2017年9月24日 星期 日
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REVIEW OF HKCEA’S MAJOR ACTIVITIES 2001

 

    In the year 2001, The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association (called the “the Association” hence), under the leadership of the Board of Directors and with the support of member companies, made remarkable progress on many aspects as guided by the directive of President Jiang Zemin to “Carry Through the Policy of One Country Two Systems and Promote the Prosperity and Stability of Hong Kong”.

 

    I. CELEBRATION OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE ASSOCIATION

    i. Leader’s Inscription

    The year 2001 was the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the Association. Premier Mr. Zhu Rongji made important remarks on the accomplishments of the Association, “on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association, I would like to extend my warm congratulations and sincere thanks to the staff and workers of all the Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong. For years, the Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong have done a lot of effective work in promoting Hong Kong’s development as well as strengthening cooperation between the Mainland and Hong Kong. And I hope you will make further contributions to China’s prosperity while keeping up your efforts and adapted to the changes of market environment of both in China and abroad.”

    In addition, Dr. the Honourable Henry Fok Ying-tung, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee, Mr. Jiang Enzhu, Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, the Honourable Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, and Dr. the Honourable Tsang Hin-chi wrote congratulatory messages in special honour of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Association, encouraging the Association to make further achievements.

    ii The Opening Event of Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Founding of the Association

    To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the founding, the Association held a series of festivities in 2001. As the opening function, the Association launched Walking Around the Mountain in Supporting Beijing to Bid the Olympic Games on Victoria Peak on 21 April. Mr. W.K. Lam, Secretary for Home Affairs, the Honourable Fok Tsun Ting Timothy, SBS, J.P., Member of the Legislative Council and Chairman of the HK Sporting Association and Olympic Committee, the Honourable Ng Leung Sing and the Honourable Henry K.C. Wu, BBS, Member of the Legislative Council, Mr. Hu Zhaoguang, the Association’s Advisor and Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie were invited as the Guests of Honour, joining the occasion with nearly 1000 staff and workers of member companies. Mr. Yuen Mo and Mr. Zhao Bin, the Association’s Executive Director also joined the function. Mr. Zhou Jie and the Honourable Fok Tsun Ting Timothy, SBS, J.P., addressed at the ceremony and expressed their confidence in Beijing’s capability of sponsoring the Olympic Games of 2008. The event was a great success, and enjoyed exposure on the CCTV and in local media. 

    iii. Celebration Reception

    On 10 May, the Association hosted a grand reception at Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong. Mr. Jiang Enzhu, Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HKSAR, the Honourable Tung Chee-hwa, Chief Executive of the HKSAR were invited as the Guests of Honour. Attendees of the Hong Kong Fortune Global Symposium were also invited as special guests to the reception. Among them were Mr. Zeng Peiyan, Chairman of the State Development Planning Commission, Mr. Li Rongrong, Chairman of the State Economic and Trade Commission, Mr. Dai Xianglong, Governor of the People’s Bank of China, Mr. Wang Qishan, Director of the System Reform Office of the State Council, Mr. Ma Yongwei, Chairman of the State Securities Regulatory Commission, Mr. Yu Xiaosong, Chairman of China Council of Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Mr. Chen Yuan, Governor of the National Development Bank, Mr. Shang Fulin, Governor of Agricultural Bank of China, Mr. Liu Mingkang, Governor of Bank of China, Xu Kuangdi, Mayor of Shanghai Municipal City, Mr. Zhang Zhongwei, Governor of Sichuan Province, Mr. Cheng Andong, Governor of Shanxi Province, Mr. Shao Qiwei, Vice-Governor of Yunnan Province, Mr. Yu Youjun, Mayor of Shenzhen Municipal City, together with other leaders of individual departments of the State Council, provinces and cities. Mr. Ji Peiding, Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR, Mr. Liu Shanzai, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR also joined the happy occasion together with some other 1000 guests, including Dr. the Honourable Tsang Hin-chi, Member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the Honourable Donald Tsang, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSARG, the Honourable Elsie Leung, the Secretary for Justice of the HKSARG, the Honourable Rita Fan, President of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR, Mr. Alan Lai Nin, Commissioner of Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Mr. Chau Tak Hay, Secretary for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Shen Jueren and Mr. Huang Diyan, Ex-Chairmen of the Association, Ms. Qiu Qing and Mr. Yuan Geng, Ex-Advisors of the Association, and Mr. Wu Yixin, Chairman of the Macau Chinese Enterprises Association, officials from foreign Consulate Generals in Hong Kong, prominent figures in the community, and friends of the business and industrial sectors.

    The Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao addressed at the reception. He stated the Association would, as always, contribute to prosperity of Hong Kong and of our motherland, after reviewing the 10-year history of the Association and Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong. He expressed his confidence in Hong Kong’s future and the huge potential of Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong.

    iv. Press Campaign

    From April to May in 2001, Wen Wei Po, Ta Kung Pao, Hong Kong Commercial Daily and China Daily Hong Kong Edition respectively opened special columns to report the accomplishments of the Association and Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong, particularly their great contributions to economic cooperation between the Mainland and Hong Kong, and to Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability. In the serial reports, Bank of China (HK), China Resources Ltd. (CRC), China Travel Service (Holdings) HK Ltd. (CTS), China Overseas Holdings Ltd., China Everbright Holdings Co., Ltd, China Unicom, Beijing Holdings Ltd., China Aerospace International Holdings Ltd., China Insurance H.K. (Holdings) Co., Ltd. and other prominent Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong enjoyed full exposure with what they achieved in recent years.

    v. Photography Contest

    As one of the celebration festivities, the Association organized a photography contest that collected over 1000 pieces of works from staff and workers of member companies. And 60 best pieces were selected under specialists’ scrutiny. On 21 September, a reward presentation ceremony was held, and Mr. Zheng Kunsheng, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Hu Guocai, Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, were invited as the Guests of Honour to present prizes to the winners. The Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie and Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu attended the ceremony. 

 

    II. EXCHANGES AND COOPERATION

    i. Exchanges with the HKSAR Government

    Since Hong Kong returned to its motherland, the Association has maintained a good relationship with the SAR government led by the Honourable Tung Chee-hwa. On 15 March, the Honourable Tung Chee-hwa hosted a banquet in the Banquet Hall of the Government in honour of the Association’s board members. And the Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao, Advisors Mr. Che Shujian, Mr. Wang Mingquan and Mr. Hu Zhaoguang, Vice Chairmen Dr. Fu Yuning, Mr. Yang Chao, Mr. Sun Wenjie, Mr. Cai Laixing and Mr. Zhou Jie, Secretary Mr. Liu Guoyuan, Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu attended the banquet. The Honourable Donald Tsang, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSARG and Mr. Andrew L. T. Sheng, Chairman of Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong were in attendance. The Honourable Tung Chee-hwa expressed his appreciation of the Association’s support for the HKSAR Government, and exchanged views with the Association’s board members on HK’s social and economic situation.

    On 16 August, the Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao hosted a banquet in honour of the Honourable Tung Chee-hwa in return. The Honourable Donald Tsang, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSARG, the Honourable Antony Leung, Financial Secretary of the HKSARG, and Mr. Joseph Yam, J.P., Chief Executive of Hong Kong Monetary Authority were also invited to the occasion. The Association’s board members, Mr. Che Shujian, Mr. Hu Zhaoguang, Mr. Wang Huiheng, Mr. Chen Shoujie, Mr. Wu Jiesi, Mr. Yang Chao, Mr. Cai Laixing Mr. Zhou Jie, Mr. Liu Guoyuan and Mr. Lam Kwong Siu attended the banquet. Both sides had a very lively talk. 

    In addition, the Association’s Office-bearers in 2001 also met with Mr. Andrew L. T. Sheng, Chairman of Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, Mr. Francis Ho, J.P., Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, Mr. Alan Lai Nin, Commissioner of ICAC, Mr. W.K. Lam, Secretary for Home Affairs, and heads of InvestHK and Leisure and Cultural Service Department, etc., to exchange views on strengthening cooperation.

    ii. Exchanges with Hong Kong Business Community

    In order to forge closer relationship with Hong Kong business community and provide more opportunities for member companies to communicate with relevant businesses, Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao, Vice-Chairman Zhou Jie paid visited to met with chairpersons of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Association, Taiwan Business Association (HK) Ltd, etc., and had talks with them about partnerships and cooperation. 

    Additionally, the Association kept close cooperative relations with some foreign chambers in Hong Kong in 2001. The Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao, Vice-Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie, visited heads of the Dutch Business Association in Hong Kong, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong), etc., and discussed closer bilateral cooperative relations. On 22 May, the Association, in partnership with the Dutch Business Association in Hong Kong, sponsored a symposium on human resources management. Managers from personnel department of some member companies took part in the symposium and exchanged views with their counterparts on the demand of specialists and talents. With the full support from the Association, the Dutch Business Association in Hong Kong held a captioned dinner meeting on 26 November and invited experts to address on the relations between Hong Kong and the development of the Pearl Delta. Representatives from some 10 member companies attended the dinner meeting. And Mr. Huo Zhiming, Director of Guangdong Holdings Ltd., delivered a speech titled “the Opportunities and Challenges Hong Kong Faces in the Development of the Pearl Delta”.

    During the year, the Association co-organized or participated as support organization in various activities sponsored by different departments of the HKSAR Government, local industrial and commercial organizations. Among them were “36th Hong Kong Products Expo”, “the SMEs Marketing Day”, “the SMEs Marketing Expo”, etc.

    iii. Exchange with Foreign Consulate-Generals in Hong Kong

    In 2001, the Association enjoyed closer relationship with foreign Consulate-Generals and representative offices of foreign governments in Hong Kong. Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao and Vice-Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie visited or met with senior officials of Consulate General of Australia, UK, Japan, Canada and Singapore as well as Queensland Government Office, InvestUK, etc., and exchanged views with them on reinforcing linkages, deepening mutual understanding and broadening cooperation scope. 

 

    III. PROMOTING ECONOMIC EXCHANGES AND COOPERATION BETWEEN THE MAINLAND AND HONG KONG

    i. Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium

    The 5th Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium was held from 23 to 24 October in Beijing, and a 33-member delegation of the Association headed by Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao participated the symposium.

    During the Symposium, Vice Premier of the State Council Mr. Li Lanqing received the participants from Hong Kong, including Mr. Che Shujian and Mr. Hu Zhaoguang, Advisors of the Association, Mr. Yang Chao, Vice-Chairmen of the Association, Mr. Yi Xiqun, Executive Directors of the Association. Mr. Zheng Kunsheng, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, and Mr. Hu Guocai, Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, as special guests invited by the Beijing Municipal City People’s Government, were also met by Mr. Li Lanqing.

    At the symposium with the theme of “New Olympics, New Opportunities, New Cooperation”, Beijing and Hong Kong agreed to make new breakthroughs in pushing forward economic cooperation by making full use of the opportunities brought about by China’s WTO accession and the Olympics Games of 2008. The Association’s delegates participated in the symposium’s opening ceremony, workshops and exhibitions as well as study tours to different districts and counties of Beijing. Beijing Holdings Ltd, one of the Association’s member companies, signed an agreement with Kerry Logistics Network Ltd. to develop 350 hectares of land and build the Beijing Logistics Port, with a financial outlay up to 11 billion Yuan RMB.

    ii. Delegation to Beijing

    The Association’s delegation, after attending the 5th Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Symposium, reorganized into the delegation to Beijing and paid visits individually to the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, the Financial Working Commission of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC), the Enterprises Working Commission of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China, Ministry of Construction (MOC), China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Beijing Municipal People’s Government. And State Councillor Mr. Wang Zhongyu warmly received all members of the delegation in Zhong Nam Hai and had a talk with them. 

    The delegation was also led by the Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao. Mr. Zheng Kunsheng, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR was invited to be the delegation’s Senior Advisor, and Mr. Hu Guocai, Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR as Advisor. The Delegation also included Mr. Che Shujian and Mr. Hu Zhaoguang, Advisors of the Association, Mr. Wang Huiheng, Dr. Fu Yuning, Mr. Yang Chao, Mr. Zhou Jie, Vice Chairmen of the Association as well as Mr. Yi Xiqun, Mr. Lu Xiaochun, Mr. Zhang Xianlin, Executive Directors of the Association, Mr. Liu Zhiming and Ms Song Chun, Directors of the Association. Mr. Xu Ze, Vice Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, Mr. Yan Haiwang, Mr. Chen Yujie and Mr. Wang Chengming, Vice Secretaries of the Financial Working Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Mr. An Min, Vice Minister of MOFTEC, Mr. Yu Zhengsheng, Minister of Construction, Mr. Zheng Yijun and Ms Fu Wenjuan, Vice Ministers of Construction, Mr. Yu Xiaosong, Chairman of CCPIT, Mr Wu Xiaohua, Vice Secretary of the Enterprises Working Commission of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China, Mr. Zhang Mao, Vice Mayer of Beijing Municipal City, warmly received the delegation respectively. The delegation introduced Hong Kong’s economic situation and the general condition of Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong, as well as the problems and difficulty that the Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong had encountered in their development and business activities on the Mainland.

    iii. Other Important Delegations

    At the invitation of the Yantai Municipal City People’s Government, the Association organized an 8-member delegation to attend the APEC Investment Expo of 2001, which was held from 8 to 11 June in Shandong Province. The delegation, headed by Vice Chairman Li Fuyou, visited the Yantai Economic and Technology Development Zone and Yantai CRC Jin Lun Co., Ltd., a company invested by China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd (CRC) in the zone. At the Expo, CRC had substantial discussions with a leading Japanese stocking maker on further cooperation.

    From 7 to 10 September, Mr. Yuen Mo, Executive Director of the Association and Vice President of China Merchants Holdings Co., Ltd., headed a 21-member delegation to attend the 5th China Investment and Trade Symposium. During the Symposium, Vice Premier of the State Council Mr. Wu Bangguo received Mr. Yuen Mo; and Mr. An Min, Vice Minister of MOFTEC and heads of Xiamen Municipal City met all members of the delegation. At the Symposium, China Merchants Holdings Co., Ltd. concluded two business agreements: the first was to develop Zhang Zhou Taiwan Technology and Industry Area, with a financial outlay up to 800 million US dollars, and the other was to build Red Wood International School with over 12 million US dollars.

    At the invitation of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and Nanjing Municipal City People’s Government, the Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao led a delegation to attend the 6th World Chinese Merchants Conference from 16 to 20 September. The delegation was composed of Mr. Chen Shoujie, Mr. Cai Laixing, Vice Chairmen of the Association, Mr. Yuen Mo, Mr. Lu Xiaochun, Mr. Song Zhiwang, Mr. Zhang Xianlin, Executive Directors of Association, Mr. Zhou Liancheng, Vice President of COSCO (HK) Group Ltd. and Mr. Sun Hengshan, Vice Chief Executive of the Association. During the Conference, the delegates attended the welcome banquet, opening ceremony, China Economy Forum and closing ceremony, listened to the speeches made by Premier Zhu Rongji, Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Mr. Li Ruihuan, Vice Premier of the State Council Mr. Qian Qicheng, Vice Chairman of CPPCC Dr. the Honourable Henry Y.T. Fok, etc. Besides, the delegation also made a field tour to the outskirts of Nanjing.

    iv. Co-organizing Economic and Trading Activities

    In 2001, the Association continued to work vigorously to promote economic exchanges and cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland. In particular, the Association successfully co-organized 27 Chinese trade fairs, commodity exhibitions and symposiums in Hong Kong and Shenzhen by 17 individual provinces, autonomous regions and municipal cities. These included: “Hebei Province Investment and Trade Symposium”, “Hong Kong & Tianjin Week of 2001”, “Guiyang (HK) Investment and Trade Symposium”, “Hunan (HK) Investment and Trade Symposium”, “Shandong and Hong Kong Industrial and Commercial Cooperation Symposium”, “Guangdong Economic, Technological and Trading Symposium”, “International Workshop on Opportunities of Exploring West China and Relevant Policy-Making”, “Yunnan & Hong Kong Tourism and Investment Promotion Week”, “Anhui (Shenzhen) Investment and Trade Symposium”, “Liaoning (Shenzhen) Trade Fair and Economic Cooperation Symposium”.

    v. Receiving Visitors from the Mainland

    In 2001, the Association received over 30 economic and trade missions or study groups from the Mainland of China, and actively provided advice for their business activities in Hong Kong. Among these visitors were senior officials from the Central People’s Government, provincial and municipal authorities, including: Mr. Ma Junren, Vice Chairman of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional People’s Government, Mr. He Tongxin, Vice Governor of Hunan Province, Mr. Cui Zhenhua, Vice Governor of Gansu Province, Mr. Bao Yujun, Vice Chairman of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Ms Ma Xiuhong, Assistant Minister of MOFTEC, Mr. Tang Long, Vice Secretary General of Beijing Municipal People’s Government, Mr. Qi Wenbin, Vice Secretary General of Liaoning Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Zhang Qiubao, Vice Secretary General of Anhui Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Sun Guoqiang, Mayer of Guiyang Municipal City, etc. 

 

    IV. SERVING MEMBER COMPANIES

    i. Topical Talks and Training Programmes

    To help member companies of the Association to have a better understanding on business environment and management expertise, the Association continued to invite experts and scholars to have talks on economic, political and social hot topics. Important topical talks held in the year under review included: “Bush Administration’s Diplomatic Policy to China”, “China’s B-share Stock Market”, “China’s WTO Accession and Reforms of Foreign Economic Law”, “Mergers & Acquisitions of SMEs”, “An Outlook of Hong Kong’s Stock Market”, “Investment Funds and Strategy”. 

    In June, the Association launched a 3-day “Financial Management and Accounting Training Programme” on which more than 300 managers and CFOs of member companies enrolled. The programme covered accounting rules of Hong Kong, case studies on prevention against bribery and fraud, rules of Listed Companies, and so forth.

    ii. Providing Business Information To Member Companies

    The Association provided information to member companies by various means, including encouraging them to participate in various kinds of policy workshops, conferences, exhibitions and trade fairs. For instance, the Association circulated information among member companies on the International Workshop on Opportunities and Policies of Exploring the West, the Symposium of China’s Policy Changes on Utilizing Foreign Investment, trade fairs, commodity exhibitions and the like. Another example was that the Association arranged special meetings for managers of China Travel Service (Holdings) H.K. Ltd. and officials from the Consulate General of South Africa in HK to discuss co-operation in tourism between China and South Africa.

    iii. Recreation and Cultural Activities and Tours

    On 4 May, the Association’s Youth Committee held a ball in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Association and the Youth Festival. Mr. Liu Shanzai, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR joined the happy occasion together with over 100 staff and workers of member companies. The Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie, and Chairman of Youth Committee Mr. Li Zhenghuai spoke on the occasion respectively. They hoped that young staff and workers of member companies would carry on the tradition of patriotism, loving both their country and their territory, and motivate themselves to work harder for further development of Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong.

    The Association’s Recreation and Sport Committee organized a two-month badminton match followed up with a reward presentation ceremony on 5 May. Mr. Hu Guocai, Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, watched the final and chaired the ceremony. The Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie delivered a congratulatory speech at the ceremony. Other guests invited to the occasion were Mr. Zheng Tuosheng, Vice President of China Overseas Holdings Ltd., Mr. Lu Reian, Vice President of China Travel Service (Holdings) H.K. Ltd., Mr. Cai Hangxiang, Vice President of Yue Xiu Enterprises (Holdings) Ltd., Mr. Sheng Yiping, Vice President of Ta Kung Pao (HK) Ltd. Additionally on 7 July, the Association’s badminton team had a friendship match with their counterpart of Hong Kong Fire Services Department. Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie and Vice Chief Executive of the Association Mr. Zhu Shixiong watched the match.

    To celebrate on the 4th anniversary of Hong Kong’s reunification with its motherland, the Association and Shanxi Provincial People’s Government jointly held an artistic performance on 27 June. The Troupes of Shanxi Province were invited to perform Tang Dynasty Style Dance exclusively for the occasion. Mr. Zhao Dequan, Vice Governor of Shanxi Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Yang Chao and Mr. Zhou Jie, Vice Chairmen of the Association, Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Treasurer of the Association attended the occasion, which was covered by local media in publications such as Ta Kung Pao and Wen Wei Po.

    In July, the Association organized a chess match that attracted over 60 competitors from 26 member companies. On 28 July, a closing ceremony was held to present trophies to the winners. And the Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie attended the ceremony together with other guests.

    The day before the Founding Day of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), a comfort group composed of members of the Association’s Youth Committee, and Recreation and Sport Committee visited the headquarter of PLA troops stationed in Hong Kong and a navy base. Commander-in-chief Mr. Xiong Ziren and Political Commissioner Mr. Wang Yufa of the troops received the visiting group.

    To celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the founding the People’s Republic of China, the Association held two artistic performances at Sunbeam Theatre on 25 and 26 September, and the Guangzhou Troupes were specially invited to perform a gorgeous dance-drama titled Star Ocean & Yellow River. Mr. Che Shujian and Hu Zhaoguang, Advisors of the Association, Mr. Wang Huiheng, Chen Shoujie and Zhou Jie, Vice Chairmen of the Association, Mr. Lu Xiaochun, Executive Director of Association, attended the festivities, sharing the joy with heads of various departments of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR and heads of other chambers in Hong Kong. Also, the event was covered in local media, in publications such as Wen Wei Po and Hong Kong Commercial Daily.

    To further commemorate the happy occasion, the Association organized a social function on 27 September, which attracted more than 200 staff and workers of member companies. The Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie expressed his wishes in his address on the occasion that they would make further contributions to the development of their companies and to stability and prosperity of Hong Kong.

    On 28 September, the Association’s Youth Committee and ICAC jointly sponsored a function entitled “Anti-Corruption Together” in which 135 representatives from 15 member companies took part. The vivid and instructive event was helpful to reinforce the participants’ norm of anti-corruption.

    The 9th Session of National Sporting Games opened on 11 November in Guangzhou, and the Association arranged some representatives of HK local staff and workers of member companies to attend the happy occasion.

    From 16 to 18 November, the Association’s Recreation and Sport Committee, and Youth Committee jointly organized a study tour to Guangxi Province. And 21 members of the committees joined. The study tour proved to be fruitful in strengthening friendship and promoting the work of the committees.

    On 20 December, the Association’s Youth Committee, Recreation and Sport Committee held a ball jointly for the upcoming Christmas and New Year. Vice Chief Executive Mr. He Tongbao joined the happy occasion together with some 120 representatives from member companies.

 

    V. TAKING PART IN HONG KONG SOCIAL AFFAIRS

    i. Supporting Beijing to Bid for the Olympics Games of 2008

    Beijing bidding for the Olympic Games was a great event among all Chinese around the globe, and the bidding process, cohered with all Chinese efforts, showed the great power of the unification of Chinese nation. Likewise, supporting Beijing’s to bid for the Olympic Games was one of the most important social activities of the year in Hong Kong. And in such activities, the Association played a leading role all the times. (Picture 20)

     On 13 July, the Committee on HK Sporting Community Supporting Beijing in Bidding for the 2008 Olympic Games launched a big event entitled “Living in Hong Kong, Inspiring Enthusiasm in All -- Supporting Beijing to Bid for the 2008 Olympic Games”, in which the Association took part as one of the sponsors and Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao was invited as officiating guest of the unveiling ceremony. The Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie, Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Vice Chief Executive Mr. Zhu Shixiong also joined the occasion together with many staff and workers of member companies.

    Also on 13 July, some members of the Association’s Youth Committee joined the “Gathering of Awaiting Good News of Beijing’s Bid for the Olympic Games” held by the Organizing Committee of the Standing Committee for HK All-Youth Community Celebrating the National Day in the assembly hall of North Point Treasure Restaurant.

    And to celebrate Beijing’s success in bidding the Olympic Games of 2008, the Association hosted a banquet jointly with Beijing Holdings Ltd. on 16 July. Special guests invited to the happy occasion included: Vice Directors of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR Mr. Wang Fengchao and Mr. Liu Shanzai, Vice Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR Mr. Cui Zhanqiao, Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR Mr. Hu Guocai, Director-General of Publicity, Culture and Sports Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR Mr. Zhao Guangting, Secretary for Home Affairs Mr. W.K. Lam, Director of Leisure and Cultural Service Department Mr Leung Sai-wah, Paul, JP, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee Dr. Stanley Ho, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Vice President of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong Dr. Jose Yu Sunsay, S.B.S, J.P., President of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Dr. Eden Y. Woon and some other prominent figures in the community. And the Association’s Advisor Mr. Che Shujian, Vice Chairmen Mr. Wang Huiheng, Mr. Cai Laixing, Mr. Zhou Jie, Executive Directors Mr. Yi Xiqun, Mr. Bi Yipu, Mr. Zhang Xianlin were present at the festivity. The banquet was chaired by Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie. Mr. Che Shujian, Mr. Liu Shanzai, Mr. W. K. Lam, Mr Leung Sai-wah and Mr. Yi Xiqun addressed on the occasion respectively.

    ii. Supporting Hong Kong’s Charity Undertakings

    “The Community Chest” Donation Ceremony was held at the TVB auditorium on 27 May. To show its love for Hong Kong people and support for Hong Kong’s charity undertakings, the Association donated 500,000 HK dollars to the chest. The Chairman of the Community Chest, Mrs. Betty Tung expressed her deep appreciation when the Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie handed over the donation cheque on behalf of the Association. On 27 September, Mrs. Betty Tung chaired the Community Chest Annual Presentation of Awards 2001/2002 in Government House, and Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie, on behalf of the Association, attended the ceremony and accepted the reward.

    On 5 July, the Hong Kong Women Fund hosted a fund-raising publicity ceremony for the film titled “Together Forever”, and Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie was present at the invitation. To show its support for the fund, the Association made contributions by organizing some staff and workers of member companies to watch the film.

    iii. Anti-Fa Lun Gong Movements

    In 2001, the Association, together with other communities in Hong Kong, actively took part in the movements against the heretical religion Fa Lun Gong. On 2 September, the Hong Kong Culture Association Ltd. and Wen Wei Po jointly held a large-scale picture exhibition titled “Objecting the Heretical Religion, Adoring Civilization” at Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre. The Association’s Advisor Mr. Che Shujian, Vice Chairmen Mr. Wang Huiheng and Mr. Zhou Jie, Vice Chief Executive Mr. Sun Hongxing attended the opening ceremony. And the Association, China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd., China Merchants Holdings Co., Ltd., China Travel Service (Holdings) HK Ltd., China Everbright Holdings Co., Ltd, China Insurance H.K. (Holdings) Co., Ltd., China Overseas Holdings Ltd., China Aerospace International Holdings Ltd., Beijing Holdings Ltd., Tsinlien Group Co., Ltd. and China Legal Services (HK) Ltd. all joined the event as co-organizers. Nearly 2,000 staff and workers of the Association’s member companies visited the exhibition, which had a positive and widespread influence among Hong Kong people.

    vi. Other Social Activities

    After the Honourable Tung Chee-hwa publicized 2001 Policy Address, the Association held a conversazione on 11 October with attendance of some representatives and researchers from member companies. The Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie, chaired the meeting and addressed. To sum up views aired at the conversazione, the attendees believed the Policy Address was objective, practical and forward-looking, and that such policy goals based on benefits of the public combined with the implementing measures were workable. Wen Wei Po, Ta Kung Pao, Hong Kong Commercial Daily, the CCTV and the Xin Hua News Agency inquired about and reported the conversazione.

    The year of 2001 was the 90th anniversary of the October Revolution 1911. On 7 October, Hong Kong Culture Association Ltd. and Friends of Hong Kong Association Ltd. jointly sponsored a grand evening party at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the October Revolution 1911. The Association’s Advisor Mr. Che Shujian, Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie, Executive Directors Mr. Yuen Mo and Mr. Zhang Xianlin were in attendance. A subscription banquet was also held, which the Association and over 20 member companies such as Bank of China (HK) Ltd., China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd., China Merchants Holdings Co., Ltd., China Everbright Holdings Co., Ltd, China Aerospace International Holdings Ltd., and so forth, joined as co-sponsors. Again at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 5 December, the Association, Hong Kong Commercial Daily and another two organizations jointly hosted a film reception titled “Carrying on the Patriotism of Huang Pu Soldiers, Promoting the Peaceful Unification of the Motherland”, which attracted wide-spread attention of various communities in Hong Kong. The Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie attended the reception, together with some other 600 guests, including leaders of a dozens of patriotic organizations and some Huang Pu Soldiers in Hong Kong.

    In 2001, the Association actively as ever took part in the relevant work of commemorating the National Day together with other communities in Hong Kong. Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao was again elected Chairman of the Chairmen’s Committee of the Preparatory Committee of Hong Kong Industrial and Commercial Sectors in Celebration of the 52nd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, and Vice Chairmen Mr. Wang Huiheng, Dr. Fu Yuning, Mr. Chen Shoujie, Mr. Yang Chao, Mr. Wu Jiesi, Mr. Li Fuyou, Mr. Cai Laixing and Mr. Zhou Jie as members of the Chairmen’s Committee, with Executive Director Mr. Yi Xiqun and Mr. Zhao Bin as members of the Preparatory Committee. With the Association’s full participation, the Preparatory Committee held the Reception of Hong Kong Industrial and Commercial Sectors in Celebration of the 52nd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China and other commemorating activities.

    Still, the Association played an active role in the Hong Kong Ethnics Development Advisory Committee, and worked together with other communities to promote business and related ethnics, and to uphold good corporate governance as well as to enhance Hong Kong’s competitive edge.

 

    VI. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, BOARD OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AND SECTOR COMMITTEES

    i. 2001 Annual General Meeting

    The Association Annual General Meeting of 2001 was held on 14 June. Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao, Vice Chairmen Mr. Wang Huiheng, Dr. Fu Yuning, Mr. Li Fuyou, Mr. Zhou Jie, Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Executive Directors Mr. Yuen Mo, Mr. Lu Xiaochun, Mr. Song Zhiwang, Mr. Liu Jinxiang, Mr. Zhao Bin, Mr. Zhang Xianlin and some 200 representatives from member companies attended the meeting. Mr. Liu Shanzai, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, was also invited to the meeting.

    The meeting was chaired by Vice Chairman Dr. Fu Yuning. On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Sixth Term of Office, Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao reported at the meeting the work that has been done by the Association in the previous year, and Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu reported the Financial Statements of the Association. The meeting passed the two reports and another proposal that invited Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as Auditor of the Association.

    On behalf of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Liu Shanzai delivered a congratulatory speech at the Annual General Meeting. He thought highly the accomplishments achieved over the past 10 years by Chinese Enterprises in Hong Kong, and wished further progress and greater contribution to Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability as well as the economic cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland.

    ii. Board of Executive Directors

    In 2001, the Association’s Board of Executive Directors proceeded well and had 9 formal meetings to decide on important activities to be launched, such as a series of festivities of commemorating the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Association.

    iii. Sector Committees

    In 2001, the Association’s Sector Committees underwent some restructuring under the guidance of the Association. They had gatherings and held other activities to exchange information on the development of relevant sectors.

    The Committee on Building held a seminar on HK’s building market. Mr. Zheng Kunsheng, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR was invited to address at the seminar. Officials from Ministry of Construction, MOFTEC and the Office of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs of the State Council were also in attendance.

    On 12 September, the Committee on Investment held a general meeting that summed up the work of the previous two years and elected new Chairman and Vice Chairmen. Mr. Zheng Kunsheng, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, and Mr. Sun Wenxiu, Vice Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR were invited to the meeting. The Association’s Treasurer and Chairman of the Committee on Finance Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Vice Chief Executive Mr. Zhu Shixiong spoke at the meeting.

    The Committee on Insurance and the Committee on Advertising, Publishing & Consultancy had gatherings very often as well.

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