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Invest Hong Kong encourages Henan enterprises to "go global" (with photo)
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     At a seminar held in Zhengzhou, Henan, today (April 17), Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) encouraged Henan enterprises to "go global", build their brands and access the world market through Hong Kong.

     The seminar, entitled "Hong Kong íV Platform to Go Global", was organised by InvestHK in partnership with the Trade Office of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government (CPGLO) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It was supported by the Department of Outward Investment and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China.

     Supporting organisations included the Department of Commerce of Henan Province, the People's Government of Henan Province Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, the Federation of Industry and Commerce of Henan Province, and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Henan Committee. The Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Miss Victoria Tang; the Head of Trade Office and the Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department of the CPGLO, Mr Yang Yi; and the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Commerce of Henan Province, Mr Zhang Leiming, delivered welcoming remarks at the event.

     Commenting on Hong Kong's business advantages and the opportunities available for Henan companies, Miss Tang said, "On the back of the country's economic growth and the national policy of encouraging enterprises to "go global" as stipulated in the National 12th Five-Year Plan, internationalisation has become significant for Mainland enterprises. Henan Province is vigorously developing its central areas as part of efforts to boost the province's overall economic development. As Hong Kong is an international city with abundant experiences in marketing and promotions, mature and stable financial markets and well-developed modern service sectors, using Hong Kong as a platform fits the 'going global' needs of Henan enterprises."

     Miss Tang continued, "Hong Kong has a business-friendly environment with free trade and a free market economy, a diversified talent pool, world-class infrastructure and a sound and independent legal system, as well as a low tax regime. Our city is an excellent testing ground for Mainland companies to 'go global' and access the world market. Mainland companies should leverage Hong Kong's strengths in capital raising, talent and marketing and thereby lift their overall competitiveness when they promote their products and skills to overseas markets."

     Other speakers at the seminar included Partner, Tax, Grant Thornton Hong Kong Ltd, Mr William Chan; the Vice President, China Business Division, CCB International, Mr Yuan Jianyu; the Representative of Eastern China, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd, Mr Anderson Han; and the Representative of Sina Dragon Trading Ltd and Deputy General Manager of Sina Dragon Trading Ltd, Mr Feng Junwei. Each spoke about Hong Kong's business advantages in their respective fields and encouraged Henan enterprises to expand overseas using Hong Kong's facilities and services, particularly its flexible and diversified capital raising platform.

About Invest Hong Kong

     Invest Hong Kong is the department of the HKSAR Government established in July 2000 to take responsibility for Foreign Direct Investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong.  It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy. As at December 2012, Invest Hong Kong has completed over 2 700 investment projects, creating over 32 000 new jobs in the first year of operation or expansion and HK$69 billion of investment. For more information, please visit www.investhk.gov.hk.

     For event photos, please visit www.flickr.com/photos/investhk/sets/72157633253744393/.

Ends/Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:14

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