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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 .
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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