HSBC is expanding services and network in tandem with the country's economic development, supporting customers' needs in the China market. With one of the largest networks of any foreign bank in mainland China, HSBC is the ideal partner for companies involved in international trade.
China-Britain Business Council
China-Britain Business Council's (CBBC) objective is to assist any British company or organisation to do business in China. In this it co-operates closely with the private sector and trade associations, including UK Trade & Investment; the British Embassy and Consulate Generals in China; the British Chamber of Commerce in China; and the devolved administrations and Regional Development Agencies in the UK. It is recognised at the highest levels of the Chinese government. It hosts business events for all senior Chinese leaders visiting UK.
CBBC delivers its services through a network of seven offices in the UK and 11 Chinese cities. The main China office is in the British Centre in Beijing where it shares space with the British Chamber of Commerce. The other Chinese cities CBBC operates in are Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Chengdu, Qingdao, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Guangzhou and Chongqing.
Services and assistance provided by CBBC's network of China offices include:
- Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS)
- CBBC Research Services
- Launchpad and Setting up a Representative Office
- Support Services
- Event Management
- Trade Mission and Exhibitions
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia.
The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online.
Lawrence Yipp, Assistant Executive Director, commented on the role of the Cathay Pacific Awards, "The Hong Kong Trade Development Council is pleased to support the Cathay Pacific Business Awards. Which highlight the exciting business opportunities unfolding in Hong Kong and China, and the important role Hong Kong plays in the development of the Asia-Pacific region".
UK Trade & Investment
UK Trade & Investment has extensive coverage across Greater China, providing support to British and Chinese companies wishing to internationalise their business. With our teams of trade and investment officers throughout mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, UK companies enjoy a superior level of access to networks and market information in real time.
Priority opportunity sectors for UK companies include Information Communications Technology (ICT), Construction, Transportation, Environment, Energy, Creative, Healthcare, Education and Automotive.
Increasingly, UK companies are using Hong Kong as the launchpad into mainland China and Chinese companies, in turn, are realising the benefits of the UK as a springboard for global growth. The mutually beneficial relationship between the UK and Greater China continues to thrive and add commercial benefit for UK and Chinese companies alike.