Facebook strengthens presence with new HK office

Business | 20 May 2019 8:51 pm

Facebook opened its new office in Hong Kong today in One Taikoo Place.

The Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung and Facebook Vice President Dan Neary were on hand for the occasion.

Facebook first began operations in Hong Kong in 2010.

“Hong Kong is an important market for us in Asia Pacific. Our expanded office reflects our continued commitment to helping Hong Kong fuel its economic engine by bringing in technological innovations, and shape a better tomorrow by bringing communities together,''  said Jayne Leung, Vice President and Head of Greater China at Facebook.

Over the years, Facebook has partnered with different local and international organizations to promote online well-being and safeguard local communities through school programs and talks; provide training and resources to non-profit organizations through the annual “Good Causes Day”; empower women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses through #SheMeansBusiness; and advocate diversified social issues such as social inclusion and environmental protection through partnerships and campaigns.

The office has adopted the same open-office concept  found in Facebook offices across the globe.

Its walls feature works of Hong Kong artists under the Artist in Residence program, which brings in a diverse range of artists to create artwork as a means to energize, inspire and challenge the community. The entire office is also infused with local cultural references ranging from street food to classic movies to even colloquialisms, including meeting rooms named “Lion Rock,” “In the Mood for Love” (a film by internationally renowned filmmaker Wong Kar-wai) and “Cook Phone Congee” (meaning to talk for hours on the telephone), all of which were voted by local employees.

A new Facebook Live Studio underlines Facebook’s focus on digital development and features state-of-the-art equipment for live broadcast and video production.

To share the many ways people in Hong Kong are using Facebook, an online campaign, #myfbstory, will be launched.

Facebook will share stories of how users and communities have used Facebook for good, such as pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams and creating support groups for those in need. Facebook users are also invited to submit their very own “Facebook stories.” Details will be posted on the Facebook Hong Kong page.

 

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