2017年11月19日 星期 日
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REVIEW OF HKCEA’S MAJOR ACTIVITIES
2002

 

    SOCIAL AFFAIRS

    I. EXCHANGES WITH THE HKSAR GOVERNMENT

    The Honourable Tung Chee Hwa Hosted a Banquet in Honour of the Association’s Office-bearers

    On 28 May, the Honourable Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive of the HKSAR hosted a banquet in the Banquet Hall of the Government in honour of the Association’s Office-bearers. And the Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao, Advisors Mr. Chen Xinhua, Mr. Che Shujian, Mr. Hu Zhaoguang, Vice Chairman Mr. Wang Huiheng, Dr. Fu Yuning, Mr. Chen Shoujie, Mr. Yang Chao, Mr. Li Fuyou, 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, the Honourable Antony Leung, Financial Secretary of the HKSARG, and Mr. Joseph Yam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Monetary Authority were in accompany. At the banquet, the Honourable Tung Chee-hwa expressed his appreciation to the Association’s support for the HKSARG, and stated that Chinese enterprises are a power with economic strength in Hong Kong and also a power of maintaining stability of Hong Kong. The two sides had a lively talk and exchanged views on Hong Kong economic situation.

 

    Cooperation with InvestHK of the HKSARG

    On 8 March, the Association had a joint party with InvestHK. The Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao, Vice Chairman Dr. Fu Yuning, Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Executive Director Mr. Lu Xiaochun and Mr. Zhang Xianlin presented themselves together with a dozen of executives of member enterprises. On the side of InvestHK, Mr. Mike Rowse, Director-General of Investment Promotion, Mr. Simon Galpin and Mr. John Wan, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion attended the function. And Mr. Frederick Lam, Deputy Executive Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, etc., were also invited. The party helped to make the two sides understand more about each other and laid down a base for future cooperation.

    On 24 June, the Association jointly held a seminar on Hong Kong Investment Environment with InvestHK and Department of Foreign Economic Cooperation of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC), PRC, and over 100 people attended the seminar. Among them, most were from the Association’s member companies. Mr. Mike Rowse, Director-General of Investment Promotion, Mr. Wu Xilin, Vice Director General of the Department of Foreign Economic Cooperation of MOFTEC, and the Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie spoke at the opening ceremony in turn. The participants had an extensive discussion on a few topics such as HK’s business environment and advantages, the main differences of accountant rules between the Mainland and Hong Kong, etc. The Seminar was a great success, and helpful in promoting mutual investment between Hong Kong and the Mainland.

 

    Cooperation with Independent Commission of Against Corruption

    On 13 June, Independent Commission of Against Corruption (ICAC) sponsored a workshop on ethnics in business, jointly with the 6 member chambers of the Hong Kong Ethnics Development Consulting Committee (including the Association), and more than 150 people joined. The Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie attended the workshop, and Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu presented himself as Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC). The Honourable Alan Lai Nin, Commissioner of ICAC, delivered a speech and chaired a ceremony to officially launch Ethics in Practice - A Guide for Businessmen in Shanghai and Hong Kong, which was jointly produced by the Hong Kong ICAC and the Shanghai Municipal People's Procuratorate, containing practical reference for cross-boundary businessmen on how to safeguard their rights and interests by adhering to the anti-corruption laws. And several distinguished speakers, including Mr. Andrew L. T. Sheng, Chairman of Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, spoke at the workshop.

    To promote the overall ethnics management in Hong Kong, Civil Service Bureau of the HKSARG and ICAC jointly organized Leadership Forum 2002 – Ethnic Challenges For Business and Government Leaders on 12 December. The forum was co-organized by the 6 member chambers of the Hong Kong Ethnics Development Consulting Committee, including the Association. The Honourable Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, made an opening speech, and the Honourable Wong Wing-ping, Secretary for the Civil Service, and a few other distinguished speakers addressed from different standpoints on the forum, followed by the closing remarks from the Honourable Ambrose Lee, new Commissioner of ICAC. The Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao, Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie, Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu and Executive Director Mr. Yuen Mo attended the forum together with some representatives of Chinese enterprises.

    In the year 2002, the Association also made contributions to drafting Ethnics@Work --- A Guide for Business Managers in use of IT together with ICAC, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) and other 13 organizations, with the aim to help managers to cope with ethnic challenges in business environment with extensive use of IT technologies.

 

    II. SUPPORTING THE LEGISLATION ON ARTICLE 23 OF THE BASIC LAW FOR HKSAR

    Organizing Grand Talk on Legislation on Article 23

    On 20 November, the Association organized a grand captioned talk --- Supporting the Legislation on Article 23 to Enforce the Whole Basic Law, and invited the Honourable Elsie Leung, the Secretary for Justice of the HKSARG to speak to 900 workers from member companies. And quite a few leaders of famous Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong also spoke in support of the legislation at the talk. The talk, the most influential one among the events alike in terms of the number of participants since the beginning of public consulting period of the legislation, proved positive in helping the workers understand the necessity, promptness and contents of the legislation, and reinforcing their norm of nation. The talk also collected more than 900 signatures and passed the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association’s Statement of Supporting the HKSAR Legislating on Article 23 of the Basic Law. The Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie chaired the talk, and Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Executive Director Mr. Yuen Mo and Mr. Zang Qiutao attended the talk.

    Submitting the Signed Slip to the Secretary for Security in Supporting the Legislation on Article 23

    To show its firm attitude of supporting the legislation, the Association further held a ceremony at the gate of the Government Headquarters in Central on December 6 to submit the slip bearing the signatures of over 900 workers of the Chinese enterprises to the Honourable Regina Ip, Secretary for Security of the HKSAR. At the ceremony, Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie read the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association’s Statement of Supporting the HKSAR Legislating on Article 23 of the Basic Law in front of a bunch of journalists. And the Honourable Regina Ip expressed her gratitude for the support from the Association and Chinese enterprises. The Association’s Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Director Mr. Li Jiangdong, Vice Chief Executive Mr. Zhu Shixiong and Mr. He Tongbao attended the ceremony.

    Participating in Launching the Gathering of the Grand Union of Supporting the Legislation and Safeguarding the National Security

    On 22 December, the Grand Union of Supporting the Legislation and Safeguarding the National Security organized a large-scale gathering joined by over 40,000 people. As one of the initiating organizations, the Association took part in all related preparation work. And over 2,000 workers from Chinese enterprises joined the grand gathering. Many executives of the enterprises also attended the event. And the successful gathering with contribution of the Association and Chinese Enterprises drew wide attention both in and beyond Hong Kong.

 

    III. EXCHANGES AND COOPERATION WITH HONG KONG BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND SOCIETY

    Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Reunification of Hong Kong with its Motherland

    On 24 June, the Association and other five principal chambers co-sponsored a grand reception ---“Reception in Celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the Reunification of Hong Kong with Its Motherland by the Hong Kong Business Community”. The Honourable Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Mr. Jiang Enzhu, Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Ji Peiding, Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR were invited as the Guests of Honour, celebrating the happy occasion with over 700 prominent figures, including the Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao, Advisors Mr. Qin Xiao and Mr. Che Shujian, Vice Chairmen Dr. Fu Yuning, Mr. Chen Shoujie, Mr. Yang Chao, Mr. Li Fuyou and Mr. Zhou Jie, Secretary Mr. Liu Guoyuan, Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Executive Directors Mr. Zang Qiutao, Mr. Bi Yupu, Mr. Lu Xiaochun, Mr. Zhao Bin and Mr. Zhang Xianlin.

    On 1 July, the Association staged Carnival in Celebration of the 5th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to its Motherland in collaboration with the Hong Kong Island Federation and Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations. Mr. Liu Shanzai, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, the Honourable Rita Fan, President of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR, and leaders of the three sponsoring organizations attended the opening ceremony as the Guest of Honour. At the ceremony, Mr. Chan Wai Nam, Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organization, delivered his welcome message, and the Association’s Chairman Mr. Liu Jinbao conferred prizes on prominent booths’ sponsors followed up with the closing speech from Mr. Wong Sau Ching, Chairman of the Hong Kong Island Federation. The Association’s Advisor Mr. Che Shujian, Vice Chairman Mr. Chen Shoujie and Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu joined the happy occasion. With fascinating artistic performance and over 10,000 visitors, the carnival came to be one of the largest celebrating occassions in Hong Kong during the festival.

    In June, the Association and the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions jointly held “Reunification Cup” Soccer Contest. And the Wing Fat Printing Co. Ltd., one of the Association’s member companies won the championship. After the contest, the two organizers held an evening party and prize conferment ceremony on 8 July. Mr. Wong Kwok Kin, Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, and Mr. He Tongbao, Vice Chief Executive of the Association spoke at the party and expressed the their wishes for more cooperation in future.

On 30 June, the Association’s Youth Committee and Hong Kong Youth Association jointly held Youth Parade and Signatures Collection in Celebration Heart to Heart of the 5th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return. A grand commencement ceremony was held at Victoria Park, and the Honourable Rita Fan, President of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR, Mr. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Commissioner for Education, Mr. Li Zhengci, Vice Director General of Hong Kong Island Sub-office of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, the Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie were invited as the Guests of Honour. After the ceremony, thousands of young men paraded with the Guests of Honour in the lead along Hennessy Road. Hundreds of young workers from the Association’s member companies joined the parade, together with some youth representatives from Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

   

    Celebrating the 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China

    On 27 September, the Association hosted a grand reception jointly with the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, etc., to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Gao Siren, Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Liu Shanzai and Mr. Zou Zhekai, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Wu Hailong, Deputy Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR, the Honourable Elsie Leung, the Secretary for Justice of the HKSARG were invited to the reception as the Guests of Honour. The Association’s Advisor Mr. Che Shujian, Vice Chairmen Mr. Wang Huiheng, Mr. Zhou Jie, and Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu were present at the function. 

    To celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Association hosted a comprehensive artistic performance on 28 September jointly with the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, the Hong Kong Island Federation and Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations. And the Hebei Amusements Troupe, the Hebei Magical Art Troupe and Guangzhou Troupe were invited to perform. The Association’s Vice Chairmen Mr. Wu Jiesi, Mr. Zhou Jie, Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu watched the performance together with leaders of the other organizers and an audience of over 1,000 people.

     From 28 September to 2 October, the Association’s Youth Committee and Hong Kong Youth Association jointly organized a mission to Beijing to participate National Day celebrating activities. Mr. He Tongbao, Vice Chief Executive of the Association and Mr. Lin Yanwen, Vice Chairman of the Association’s Youth Committee joined the mission respectively as Advisor and Deputy Head. During their stay in Beijing, the mission paid a visit Mr. Hu Wei, Secretary of the Chinese Communist Youth League and attended National Day Reception held in the People’s Grand Hall; besides, they also took a tour to Tianjin.

    To reinforce the linkages with youth of various walk, the Association’s Youth Committee held Hong Kong Youth Bicycle Parade in Celebration of National Day on 6 October in collaboration with Hong Kong Youth Association, the Hong Kong Youths Unified Association and Youth Federation of New Territories. Mr. Zheng Kunsheng, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, the Honourable Rita Fan, President of the Hong Kong Legislative Council and the Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie attended the Opening Ceremony. The Honourable Rita Fan and Mr. Zhou Jie spoke in turn at the ceremony, and Mr. Zheng Kunsheng conferred flags on the representatives of participating teams. More than 200 young men joined the parade, including 100 young workers from the Association’s member companies.

    Co-organizing China Development and Spiritual Civilization Symposium

    On 5 and 6 May, Hong Kong Culture Association Limited organized two large-scale talks --- China Development and Spiritual Civilization Symposium, which is co-organized by more than 230 institutions across Hong Kong. And the Association’s Advisor Mr. Che Shujian, Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie, Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu and Executive Director Mr. Yuen Mo attended the talks. Quite a few prominent figures of religion community, scholars and experts at the symposium uncovered and criticised the heterodoxy nature of Falun Gong. As the main co-organizer, the Association contributed greatly to the success of the forum by participating all the related preparation and organizing an audience of over 800.

    New Year Carnival with the Theme of Loving Our Hong Kong

    To encourage Hong Kong people in hard times, the Association staged a grand function --- New Year Carnival with the Theme of Loving Our Hong Kong, in cooperation with the Hong Kong Island Federation, Kowloon Federation of Associations, New Territories Association of Societies at Victoria Park on December 15. Mr. Zheng Kunsheng, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Wu Hailong, Deputy Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR, and the Honourable Tsang Yok-sing, member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council and Executive Council, and heads of the four sponsoring organizations officiated the opening ceremony. Mr. Wang Rudeng, Mr. Hu Guocai and Mr. Zhou Junmin, heads of related departments of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR attended the function and watched artistic performance, together with leaders of the Association’s member companies. The function propagated the Basic Law and Hong Kong’s advantages and generated great joy for more than 10,000 visitors with its fantastic artistic performance and dozens of amusement booths.

    Hong Kong Youth Delegation with Special Flight to Jiangsu

    To enrich Hong Kong Youth’s understanding about the Motherland, the Association and Hong Kong Youth Association and Overseas Exchange Association of Jiangsu Province co-organized a delegation with over two hundred members to Jiangsu province at the end of December. Over 40 young workers from member companies joined the delegation. The Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie was invited to join as the delegation’s advisor. During their stay in Jiangsu, the delegates held Commencement Ceremony of Jiangsu-HK Youth Longing for Unification of the Motherland and a Strong Chinese Nation Theme Function, and visited Nanjing Normal University, Suzhou Industrial Park, etc. Besides, leaders of related department of Jiangsu Provincial Government entertained the delegates with a banquet.

    The Talk of History and Function of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR

    On 5 September, the Association’s Youth Committee and Hong Kong Youth Association jointly held a talk and invited Mr. Wang Rudeng, Assistant Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR to speak about the history and function of the organization with which he worked. Over 100 young men from different walks attended the talk, including 50 or so young workers from the Association’s member companies. The whole audience felt they got a lot of enlightening ideas from Mr. Wang’s speech.

 

    IV. PARTICIPATING IN“ONE COMPANY, ONE JOB” CAMPAIGN

    To help relieve unemployment pressure in Hong Kong, the Association played an active role in pushing forward “One Company, One Job” Campaign and called on member companies to take in part, which generated ardent response. According to incomplete statistics, the Association’s member companies recruited several hundred of new employees. China Resource (Holdings) Co. Ltd., in particular, launched a large-scale recruitment event “China Resource --- Your Gateway to China” in early November, attracted great interest of local talents and the media. And related departments of the HKSARG spoke highly of the Association’s efforts and contribution in pushing the campaign.  

 

    V. SUPPORTING CHARITY UNDERTAKINGS

    Participating in “Walks for Millions”

    On 6 January, “Walks for Millions”, the flagship fund-raising events of the Community Chest was held on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon respectively. The Honourable Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive of the HKSAR and Mrs. Betty Tung, President of the Community Chest officiated the opening ceremony. The Association and the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce took part in the events by organizing a united VIP team with 300 members and donated 50,000 dollars to the Chest. And the Association’s Vice Chairmen Mr. Li Fuyou and Mr. Zhou Jie and Executive Director Mr. Zhao Bin, Vice Chief Executive Mr. Zhu Shixiong and Mr. He Tongbao joined the walks with 150 staff from member companies. And China Overseas Holdings Ltd., one of the Association’s member companies, participated in the event in a separated team.

    Donation to “Community for the Chest”

    To show love for those in need, the Association again donated 500,000 dollars to “Community for the Chest” in 2002. On 26 May, Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie handed over the donation cheque to the Community Chest Executive Chairman 2001/2002 Mr. John C C Chan on behalf of the Association at TVB auditorium. On 4 October, the Community Chest Annual Presentation of Awards 2001/2002 was held in Government House, and the Chest’s President Mrs. Betty Tung presented Award of Distinction to the Association to recognize its continuous support. 

    Participating in “BOCHK Walkalong for Light”

    With full support of Bank of China (Hong Kong), “BOCHK Walkalong for Light” was held on 17 November to raise funds for the Lifeline Express, an eye hospital trains which provide free medical care to people suffering from cataracts in remote areas of the mainland of China. Hundreds of staff from the Association’s member companies took part in the meaningful event; and China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd., COSCO (H.K.) Group Ltd., China Everbright Holdings Co., Ltd., China Travel Service (Holdings) H.K. Ltd. and Sino United Publishing (Holdings) Ltd. donated respectively. The Association and member companies’ benevolent actions were spoken highly by Mrs. Nellie Fong, Executive Committee Chairman of Lifeline Express.

    Supporting “Spring Bud Plan”

    To back up education development in the Mainland of China, the Association made a donation of 60,000 dollars to China Children and Teenagers’ Fund on 12 July to help 50 dropout girls in poverty-stricken areas back to school under “Spring Bud Plan” operated by the fund.

    Participating in “Four Seas Dance for the Chest”

    On 29 December, the Community Chest of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Dance Federation, Home Affairs Department and Leisure & Cultural Services Department jointly organized “Four Seas Dance for the Chest”. The Association actively answered the appeal and joined the event with a VIP team and a donation of 30,000 dollars. Besides, China Merchants Holdings Co., Ltd. and COSCO (H.K.) Group Ltd., two member companies also joined the event and donated 30,000 dollars respectively upon the Association’s recommendation.

 

    VI. OTHER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

    Conversazione about the Accountability System of Principal Officials   

    After the Honourable Tung Chee Hwa raised the Accountability System of Principal Officials, the Association sponsored a conversazione and invited the Honourable Tsang Yok-sing, member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council and Executive Council, to make a detailed introduction to the system. After his explanation, the participants of the conversazione had further understanding and expressed their willingness to back up the system.

    Making Comments on Government Consultative Papers

    During the year, the Association received several consultative papers on Mainland/Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement, WTO Requests for Further Liberalization of Trade in Service and Arrangement on HKSAR and the Mainland Mutual Enforcement of Jurisdiction Rulings respectively from Trade and Industry Department of the HKSARG, Chief Secretary for Administration’s Office of the HKSARG. And the Association summed up some member companies’ comments and forwarded them to the government bodies.

    Other Related Activities

    At the invitation of Committee on Chinese Mainland Affairs of Hong Kong Society of Accountants, the Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie, together with Vice Chief Executive Mr. He Tongbao and a few Directors of the Association attended an evening party hosted by Chinese Mainland Business Focus Group of the Committee. And Mr. Zhou, as one of distinguished speakers, introduced the Association at the party.

    On 19 November, XVI World Congress of Accountants organized by Hong Kong Society of Accountants opened at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Premier Zhu Rongji made an important speech at the opening ceremony. The Association’s Chairman Mr. Liu Jinbao, Advisors Mr. Qin Xiao and Mr. Che Shujian, Vice Chairman Mr. Yang Chao, Mr. Cai Laixing and Mr. Zhou Jie attended the ceremony. Over 300 representatives from the Association’s member companies joined the congress.

    During the year, the Association took part in “SME Market Day” as one of supporting organizations, and set up a booth on the exhibition to propagate the Association and member companies. Additionally, the Association also co-organized with other organizations dozens of events or activities, such as Expo 2002, 2002 Chinese Mainland/Hong Kong Talents Recruiting and Education Exhibition, etc.

    

    PROMOTING ECONOMIC EXCHANGES BETWEEN THE MAINLAND AND HONG KONG

    I. VISIT TO THE MAINLAND

    Visit to Shanxi Province

    At the invitation of the People’s Government of Shanxi Province, the Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Wang Huiheng and Mr. Che Shoujie led a delegation to Xi’an to participate the Sixth Investment & Trade Forum for Cooperation between East and West China as well as West China Absorbing Foreign Investment Symposium. During their stay in the city, the delegates took part in business discussion and visited Yangling Agricultural Hi-tech Demonstration Zone. Mr. Zhao Dequan, Vice Governor of Shanxi Province warmly received the delegation and hosted a banquet in special honour of the delegates. And under the patronage of Lishan Co., Ltd., the Association set up a booth at the symposium to propagate its accomplishments.

    Visit to Jiangxi and Hunan Provices

At the invitation of the People’s Government of Jiangxi Province and Hunan Province, the Association’s delegation visited the two provinces under the leadership of Vice Chairman Mr. Wang Huiheng. During the one-week visit, the delegates paid visits to high & new tech development zones and Shaoshan Mountain and Jingang Mountain, and held table-talks with related government organizations and businesses. Mr. Zhu Yingpei, Vice Governor of Jiangxi Province and Mr. He Tongxin, Vice Governor of Hunan Province, entertained the delegates with banquets respectively.

    Participating the Sixth China International Fair for Investment and Trade

    In the first decade of September, Vice Chairman Mr. Chen Shoujie headed the Association’s delegation to Shamen of Hujian Province and participated the 6th China International Fair for Investment and Trade. During the visit, Mr. Chen Shoujie met Mr. An Min, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, PRC, and the delegates attended ceremonies and related forums or symposiums and paid visits to booths of enterprises, investment promotion agencies, local governments, etc.

    Visit to Jilin Province

At the invitation of Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Jilin Provincial Government and Yanbian Autonomous State People’s Government, the Association organized a delegation to attend “the 3rd China Tumen River Area International Investment and Trade Forum” and “the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of Yanbian Korean Nationality Autonomous State” from 31 August to 3 September under the leadership of Vice Chairman Mr. Li Fuyou. Mr. Li Jinxiu, Vice Governor the Yanbian Autonomous State warmly received the delegation and expressed their willingness to cooperate with Hong Kong Chinese enterprises.

 

    II. RECEIVING VISITORS FROM THE MAINLAND

    During the year, the Association received 36 economic and trade missions or study groups comprising nearly 200 visitors in total from the Mainland. Among these visitors were senior officials from provincial authorities or prominent companies, including: Mr. Zhu Yingpei, Vice Governor of Jiangxi Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Zhang Wenxue, Vice Chairman of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional People’s Government, Mr. Lu Jiafeng, Vice Governor of Anhui Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Han Zhongxue, Vice Governor of Hubei Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Wang Rulin, Vice Governor (Standing) of Jilin Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Shan Yihe, Chairman of China Poly Group Co., Ltd., etc. 

 

    III. Co-organizing Economic and Trading Activities

    In 2002, the Association successfully co-organized 27 trade fairs, commodity exhibitions, symposiums, etc., held in Hong Kong by individual provinces, autonomous regions, municipal cities. These events included: “Shanxi Investment Opportunities Briefing”, “Anhui & Hong Kong Cooperation Projects Promotion Symposium”, “Hebei Province (Hong Kong) Investment and Trade Fair 2002”, “Tsing Dao Promotion Symposium 2002”, “Shandong Important Projects Promotion Briefing and Conference on the Founding of the Hong Kong Shandong General Chamber of Commerce”, “2002 Hubei and Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium”, “Wuhan and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Cooperation Symposium of 2002”, “Guangdong and Hong Kong Economic, Technology and Trade Cooperation Exchanges Fair 2002”, “2002 Jiangsu (H.K.) Trade and Investment Fair”, “Hong Kong and Chongqin Week”, “Introduction to the Projects of Guangxi Exploring the West”, “Fujian Festival”, “Fujian and Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Forum”, “2002 Hong Kong and Jilin Friendship Week”.

 

   IV. BEIJING AND HONG KONG ECONOMIC COOPERATION SYMPOSIUM

The 6th Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium was held from 29 to 30 October in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Mr. Liu Shanzai, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Ji Peiding, Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR, the Honourable Anthony Leung, Secretary for Finance of the HKSARG, Mr. Zhang Mao, Vice Mayor of Beijing Municipal City attended the opening ceremony. And Mr. Michael C C Sze, Executive Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Mr. Zhang Mao and the Honourable Anthony Leung delivered messages respectively. The Association was one of the organizers of the event and Advisor Mr. Hu Zhaoguang, Vice Chairman Mr. Wang Huiheng were seated at together with other VIP guests on the presidium stage. And Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie and Executive Director Yi Xiqun also present themselves at the opening ceremony. Dozens of representatives from the Association’s member companies took part in the symposium.

   

    V. 2002 CHINA SECURITIES (HONG KONG) WORKSHOP

    From 16 to 19 September, the Association and Hong Kong Commercial Daily jointly sponsored “2002 China Securities (Hong Kong) Workshop” and 30 executives from various securities companies of the Mainland participated. Experts from Economic Reporter, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd. were invited to speak at the workshop. The participants also had table-talk exchanges with representatives from Hong Kong securities brokerage firms and took a tour to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. as well as ICAC.

 

     EXTERNAL RELATIONS

    EXCHANGES WITH CONSULATES GENERAL AND CHAMBERS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES IN HONG KONG

    Cocktail Reception for Foreign Consulates-General in the HKSAR

    To reinforce the ties with consulates-general of various countries in the HKSAR, the Association held a cocktail reception in honour of foreign consuls general and trade commissioners on 10 September after the Board Directors of the 7th Term of Office was elected. Officials of economic departments of the HKSARG, consuls and trade commissioners of consulates-general of 52 countries, office-bearers of prominent local chambers and foreign chambers in Hong Kong attended the reception. And the Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao, Vice Chairman Mr. Wang Huiheng, Mr. Wu Jiesi, Mr. Zhou Jie, Secretary Mr. Liu Guoyuan, Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Executive Directors Mr. Zang Qiutao, Mr. Yuen Mo, Mr. Liu Jinxiang, Mr. Zhao Bin, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Mr. Shi Cuiming and over 30 Board Directors joined the occasion and had extensive communication with the guests. The reception was successful and meaningful in contacting old friends and getting to know new friends and pushing mutual cooperation as well.

    “Britain: China’s European Partner” Workshop

    On 19 June, the Association and British Consulate-General Hong Kong jointly sponsored “Britain: China’s European Partner” Workshop. Officials from Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR and Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, the Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie and Treasurer Mr. Liu Guoyuan attended the workshop together with over 60 representatives of Chinese enterprises. Sir James Hodge, British Consul-General and Mr. Zhou Jie spoke at the opening ceremony. The workshop was composed of a few speeches about British Education and Visa Application, etc. This was the first time the Association had worked together with British Consulate-General Hong Kong to hold events, and the two sides expressed the hope of further cooperate in future.

    Cooperation with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong and the Dutch Business Association Hong Kong

    During the year, the Association consolidated partnership with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong and the Dutch Business Association Hong Kong. On 16 January, the Association’s Insurance Committee held a joint luncheon with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong to exchange business information on market access after China’s accession to the WTO, and Mr. K. P. Cheng, standing member of the Association’s Insurance Committee and senior managers of another two member companies was presented at the luncheon. On 18 November, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong and the Association again hosted a joint captioned luncheon “Updates and Future of China’s Telecommunication and Information Technology Industry”. And the Association’s Executive Director Mr. Shi Cuiming, Ms Zhou Susu, Chairman & General Manager of ZTE (Hong Kong) Ltd. shared their views with the French Chamber’s President Mr. Bertrand Michaud, Honourable President Mr. Paul Clerc-Renaud and other members at the luncheon.

    On 21 November, Dutch Business Association Hong Kong (DBA) held China Seminar “China One Year WTO: A Reality Check ”. At the invitation of DBA, several representatives of the Association member companies joined the event. And Mr. Huang Shaoming, Senior Research Fellow of Bank of China (Hong Kong) was recommended by the Association as a guest speaker at the seminar to present his perspectives on China’s banking sector updates.

 

    II. BUSINESS STUDY TOURS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES

    Delegation to Russia

    To further promote economic exchanges and cooperation with foreign countries and to leverage business opportunities, the Association’s delegation, composed of 30 members, paid a visit to Russia from 3 to 9 July. The Association’s Vice Chairman Dr. Fu Yuning acted as Head of the delegation, and Advisor Mr. Che Shujian and Mr. Hu Guocai, Director-General of Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR joined the mission as Advisors. The delegates included the Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Chen Shoujie, Mr. Zhou Jie and quite a few executive directors. During their stay in Russia, the delegates visited Russian Industry and Business Association and Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation, and Mr. Zhang Deguang, Chinese Ambassador to Russia. They also had round-table talks with some representatives of Chinese enterprises in Moscow. With the visit, the delegates had further understanding about Russian business environment and laid down a base for future business development in the country.

    Delegation to Canada and the United States of America

    At the invitation of Canada-China Business Council and California State Government of America, the Association’s Vice Chairman Mr. Yang Chao led a delegation with 15 members to Canada and the United States from 18 to 29 September. During the visit, the delegates made a call on Canada-China Business Council, Chinese Consulate-General in Toronto and Mr. Edwards, Vice Mayor of Los Angeles Municipal City. They also took a view of Panalpina Corporation’s logistics system and attended a luncheon hosted by Hong Kong Association of Southern California in special honour of them. The visit gave rise to a number of cooperative projects between the Association’s member companies and Canadian and American firms. Friendship was also developed among the delegates themselves.

    During 2001, the Association’s Office-Bearers also received Mr. Peter Gordon, Executive Director of Russia Trade Association, and Mr. Korkunov, Chairman of Federation of Russia Entrepreneurs Organization and Mr. Borisov, Co-Chair of All- Russian Union of Business Association as well as Mr. Christopher C. Leu, President of Hong Kong Association of Southern California, etc. 

 

     THE ASSOCIATION’S AFFAIRS

I. NEW SPRING RECEPTION

    On 27 February, the Association hosted New Spring Reception 2002. And Mr. Liu Shanzai and Mr. Zheng Kunsheng, Vice Directors of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Ji Peiding, Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR, the Honourable Anthony Leung, Secretary for Finance of the HKSARG officiated the toasting ceremony. The Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao, Honourable Chairman Mr. Gu Yongjiang, Advisor Mr. Che Shujian, Vice Chairmen Mr. Wang Huiheng, Dr. Fu Yuning, Mr. Yang Chao, Mr. Wu Jiesi, Mr. Li Fuyou, Mr. Cai Laixing and Mr. Zhou Jie, Secretary Mr. Liu Guoyuan, Treasurer Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Executive Directors Mr. Zang Qiutao, Mr. Bi Yupu, Mr. Yuen Mo, Mr. Lu Xiaochun, Mr. Zhao Bin and Mr. Zhang Xianlin joined the happy occasion with over 600 guests, including officials of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, and Office of Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR, principal officials of the HKSARG, prominent figures of Hong Kong business community, officials of foreign consulates-general in Hong Kong and representatives of member companies. Dr. Liu Jinbao delivered a welcome speech at the reception and toasted to the guests together with other leaders of the Association.

 

    II. THE LUNCHEON IN HONOUR OF MR. JIANG ENZHU AND MR. GAO SIREN

    On 17 September, the Association hosted a luncheon for farewell to Mr. Jiang Enzhu and congratulation on Mr. Jiang Enzhu taking up the post of Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR. Mr. Liu Shanzai, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Hu Guocai, Director-General of Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR were also invited to the luncheon. And the Association’s Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao, Advisors Mr. Qin Xiao, Mr. Che Shujian, Vice Chairmen Mr. Wang Huiheng, Mr. Chen Shoujie, Mr. Yang Chao, Mr. Wu Jiesi and Mr. Cai Laixing, Executive Directors Mr. Bi Yupu, Mr. Yuen Mo, Mr. Lu Xiaochun, Mr. Liu Jinxiang, Mr. Zhao Bin, Mr. Zhang Xianlin, Mr. Shi Cuiming and Mr. Xue Zhiming attended the function. After the luncheon, Chairman Dr. Liu Jinbao presented a souvenir to Mr. Jiang Enzhu on behalf of the Association.

 

    III. BUSINESS TALKS

    During the year, the Association held 5 business talks to broaden the horizon of executives of member companies. And experts and scholars were invited to speak at the talks that attracted an audience of over 500 people in total. The topics and speakers were:

    “Tendency Analysis on World and Hong Kong Economy and Financial Market” --- Mr. Xu Yongfu, Senior Research Fellow and Mr. Michael Dai, Research Fellow of Economics & Strategic Planning Department of Bank of China (Hong Kong).

    “Anti-Corruption and Anti-Fraud Legal Provisions of Hong Kong” --- Ms Julie Mu Fee-man Assistant Director of Community Relations of ICAC.

    “China Macro Economic Situation and Updates of its Bond Market” --- Dr. Gao Jian, Assistant Governor of China Development Bank and Chief Representative of Hong Kong Office of China Development Bank.

    “Corporate Governance from a Perspective of Ranking Company” --- Ms Katrina Tai, Director of Standard & Poor Hong Kong Office.

    “Hong Kong Financial Market and Economic Situation” --- Dr. Li Shan, Chief Executive Officer of BOCI Holdings Ltd.

 

    IV. INFORMATION SERVICE

    In order to provide more information for member companies, the Association opened Upcoming Events for Chinese Enterprises and Voice of Member Companies, two new columns on its website, and published News Letter and Briefings on Events to reinforce communication with member companies. In addition, the Association provided member companies with Compilation of the Legal Instruments on China’s Accession to the World Trade Organization at favourable price to keep them informed promptly with the related regulations on market access after China’s entry to the WTO.

 

    V. BUSINESS PROMOTION

    During 2002, the Association helped promote business projects for quite a few member companies, such as China Travel Service (Holdings) H.K. Ltd, BOC Travel Services Ltd., Hong Kong Commercial Daily, Hong Kong Tien Chu Co., Ltd. and Simplex Computer Co., Ltd., etc. And through some of the events (SME Market Day for instance) in which it participated, the Association provided free business promotion service for its member companies. Additionally, the Association began to exploit the internal information network among member companies to facilitate their mutual business cooperation. Besides, it also continued to create opportunities for member companies to take part in functions of other chambers to exchange with their counterparts.

 

    VI. LEISURE AND SPORTING ACTIVITIES AND TOURS

Tours to “the Open Day of Operations Department of ICAC” and Marine Harbour Division of Hong Kong Police Force

    On 19 January and 22 October, the Association’s Youth Committee, Recreation and Sports Committee organized tours to “the Open Day of Operations Department of ICAC” and Marine Harbour Division of Hong Kong Police Force respectively. And Mr. He Tongbao, Vice Chief Executive of the Association and Mr. Lin Yanwen, Vice Chairman of the Association’s Youth Committee joined the tours.

    Tour to Sai Kung Memorial in Memory of the Anti-Japanese Heroes

    To help understand more about Hong Kong’s history and culture, the Association organized a tour to Sai Kung Memorial in memory of the anti-Japanese Heroes on 7 April right after the Ching Ming Festival. 500 workers of member companies joined the tour. In front of Sai Kung Memorial, the Association held a lamentation ceremony and presented a wreath to the memorial. Mr. Zhou Jie, Vice Chairman of the Association presided over ceremony and delivered a speech. And Ms Cai Shong Ying, one of the former guerrilla members of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Independent File, was invited to tell their stories in fighting against Japanese invaders in the 1940s; the participants of the tour also took a view of nearby cultural sites and felt they got a vivid patriotic education from the tour.

    “Chinese Enterprises Cup” 7-Member Soccer Contest

    To enrich the cultural life of the staff of Chinese enterprises, the Association organized a soccer contest among member companies in May and June, which attracted 15 teams to compete. After rounds of contest, the team of the Wing Fat Printing Co., Ltd. took the championship, and the team of Bank of China (Hong Kong) won the second, and the third and fourth goes to COSCO (H.K.) Group Ltd. and the Ming An Insurance Co. (H.K.) Ltd. respectively. On 9 June, an prize-presentation ceremony was held, and Mr. Hu Guocai, Director-General of Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Zhang Xiaoshu, Deputy General Manager of China Insurance H.K. (Holdings) Co., Ltd., Mr. Li Shucun, Vice President of COSCO (H.K.) Group Ltd. and Mr. Zhu Shixiong, Vice Chief Executive of the Association attended the ceremony and presented prizes to the winners.

    “Admiration for the Red Plum” Modern Dance-Drama Performance

    As one of the events for celebration of the 5th anniversary of Hong Kong unification with its motherland, the Association held a grand artistic performance on 30 June at Hong Kong Culture Centre and invited the Troupe of Political Department of Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army of China to perform modern dance-drama “Admiration of the Red Plum”. Leaders of related departments of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, the Association’s Advisor Mr. Chen Xinhua, Mr. Che Shujian and Mr. Hu Zhaoguang, Vice Chairman Mr. Zhou Jie, Executive Director Mr. Shi Cuiming watched the performance together with 1600 workers of member companies. The high-quality artistic performance was greatly welcomed by the audience.

 

    VII. THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND BOARD OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

    The Association’s Annual General Meeting 2002 was held on 28 May. Mr. Liu Shanzai, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR was invited to speak. On behalf of the Borad 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 and read Special Resolution Passed on the Special Meeting of Members of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association (Draft). Mr. Zhou Jie read the Recommended List of the Board of Directors of the Seventh Term of Office of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association, the Recommended List of Advisors of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association and the Recommended List of Legal Advisors, Auditor and Financial Advisor of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association. Through examination, the representatives of member companies passed the work report, financial statements and the special resolution (draft) unanimously.

    The general meeting elected 90 board directors of the seventh term of office, and decided to invite Mr. Chen Xinhua, Mr. Qin Xiao, Mr. Che Shujian, Mr. Wang Mingquan and Mr. Hu Zhaoguang as the Association’s advisors, and Mr. Vincent W.S. Lo, Mr. Philip P. Y. Yuen and Ms Eliza C. H. Chan as the Association’s legal advisors, Mr. M. K. Tan as auditor and Mr. Aloysius H. Y. Tse as finance advisor of the Association.

At the First Session of the Board Directors of the Seventh Term of Office right after the general meeting, 25 executive directors were elected. They were: Mr. Liu Jinbao, Mr. Wang Huiheng, Mr. Fu Yuning, Mr. Chen Shoujie, Mr. Wu Jiesi, Mr. Yang Chao, Mr. Li Fuyou, Mr. Cai Laixing, Mr. Zhou Jie, Mr. Liu Guoyuan, Mr. Lam Kwong Siu, Mr. Yi Xiqun, Mr. Zang Qiutao, Mr. Bi Yupu, Mr. Yuen Mo, Mr. Lu Xiaochun, Mr. Zhuang Yousong, Mr. Song Zhiwang, Mr. Liu Jinxiang, Mr. Zhao Bin, Mr. Zhang Xianlin, Mr. Wang Mingcai, Mr. Xue Zhiming, Mr. Wang Xiaochu and Mr. Shi Cuiming. And at the first meeting of Board of Executive Directors of the Seventh Term of Office, Mr. Liu Jinbao was elected as Chairman again, and Mr. Wang Huiheng, Mr. Fu Yuning, Mr. Chen Shoujie, Mr. Wu Jiesi, Mr. Yang Chao, Mr. Li Fuyou, Mr. Cai Laixing and Mr. Zhou Jie as Vice Chairmen, and Mr. Liu Guoyuan and Mr. Lam Kwong Siu as Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

    During the year, Board of Executive Directors had 9 meetings in total to decide the Association’s important affairs. At the same time, Rules of Decision Making For Board of Executive Directors was promulgated with the aim to make the decision proceedings more formal.

 

    VIII. SECTOR COMMITTEES

    In 2002, the Association’s sector committees held gatherings and other kind of activities from time to time to exchange business information and discuss cooperation in their respective sectors.

    On 7 March, the Committee of Building Industry held a general meeting for election and summing up the work of the previous year. Mr. Liu Shanzai, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Hu Guocai, Director-General of Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR and over 20 representatives of members attended the meeting. In April and June, the Committee organized a few tours respectively to the Three Gorges Project construction site, and construction site of Shenzhen underground, etc., to learn from their construction management and exchange business experience with counterparts of the Mainland. And in September, the Committee and Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR jointly sponsored the Hong Kong Chinese Building Enterprises Conversazione 2002 in Anhui province, and representatives from 12 members attended. Additionally, the Committee published Chinese Building Enterprises in Hong Kong regularly and forged monthly meeting mechanism to strengthen communication among its members.

    On 10 April and 18 July, Mr. Zhao Bin, the Association’s Executive Director and Chairman of Committee on Advertising, Publishing & Consultancy, chaired two luncheons to discuss with the committee members about the committee’s future activities and related issues of the opening-up of the Mainland service industry in Mainland/Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement.

    On 20 August, over 20 members of the Association’s Committee on Investment took a tour to the Operations Department of ICAC. Ms Julie Mu Fee-man, Assistant Director of Community Relations of ICAC cordially received the members and introduced the function, structure and operations of ICAC. On behalf of Committee on Investment, General Secretary Ms Cui Wumei spoke and she requested that the committee members should try to be models of adhering to the laws in their business deals.

    On 28 August, Mr. Fun Chi Kin, Chairman of the Association’s Committee on Capital Market preside over a captioned dinner party and invited analysts of BOCI Holdings Ltd. to speak about scenarios and outlook of the listed shares of Chinese enterprises. And members attending the party exchanged views on how to pushing mutual cooperation among Chinese enterprises. Additionally, the Association’s Committee on Finance also held standing member meeting to sum up the previous year’s work and discuss the activities in 2002.

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