Mainland elevates Hong Kong's contribution to the Belt and Road Initiative to a new level
  • Finance: China issued its first Belt and Road Bond in Hong Kong
  • Agreement on intellectual property co-operation in Pan-Pearl River Delta region
  • Belt and Road Summit: Infrastructure and ASEAN

Chief Executive's Policy Address

  • Policy Address provides for tax cuts, boost for R&D

Co-operation arrangements

  • Hong Kong and ASEAN signed Free Trade Agreement and Related Investment Agreement
  • Hong Kong and Mainland agree reciprocal notification procedures for detained residents
  • Hong Kong and EU explore ways to deepen relations
  • Civil Aviation: Hong Kong and France strengthen partnership on capacity building and safety for SE Asia

Hong Kong SAR's 20th anniversary

  • Twenty 20-year-old Hong Kong youths discovered Belgium and the European Union
  • Hong Kong youths 'Walk the Hong Kong Spirit'; at the Oxfam Trailwalker in Belgium
  • Asian Youth Orchestra gala concert in Brussels, grand finale of its world tour
  • Year of celebrations concluded with martial arts-themed Gala Dinners in Paris and Brussels
  • Hong Kong Heritage Museum's new Jin Yong Gallery

Business and Careers

  • InvestHK named Investment Promotion Agency of the Year for 2017
  • Hong Kong 'on the radar'; of Cypriot businesses
  • Dutch companies updated about latest opportunities in Hong Kong
  • HKETO, Brussels reaches out to international talents at student career days

News in Brief

  • Secretary for the Environment at CityLab summit in Paris
  • Non-stop flights to Hong Kong from Brussels and Dublin
  • Hong Kong introduces fast 'Smart Departure'; at airport
  • Photos of Hong Kong starting from the mid-1800s available online

Creative Industries and Culture

  • Hong Kong Champion Rope Skippers wowed crowds at Dragon Boat Festivals in Belgium and Ireland
  • Lumieres Hong Kong festival and a Symphony of Lights light up the city
  • Italy Makes a Difference at Business of Design Week 2017
  • Wong Kar-wai receives Lumière Award at Lyon Film Festival
  • La Cinémathèque Française celebrates 20 years of Hong Kong cinema with Ann Hui as special guest
  • Celebration of Hong Kong cinema in Tricase concludes with business seminar and street party
  • Vic Asian Summer Film Festival throws spotlight on role of women in Hong Kong action movies
  • Hong Kong crime thrillers at Thessaloniki International Film Festival
  • Major Hong Kong film industry figures at Sitges Film Festival
  • Hong Kong director Andy Lo at 5th Asian Film Festival.Barcelona
  • Tintin in Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong comics artists at Brussels Comic Strip Festival
  • Hong Kong designers at Paris Fashion Week

Forthcoming events

  • Don't miss the colourful Legends of Lion Dance exhibition in Antwerp

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