HKETO Newsroom

July 24, 2018

“Hong Kong: Asia’s World City” roving exhibition held in Richmond

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) hosted an opening ceremony of an exhibition entitled “Hong Kong: Asia’s World City” in Richmond today. The exhibition, which was first launched in May, will be staged in different cities across Canada this year. It showcases to members of the Canadian public the achievements of Hong Kong in areas such as economic development, innovation and technology, transport and infrastructure, and arts and culture, as well as the beauty of its natural environment.

Speaking at the opening ceremony held at the Aberdeen Centre of Richmond on July 24, Deputy Director of HKETO, Miss Florence Tsang, said the roving exhibition provides an opportunity for the Canadian public to learn more about Hong Kong, especially some little-known facts about the Asia’s world city.

Miss Tsang said that thanks to its unparalleled business advantages, including a free and open economy, rule of law, a level playing field, a simple tax system, a clean and efficient government as well as a vast pool of professional talents, Hong Kong is one of the world’s three most important financial centres together with London and New York.

But Hong Kong is not just a place for doing business and has more to offer. For example, Hong Kong is a vibrant arts and cultural hub. “More than 8 600 performances are held in Hong Kong every year, featuring the creative works of local arts bodies as well as visiting arts troupes, attracting audiences in the millions,” Miss Tsang said. To advance Hong Kong as an international cosmopolitan of arts and culture, Hong Kong is pushing ahead in full steam with the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District, one of the world’s largest cultural projects. “The District occupies a prime 40-hectare site on the side of the beautiful Victoria Harbour. The first performing arts venue, the Opera Centre, dedicated to the promotion of Cantonese opera and other forms of Chinese traditional theatre, will commence operation later this year,” she added.

Miss Tsang invited the Canadian public to find out more about Hong Kong’s latest developments by visiting the exhibition.

Today’s opening ceremony was also attended by Member of Parliament of Canada, the Honourable Alice Wong; Members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Ms Teresa Wat, Mr John Yap and Mr Jas Johal; as well as the Mayor of the City of Richmond, Mr Malcolm Brodie.

The tentative dates and venues of the upcoming stops of the roving exhibition are listed below:

July 24 to 30 Aberdeen Centre in Richmond
July 30 to August 3 Oakville Town Centre
August 8 to 14 Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga
August 20 to 26 Cadillac Fairview Mall in Toronto
August 27 to 31 Toronto City Hall
September 4 to 10 City Centre Library in Surrey
September 11 to 17 Vaughan City Hall
October 8 to 14 Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby
Early October McMaster University in Hamilton

July 24, 2018

「香港:亞洲國際都會」巡迴展覽於列治文舉行

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)今日在列治文市舉行「香港:亞洲國際都會」展覽開幕禮。是次展覽於五月揭幕,並將於今年在加拿大多個城市舉行,向加拿大公眾介紹香港各方面如經濟發展、創新科技、交通基建和文化藝術的成就,以及香港美麗的自然面貌。

香港經貿處副處長曾菂怡於七月二十四日在列治文市時代坊舉行的開幕禮上致辭。她表示是次巡迴展覽讓加拿大公眾進一步認識香港,特別是這個亞洲國際都會鮮為人知的一面。

曾菂怡表示,香港與倫敦和紐約並列為全球三個最重要的金融中心。香港能夠獲此成就全賴其無可比擬的營商優勢,包括自由開放的經濟、奉行法治、公平競爭的環境、簡單稅制、廉潔且高效率的政府,以及大量的專業人才。

然而,香港不單是理想的營商地方,還有許多獨特之處,例如香港是充滿活力的文化藝術心。曾菂怡表示:「香港本地和訪港藝術團體每年於香港舉行超過8 600場表演,吸引數以百萬計的觀眾欣賞。」此外,為提升香港作為國際文化藝術都會的地位,香港正全力推動西九文化區的建設,這項目是全球最大的文化項目之一。曾菂怡補充說:「西九文化區坐落於美麗的維港海旁,面積達四十公頃。建成後將有多個世界級文化藝術表演場地,其中戲曲中心將積極推動粵劇和其他中國傳統戲曲,會率先在今年稍後時間投入運作。」

曾菂怡邀請加拿大公眾參觀今次展覽,認識更多香港的最新發展。

出席今日開幕禮的嘉賓包括加拿大國會議員黃陳小萍,卑詩省省議員屈潔冰、葉志明和Jas Johal,以及列治文市市長馬保定。

是次巡迴展覽將於下列城市舉行,日期和地點暫定如下:

七月二十四至三十日 列治文市時代坊
七月三十至八月三日 奧克維爾市政會堂
八月八至十四日 密西沙加市Erin Mills商場
八月二十至二十六日 多倫多市Cadillac Fairview Mall
八月二十七至三十一日 多倫多市政會堂
九月四至十日 素里市中央圖書館
九月十一至十七日 旺市市政會堂
十月八至十四日 本拿比市Metropolis 商場
十月上旬 咸美頓市麥馬斯特大學