Hong Kong will host the eighth Belt and Road Summit next week on 13-14 September, to reflect on the first decade of the Belt and Road Initiative and discuss future business and investment collaboration focused on emerging markets and new sectors, while showcasing Hong Kong’s unique advantages to the global community.
Links between Hong Kong and Southeast Asia are strengthening, as both balance the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic with global challenges posed by supply chain interruptions, inflationary pressures and geopolitical tensions.
上天堂下杭,蘇 (above is heaven below are Hangzhou, Suzhou) goes the old saying about two remarkably beautiful cities in the Yangtze Delta. And this week in Hong Kong, the focus has been on Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, and the province as a whole.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) began running its SmartHK programme in major cities in Mainland China (including Guangzhou, Jinan, Chengdu, Fuzhou and Hangzhou) in 2011. This year's SmartHK is the first large-scale HKTDC in the mainland since border reopening with Mainland China. It is of special significance to connect enterprises from the two places.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a giant trade area extending from the fringes of the Arctic (Hokkaido, Japan, main picture) to the Antarctic (New Zealand) and encompassing the giant economy of Mainland China as well as Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia.
Say “Chile” to most Hong Kongers and the first thing that springs to mind will be supermarkets – the range of wines and out-of-season fruits brought in from the Southern Hemisphere country that spans 39 degrees of latitude and nearly 7,000 metres of altitude.