Guangzhou

A Recap of Recent Business Events in Guangzhou

  • Our Business Advisor, Ms. Therese Feng, had the honor of attending the Understanding China Guangzhou Conference from 20 to 22 November, the China-Foreign Chambers Business Exchange on 25 November, and the UK Business Dialogue with the Guangzhou Municipal Government on 10 December 2020.  

During the last few days, our business advisor Ms. Therese Feng had the honor of attending the following events and activities arranged in Guangzhou. 

 

Understanding China Guangzhou Conference 

20 to 22 November 2020 

First rolled out in 2013, four sessions of the Understanding China Conference have been successfully held in Beijing and Guangzhou, attracting over 100 former political leaders, prominent entrepreneurs, and scholars around the world to participate. The conference provides a crucial platform to demonstrate Chinas national development strategies and for the international community to take a more in-depth, better look into the countrys road of peaceful development as well as its domestic and foreign policies. 

This years Understanding China Guangzhou Conference was co-hosted by the China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy, the Chinese Peoples Institute of Foreign Affairs, the Peoples Government of Guangdong Province, and the world reputed think tank, the 21st Century Council of the Berggruen Institute, and organized by Guangzhou Municipal Peoples Government on the theme of Great Changes, Great Tests, Great Cooperation — Chinas New Journey of Modernization and the Community of Shared Future for Mankind. It comprised TED talks and 10 parallel sessions themed New Infrastructures and New Manufacturing: New Momentum of Growth and Chinas High-Quality Economic DevelopmentFinancial Challenges and Opportunities in China under Dual Circulation StrategyGreat Cooperation in Post-Pandemic Global Economy Recoveryetc. 

 

China-Foreign Chambers Business Exchange 

25 November 2020 

The China-Foreign Chambers Business Exchangewas organized and supported by several foreign chambers, including the German Chamber of Commerce and domestic organizations, and was held on 25 November in Guangzhou. 

The purpose of the event was to promote business exchanges. Business introduction and exchange session was presented by different organizations, including Nansha Free Trade Zone of Guangzhou.  

 

UK Business Dialogue with the Guangzhou Municipal Government 

10 December 2020 

The UK Business Dialogue with the Guangzhou Municipal Government was organized by the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) in partnership with Guangzhou Municipal Commerce Bureau, Guangzhou Financial Supervisory Authority, and Tianhe District Government. The event was held on10 December (Thursday). 

The UK Business Dialogue provided a forum for CBBC members to engage the Guangzhou Municipal Government on local policy relating to trade and investment as well as the cities plans for GBA integration.  

In addition, CBBC members were invited to raise questions about the local business environment, and they received feedback from the relevant local government departments. Officials from the Guangzhou Municipal Government, including Guangzhou Municipal Commerce Bureau, Guangzhou Financial Supervisory Authority, and Tianhe District Government, were present to answer CBBC members’ questions. 

The above three events were all successfully held in Guangzhou. As one of China’s key National Central Cities, Guangzhou is an international business center, a comprehensive transportation hub, a critical interchange along the Belt and Road, and a significant engine fueling the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.   

With an office in Guangzhou and as one of the few firms which have already started to plant seeds in the Greater Bay Area since 2017, CW would love to help foreign enterprises to invest in this city, offering a wide array of client-focused, tailored services of professional quality, including audit and other assurance, tax, corporate secretarial and business process outsourcing, and advisory specialisms. 

Written by Therese Feng, German Desk, CW CPA

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