HKETO Newsroom

November 1, 2019

Director of HKETO attends Today Commercial Daily anniversary dinner gala

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended the dinner gala celebrating the “Going Towards 15th Anniversary” of Today Commercial News in Toronto on November 1.

Speaking at the dinner gala, Ms Mo updated participants on the latest situation in Hong Kong and remarked that the city remained an open and internationally connected cosmopolitan city. “Despite recent disruptions in the city, please rest assured that the fundamentals and institutional underpinning Hong Kong’s economy and society are strong,” Ms Mo said.

Ms Mo moved on to highlight the advantages of doing business in Hong Kong and added Hong Kong has been ranked as the freest economy for over 25 years. “In 2019, the city recorded a 9.9 per cent increase over the 2017 figure in the number of business operations in Hong Kong with parent companies overseas and in Mainland China, and a 42.8 per cent increase in the number of start-ups over the same period,” she continued.

Before closing, Ms Mo encouraged Canadian business to make use of Hong Kong as their springboards to tap into the Asian market, while emphasising that Hong Kong will adhere to the “One Country, Two Systems” principle, and stop violence in accordance with the law.

November 1, 2019

香港經貿處處長出席加拿大商報周年晚宴

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長巫菀菁於十一月一日出席加拿大商報在多倫多市舉行的「邁向十五周年」慶祝晚宴。

巫菀菁在晚宴上致辭時,向與會者介紹香港的最新情況,強調香港仍是開放及連繫全球的大都會。她說:「香港最近雖然出現動盪,但支持香港經濟和社會的基礎和機制仍然穩健。」

巫菀菁也特別提到在香港營商的優勢,而在過去二十五年多來均獲評為全球最自由的經濟體。巫菀菁續說:「在二O一九年,香港錄得海外及中國內地的駐港母公司數目較二O一七年增加9.9%,初創企業數目亦較同期上升42.8%。

最後,巫菀菁鼓勵加拿大企業善用香港作為跳板進軍亞洲市場,並且強調香港將恪守「一國兩制」原則,依法止暴制亂。