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I will take the lead to invest more in Guangdong: president of Shantou Overseas Chinese Enterprises Association

“Overseas Chinese entrepreneurs from Shantou will seize the opportunity to jointly inject new impetus into the social and economic development of Guangdong,” said Lin Shaohua, president of the Shantou Overseas Chinese Enterprises Association and founding president of the Silicon Valley Technology Council, when talking with GDToday after the Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs Investment (Guangdong) Conference (February 24 to 25).

Born in the Chaoshan region in the east of Guangdong, Lin said there are nearly 20 million overseas Chinese from Chaoshan, which makes them an influential group abroad.

Guangdong enjoys a sound business and investment environment. The relevant supportive policies, project talent incentives, and upstream and downstream sci-tech applications are very beneficial to investors.

According to Lin, “Guangdong recently issued 16 measures to encourage overseas Chinese to support the high-quality development of the province, which fills them with confidence and gives them hope to invest in Guangdong.”

Covering an area of 300,000 square meters, he invested in the Guangzhou Guigu Science and Technology Park to provide match-making services to high-end talents and innovation projects at home and abroad.

“I hope to provide a good R&D platform for overseas Chinese and returnees, and contribute to the nation’s goal of becoming a scientific and technological powerhouse. And I will take the lead to invest more in Guangdong,” he added.

Besides, the Park gathers and allocates international innovation resources and integrates venture capital investment, while fully relying on the IAB and NEM industries in Guangzhou Science City.

He declared that going forward, the Park will strengthen its support of Guangdong’s efforts to develop an open economy.

Chinese reporter: Li Qiaoxin

English reporter: Fanny

Editor: Olivia, Nan, Abby, James

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