The 2015 Overseas Chinese Merchants Investment Fair took place on Sept 8 on the first floor of the Xiamen Conference Exhibition Center. The fair formed part of the larger China International Fair for Investment and Trade in Xiamen.A total of 300 officials, overseas Chinese merchants, representatives of free trade zones and experts attended the forum, including Tan Tianxing, deputy director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, Zheng Xiaosong, governor of Fujian province and Zhan Cangzhou, Xiamen’s secretary of politics and law committee.
The fair was composed of three sections: The speeches shared the characteristics of the FTZs, innovation and some preferential policies to overseas Chinese merchants. Four influential overseas Chinese merchants in industries of finance, logistics and service trade shared exchanges on how to take full advantage when cooperating with abundant overseas Chinese enterprises and how to make the most use of the FTZs’ preferential policies. Several experts were invited to provide advice and suggestions on the construction and development of the FTZs.
Founded in 2007, the annual trade fair for overseas Chinese merchants has been held for eight successive years. The fair is held during the China International Fair for Investment & Trade in Xiamen every year. The fair was established by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of State Council and is a high-end economic and trade forum aimed at supporting China’s development strategy and further promoting overseas Chinese policies. The fair highlights the latest economic trends and deepens relationships with overseas Chinese merchants. It is an important platform to attract investments and talents to provinces and regions in China. In addition, it plays an important role in helping overseas Chinese merchants learn about and take part in China’s economic development and explore business opportunities. The fair has gained a strong reputation from overseas Chinese merchants and provinces.
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