05 - 05 October 2019Hong Kong Update: the latest situation in Hong Kong
In recent weeks, protests in Hong Kong have made the headlines and have caused some inconvenience to visitors. This online portal puts the facts at your fingertips, covering transportation advice, clarifications of fake news, government press releases, conferences and events and more. It provides useful and timely information for businesspeople, travellers and residents alike.
03 - 13 October 2019HKETO, Brussels supports Hong Kong films at fantasy film festival in Spain
Ten Hong Kong films will be screened at the Sitges 2019 – 52nd International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia taking place in Sitges, near Barcelona from 3 to 13 October 2019. Five are recent titles (Bodies at Rest, Kung Fu Monster, Limbo, Detective vs. Sleuths and Chasing Dreams) and five are restored masterpieces directed by King Hu. More information
14 - 14 September 2019Thousands join Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Antwerp
Thousands of people enjoyed the 9th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival held in Antwerp, Belgium on 14 September 2019, which was sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels. More information.
12 - 15 September 2019Hong Kong's "bao" stars at Lyon Street Food Festival
The "bao", a traditional Hong Kong dim sum, starred at this year's Lyon Street Food Festival from 12 to 15 September 2019. One of four guest destinations, Hong Kong, which the organiser called "the capital of street food", presented its typical food culture in a colourful scenography recreating the ambiance of a night market. More information.
04 - 12 September 2019Salento International Film Festival in Tricase and Dragon Film Festival in Florence
The HKETO, Brussels supported two films festivals in Italy in September 2019. The Salento International Film Festival held in Tricase on 4-8 September screened three Hong Kong films, while the Dragon Film Festival held in Florence on 10-12 September screened five Hong Kong productions. More information.
04 September 2019Hong Kong Chief Executive announces withdrawal of controversial Bill
Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam has announced that the HKSAR Government will "formally withdraw" the controversial Fugitive Offenders Bill among "four actions" to foster dialogue that can help society move forward after more than two months of protests. One of the four actions will be to begin a direct dialogue with the community. More info.
26 August 2018New Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union
Mr Eddie Cheung is the new Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union, at the head of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels. Mr Cheung previously served as the Hong Kong SAR Government's Deputy Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services). His predecessor, Ms Shirley Lam, has returned to Hong Kong to take up the post of Permanent Secretary, Chief Executive's Office, on 2 September. More information.
15 August 2019EUR 2.19 billion relief package to help Hong Kong weather economic challenges
Financial Secretary Paul Chan unveiled a HK$ 19.1 billion (EUR 2.19 billion) package of measures on 15 August 2019 to support Hong Kong people and businesses amid the challenging external environment and slowing Hong Kong economy. More info.
19 August 2019Hong Kong News - Summer 2019 - read our latest newsletter
Greater Bay Area Development: HK's role - Xiqu Centre for Chinese opera opens in West Kowloon Cultural District - Principal Officials visited Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg - HK and Italy sign Working Holiday Scheme agreement - HK in mutual recognition of funds agreements with Luxembourg and the Netherlands – HK artist Shirley Tse at La Biennale di Venezia until 24 November - HKETO, Brussels supported HK films at nine international film festivals in Europe in 2018/19 - HK film "Still Human" wins top award at the 21st Far East Film Festival in Udine - Former textile factory gets a new lease of life as an arts complex…Read here
24 May 2019Chief Executive strongly objects to German asylum for two bail jumpers - 24 May 2019
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today told Germany's Acting Consul General in Hong Kong, Mr David Schmidt, that she strongly objects to, and deeply regrets, the reported granting of asylum to two Hong Kong residents who jumped bail to flee Hong Kong while awaiting trial on serious charges. More.