InvestHK encourages Fujian enterprises to go global (with photo)

     Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (April 26) explained the business advantages of Hong Kong at the seminar of Fujian Xiamen Hong Kong Week 2013, encouraging Fujian enterprises to use Hong Kong to promote their brands and expand globally.

     The InvestHK seminar, titled "Hong Kong -Platform to Go Global", was jointly organised by InvestHK, Fujian Provincial Department of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong and Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Commerce. It was supported by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd., the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Fujian Committee, Xiamen Federation of Commerce of Chamber and Xiamen General Chamber of Commerce, and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Xiamen Sub-Council. The Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Ms Victoria Tang and Deputy Inspector of Fujian Provincial Department of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation, Mr Zou Xiang, delivered welcoming remarks at the event.

     Commenting on Hong Kong's business environment and the opportunities available for Fujian companies, Ms Tang said, "Fujian and Hong Kong have long and close relationships and economic ties. In line with the national policy of encouraging enterprises to go global as stipulated in the 12th Five-year Plan, internationalisation has become significant for Mainland enterprises. As an international city with abundant experiences in marketing, world-class financial markets and well-developed modern service sectors, Hong Kong offers a platform from which Fujian enterprises can go global."

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

     Other speakers at the seminar included the China Tax Director of KPMG Advisory (China) Limited Xiamen Branch, Ms Maria Mei; Assistant General Manager, Corporate Banking and Financial Institutions of Bank of China (Hong Kong), Ms Winnie Fan; Special Representative of Southern China, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd, Mr Franky Chung; and Managing Director of Investment Banking of China Galaxy International Financial Holdings Limited, Mr Regan Yang. Each spoke about Hong Kong's business advantages in their respective fields and encouraged Fujian enterprises to expand overseas using Hong Kong's facilities and services, particularly its flexible and diversified capital raising platform.

About Invest Hong Kong

     InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (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, InvestHK 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

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Ends/Friday, April 26, 2013
Issued at HKT 17:36