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5th International Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta - 10-11 Sept 2016The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels is delighted to be a sponsor of the International Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta this year for the first time. The 5th edition of the event, it will take place at Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Dublin 4. More info.
Upcoming events in Belgium in September 2016Two events not to be missed:
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Antwerp (Saturday 10 September) and
"A Taste of Hong Kong" at Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels (Friday to Sunday 16-18 September. More info.
Chief Executive expresses deepest sympathy for victims of terrorist attack in Nice - 15 July 2016Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Nice, France. He expressed his deepest sympathies on the loss of lives and injuries and extended his condolences to the families of the victims. Earlier, Hong Kong's Financial Secretary, Mr John Tsang, had attended the French National Day reception.
Hong Kong News - Summer 2016In this issue: Big boost for innovation and technology - Hong Kong has world-class research capability - Hong Kong professor wins Grand Prix at International Exhibition of Inventors in Geneva - French Tech Hong Kong launched - Civil aviation authorities of China, Hong Kong and Macao enhance cooperation on air traffic planning - China's Belt and Road initiative - M+ Sigg Collection exhibition offers glimpse of what will be on show in Hong Kong's new museum. Read here.
Hong Kong artist at Rome Chamber Music FestivalA young clarinet player from Hong Kong, the award-winning Calvin Leung Chin Lun, has been selected as one of the young talents who will study and perform at the 13th Rome Chamber Music Festival on 23-26 June, with the support of HKETO, Brussels. More info.
Hong Kong designers at Paris Fashion Week - 1-6 March 2016Eight Hong Kong fashion brands will show their collections at the Paris Autumn-Winter 2016 Fashion Week. A runway show will take place at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts on 1 March, and the collections can be seen in the showroom from 4 to 6 March. More info.
Financial Secretary unveils 2016-17 Budget - 24 February 2016Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang presented the 2016-17 Budget to the Legislative Council on Wednesday 24 February. He said Hong Kong would have to seize new development opportunities arising from a new economic order that is driven by breakthroughs in information technology and the increasing role of emerging markets in the global economy. More.
Michael Young's iconic designs at Le Grand-Hornu - 31 January to 29 May 2016An exhibition of the innovative work in aluminium of Hong Kong-based industrial designer Michael Young is being held at the Centre d'Innovation et de Design at Le Grand-Hornu near Mons from 31 January to 29 May 2016. More info.
Hong Kong comics artist at Angoul├¬me international festival - 28-31 January 2016The "Godfather of Hong Kong Independent Comics", LI Chi-tak, will be honoured with a solo exhibition at the Angoulême International Comics Festival on 28-31 January 2016. It is also the first monographic exhibition of any single Hong Kong comics artist in the history of the festival. Li will be launching his new book, The Beast, drawn by Li and based on the original story by Belgian writer Jean Dufaux. More info.
Chief Executive's annual Policy Address - 13 January 2016The Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Mr C Y Leung, made his annual Policy Address to the Legislative Council on Wednesday 13 January 2016. He announced a series of initiatives to give a boost to innovation and technology in Hong Kong. The Government will also continue to give full support to start-ups. More.
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