InvestHK and HKCEA collaborated a spring reception for Mainland enterprises in Hong Kong (with photos)

     Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) and the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association (HKCEA) collaborated a spring reception this evening (February 26) receiving over 900 representatives from major Mainland enterprises in recognition of their lasting commitment and contributions to the city.
     Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Mr Yin Zonghua; the Deputy Financial Secretary, Mr Michael Wong; the Director-General of Investment Promotion, Ms Alpha Lau; and the Chairman of the HKCEA, Mr Miao Jianmin, attended the event, which was organised by HKCEA and co-organized by InvestHK. A toasting ceremony and a lion dance performance at the end took the celebrative mood to its height.

     Addressing the guests, Mr Wong thanked the HKCEA for its continued support of Hong Kong over the years. He said that the HKSAR Government will press ahead in building a vibrant economy and give full play to Hong Kong's distinctive advantages of enjoying strong support of the motherland and being closely connected to the world under "one country, two systems". The city will strive to provide the best business environment for enterprises to flourish.

     Mr Miao said that since last year Hong Kong has emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic and resumed exchanges with the world, returning to the centre of the global stage. Looking to the new year, the HKCEA will continue to unite Chinese enterprises and fully support the HKSAR Government in exercising good governance, governance in accordance with the law, and achieving long-term peace and stability. The association will help Hong Kong align itself with major national strategies and strive for the economic growth.

     The annual spring reception marks an important occasion for InvestHK and the HKCEA. As the country and the city continue to forge closer ties, the number of Mainland companies in Hong Kong has been on the rise. In 2023, InvestHK assisted 136 Mainland companies setting up or expanding in the city, which represents the largest source market in the department's portfolio.

Ends/Monday, February 26, 2024
Issued at HKT 21:16