U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Delegation Visits Hong Kong

A delegation from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission led by Chairwoman Carolyn Bartholomew and Vice Chairwoman Robin Cleveland visited Hong Kong May 18-22. While in Hong Kong, the delegation met with Hong Kong SAR government officials, Legislative Council members, business leaders including the American Chamber of Commerce, as well as members of civil ... Read More»

Consul General Tong’s Interview on RTHK “The Pulse,” Hosted by Steve Vines

Broadcast on May 4, 2019 - Stephen Vines (SV): Consul General, can I ask you? It does appear that the United States is getting a bit more engaged with affairs in Hong Kong: you’re being critical of the sentencing of the Occupy leaders, you’ve raised concerns over the extradition ... the proposed extradition law, and ... Read More»

Coast Guard ship visits Hong Kong

United States Coast Guard U.S. Department of Homeland Security News Release April 14, 2019 U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Contact: Coast Guard Pacific Area Public Affairs NyxoLyno@uscg.mil Coast Guard ship visits Hong Kong ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) moored Sunday in Hong Kong Harbor – the first visit by ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference | Hanoi, Vietnam

February 28, 2019 - THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. I want to begin by thanking the Prime Minister and President of Vietnam. We’re in Hanoi. It’s an incredible city. What’s happened over the last 25 years has been incredible for the people of Vietnam, the job they’ve done — economic development. Really something ... Read More»

Transcript of Consul General Kurt Tong’s TVB Straight Talk interview with Michael Chugani

February 26, 2019 - Michael Chugani (MC): Hello, I’m Michael Chugani and this is Straight Talk. With me today is the US Consul General, Mr. Kurt Tong. Thank you very much. Now, Mr. Consul General, you were here about a year ago. Read More»

Remarks by President Trump in State of the Union Address

February 5, 2019 - THE PRESIDENT: Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and my fellow Americans: We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential. As we begin a new Congress, I stand here ready to work with you to achieve historic breakthroughs ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau 2019 Lunar New Year Message

Happy Lunar New Year! The U.S. Consulate General would like to wish everyone in Hong Kong and Macau a healthy and prosperous Year of the Pig.  Follow us on Facebook and enjoy our annual Lunar New Year video ! The U.S. Consulate General will be closed February 5-7, 2019. Kung Hei Fat Choi! With warmest regards, U.S. Consulate General ... Read More»

U.S. and Hong Kong Delegations Discuss Counterproliferation and Export Controls

On December 5-7, senior delegations from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce met with representatives of several Hong Kong Government agencies to consider recent progress and performance in bilateral cooperation on sanctions enforcement and strategic trade controls. On sanctions enforcement, the U.S. delegation took note of recent steps by Hong Kong ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China

October 4, 2018 - THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Ken, for that kind introduction. To the Members of the Board of Trustees, to Dr. Michael Pillsbury, to our distinguished guests, and to all of you who, true to your mission in this place, "think about the future in unconventional ways" –- it is an honor ... Read More»

U.S. Congressional Delegation visits Hong Kong

A Congressional delegation led by Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) visited Hong Kong August 28-29. While in Hong Kong, the delegation met with Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Legislative Council members, the Securities and Futures Commission as well as business leaders to discuss financial industry oversight, explore issues related to anti-money ... Read More»

U.S. Congressional Delegation Stresses Importance of U.S. Hong Kong Relationship

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, led a bipartisan delegation to Hong Kong July 3-6. Joined by Congressman Pete Aguilar of California (D-CA), Chairman Frelinghuysen met The Honorable Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-Ngor, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, members of the ... Read More»

Consulate General Strengthens Commercial Ties with Hong Kong

On Friday, June 1, the Commercial Service of the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) jointly hosted a smart city forum with nine leading U.S. technology companies sharing key developments and challenges for smart transport infrastructure, big data, and artificial intelligence.  In his remarks at ... Read More»

Consul General Praises U.S. Wines at Vinexpo

Over 90 wineries and vintner organizations from the United States are in Hong Kong to exhibit at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018. California, New York, and Washington are some of the main wine-producing states in the U.S. and each region specializes in different varietals and blends. The United States is the fourth-largest wine producing country and ... Read More»

Consulate General Co-Hosts Showcase for U.S. Smart Manufacturing Companies with HKPC

The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau was pleased to initiate a new partnership with the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) by co-organizing a Smart Manufacturing Solutions Presentation and Networking Opportunities event on May 25 at the HKPC. As part of this new partnership, the Consulate General looks forward to working with HKPC in ... Read More»

Consul General Tong Honors 2018-19 Fulbright Program Grantees

This year, eight doctoral candidates and two scholars from Hong Kong universities will receive Fulbright Program awards to support research in the United States from 2018–2019. During a reception at his residence on May 15, U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau Kurt Tong honored the outgoing 2018-2019 Fulbright Program grantees from Hong Kong. Read More»

USS Sterett Sailors Enjoy Cultural Exchange During Hong Kong Visit

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Cory Barrow, right, from Huntington Beach, Calif., and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Sergey Kalashnikov, from Las Angeles, both assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), play games with children from the Cheerland Nursery School Kindergarten during a cultural exchange event on March 29, 2018. Sterett visited Hong ... Read More»

Section 301 Fact Sheet

Following a Memorandum from President Trump, on August 18, 2017, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Welcomes Announcement of Hong Kong Government Action Plan to Address TIP

The U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong welcomes the Hong Kong Government’s promulgation today of an Action Plan to Tackle Trafficking in Persons and to Enhance Protection of Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong, as well as the establishment of a Steering Committee to ensure implementation of the Action Plan. In response to the Hong ... Read More»

U.S. Treasury Announces North Korean Sanctions Package Targeting 56 Shipping and Trading Companies

February 23, 2018 – The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the largest North Korea-related sanctions tranche to date, aimed at disrupting North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels to further isolate the regime and advance the U.S. maximum pressure campaign. Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau 2018 Lunar New Year Message

Happy Lunar New Year! The U.S. Consulate General would like to wish everyone in Hong Kong and Macau a healthy and prosperous Year of the Dog. Follow us on Facebook and enjoy our annual Lunar New Year video ! The U.S. Consulate General will be closed February 16-19. Kung Hei Fat Choi! With warmest regards, U.S. Consulate General Hong ... Read More»

Interested in Studying in the USA?

The U.S. Consulate General will host a booth at the 2018 Education & Careers Expo hosted by the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from February 1-4. Students, parents, and educators are invited to visit booth 1D-C17, featuring our EducationUSA advising program which provides free, comprehensive, and ... Read More»

Readout from U.S. Treasury Under Secretary Mandelker’s Hong Kong Visit

U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker met today with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, and the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau to discuss cooperation between the U.S. and Hong Kong Government on countering the North Korean threat. The Under Secretary discussed ways that the ... Read More»

#Instatram175 Instagram Contest

Between January 17, 2018 and February 9, 2018, take and post a photo of the U.S. Consulate’s “175” tram on Instagram using the hashtags #USAHK175 and #Instatram175. Entrants may have their photos reposted to Consulate Social Media accounts, and the winner will receive a book of National Geographic’s Instagram photos. Below are full photo contest ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

Worldwide Caution (January 11, 2018) - 1. As part of the Department of State's continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. Read More»

U.S. Consul General Shows Support for Hong Kong’s LGBTI Community at Pride Parade

Consul General Kurt Tong participated in the Hong Kong Pride Parade on Saturday, November 25 to show support for Hong Kong’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex community. Joining several other Consuls General on stage, Consul General Tong said in brief remarks that he was pleased to see the Hong Kong and diplomatic communities celebrating ... Read More»

Consul General Welcomes American Artist Richard W. Franklin

On November 8, Consul General Kurt Tong hosted a reception in honor of American artist, Mr Richard W. Franklin, who is visiting Hong Kong as part of the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program, a public-private program that promotes understanding through cross-cultural dialogue and artist exchanges. Formalized by President John F. Kennedy in ... Read More»

Opportunities for study and scholarships at the East-West Center (EWC) for the 2018 academic year

There are opportunities for study and scholarships at the East-West Center (EWC) for the 2018 academic year! The East-West Center (EWC) is at the forefront of educating people of the Asia Pacific region to meet the evolving demands of global change. For more information, please see East-West Center Fellowships for the 2018 Academic Year . Read More»

Congressional Visit Underscores Importance of U.S.-Hong Kong Ties

Representative Ted Yoho, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, led a delegation to Hong Kong Oct 20-22. The bipartisan group met Chief Executive Carrie Lam, as well as other official, civil society and business representatives to discuss the U.S.-Hong Kong bilateral relationship. Pictured here after meeting with Hong ... Read More»

Consul General Joins Macau International Trade and Investment Fair

On October 19, Consul General Kurt Tong joined Macau SAR Secretary of Economy and Finance Lionel Leung, the leadership of AmCham Macau, and others to open the AmCham Corner at the 22nd Annual 2017 Macau International Trade and Investment Fair. The event highlighted new opportunities to develop the U.S.-Macau economic relationship in the coming year. Read More»

Volunteers from the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Chafee Participate in Community Programs

More than 300 sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Chafee participated in eleven community outreach programs while visiting Hong Kong from October 2-6. These exchanges, a common feature of U.S. Navy port calls, ranged from visiting the elderly and children to playing friendly basketball or soccer matches with local school students. Photos featured ... Read More»

USS Ronald Reagan Arrives in Hong Kong

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) anchored in Hong Kong Harbor October 2, 2017. Ronald Reagan is the flag ship for Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, embarked with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15. “The Sailors ... Read More»

Consul General Tong Attends Event in Support of Ivory Ban

Consul General Tong joined the “Global March for Elephants and Rhinos” event with former Miss Chinese International Bernice Liu, Tanzanian pop star and activist Shubert Mwarabu, LegCo member Ted Hui, and the Angolan Consul General to Hong Kong at L’Hotel Elan on September 8 in Kwun Tong. The event was in support of Hong Kong’s ... Read More»

Consul General Tong Hosts Anti-Trafficking in Persons Discussion

On August 29, Consul General Tong hosted a breakfast in honor of Luis CdeBaca, the former Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, who is in Hong Kong to speak at the Thomson Reuters-organized Anti-Slavery Summit. Consul General Tong, Ambassador CdeBaca and representatives from Liberty Asia, Blackpeak, UBS, the United States Department of Homeland ... Read More»

Twentieth Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

June 29, 2017 - On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the inauguration of its new Chief Executive, the United States calls on all parties concerned to uphold Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and the crucial ideal of “One Country, Two Systems,” ... Read More»

Consul General Tong June 13 speech at CSIS in Washington, DC: Risks and Opportunities in Hong Kong

Thank you for that kind introduction. I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone involved at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as well as my friends and colleagues at the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, for making this event possible. Read More»
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