07 February 2017 Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Brussels
A Chinese New Year reception was held in Brussels on 7 February 2017 to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.
The reception was organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels and the Belgium-Hong Kong Society, with the support of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium, Mr Didier Reynders, officiated at the event, which was held at the Albert Hall. Around 400 guests from the Belgian government, the European Union institutions, the diplomatic corps, the business sector, the Hong Kong community and the media attended the event.
The event was further enhanced by the Cantonese music performance by the Hong Kong music group namely Hong Kong Drum Ensemble.
29 June 2017
Reception to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)
29 June 2017 Reception to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)
The Belgium-Hong Kong Society co-hosted a reception at the official Hong Kong residence in Brussels on 29 June to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The event was supported by Chinese Mission to the European Union, which contributed a photo exhibition on Hong Kong’s achievements over the last 20 years. Speeches were made by Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic Affairs to the EU, Ms Shirley Lam, the Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, Madam Yang Yangyi, and Belgium-Hong Kong Society Chairman, Mr Piet Steel. The talented Yat Po Singers (一舖清唱), the first professional a cappella choral theatre company in Hong Kong focusing on developing original theatrical works, gave warmly applauded performances of 賽馬 (Horse Race), 南泥灣渡假村 (Nan Ni Wan Resort), Man in the mirror, Swan Lake, and the theme song of the HKSAR 20th anniversary, 香港・我家 (Hong Kong Our Home).