On March 5 2004 Premier Wen Jiabao announce the “Rise of Central China Plan”, designed to accelerate the development of China’s central regions, including Hunan Province. Changsha, the capital of Hunan with a population of 7 million, has benefitted directly from these policies and hence became one of China’s 20 most “economically advanced” cities.
As a high speed rail hub with an important inland port at the Yangtze River and an international airport,Changsha’s infrastructure is already well developed. GDP is rising quickly, having reached 1/3 the size of Shanghai in 2012. With the implementation of new policies to promote more advanced sectors like new materials, cultural and creative industries or environmental technologies, the city offers a range of opportunities for European SMEs.
Watch this webinar and learn more about:
- the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Hunan Sub-Council (Enterprise Europe Network contact point for Central China);
- the city of Changsha, social and economic data;
- the infrastructure and some relevant foreign investment projects;
- key sectors and opportunities for EU SMEs in Changsha;
- recommendations and advice: why should EU SMEs choose Changsha?
- information on exhibitions, useful links and tools.
About the speakers
Phoebe Zheng has been acting as Executive Director of the Enterprise Europe Network contact point for Central China since 2010. During her more than 15 years at the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (Hunan Sub-Council) she has acquired a wealth of experience in international trade promotion. She currently focusses on the promotion of collaboration between SMEs from the EU and China in the fields of trade, investment and technology transfer, working closely with European trade organisations, embassies, and chambers of commerce, as well as EEN partners in Europe and China. She was awarded and MBA degree from Hunan University.
As Chief Representative of the China-Britain Business Council, Miranda focuses on investment promotion and the provision of advice and consultation services to UK business looking for opportunities in and around Changsha. Before joining the CBBC she worked at the Commerce Bureau of the Administrative Committee of the Changsha National High-Tech Zone, promoting and consulting on investment in advanced manufacture. She received a degree in International Business Economics for the University of East Anglia.
You can find the recorded video on Youtube: