China CommitteeCommittee Activities


Meeting with Department of Commerce, Jilin

Liu Xiaodi, Director, Foreign Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, Jilin, visited the Chamber on 17 May, where he was received by Edmond Yue, General Committee Member and Belt and Road Working Group Convenor. Jilin saw GDP growth of 6.5% in the first quarter of 2023. The province has ranked first in China in terms of the economic growth rate for two consecutive years.


Meeting with Hami City, Xinjiang

China Committee Vice Chairman Edmond Yew represented the Chamber at the Xinjiang Economic and Trade Conference on 17 May. The “six cities” respectively promoted the region’s industries, investment environment and tourism resources. The event was organized by the People’s Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China.

Separately, Yan Junjie, Vice Mayor, People's Government of Hami City, Xinjiang, led a delegation to the Chamber, where they were received by General Committee Member and Belt and Road Working Group Convenor Edmond Yue.


Explainer: Relaxation of Outbound Data Transfer From China

China announced a new set of data rules governing outbound transfer of data on 22 March 2024, which aim to facilitate cross-border data transfer while protecting important/sensitive data and personal information. The relaxation of the regulations substantially eases the compliance burden for foreign companies in the Mainland. 

Discussing the new requirements at a seminar on 10 May, Chiang Ling Li, Partner at Tiang & Partners, suggested that companies review the new changes, especially the guidelines for identifying important data. More details can be found in the presentation deck below.


Meeting with Mayor of Zhuhai

It was a pleasure to welcome Huang Zhihao, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Zhuhai Municipal Committee and Mayor of Zhuhai, to the Chamber on 7 May.

In a meeting with then Deputy Chairman Agnes Chan, HKGCC LegCo Representative Jeffrey Lam, China Committee Vice Chairman Felix Lee and members, Huang said the Zhuhai government was committed to accelerating the construction of industry 5.0 projects – including building low-cost, high-quality and large-scale factories over 10 million sq m to promote business development.

Zhuhai, which is set to become a medical services hub by 2025, is also constructing a dedicated street for Chinese medicine, which is expected to open in the second half of the year. The two sides also discussed trends in finance, healthcare, education, environmental protection and energy, as well as expanding cooperation between the two cities.


Meeting with Xinjiang Asia-Europe International Expo Co Ltd

Zhang Lei, Director of Publicity and Promotion, Xinjiang Asia-Europe International Expo Co Ltd, called on the Chamber on 7 May. He extended an invitation to Chamber leaders and members to join the Xinjiang Economic and Trade Conference on 17 May, organized by The People’s Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. Wendy Lo, Assistant Director, China Affairs and Projects, received the delegation.


Meeting with Jinwan District, Zhuhai

Liang Yaobin, Secretary of the Committee of Jinwan District, Zhuhai, visited the Chamber on 9 May. In a meeting with GBA Working Group Convenor Petrina Tam and Felix Lee, China Committee Vice Chairman, Liang explained the District’s economic and trade policies and invited Hong Kong enterprises to develop their business there.


Meeting with the Municipal Science and Technology Commission

It was a pleasure to welcome Zhang Zhisong, second-level inspector from the Municipal Science and Technology Commission and the Zhongguancun Administrative Committee, to the Chamber on 16 April. In a meeting with SH Chan, Vice Chairman of the Chamber’s China Committee, Zhang said 12 science and tech companies from Zhongguancun were participating in InnoEX 2024, in the fields of life science and medicine, energy saving and environmental protection, as well as AI. Chan expressed hope that these enterprises would leverage Hong Kong’s strengths in the professional services sector and its status as a global financial centre to promote their business and services worldwide.


Meeting with Yin Xiaomin, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, Shandong

Yin Xiaomin, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, Shandong Provincial Government, visited the Chamber on 15 April. General Committee Member Emil Yu received the delegation, which included the directors of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs offices in Jinan, Yantai, Weifang, and Liaocheng, respectively. Discussions included updates on the economic and social development in these cities as well as potential investment by Hong Kong enterprises


Networking Reception at the Canton Fair

Chamber CEO Patrick Yeung attended a networking reception at the Canton Fair in Guangzhou on 14 April. He had a friendly exchange with Chu Shijia, Deputy Director and Secretary-General of the Canton Fair, Secretary of the CPC Committee of China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC), as well as leaders from the Guangdong Provincial Department of Commerce. 


Chu said the fair was strongly supported by the industrial and commercial sectors of Hong Kong and Macao, whose pavilions attracted a high number of buyers. He hoped that these sectors would leverage their unique advantages, make good use of the fair as a platform to leverage further development, and boost the high-level opening up and development of the Greater Bay Area. 


This year’s edition of the Canton Fair also showcased the latest developments in China’s new productive forces while actively promoting global trade.


Meeting with the China Chamber of International Commerce

Xu Liang, Deputy Secretary-General of the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), visited the Chamber on 11 April to discuss the upcoming APEC China Business Council Hong Kong Forum. 

Organized by CCOIC and supported by HKGCC, the forum will be held on 22 April in Hong Kong with speakers and experts from different business sectors, including HKGCC Chairman Betty Yuen. In his meeting with Director of Policy & Research Wendy Lam, Xu suggested further cooperation between the two chambers as well as jointly organizing more events for members.

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