Xiamen, September 9 (Peng Lifang) On the afternoon of September 7, the Department of Commerce of Fujian Province, together with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Macao Council for International Trade (IPIM), held an economic and trade symposium and exchange meeting between Fujian, Hong Kong and Macao in Xiamen, Fujian Province to further deepen economic and trade cooperation between Fujian and Hong Kong and Macao, and promote complementary advantages and common development.

On September 9, the 7 Fujian-Hong Kong-Macao Economic and Trade Symposium was held in Xiamen. Photo by China News Network reporter Lv Ming

Fujian is geographically close to Hong Kong and Macao, and the economic and trade cooperation between Fujian, Hong Kong and Macao has deep roots. According to data disclosed by the Department of Commerce of Fujian Province, at present, the cumulative actual use of Hong Kong and Macao capital in Fujian has exceeded US$1023.67 billion, accounting for 4.1394% of the province's foreign investment; Fujian enterprises have set up 129,3 enterprises and branches in Hong Kong and Macao, with a cumulative investment of US$73.<> billion, and in recent years, the average annual trade volume between Fujian, Hong Kong and Macao has reached US$<>.<> billion.

Hang Dong, Deputy Director of the Department of Commerce of Fujian Province, said that Fujian, Hong Kong and Macao are currently facing many common development opportunities, and proposed that the three parties work together to expand the scale of the "Belt and Road" market, give full play to their own resource advantages, strengthen connectivity with countries and regions along the "Maritime Silk Road", and jointly seize the business opportunities of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Work together to strengthen cooperation in emerging fields such as new energy, marine science and technology, and green economy, and establish closer ties; Join hands to deepen key brand exchanges and investment promotion activities, and continue to promote the integration of multiple chains such as industrial chain, supply chain and innovation chain.

This exchange meeting is the first large-scale economic and trade exchange event jointly organized by Fujian, Hong Kong and Macao after the new crown epidemic, attended by executives of Fortune Global 500, leading enterprises in Hong Kong and Macao industries, as well as responsible persons of important institutions and business associations such as the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Macao IPIM, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Chinese Importers and Exporters Association, Macao Fujian Hometown Association, and Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Fujian Province.

Yu Yusheng, President of IPIM, said that Fujian and Macao have carried out a series of cooperation in the economic and trade fields in recent years, and jointly expanded the "Belt and Road" market and achieved fruitful results. In the future, the two places will continue to complement each other's advantages and create a mutually beneficial and win-win pattern.

Wong Tianwei, Chief Representative of HKTDC South China, said that he will continue to play the role of a bridge, give full play to its advantages as an international trade exchange platform, actively promote Fujian's digital economy, green economy, cultural tourism economy, etc., assist Fujian in promoting outstanding enterprises and institutions in Hong Kong and overseas, carry out project matchmaking and investment attraction, and broaden the channels for "bringing in".

At the meeting, the commerce departments of Zhangzhou City and Putian City respectively introduced the investment environment and key industries of the two prefectures and cities, and Jianning County of Sanming City and Ningde Dongqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone respectively introduced their respective parks and key investment projects. Representatives of well-known enterprises in Hong Kong and Macao, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Micro Connect and Ketide, introduced their corporate profiles and investment intentions.

The guests also focused on new energy, energy conservation and environmental protection, machinery and equipment, biology and new medicine, finance and service industries, etc., carried out precise docking and in-depth negotiations, and reached a number of cooperation intentions. (End)