Liu Chao and Chen Baili attended and delivered speeches
In order to further implement the provincial party committee’s “four-way expansion and all-around opening-up” strategy and the important requirement of deepening the cooperation between Sichuan and Hong Kong, Investment Symposium for Modern Service Industry of China (Mianyang) Science and Technology City was held in Hong Kong on November 8 during the “Cooperation Week for Sichuan, Hong Kong and Macao”. Liu Chao, secretary of the municipal party committee, and Chen Baili, deputy director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Development of the Hong Kong SAR Government, attended the conference and delivered speeches.
Investment Symposium for Modern Service Industry of China (Mianyang) Science and Technology City
Chen Hongtian, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Hong Kong Justice of the Peace and chairman of the Board of Cheung Holdings, Wang Zhaohua, vice president of Sunac China Holdings Limited, Wang Xiaochun, president of China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings Co., Ltd., Wu Qinghuan, vice president of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, and Wang Zaixing, the founding chairman of Hydoo International Holding Limited, Wan Yunbao, chairman of China First Capital Group Limited International Education New Town, Wu Huanyan, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, chairman of Fly Up Carnival (Hong Kong) Development Co., Ltd., and executives of more than 150 units, well-known enterprises and commercial associations, attended the investment symposium.
In his speech, Liu Chao, on behalf of the Mianyang municipal committee of the Communist Party of China and the Mianyang municipal people’s government, welcomed the distinguished guests present at the symposium and expressed his gratitude to the Hong Kong people from all walks of life who have long been concerned about and supporting the development of Mianyang. He said that on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, the Investment Symposium for Modern Service Industry of China (Mianyang) Science and Technology City was held in the Oriental Pearl ― the beautiful Hong Kong. It is not only the specific action to implement President Xi Jinping’s important guiding spirit of “deepening the mutually beneficial cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland”, but also a pragmatic move to promote in-depth exchanges and cooperation between Mianyang and Hong Kong. The exchanges and cooperation between Mianyang and Hong Kong dates back long before. In particular, after the “5.12” Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, the Hong Kong SAR government quickly dispatched rescue teams to help and rescue the victims. Hong Kong compatriots donated 960 million yuan to help Mianyang reconstruct 26 projects. These post-disaster reconstruction projects have witnessed the boundless great love of Hong Kong compatriots and the close bond between the people of Hong Kong and the Mainland. The post-disaster reconstruction is like a “red line”, which has shortened the distance between the hearts and minds of Hong Kong and the Mainland. It has also promoted exchanges and cooperation between the people of Hong Kong and the Mainland in the fields of science and technology, economy and trade and humanities. At present, Hong Kong has become the largest source of foreign capital and the most important import and export relay station for Mianyang. It is also an important bridge and bond which connects Mianyang with the international market.
Liu Chao said that Mianyang shoulders important national missions. The Party Central Committee, the State Council, the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee and the provincial government, have attached great importance to and supported Mianyang. They have injected a strong impetus into and provided great opportunities for the development of Mianyang. Mianyang is a city with solid development base and strong development momentum. Since the reform and opening up, especially in recent years, Mianyang’s economy has maintained rapid growth, the economic aggregate has continued to expand, the economic structure has been continuously optimized, and the development momentum has been accelerated, which all have laid solid foundation for the future development of Mianyang. Mianyang is a city with bright prospects. Its beauty is deeply rooted in the overlap of multiple strategies and opportunities, the ever-increasing growth momentum and the scientific strategic planning. In the next few years, Mianyang will become a prominent city in Sichuan province, the West of China and the world in a fresh posture with its remarkable achievements in transformation development, innovation develop and leapfrog development.
Liu Chao said that Hong Kong is a highly prosperous international metropolis in the world. It is an important global hub for finance, trade, shipping and international innovation and technology. It is also one of the world’s freest economies and the most competitive cities. As the only China Science and Technology City and a fast-growing emerging city in inland regions, there exist huge space and unlimited potentials for Mianyang’s future development. The prospect of the cooperating between Hong Kong and Mianyang, as all can see, is very bright. The Sichuan-Hong Kong High-level Meeting & the First Meeting for the Cooperation Between Sichuan and Hong Kong was held in Chengdu in May this year. It has opened a new chapter for the all-round and mechanism-applied cooperation between the two governments of Sichuan and Hong Kong, and also exemplified the cooperation between various communities of Hong Kong and Mianyang. The friends of the business community here have long been at the forefront of international opening up and cooperation. You have long struggled in the front line of industrial technology innovation. You have acute international visions, strategic visions, innovative spirit and advanced concepts. You are the key to promoting the cooperation between Mianyang and Hong Kong. We warmly welcome you to come to Mianyang for sightseeing, visits, and investment, and share with us the historical opportunities of building Mianyang as the only China Science and Technology City and work together for a bright mutually beneficial and win-win future.
Chen Baili said in his speech that this year Sichuan and Hong Kong have established a cooperative conference mechanism and opened a new chapter for all-round exchanges and cooperation. This time, the Sichuan delegation’s visit to Hong Kong will push the cooperation between Hong Kong and Sichuan toward a new stage. As the only China Science and Technology City, the second largest city in Sichuan and the second largest economy in Sichuan, Mianyang has made remarkable achievements in economic and social development in recent years. It has carried out fruitful and pragmatic cooperation with Hong Kong in various fields. He said that Mianyang will actively improve cooperation mechanisms, strengthen communication and exchanges, and promote pragmatic cooperation in the fields of high technology, finance, cultural creativity and infrastructure. By taking these measures, we aim to draw on advantages from each other, achieve mutual benefits and win-win results, and help enterprises of Mianyang and Hong Kong establish strategic partnership to improve the level of cooperation between Hong Kong and Sichuan as well as Hong Kong and Mianyang.
At the investment symposium, Chen Hongtian, Wang Zhaohua, Wang Xiaochun, Wu Qinghuan and other guests said that Hong Kong has maintained sound cooperation with Sichuan and Mianyang. They also said that Hong Kong and Mianyang draw on advantages from each other in various fields such as technology services, commercial and trade circulation, and modern finance, in which there exists huge space for cooperation. Mianyang has the advantages of highly-efficient service level and favorable business environment, which are the two crucial factors for companies to invest in Mianyang and take root in Mianyang. They all said that they will take this investment symposium as an opportunity to strengthen project matchmaking, deepen pragmatic cooperation, and achieve mutual benefits and win-win results.
There were also many others who attended the symposium, for example: Xu Zhaoer, vice chairman of the Hong Kong CPPCC Youth Federation, Chen Liwen, executive director of the Hong Kong Institute of Management, Zheng Jintian, vice president of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Yuan Shuai, chairman of Care Alliance Medical Technology Co., Ltd., and the responsible persons from Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong Investment Promotion Department, Xinhua Group, Chuang’s Consortium, Yi Hua Holdings Limited, China Southern (Group) HK Ltd., Baohe Fushan Group, Rongzhongxing Company, Kai Tai Chinese Medicine (Holdings) Co., Ltd., Hong Kong Association for Development of Western China Ltd., Hong Kong SMEs Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong SME Federation, Kowloon chambers of Commerce, well-known enterprises and commercial associations.
Before the symposium, the attendees watched the video which introduces Mianyang. Zou Ruoli, secretary general of the municipal party committee, presided over the investment symposium. The responsible person from the Municipal Bureau of Commerce introduced the modern service industry of China (Mianyang) Science and Technology City. The main responsible persons from the party committees or the governments of the High-tech Zone, Fucheng District, Youxian District, Anzhou District, the Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, and the responsible persons from the Municipal Board of Investment Promotion, participated in the symposium.