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Established in 1986, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco represents the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government in the western part of the United States. We seek to strengthen and broaden Hong Kong’s economic relations with the 19 western states, by enhancing understanding of the SAR’s free trade policy and its unique advantages as the two-way platform for overseas companies to access the China market and for Chinese companies to go global.

   
   
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Asian Youth Orchestra launches 2017 North American and European tour in San Jose

Asian Youth Orchestra launches 2017 North American and European tour in San Jose

The Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) launched its 2017 North American and European tour in San Jose, California on August 4. The world tour began in Hong Kong and continued to Beijing and Tokyo before crossing the Pacific to California for shows in San Jose and Berkeley. The orchestra will then perform in the East Coast of the United States and later cross the Atlantic for a further 11 concerts in Europe.

The AYO’s 2017 world tour, which includes a total of 22 concerts in 20 cities across three continents, is an international musical celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Hong Kong master film director featured in San Francisco film series (with photo)

Hong Kong master film director featured in San Francisco film series (with photo)

Johnnie To, a highly regarded Hong Kong film director, is being featured in Modern Cinema, a film series co-presented by SFFILM and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco (HKETO), this season of Modern Cinema, entitled “Johnnie To: Cops and Robbers”, is running from July 20 to August 6.

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Hong Kong Showcase in Seattle to Celebrate HKSAR 20th Anniversary

Hong Kong Showcase in Seattle to Celebrate HKSAR 20th Anniversary

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco presented Hong Kong Showcase in Seattle to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Showcase ran from June 29 to July 1, 2017.

At the gala reception before the screening of the opening night film, Mr. Ivanhoe Chang, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco said that he was pleased to present the Showcase to the audience in Seattle with five Hong Kong movie productions to celebrate Hong Kong’s important milestone.

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HKSAR 20th Anniversary Celebration Reception in Texas

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco hosted a gala reception in Dallas, Texas on June 27, 2017. A four-member Chinese Music Ensemble from Hong Kong performed at the reception. The musical instruments played by the Ensemble included dizi, xiao, pipa, erhu and sheng.

In welcoming the Ensemble and the guests at the reception, Mr. Ivanhoe Chang, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco said that in Hong Kong, its cosmopolitan community enjoys a wide selection of arts and cultural events from East and West. He is confident that the 40-hectare West Kowloon Cultural District, on a prime waterfront site overlooking the harbor, will lift Hong Kong’s position as an arts and cultural hub to new heights.

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Reception and concert in Los Angeles to celebrate HKSAR 20th Anniversary

Reception and concert in Los Angeles to celebrate HKSAR 20th Anniversary

About 1,000 music-lovers joined “A Musical Journey” concert on June 25, 2017 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco is the presenting sponsor. Prior to the concert, the Office hosted a VIP reception at the Fifth Floor Ballroom, The Music Center.

“Hong Kong is still that shining beacon of free trade, open markets, the rule of law, and judicial independence, with low taxes, a level playing field for local and foreign companies alike, a high degree of transparency, and extremely low level of corruption. We continue to enjoy a strong bilateral relationship with the United States which is our second largest trading partner.

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Gala reception and “A Musical Journey” concert in San Francisco to celebrate HKSAR 20th Anniversary

Gala reception and “A Musical Journey” concert in San Francisco to celebrate HKSAR 20th Anniversary

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco hosted a gala reception and presented a concert, titled “A Musical Journey” in San Francisco on June 23, 2017.

Close to 400 guests from the local business, political and academic communities attended the reception, held at the Green Room, San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. Many of them also attended “A Musical Journey” concert at the Herbst Theatre.

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Hong Kong Again Ranked the World's Most Competitive Economy

Hong Kong Again Ranked the World's Most Competitive Economy

Hong Kong has been crowned as the world's most competitive economy for the second consecutive year, according to the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017.


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Chief Secretary outlines three focus areas under the theme of "Together · Progress · Opportunity" for HKSAR 20th anniversary celebrations

Chief Secretary outlines three focus areas under the theme of "Together · Progress · Opportunity" for HKSAR 20th anniversary celebrations

Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, on April 6 outlined three focus areas under the theme "Together . Progress. Opportunity" for the 20th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region celebrations in 2017.


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Three Hong Kong Movies Selected at CAAMFest

Three Hong Kong Movies Selected at CAAMFest

CAAMFest, recognized as the largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films in the US, has selected three Hong Kong movies for its 2017 festival, which runs from March 9 to 19. CAAMFest presents about 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose annually.


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Large-scale bamboo sculptures in San Francisco on display to mark 20th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

Large-scale bamboo sculptures in San Francisco on display to mark 20th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

Six vase-shaped bamboo lanterns, ranging in height from 16 to 20 feet, are lighting up Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. The special exhibition, “Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round” by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau, is on display until March 10. To echo the installation at the Plaza, a 6-foot tall lantern is on show at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

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