Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Ms Emily Mo, joined a series of Chinese New Year celebration events from February 11 to 13 that were hosted virtually by the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (Ottawa and Atlantic Sections) and various Chinese business associations in Ontario, including Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton and Brampton.
In delivering greetings on these occasions, Ms Mo highlighted the close business ties between Hong Kong and Canada, and said that she is optimistic in more vibrant business activities between the two places in the coming year with worldwide vaccination underway.
Oxen are associated with characteristics like strong, hardworking, trustworthy and resilient, and so is Hong Kong. "Hong Kong is built on the city’s distinctive advantages under the "one country, two systems" principle, such as a world-class financial system and the professional services that supports it, free flow of information, talent, capital and goods, our long-standing rule of law, as well as a low and simple tax regime," Ms Mo said.
Noting that Hong Kong plays a pivotal role in the growth of China’s economy, Ms Mo emphasised the vast business opportunities presented by the mainland of China, Asia and beyond. She encouraged Canadian businesses to make use of the Hong Kong platform to expand or seize these new opportunities.
Looking forward, Ms Mo expressed her wish to continue working closely with the various business associations to promote even closer Canada-Hong Kong relations. She also delivered New Year greetings to the participants and wished businesses in Ontario and Hong Kong to flourish in the Year of the Ox.