Joint Business Delegation to Guangxi to Strengthen Guangxi-Hong Kong Collaboration
The Maritime Silk Road Society (MSRS) and the Federation of HK Guangxi Community Organisations, co-organized the Joint Business Delegation to Guangxi to visit various economic zones and industrial areas from 9 to 12 May 2017.
Led by Mrs Regina Ip, Co-chair of MSRS, and Mr Karson Choi, Chairman of Federation of HK Guangxi Community Organisations, the 37-member delegation consisted of office-bearers and members from both organizations as well as individuals from the business sector. The delegation met with government officials and visited several development zones and industrial parks in Nanning, Fangchenggang and Qinzhou in order to gain insight into the local investment environment.
Mrs Regina Ip said, “I am very thankful to the leaders of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for their efforts in making such meaningful programme that enhances our understanding of the investment climate as well as emerging industries in the region. I am also excited to have the opportunity to meet with Mr Peng Qinghua, Secretary of the CPC Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Committee who briefed us on the latest development of the region. I am confident that this joint visit will further strengthen collaborations between Guangxi and Hong Kong in areas of industry, trade, culture and tourism under the 'Belt and Road' strategy.”
Mrs Ip added, “Last but not least, our Society would like to express our gratitude to Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for offering a variety of places for Hong Kong university students taking part in 'Operation Zhang Qian — Undergraduate Summer Internship Programme 2017'. I understand that some jobs are related to ASEAN vocational education projects. Such opportunities will no doubt enhance our students' understanding of ASEAN.”
“I am delighted also to have the opportunity to attend the opening ceremony of the HKSARG Guangxi Liaison Unit in Nanning. Prior to that, the HKSARG had five offices and 10 liaison units in the Mainland. In view of the strategic importance of Guangxi as gateway to Southeast Asia, I am sure our Nanning office will have a tremendous role to play in promoting Hong Kong's developmental opportunities in Southwest China as well as Southeast Asia,” she concluded.
Mr Karson Choi said, “I am very honoured to facilitate the organization of this tour. This visit has deepened the exchange and collaboration between Hong Kong and Guangxi in trade, manufacturing, investment, culture and other fields. Furthermore, this visit has contributed much to the mutual development of Guangxi and Hong Kong. Just like the past, Federation of HK Guangxi Community Organisations Ltd. will continue to contribute to the business and trade development of Guangxi and Hong Kong in the future.”
On the first day of the tour, the delegation met with senior officials of the Region. On the second day, the delegation visited China-ASEAN Information Harbor, Alnan Aluminium lnc. and Zhongguancun double demonstration base. In the evening, the delegation attended the opening ceremony of the HKSARG Guangxi Liaison Unit. On the third day, the delegation departed to Fangchenggang for the Nuclear Power Plant in Hongshacun and to Dongxing for the China-Vietnam Cross-border Economic Cooperation Zone. On the last day, members inspect the China-Malaysia Industrial Area and China-ASEAN Ports and Cities Network before returning to Hong Kong.
1. The Joint Business Delegation met with senior officials of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
2. A visit to China-ASEAN Information Harbor.
3. The delegation took a visit to Alnan Aluminium lnc.
4. A group photograph taken with Nanning senior officials.
5. Mrs Regina Ip, the leader of the delegation was interviewed by Guangxi Television.
6. A visit to Guangxi Fangchenggang nuclear power plant.