GUANGZHOU Nov. 9, 2018-- Governor Ma Xingrui met with a business delegation led by Dr. Urs Buchmann, Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse AG Greater China.
Ma noted that this year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. President Xi Jinping has announced a series of important measures for further opening-up at the Bo'ao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 and the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo. During his inspection tour in Guangdong, Xi instructed that Guangdong should hold high the banner of reform and opening-up in the new era and continue to deepen reform and opening-up. Guangdong is fully implementing policies of the central government on further opening-up and has recently issued the revised "Ten Policies and Measures of Guangdong Province on Further Expanding Opening-up and Actively Attracting Foreign Direct Investment” which will help businesses reduce their operating cost, further enhance investment and trade facilitation, and help foster a law-based international business environment.
Ma encouraged the Swiss business community to seize the historical opportunity brought by the development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, make full use of a series of preferential policies for expanding opening-up and attracting foreign investment, and continue to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation in the fields of finance, health care, precision manufacturing, tourism, connectivity and etc.
Dr. Buchmann said that Swiss enterprises are very optimistic about Guangdong market. He hoped that taking the opportunity of this visit, the business community will continue to enhance engagement with Guangdong under the Belt and Road Iniative and the development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Vice Governor Chen Liangxian and Ouyang Weimin also attended the meeting.