19 September 2023
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.
Avocado, chilli, cocoa, corn, dragon fruit, tequila, tomato – the list of ingredients originating from Latin America in general and Mexico in particular seems endless. And diners in Hong Kong, in fact the world over, enjoy visiting their nearest Mexican restaurant for tortillas and guacamole.
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.
Business links between Hong Kong and Southeast Asia are growing faster than a rain-forest bamboo grove, prompting the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to organise a mission to Singapore, the business hub of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Indonesia, the biggest ASEAN member, and nimble technology developer Malaysia.
The two-day Think Business, Think Hong Kong (TBTHK) promotion in the Thai capital last Thursday and Friday received an enthusiastic response from Thai government officials and business leaders.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has announced that it will implement the Industrial Labour Importation Scheme for the construction and transport industries, with a quota of 20,000. The government will launch the scheme this month, and be reviewed within six months after its launch.
Closer economic and trade development between Hong Kong and Mainland China in recent years has prompted many mainland securities companies to build a global presence through the financial hub of Hong Kong.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is maturing into a key market and investment destination for Hong Kong firms, as well as a source of commodities and capital. Bangkok, capital of Thailand, lies in the heart of this fast-growing region.
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.