Honorary Chairman Lv Xianzhi Addressed "Overseas Taiwan Merchants Business Travel to Hunan 2009" Opening Ceremony
On the morning of June 7, the opening ceremony of "Overseas Taiwan Merchants Business Travel to Hunan 2009" was grandly held in Xiangtan. Lv Xianzhi, honorary chairman of Taiwan Chamber of Commerce, delivered a speech on behalf of overseas Taiwan businessmen.
He said that Twain merchants have set foot on fifty countries of six continents with 160 Twain business organizations and over 40,000 companies. Their influence on world economy cannot be ignored.
He also pointed out that China keeps the highest foreign exchange reserves and great potential market while every country in Europe and America is faced with an economic depression. And Hunan, as a land of milk and honey in China, has attracted and will attract more and more well-known Twain companies to invest here. This one-week long trip will help overseas Twain businessmen have a better understanding of Hunan's unique and typical advantages and its development, thus making it serve as a platform for enhancing the cooperation between the two sides.
At last, he wished this activity a complete success.
Mr. Liu Jie's Speech at the Trade Forum of "Overseas Taiwan Merchants Business Travel to Hunan 2009"
On June 7, Liu Jie, director-general of Hunan Commerce Department, addressed the trade forum for "Overseas Taiwan Merchants Business Travel to Hunan 2009". He briefed on the situation of industry transfer and open economy in Hunan and sincerely hoped that more Twain businessmen will get to know Hunan, and invest in Hunan.
He pointed out that Huan Provincial Party Committee and Hunan Provincial Government have attached great importance to attracting overseas investment. In 2008, Hunan was listed as the top province in mid-eastern China with the direct overseas business investment of 4.005 billion dollars, 22.46% higher than that of the previous year. And now 46 multinational corporations of "World Top 500" have their investments in Hunan. Cooperation between Hunan and Twain has been vigorously enhanced since the reform and opening to the outside world in 1978. Last year, Hunan brought in 1842 Twainese investment projects, the registered investment and paid-in investment totaling 3.162 billion dollars and 2.477 billion dollars respectively. For the first quarter of this year, the Twainese investment in Hunan reached 95.19 million dollars, a 24% rise despite the global financial crisis.
Mr Liu further introduced Hunan's all-round strategy in the investment field. First, we should devote to constructing Hunan as a better carrier platform, a better logistics platform and a better policy platform. Second, we should make efforts to create an open, transparent and predictable administrative environment. Third, we should widely open the investment fields and explore more investment forms. He stated that as for this "Overseas Taiwan Merchants Business Travel to Hunan 2009", we have selected 203 project proposals for investment, hoping to achieve win-win cooperation with overseas Taiwan businessmen. Among them, 43 proposals are for energy, transportation and infrastructure projects.
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