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Hong Kong Remains World’s Freest Economy
Hong Kong remains the world’s freest economy according to the findings of the Economic Freedom of the World: 2013 Annual Report. The report is co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute in Canada and more than 70 think tanks around the world.

Hong Kong tops the ranking of 151 economies. According to the report, Hong Kong offers the highest level of economic freedom worldwide, with a score of 8.97 out of 10, followed by Singapore (8.73), New Zealand (8.49), and Switzerland (8.30). Hong Kong Remains World’s Freest Economy

 
Hong Kong Remains World’s Freest Economy

Dragon Boat Races Under the New Bay BridgeDragon boat races are usually held in Hong Kong in June during the Tuen Ng Festival. This past June, over 5,000 athletes representing more than 200 teams from around the world competed in the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races in Hong Kong with the city’s iconic skyline as the backdrop.

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the California Dragon Boat Association organized the 18th San Francisco Dragon Boat Festival on September 14 and 15 at Treasure Island. This year, some 130 teams took part in the races under the new Bay Bridge. Dragon Boat Races Under the New Bay Bridge

 
Dragon Boat Races Under the New Bay Bridge

 

 

Wine Seminar at Walla Walla
In her debut official visit to the City of Walla Walla, Washington, the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco, Ms Subrina Chow took the opportunity to address the wine trade at a seminar entitled “Hong Kong – Your International Wine Trade and Auction Center”. Over 50 participants from 15 local wineries and related business attended the seminar on August 6 at the Walla Walla Community College.

Ms. Chow said Hong Kong has quickly become Asia’s wine trading and distribution hub since the elimination of wine duties in 2008. The total wine exports to Hong Kong in 2012 reached over $1 billion, of which U.S. wines accounted for about 7 percent or $66.8 million. “The market potential for U.S. wines is significant,” she said. Wine Seminar at Walla Walla

 
Wine Seminar at Walla Walla

The Third Annual Hong Kong Cinema – October 4-6
The San Francisco Film Society will present the third annual Hong Kong Cinema festival in association with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco from October 4-6 at the Vogue Theatre (3290 Sacramento Street, San Francisco). The 2013 edition features a total of eight Hong Kong movies, including a mini retrospective on well-known martial arts choreographer and director, the late Lau Kar Leung. The Third Annual Hong Kong Cinema – October 4-6

 
The Third Annual Hong Kong Cinema – October 4-6

 


 
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