By Anna Tse
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office of New York premiered top action movie “Unbeatable” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on June 11 as part of a four-day event celebrating Hong Kong.
“In the next few days, we’ll give you the sample of the best of what have to offer, from a great movie to the Dragon Boat Festival and a Hong Kong ballet performance,” said Clement Leung, Hong Kong commissioner to the United States.
“Unbeatable,” directed by Dante Lam, is a story about a Hong Kong cab driver Chin Fai, played by Nick Cheung, who flees to Macau to avoid loan sharks. The former champion boxer’s journey intersects with others who reinvent themselves. At the end, Chin Fai delivers the knockout punch to become unbeatable.
Chin Fai’s motto was, “Don’t be afraid, for if you have fear then you have lost [the match] already. Tell yourself you can do it!” Leung stated it resonates with the relentless hardworking characteristic of the people in Hong Kong.
A total of seven events were being around the Bay State, to reaffirm Hong Kong’s strong trade alliance with Massachusetts. The state exported $1.76 billion worth of goods to Hong Kong last year.
According to data from the trade office, Hong Kong is Massachusetts ninth largest export destination in 2013, representing a total export value of $42.5 billion, up 13 percent from 2012.
The annual meeting of the National US Hong Kong Business Association (NUSHKBA) was held in downtown Boston on June 13 , as part of the trade celebration. Twelve NUSHKBA leaders from California, Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington met to discuss trade.
This celebration not only intended to strengthen the existing bilateral relationship between Hong Kong and the United States, but also to build more partnerships with the Bay State for biotechnology, sustainable energy and more.
Leung stated his team planned to visit local wineries in Massachusetts during his trip, to explore more trading options, as Hong Kong is the top wine center of the world.
State Rep. Tackey Chan and state Rep. Donald Wong sponsored the event.
“This a great event to continue our strong ties, economically, culturally with Hong Kong,” Chan said. “Especially since so many Hong Kong people live here as immigrants and as children of immigrants … Massachusetts is No. 6 in the nation as a trade partner of Hong Kong, which is an important part of our economy.”
Hong Kong, literally “fragrant harbor” in Chinese, has more Rolls Royces per person than any other city in the world. People from 170 countries and regions, including the United States, can visit Hong Kong visa-free.
“We hope you all soon will visit our beautiful city of Hong Kong,” Leung said.
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