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October 6, 2014
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UK: Despite Protests, Hong Kong Events Operating Normally




hong kong convention and exhibition centreHong Kong’s major events venues are accessible and operating as normal, despite the ongoing protests in the city, says its convention bureau.

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) has reassured all those attending autumn trade exhibitions in Hong Kong that events are running smoothly and without interruption. 

HKECIA chairman Javed Khan said: “At this time we are seeing that trade fairs in Hong Kong are running without incident or interruption. Our advice to participants in upcoming conferences and exhibitions is that Hong Kong is definitely still open for business and safe to travel.  

“We have seen that trade shows which have successfully completed last week or are scheduled this week in Hong Kong have, aside from some minor travel disruption, continued as normal.”  

Hundreds of pro-democracy campaigners took to the streets of Hong Kong last week to protest China's plans to vet candidates when Hong Kong holds elections in 2017.

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