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Hong Kong commissioner to speak at UNIBusiness event

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Christine Schrage, instructor, marketing, 319-273-2126, christine.schrage@uni.edu

Stacey Christensen, University Marketing & Public Relations, 319-273-6728, Stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Donald Tong, commissioner for the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs Office, will speak at the UNIBusiness Global Trade Issues Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Tong is the highest-ranking official in the Hong Kong government stationed in the U.S.

As commissioner, Tong directs the Hong Kong government's efforts in promoting U.S.-Hong Kong economic and trade ties. He also oversees the work of the three Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco.

Prior to the appointment, Tong was deputy secretary for home affairs, responsible for policy formulation on a wide range of subjects, including development of social enterprise, promotion of civic education and human rights, legal aid, and religious and data privacy matters. He served as deputy director-general of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and also worked in the New Airport Projects Coordination Office. Tong was responsible for the organization of the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events held in Hong Kong.

For more information, contact Christine Schrage, instructor of marketing, at 319-273-2126 or christine.schrage@uni.edu.