Denmark-Hong Kong Trade Association
Denmark-Hong Kong Trade Association, founded in 1989, is an association of Danish business representatives with a special interest for the trade between Denmark and Hong Kong SAR. It is established with the aim to promote commercial, industrial and other trade related activities. Further, the association has the purpose to promote the general conditions for trade and economic development between Denmark and Hong Kong SAR.
The association is supported by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels, and Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Stockholm, and has since its start implemented 3-4 events yearly, where its members have been able:
- to participate in speeches by top business representatives and specialist from Hong Kong SAR and Denmark
- to obtain contacts to business people for mutual exchange of experiences and/or future cooperation
- to obtain information about the market’s general development, like changes in state of the market, legal aspects and the development up to date and in the future.
The chairman of Denmark Hong Kong Trade Association is appointed vice-chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide Ltd., which is a global personal network of more than 7700 members in 28 countries.
The Association obtains financial support from Hong Kong Trade Development Council. The support is continued after 30. June 1997, in order for the Association to be able to implement events and activities , which informs about future development in Hong Kong SAR.
It would be a pleasure for us to see you as a member giving you the opportunity to take part in our future events.
The Committee for
Denmark-Hong Kong Trade Association
Claus V. Hemmingsen
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The 14th Hong Kong Forum Brochure
Dear Association & Chapter/Section Heads/Federation Co-ordinators
Thank you for your support to the 13th Hong Kong Forum. 380 associates flew in from 23 countries to take part in this annual anchor event of the Federation last December.
The 14th Hong Kong Forum will be held on 3-4 December. Since many associations/chapters will start their recruitment campaign in the coming months, we are glad to provide you with the 14th Hong Kong Forum brochure for your use and distribution to your members, the coordinator will receive them this week. We also uploaded a soft copy to the HK Forum website.
Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nikolaj Juhl Hansen
Partner, Head of China Desk Magnusson Law Firm
Denmark - Hong Kong Trade Association
c/o Dansk Erhverv
1217 København K
Tlf.: 3374 6000
Fax: 3374 6080
Tlf.: 4086 8531
Hong Kong profile
Once home to fishermen and farmers, modern Hong Kong is a teeming, commercially-vibrant metropolis where Chinese and Western influences fuse.
The former British colony became a special administrative region of China in 1997, when Britain's 99-year lease of the New Territories, north of Hong Kong island, expired.
Hong Kong is governed under the principle of "one country, two systems", under which China has agreed to give the region a high degree of autonomy and to preserve its economic and social systems for 50 years from the date of the handover.
Hong Kong's constitution, the Basic Law, provides for the development of democratic processes. However, Beijing can veto changes to the political system and pro-democracy forces have been frustrated by what they see as the slow pace of political reform.
China controls Hong Kong's foreign and defence policies, but the territory has its own currency and customs status.
Hong Kong's economy has moved away from manufacturing and is now services-based. The region is a major corporate and banking centre as well as a conduit for China's burgeoning exports. Its deepwater port is one of the world's busiest.
Companies based in Hong Kong employ millions of workers in the neighbouring Chinese province of Guangdong.
China ceded Hong Kong island to Britain in 1842 after the First Opium War. Britain later added parts of the Kowloon peninsula and the many smaller islands surrounding Hong Kong to its holdings.
In the 19th and 20th centuries Hong Kong's population was boosted by the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants from China, many of whom were fleeing domestic upheavals. Industrialisation gathered pace, and by the 1970s Hong Kong had become an "Asian tiger"; one of the region's economic powerhouses.
With little room for expansion across its hilly terrain, high-rise Hong Kong has among the highest population density in the world; some 6,300 people per square kilometre. Skyscrapers and temples, shopping malls and traditional markets sit cheek-by-jowl.
But amid the urban hustle there are quiet parks and green spaces, beaches and mountain-top views.
- Territory: Hong Kong
- Status: Semi-autonomous, special administrative region of China
- Population: 7 million (World Bank, 2010)
- Area: 1,098 sq km (424 sq miles)
- Major languages: Chinese (mainly Cantonese), English (both official)
- Major religions: Buddhism, Taoism
- Life expectancy: 80 (men), 86 (women)
- Monetary unit: Hong Kong dollar
- Main exports: Electrical and electronic goods, clothing
- GNI per capita: $32,780 (World Bank, 2010)
- Internet domain: .hk
- International dialling code: +852
source BBC News website © 2012