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15 July 2015

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Hunan Federation of Industry and Commerce Establishes Overseas Liaison Offices

The Famous Hunan Entrepreneurs Spring Festival Symposium was held on February 13. The Hunan Federation of Industry and Commerce (HFIC) conferred plates for the first batch of its overseas liaison offices at the event. 
 
These offices were established to implement Hunan's innovation-oriented opening up and development strategy, and enhance high-quality "going global" and "bringing in". It was initiated by the HFIC, collaborated with 15 overseas Hunan chambers of commerce, such as the Hunan Chamber of Commerce in Canada, UK Hunan Association, and Hunan Chamber of Commerce in France. The offices will assist the member enterprises in participating in the "Belt and Road" Initiative, and contribute to promoting Hunan enterprises to the global market, and attracting foreign investment and start-ups. 
 
Wu Lili, chairwoman of the UK Hunan Association, was appointed as director of the HFIC liaison office in UK. "It is an honor, and also responsibility. We will spare no effort in fulfilling our responsibilities, and contribute to Hunan-UK economic and cultural exchanges," Wu said. 
 
The Hunan chambers of commerce have flourished all around the world recently. There are more than 350 chambers in over 170 foreign cities and regions. More than 600,000 member enterprises hold a total asset of over 3 trillion CNY. 
 
There were 245 Hunan businessmen present at the symposium, including heads of 19 overseas Hunan chambers of commerce; presidents and secretary-generals of more than 100 Hunan chambers of commerce in other provinces and regions; and, leaders of 39 HFIC industrial associations. They promised to encourage their member enterprises to invest in Hunan, to facilitate Hunan’s development.
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. www.enghunan.gov.cn.
 
Translator: Pang Yuehui
 
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn