Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office hosts Lunar New Year celebration in Seattle

Subrina Chow, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco, and Donald Tong, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco hosted a reception in Seattle on Feb. 20 to celebrate the Year of the Snake.

Addressing the guests at the reception, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco, Subrina Chow said that Washington state remains one of Hong Kong’s key trade partners.

In 2012, more than $2.15 billion of merchandise was exported from Washington to Hong Kong.

Chow said she would like to see more Washington wines traded and enjoyed in Hong Kong.

Also speaking at the reception was the Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Donald Tong.

“Amidst an increasingly competitive, and at times unpredictable, global economic environment, our economy continued to show positive growth last year,” he said.

This reception is the second reception hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco to celebrate the Chinese New Year on the West Coast of the United States. (end)

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