HKETO Newsroom

September 28, 2019

HKETO Director attends Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club Charity Gala

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Ms Emily Mo, attended the Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club Charity Gala in Markham on September 28.

Speaking at the gala, Ms Mo first updated the audience on the current situation in Hong Kong, including the decision to withdraw the extradition bill by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. She emphasised that despite the recent disruptions, the fundamentals and institutional underpinning of Hong Kong’s economy and society are strong.  “These include the rule of law, a fiercely independent judiciary, a robust legal system, freedom of expression and speech, and a strong pool of talents and people,” Ms Mo said.  

Ms Mo noted that the senior echelon of the HKSAR Government has launched a round of dialogue sessions with a view to communicating with the general public on their suggestions on building a better Hong Kong. A basket of measures have also been introduced to support companies, including Canadian companies registered in Hong Kong.

Ms Mo remarked that Hong Kong remains a safe, open and cosmopolitan society and an internationally connected, vibrant, and dynamic economy. “Last year, two major transport infrastructures were commissioned,” Ms Mo said. “The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link greatly enhance Hong Kong’s connectivity to all parts of Mainland China.”

“The Free Trade Agreement and the related Investment Agreement between Hong Kong and ASEAN, which came into force this year, also provides a new perspective to facilitate Canadians’ connection with Asia through the Hong Kong platform,” Ms Mo added.

Ms Mo encouraged Canadian businesses to use Hong Kong as their springboard to capture opportunities in Asia.

September 28, 2019

香港經貿處處長出席多倫多香港獅子會慈善晚宴

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長巫菀菁於九月二十八日出席多倫多香港獅子會在萬錦市舉行的慈善晚宴。

巫菀菁在晚宴上致辭時,首先向與會者介紹香港的最新情況,包括香港特別行政區(香港特區)政府撤回《逃犯條例》修訂草案的決定。巫菀菁強調,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。她說:「這包括法治、司法獨立、健全的法律制度、言論及表達自由,以及高質素的專業人才。」

巫菀菁表示,香港特區政府已展開高層次對話平台,目的是走入社區廣邀公眾表達意見,共建美好香港。香港特區政府亦為不同企業,包括在香港註冊的加拿大公司提供一籃子支援措施。

巫菀菁指出,香港仍是安全、開放的大都會,擁有連繫全球、充滿朝氣和活力的經濟體。她表示:「香港去年啟用的兩大基建項目- 港珠澳大橋和廣深港高速鐵路香港段,大大加強了香港與中國內地各城市的連繫。

「香港與東南亞國家聯盟(東盟)今年簽訂及生效的自由貿易協定及有關投資協定也為加拿大企業通過香港平台進軍亞洲提供便利。」

巫菀菁鼓勵加拿大公司善用香港作為跳板,把握亞洲的機遇。