Toronto firms get boost from HK trade office
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
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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.