HKETO Newsroom

September 25, 2020

HKETO Director attends MRVCBA’s Mid-Autumn Festival reception

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended the Mid-Autumn Festival reception hosted by the Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan Chinese Business Association (MRVCBA) on September 25.

In delivering the opening remarks, Ms Mo congratulated the Association’s newly elected President and board members and its success in building a strong business community in the York region over the years.

Ms Mo also updated participants on the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong, as the city was hit by another wave in summer. “After weeks of concerted efforts by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the community, the situation is largely under control.  Being a densely populated city, Hong Kong has never experienced a lockdown, and the daily case number remains mostly in single digit currently,” Ms Mo said.

Noting the recent speculation of Hong Kong’s rule of law and freedoms being undermined, Ms Mo took the opportunity to emphasise that the rule of law as well as the various legitimate rights and freedoms are the fundamental core values of Hong Kong and are much cherished by the community.

Besides, Ms Mo highlighted that the Canada-based Fraser Institute once again rated Hong Kong as the world’s freest economy in its 2020 Report released earlier this month. “Hong Kong remains a dynamic global business and financial centre with a high degree of competitiveness and openness,” she said.  

Before closing, Ms Mo said Hong Kong’s unique advantages make the city one of the best places in the world to do business, and a connecting channel between the Mainland of China and the rest of the world.  She looked forward to continue working with MRVCBA to promote business relations between Hong Kong and Canada.

September 25, 2020

香港經貿處處長出席萬錦市烈治文山市旺市華商會的中秋節招待會

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長巫菀菁於九月二十五日出席萬錦市、烈治文山市及旺市華商會(華商會)舉辦的中秋節招待會。

巫菀菁在會上致開幕辭時,首先恭賀華商會新當選的會長及董事會成員,並讚揚商會過去多年來於約克區建立穩健的商業環境。

巫菀菁亦向與會者講述香港在夏季出現另一波冠狀病毒病疫情後的最新情況。她說:「香港特別行政區政府與社區經過數星期的共同努力後,疫情已大致受控。香港雖然是一個人口密集的城市,但一直無需採取全面封城措施,近期單日感染個案維持單位數字。」

就近日有關香港法治及自由可能被受削弱的言論,巫菀菁亦藉此機會向與會者強調,法治及各項合法權利和自由是香港的重要的核心價值,並為社會大眾所珍視。

此外,巫菀菁指出加拿大菲沙研究所本月上旬發表的2020年度報告,再次把香港評為全球最自由的經濟體。巫菀菁表示:「香港仍是一個充滿動力,且具備高度競爭力和高度開放的環球商業及金融中心。」

最後,巫菀菁指出香港的獨特優勢令其成為全球其中一個最佳的營商地方,亦是中國內地與世界各地的連繫渠道。巫菀菁期望繼續與華商會合作,推廣香港與加拿大之間的經貿關係。