BUD case study: from material supply to brand

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I had a gathering with an old client and talked about business. My friend is a gemstone businessman, his major business is jewelry design and material supply. He has been in the industry for more than 3 decades, witnessed the open policy of China and global economic change. Gemstone supply is a steadily periodic industry … Read more

BUD Fund grant $260m in 1st half of 2020

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The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) released the latest figures of “Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales” (BUD Fund) in a press release. Due to the US-China conflict, the Chief Innovation Officer Dr Lawrence Cheung reflected that a lot of manufacturers moved their factories from mainland China to Southeast Asia (ASEAN members) and … Read more

Hong Kong is no longer a business-friendly place

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George Leung Siu-kay, the CEO of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC), expressed in “Letter to Hong Kong“, a RTHK programme, that Hong Kong is no longer a business-friendly place. The social gathering ban has frozen small businesses. Though subsidy and compensation is helpful, the most important is to control the virus spread. … Read more

Webinar – China new retail (Search, eCommerce, O2O)

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The HKPC academy new retail seminar series introduces “Mainland China new retail”. The talk will cover Baidu search, Tmall e-Commerce and China O2O development. If you plan to explore the online business opportunity in China, you should know BUD Fund Mainland Programme. The programme supports Hong Kong companies to brand, upgrade, transform and expand domestic … Read more

Webinar: How to choose online marketing channel in mainland China

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Hong Kong business is always seeking business opportunity in mainland China. Therefore, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) invites Chois (Strategy Consultant of Source Network Media Group) to introduce the self-media in China (such as weibo and other social medias). It will cover the characteristic, target audience and operation of these self-medias. Attendants can … Read more

Webinar: China-ASEAN FTA to Chinese market

The COVID-19 pandemic has tremendously impacted global supply chain and demand while Sino-US relation has declined to the lowest in decades. Thus many manufacturers moved their factories from mainland China to ASEAN region. On the other hand, China is proactively developing domestic market (“Circular economy”). The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between China and the ASEAN … Read more

BUD Fund increases by 12% in 1st half of 2020

Mr Mohamed D. Butt, the executive director of Hong Kong Productivity Council, mentioned in an event that the BUD Fund grant increased by 12% in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. It showed that Hong Kong companies know more how to use government fund in markets outside Hong Kong. … Read more

BUD Mainland – Support HK lawyers to practice in Greater Bay Area

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In the 21st meeting, the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress decided to authorize the State Council to execute a pilot programme in the nine Greater Bay Area (GBA) mainland cities (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Huizhou, and Zhaoqing). The programme allows Hong Kong and Macau lawyers to practice in specific … Read more

Webinar: New China Foreign Investment Law 2020

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From 1st Jan 2020, China has a new “Foreign Investment Law” to replace the old one which was in force for near 40 years. The new law treats mainland and foreign businesses in equality. At the same time, certain administrative procedures are simplified to provide convenience to foreign investment in China. Expert from HKTDC Research … Read more

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