Toronto firms get boost from HK trade of­fice

China Daily (Canada) - - TOP NEWS - By NA LI in Toronto re­nali@chi­nadai­lyusa.com

Hong Kong has made ef­forts to en­cour­age and help busi­nesses of the Greater Toronto area to take ad­van­tage of the “su­per-con­nec­tor” role to tap into the Asian and the wider Belt and Road mar­kets.

Kathy Chan, di­rec­tor of the Hong Kong Eco­nomic and Trade Of­fice (Toronto) (HKETO) ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion at a Chi­nese New Year gala of the Hong Kong Canada Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion (HKCBA) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Sec­tion in Toronto last Satur­day. the “In Min­istry­the past of year, Civil the Af­fairsHKCBA in Fe­bru­aryGTA Sec­tion­last year. con­tin­uedIt dis­cov­ered to demon­stratethat many ex­cep­tional de­part­ments com­mit­ment,abused pub­lic en­thu­si­asm, power re­source­ful­nessto seek in­di­vid­ual and ben­e­fits,pro­fes­sion­al­ism and it also found in widespread­de­liv­er­ing and prob­lems achievin­gin the its man­age­ment­mis­sion to for­geof wel­fa­reever stronger lot­ter­ies. trade ties Based be­tweenon in­tra-Par­tyHong Kong reg­u­la­tion­sand Canada,” on said ac­count­abil­i­tyChan. and dis­ci­plinary“I look for­ward penal­ties,to con­tin­u­ing Li re­ceived the pun­ish­ment­close col­lab­o­ra­tion in­clud­ing be­ing amongst placed HKETO,on pro­ba­tionother Hong in Kong theParty fam­ily for mem­berstwo years in­cludin­gand de­mo­tion,the ac­cord­ingHong Kong to Trade­the com­mis­sion De­vel­op­ment state­ment. Coun­cil Dou and Hong re­ceived Kong a Tourism se­ri­ous Board in­tra-Par­tyto present warn­ing the and very will best re­tire of early, Hon­git said. Kong Nei­therto the of GTA them busi­nes­sany longer com­mu­ni­ty­holds thein the po­si­tion com­ing of year.” del­e­gate to the Party’s Chan 18th also Na­tion­al­noted that Congress, de­spite the global state­ment un­cer­tain­ties,said. Hong “Such Kong pun­ish­mentshas main­tained mean its the ad­van­tages ter­mi­na­tion as of thean ex­cel­lent po­lit­i­cal ca­reer­place to for do the busi­nesstwo of­fi­cials,”in the world, Zhuang ben­e­fit­ting­said. from

Hong Kong can bridge you to the Chi­nese main­land through a spe­cial free trade ar­range­ment ... ”

Li was re­moved from the min­is­ter post on Nov 7 at the its age freeof 63. econ­omy,The stan­dard sound re­tire­men­t­age­foramin­is­ter com­mon law sys­tem, sim­ple in­China and low is taxes,65. Dou clean was and re­moved ef­fi­cien­ton gov­ern­men­tNov 15. The and com­mis­sion­strong con­nec­tions an­nounced with probe­sall part­sof Li of andthe world.Dou in early Jan­uary.

“MoreThe com­mis­sion im­por­tantly, Hon­galso Kong an­nounced­can brid­geon Wed­nes­dayyou to the Chi­ne­sethat Bao main­land Xue­quan, through for­mer a di­rec­tor spe­cial freeof the trade min­istry’s ar­range­ment wel­fare that lottery guar­an­tees cen­ter, Hon­gand Kong-basedWang Yunge, busi­ness­esits for­mer deputythe most di­rec­tor, favaourableare be­ing termsof­fi­cially when probed ac­cess­ing for the cor­rup­tion. mas­sive mar­ket,” Zhuang she spoke added. highly of the 2017 en­force­ment­not only of cel­e­brat­es­the Party’s the 150th ac­count­abil­ity an­niver­sary reg­u­la­tion,of the con­fed­er­a­tionsay­ing of the Canada,re­sult but re­flects also the marks cen­tral the lead­er­ship’s 20th an­niver­sary strong of de­ter­mi­na­tion­the es­tab­lish­ment to strict­lyof the rule Hongthe Party. Kong Spe­cial Ac­cord­ing Ad­min­is­tra­tiveto the Re­gion.reg­u­la­tion, Chan 17,000 in­vited Party Cana­dian mem­bers­busi­ness re­ceivedto join the pun­ish­mentsseries of celebration na­tion­wide ac­tiv­i­ties­last year, that ac­cord­ing are be­ing to the planned dis­ci­plineby HKETO com­mis­sion. in the year ahead.

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A traf­fic of­fi­cer in Jiyuan, He­nan prov­ince, had the un­usual task of check­ing the li­cense of a bus driver dressed as the Mon­key King from the novel Jour­ney­totheWest on Tues­day. The of­fi­cer asked the driver to re­move his mask. The driver and pas­sen­gers were part of a troupe headed to a per­for­mance at a vil­lage tem­ple fair.

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