Qin Jingteng, Vice Chairman of Shenzhen Federation of Industry & Commerce (Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce), led a delegation to visit the Chamber on February 3, where they were welcomed by HKGCC Deputy Chairman Agnes Chan, China Committee Vice Chairman Edmond Yew and members. Qin pointed out that currently there are over 40,000 Hong Kong enterprises in Shenzhen, which have contributed significantly to Shenzhen’s growth in the past 30 years. They hope Hong Kong businesses will continue to invest in Shenzhen to continue the city’s development.
Ouyang Huiyu, Deputy District Mayor of Futian District People’s Government, who is also Director of the Construction and Development Affairs Office of Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone (HTCZ), and Zhu Junwei, Deputy Executive Director of HTCZ, visited the Chamber on February 1, where they were welcomed by GBA Working Group Convenor Petrina Tam and members. Ouyang introduced the latest developments in Futian and HTCZ. The zone, which straddles the boundary between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, will focuses on the development of advanced and finance technologies.
Li Jun, Deputy Director General of Sichuan Provincial Bureau of Economic Cooperation, led a delegation to visit the Chamber on January 16 to promote Sichuan, where they were welcomed by China Committee Vice Chairman Siu Hung Chan and GBA Working Group Convenor Petrina Tam. They discussed preparations for the Sichuan-Hong Kong Cooperation Promotion Seminar, which took place on 17 January and invited members to join. Li also updated members on Sichuan’s economic developments and hoped both Sichuan and Hong Kong and expand corporation and boost two-way investment.
Wang Mingkui, Vice Director at the Department of Commerce, Jilin Province, led a delegation to visit the Chamber on January 10 where they were welcomed by China Committee Vice Chairman Siu Hung Chan and members. Jilin is a key agricultural province in China, and is rich in natural resources. The delegation was comprised of several Jilin enterprises engaged in the production of agricultural goods and traditional Chinese medicine. Both parties exchanged views on the economic outlook for the Mainland, Hong Kong and globally, as well as discussed how Hong Kong and Jilin enterprises could expand their cooperation.
Former Vice Chairman & President of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association Zhang Xialing and his successor Yu Xiao visited the Chamber on 6 January where they were welcomed by Chamber CEO George Leung. Both parties have long enjoyed close and mutually beneficial cooperation. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on how they could further strengthen collaboration, as well as help to restore confidence in Hong Kong among foreign companies, and how Hong Kong can build on its role as “super-connector.”