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Hong Kong’s institutional strengths continue to be upheld

 



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January 30, 2020 - Hong Kong’s institutional strengths and core values, most notably the rule of law, continue to be upheld in the city, said Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Mr Eddie Mak, in New York this evening (January 30, New York time).

Speaking at a Chinese New Year reception organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), Mr Mak stressed that Hong Kong’s judiciary continued to administer justice without fear or favour.

Addressing the challenges faced by Hong Kong, including the current global health crisis, Mr Mak said that Hong Kong had faced adversity before, yet every time Hong Kong had found ways to persevere, adding that time would once again testify to the resilience of the city.

He also updated the reception guests on the latest developments in Hong Kong, including in the areas of innovation technology, financial services, and the regional opportunities arising from the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Belt and Road Initiative.

Also speaking at the reception, HKETONY Director, Ms Joanne Chu, reaffirmed the office’s commitment to foster closer economic and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the 31 eastern states.

Today’s reception was attended by about 300 guests from the academic, business, cultural and political sectors in New York. In addition to the reception in New York, a Chinese New Year reception was held in Atlanta on January 23, with over 200 guests in attendance.

Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States Mr Eddie Mak, highlighted Hong Kong's institutional strengths at the Chinese New Year reception, organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) on January 30 (New York time).Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States Mr Eddie Mak, highlighted Hong Kong's institutional strengths at the Chinese New Year reception, organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) on January 30 (New York time).
 
Director of HKETONY, Ms Joanne Chu, reaffirms the office's commitment to forge closer economic and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the United States.
Director of HKETONY, Ms Joanne Chu, reaffirms the office's commitment to forge closer economic and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the United States.
Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Mr Eddie Mak (fourth left) and Director of HKETONY Ms Joanne Chu, (fifth left), wish everyone a successful Year of the Rat.
Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Mr Eddie Mak (fourth left) and Director of HKETONY Ms Joanne Chu, (fifth left), wish everyone a successful Year of the Rat.
 
The lion dance performance welcomes the Year of the Rat.
The lion dance performance welcomes the Year of the Rat.


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