HKETO Newsroom

December 19, 2019

HKETO Director attends Macao Club Gala Dinner

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended the Macao Club Gala Dinner to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region on December 19.  

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ms Mo was delighted to note that the world has witnessed the remarkable economic and social achievements of China. “Being the two special administrative regions of our country, Hong Kong and Macao have been proud to be part of the country’s achievements, by contributing to its development and benefitting from its prosperity,” she said.

Hong Kong and Macao enjoy the advantages of “one country, two systems” and the two places also have close ties and inseparable bonding with China. “With the commissioning of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge last year, the distance between the three places has remarkably shortened,” Ms Mo continued.

Besides, Ms Mo highlighted the important roles of Hong Kong, Macao, Guangdong and Shenzhen in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) development.  “With these new developments, the three places can further complement each other to create synergy in our development and foster deeper bonds between the people,” Ms Mo said.

Before closing, Ms Mo updated the participants on the latest situation of Hong Kong. “The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is determined to resolve the challenges together with our people.   We are committed to upholding the “one country, two systems” principle, and seeking the opportunities provided under the Belt and Road Initiative and the Greater Bay Area Development,” Ms Mo said.

Exhibition panels about the Greater Bay Area and photos of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) and high-speed ferries linking Hong Kong with Macau were displayed at the gala by HKETO.

December 19, 2019

香港經貿處處長出席澳門會晚宴

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長巫菀菁於十二月十九日出席澳門會晚宴,慶祝中華人民共和國成立七十周年暨澳門特別行政區成立二十周年。

巫菀菁在開幕禮上致辭,提到全球見證了新中國在經濟和社會發展的卓越成就。她說:「香港和澳門作為國家的兩個特別行政區,能為祖國的發展作出貢獻,也受惠於內地的繁榮昌盛,感到十分驕傲。」

巫菀菁續說,香港和澳門享有「一國兩制」的優勢,兩地與祖國也有唇齒相依的緊密聯繫,她表示:「港珠澳大橋去年啟用後,香港、珠海和澳門三地的距離大大拉近。」

此外,巫菀菁特別提到香港、澳門、廣東和深圳在粵港澳大灣區(大灣區)發展的重要角色。巫菀菁表示:「因應有關新發展,粵港澳三地可進一步互補長短,在發展上產生協同作用,並拉近人脈之間的連繫。」

最後,巫菀菁向與會者講述香港的最新情況。她說:「中華人民共和國香港特別行政區政府決心與港人一同解決困難,致力恪守『一國兩制』原則,迎接『一帶一路』建設及粵港澳大灣區發展帶來的機遇。」

香港經貿處在晚宴上展出了有關大灣區的展板,和連接香港與澳門的港珠澳大橋及高速船的照片。