Washington Doorknock 2019

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Highlights from AmCham’s annual meet and greet with the administration, Congress and think tank experts in DC


 

A senior delegation from AmCham visited Washington from June 10-12 on its annual Doorknock, at the height of public rallies against the proposed extradition bill.

 

We celebrated AmCham’s 50th anniversary year at the US Chamber with Edward Yau, Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, AmCham company representatives along with friends and guests of the chamber.

 

During two days packed with meetings, delegates discussed Hong Kong’s strengths as an international business hub with Senators Steve Daines and Todd Young and with Congressmen Jim McGovern, Joaquin Castro, Joseph P Kennedy, Ted Yoho, Rick Larsen and Darin LaHood, as well as with senior policy advisers and staff members of lawmakers in key committees and panels that focus on China and Hong Kong affairs and trade.

 

There were also discussions with senior officials from the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, State Department, National Security Council, National Economic Council, and the Office of the US Trade Representative, among others.

 

We also had lunch with leaders from CSIS, Brookings Institution and the Heritage Foundation while maintaining energy levels for a packed agenda during the whistle-stop tour through the halls of power.   

 

Special thanks to AmCham HK’s official carrier, United Airlines, which sponsored the flights for our staff, and to PayPal who sponsored our 50th anniversary reception.

 

 

At AmCham HK’s 50th Anniversary reception event at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC, with Sec. Edward Yau (4th from right) in attendance

 

 

HK’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau at the HKETO-DC reception

 

 

Congressman Ted Yoho (center)

 

Discussion with incoming USCG Hanscom Smith (3rd from left)

 

Senator Steve Daines (far right)

 

Senator Todd Young of Indiana (center)

 

Representative Jim McGovern (7th from left)

 

US-China Working Group with Representative Darin LaHood