Year of the Rat Welcomed at Reception of HKETO and NHKBA in The Hague

More than 150 guests attended the very successful Chinese New Year reception hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels (HKETO) and the Netherlands HK Business Association (NHKBA) in Society “De Witte” in The Hague on Wednesday 19th February.

Hosts Eddy Cheung, Hong Kong’s Special Representative for Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union and Hans Poulis, Chairman of the NHKBA welcomed guests including Dr Xu Hong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Netherlands, members of the Hong Kong Chinese community in the Netherlands and members of the NHKBA and many other guests.

In their speeches, Mr Cheung and Mr Poulis mentioned the problems facing Hong Kong at present: protests and the coronavirus. Both also expressed the hope and confidence that the city would be able to overcome these problems and serve the world as a business hub with many advantages.

In the photo from left to right: Mr William Chui, Director Europe HK Trade Development Council (supporting organisation of the reception), Mr. Eddy Cheung, H.E. Dr Xu Hong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Netherlands; and Mr Hans Poulis. 

To view the photo album of the event click here.