On October 27th, Ambassador Zhang Junsai attended the Hong Kong-Guangdong Business Conference in Sydney 2009 and delivered a speech. The conference is one of the major activities conducted by the delegations from Guangdong Province and Hong Kong. The government leaders present at the conference were Mr. Huang Huahua, Governor of Guangdong Province, Mr. Henry Tang, Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Premier Nathan Rees from New South Wales.
Ambassador Zhang expressed his congratulations on the success of the conference and spoke highly of Guangdong Province and Hong Kong that have been playing leading roles in China as well as in world’s financial arena. He is proud of Guangdong and Hong Kong for their vibrant economic development. The two have stood at the frontline as bridges of China’s opening up program. Hong Kong, the Oriental Pearl, is a global financial, trade and shipping center. In recent years, China has pushed forward the integration of Guangdong and Hong Kong to maximize their combined strength in infrastructure, finance, market, human resources and information. As a result, the two areas have become ideal destination for investors. Ambassador Zhang noted that this year marks the 30th anniversary of sister state/province relations between Guangdong and New South Wales. During the trade delegations’ visit to Australia, agreements of big projects will be signed by Chinese and Australian business circles, which are of significant events and will definitely deepening cooperation among the three regions.
Ambassador Zhang believes that the momentum of Guangdong and Hong Kong’s increasingly dynamic cooperation with Australia epitomizes the development of China-Australia relations. China remains firmly committed to an opening up strategy of mutual benefit. China and Australia have a strong economic complementarity and the people-to-people relationship has been consistently thriving. Bilateral relations have been gaining momentum of all-round growth. All these will benefit the stronger economic and trade relations between China and Australia, and will undoubtedly bring relations between Guangdong, Hong Kong and New South Wales to a higher level and result in further achievements of collaborations.