Chen Ren (middle), chairwoman of the Australia Xiamen Association of Business Chamber, visits Xiamen from Aug 8 to 9. [Photo/fo.xm.gov.cn]
The chairwoman of the Australia Xiamen Association of Business Chamber (AXABC) led a delegation to visit Xiamen from Aug 8 to 9, in order to seek further trade cooperation between the country and the city from Fujian province.
The chamber, a non-profit, non-governmental organization, was established in June of this year.
Li Xiaoping, head of the Chinese city's Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, congratulated Chen Ren at a meeting with the Australian delegation on her election to be the chairwoman of the AXABC's first council.
Li expects the chamber to help enhance the exchanges between Xiamen and Australia in various fields and advance mutual understanding between the residents of both places.
The chairwoman said that she plans to lead a delegation to this year's China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) which is set to take place in the Chinese city from Sept 8 to 11 in the hope of learning more about local Chinese companies and seeking business opportunities for Australian companies.
During their stay in Xiamen, the Australian delegation also conducted talks with relevant local government departments to persuade the city's commerce bureau to establish a liaison office for investment and trade in Australia and discuss regulations on the entry of Australian goods into China and Xiamen's preferential policies for cross-border e-commerce companies.
Xiamen recently donated 105 books to its sister city in the Philippines, Cebu, to celebrate Cebu-Xiamen Friends Day which falls on Oct 26.
Elod Tasnady, consulate general of Hungary in Shanghai, visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Sept 25 to 26 to seek business cooperation with the Chinese city.