The Consulate General held its annual Independence Day receptions in Macau and Hong Kong on June 26 and June 30, respectively. In Macau, over 170 guests enjoyed remarks by Consul General Hart and the guest honor, Macau’s Secretary for Administration and Justice, Sonia Chan Hoi Fan, as well as festive American and local food. In Hong Kong, almost 700 guests joined Consul General Hart and guest of honor, Hong Kong’s Secretary For Justice, Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, in toasting continued Hong Kong- U.S. friendship, and enjoyed music by the visiting U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Band. At both events, guests were also treated to stunning a capella renditions of the National Anthem by Consulate General staff member Jack Bisase. Please click the links below to read Consul General Hart’s remarks at these events.