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The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry Celebrates its Second Anniversary at the Annual General Assembly

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry celebrated its second anniversary at its Annual General Meeting on October 23rd 2008 in Hong Kong. Present at the meeting were council and committee members as well as representatives of the Hong Kong community, namely Mr. Abdul Sukur Al Hamid, former Chairman of The Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong and Mr. Mohamed Alli Din, MH GCA EM, Chairman of the United Muslim Association of Hong Kong (UMAH).

 

Lord Edwin E. Hitti, Chamber President, in his key address indicated that the Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry has broken new grounds in its efforts to promote the Arab and Islamic World to Greater China. Expressing that the past two years have beard witness to epic challenges, whose outcome against all odds has yielded milestones and landmark achievements, compelling us to further aims and higher goals. To that aim, it has successfully completed the foundation of fundamental infrastructures for Hong Kong enabling it to carry out its aspirations and pivotal role as gateway to China and an international trade and financial center, in the Islamic Financial and Banking arena through its Shariah Advisory Council (SAC), its much awaited successful launch of the HK Islamic Index (HKII) and its new addition to its family of Indices, the soon to be launched HK Growth Islamic Index (HKGII), the launch of its International Islamic Mediation & Arbitration Centre (IMAC), with the participation of a select panel of leading Arbitrators and cooperation with over 400 Islamic Lawyers worldwide. Moreover, its proud creation of The Mosque Building Fund (MBF), a charitable initiative aimed solely at creating sustainable funding and support for the development of Mosques, Islamic Community Centers, Child & Elderly Care, Social Rehab and Retirement Homes, in collaboration with The United Muslim Association of Hong Kong (UMAH). Last but not least the introduction of a likewise first in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Islamic Studies (HKIS), to offer a wide range of professional educational programs, from Islamic Law (Shariah), Islamic Finance and Banking to Islamic Insurance (Takaful). Such programs being availed as of January 2009 in cooperation with The Institute of Professional Education and Knowledge (PEAK).

In compliment to all such milestone endeavors, the Chamber was honored to announce that its ArabCham has published again a first in Hong Kong; an almanac of Islamic cultural, judicial and financial standards, titled Basic Mechanics of Islamic Capitalism, a veritable full perspective of the evolution in Islamic Law, Banking, Finance and Insurance concepts over the past three decades. Notwithstanding the foregoing Lord Edwin called upon all members’ valuable involvement and participation in maintaining and nurturing such achievements for the benefit of all.

October 23,2008

The University of Hong Kong, Poon Kam Kai Institute of Management hosts Lord Edwin Hitti, President of The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry and author of the book: "Basic Mechanics of Islamic Capitalism".

The University of Hong Kong, Poon Kam Kai Institute of Management hosts Lord Edwin Hitti, President of The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry to the DMCC Gathering to address and take charge of the Q&A session as an active forerunner in promoting Islamic finance in Hong Kong and author of the book: "Basic Mechanics of Islamic Capitalism".

The seminar was held at The University of Hong Kong, Poon Kam Kai Institute of Management auditorium on August 2nd 2008. The distinguished podium speakers Dr. Yassin Charles Chan and Lord Edwin E. Hitti addressed both business and faculty members on Islamic Religion and practices, practicality of Hong Kong becoming an Islamic Financial Centre and the business opportunities Islamic Banking & Finance brings to Management Consultants in today’s economy,

Major issues also tackled by the seminar and the Q&A were about the hurdles and misgivings faced by the Hong Kong SAR Government and the constraints of Islamic values integration within an existing Hong Kong judicial and economic contexts.

The attendees included professionals and members of United Overseas Bank Group, Leman Brothers, Jones Lang LaSalle, HSBC Insurance, CCB International, Oxford Coaching Institute, HKEx, AIA and Sun Hung Kai Financial, among other...

August 3,2008

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry petitions the Hong Kong Government to adopt Islamic Law (Shariah) within contexts of its judicial and administrative systems.

In a move to position Hong Kong as Asian Hub for “Islamic Finance”, The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ARABCCI), today petitioned the Hong Kong SAR Government to adopt Islamic Law (Shariah) within the context of the Territory’s judicial system.

In response to Chief Executive Donald Tsang’s much publicized announcement last October and January Middle East Visit to make Hong Kong an internationally recognizable “Islamic Financial Centre,” and as part of a series of initiatives undertaken by The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ARABCCI), pursuant to its establishment of Hong Kong’s first “Shariah Advisory Council” and its recent “HK Islamic Index,” the ARABCCI has petitioned the Hong Kong SAR Government to adopt Islamic Law (Shariah) within the context of the territory’s judicial system.

The initial petition was submitted as a “Request” in lieu of “Due Process” for immediate enactment of legislation, adoption by ordinance or ratification through bylaw, recognition and/or integration of “Islamic Law” (Shariah) within the effective context of Hong Kong’s judicial and administrative system(s).

The adoption of Islamic Law is deemed an absolute necessity by the ARABCCI; such a move would be a fundamental first step and a crucial gesture of sincerity by the SAR’s authorities to the Islamic World – notwithstanding being an indispensable measure to accommodate, administer and effectively govern Islamic financial and banking matters locally.

The petition was executed by the ARABCCI and severally addressed to the Legislative Council Secretary General, Secretary of the Law Reform Commission, Secretary for Justice, the Head of the Central Policy Unit, the Chief Secretary for Administration, and the Chief Executive.

June 16,2008

The Institute of Professional Education and Knowledge (PEAK) under patronage by Hang Seng Bank hosted a Seminar on Islamic Finance featuring Dr. Yassin Charles Chan, Imam Muhammed Noorudin Yang and Lord Edwin E. Hitti as guest speakers on Islamic Finance & Banking in Hong Kong

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry, as part of an ongoing effort for Hong Kong to become an Islamic Financial Centre, joined the United Muslim Association of Hong Kong (UMAH) and the Institute of Professional Education and Knowledge (PEAK) under patronage by the Hang Seng Bank, at jointly hosting a Seminar on Islamic Principals, Shariah (Islamic Law) and Islamic Banking & Finance.

The Seminar chair panel featured Dr. Yassin Charles Chan, fellow of the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance and guest speakers Imam Muhammed Noorudin Yang, of the Chinese Muslim Cultural & Fraternal Association along with Lord Edwin E. Hitti, Economics & Policy Advisor, President of the Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in Hong Kong.

The Seminar offered an overview of the emerging economic powers in the global financial market from historical, social, religious, legal and business practice perspectives to help understand what Islamic Finance is all about.

A clearly illustrated career development path for both Muslim and non-Muslim financial practitioners was also presented at the seminar, covering:
  • Islamic Finance as an emerging economic power.
  • Islamic business law and ethics.
  • Islamic financial institutions versus conventional financial institutions
  • Hong Kong developing into an Islamic Financial Center.
  • Business and career development opportunities.
The attendees included distinguished personalities among them the honorable Mr. Mohamed Alli Din, MH GCA EM, UMAH Chairman, Mr. Yeung Yee Woo, Ibrahim of the Dharwood Pau Memorial School, as well as members of the Hong Kong Mortgage Association, the Hang Seng School of Commerce, the Oxford Coaching Institute, and the Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association; to name a few...

April 26,2008

The Islamic Corporation for Insurance of Investments and Export Credits (ICIEC) congratulates Lord Edwin E. Hitti, president of the Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry on its achievements

The Islamic Corporation for Insurance of Investments and Export Credits (ICIEC), Mr. Yasser Alaki, expressed to The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s President “We congratulate you on your achievements and wish you all the best in your initiatives.”

The Islamic Corporation for Insurance of Investments and Export Credits (ICIEC) is an internationally recognized Leader in Shariah compatible Export Credit and Investment Insurance and Reinsurance, with a primary mission is to encourage Exports from Member Countries and to facilitate the flow of Foreign Direct Investment to Member Countries by providing and encouraging the use of Shariah compatible Export Credit and Investment Insurance as Credit and Country Risk mitigation instruments.

Mr. Yasser Alaki, Acting Head of ICIEC’s SD adds “We are pleased to support you in any possible way related to our scope of services.”

Membership in ICIEC is open to the Islamic Development Bank and countries which are members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). At the end of 1426H, there were 36 shareholders of ICIEC, comprising IDB and 35 countries. Several other countries are in the process of completing the membership requirements.

ICIEC provides insurance facilities in accordance with the principles of the Shariah (Islamic Law). Thus, in carrying out its operations, the Corporation observes the following principles.
  • Endeavors to achieve mutual co-operation of policyholders through their collective sharing of losses which any one policyholder may suffer;
  • Distributes the surplus that may accrue from the insurance and any reinsurance operations to policyholders after meeting statutory reserve obligations;
  • Excludes cover of contracts for the sale of goods prohibited under Shariah, as well as interest accruing from export credit or investment loans; and
  • Invests its own funds in accordance with Islamic principles.

March 29,2008

 

United Muslim Association of Hong Kong (UMAH) Chairman, Mohamed Alli Din expresses support to the Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry

In a letter from the United Muslim Association of Hong Kong (UMAH) Chairman, Mohamed Alli Din extended support to Lord Edwin E. Hitti, President of the Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in Hong Kong, saying “What I think is most important is your rapport with Arab businessmen”.

The United Muslim Association of Hong Kong (UMAH) is a non-government, non-profit-making organization. For over a decade, UMAH has been at the forefront of establishing institutions that are beneficial to the community like the Haji Omar Ramju Sadick Care and Attention Home (for the elderly) in Yau Oi, Tuen Mun, New Territories, UMAH International Primary School in Yuen Long, and the ongoing Mosque and Islamic Centre Project in Sheung Shui. With plans of developing more institutions, UMAH moves steadily toward its bright future with the help of its growing community.

UMAH’s Chairman, Mr. Mohamed Alli Din also adds in his letter to Lord Edwin E. Hitti “I see the Arab Chamber of Commerce as a promising venue for trade and finance… and … I believe that the Chamber will encourage more Arab businesses to come in and invest in Hong Kong”.

To date Hong Kong has about 80,000 Muslims, the majority are ethnic Chinese, with the rest mainly from Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Middle Eastern and African countries; having only 5 Mosques or Masjids built under British rule, four of which are on the Hong Kong Island and one on the Kowloon Peninsula, with none in the New Territories. UMAH aspire to build the first Mosque and Islamic Centre in the Territories, which will be the first Mosque built since the handover of Hong Kong to China.

March 17,2008

The University of Hong Kong, Journalism and Media Studies Centre hosts joint lecture by Mufti Muhammad Arshad and Lord Edwin E. Hitti, addressing Islamic Finance & Banking in Hong Kong

In light of Hong Kong’s Government on-going initiatives to make Hong Kong an Islamic Financial Centre, The University of Hong Kong hosted a joint lecture on Islamic Principals, Shariah (Islamic Law) and Islamic Banking & Finance, by Mufti Muhammad Arshad, Chief Imam of Hong Kong and Lord Edwin E. Hitti, Economics & Policy Advisor, President of the Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in Hong Kong.

The lecture was held at The University of Hong Kong, Wang Chue Ming Building Lecture Hall on February 28th 2008. The distinguished podium speakers Mufti Muhammad Arshad and Lord Edwin E. Hitti addressed both Business and Journalism faculty members on Islamic principals and practices in today’s societies, Shariah (Islamic Law) and Islamic Banking & Finance compatibility with conventional secular practices in the modern world.

Among the issues raised in the subsequent Q&A session, were indicative concerns about the effectiveness of the role of Government and the constraints of Islamic values integration within an existing Hong Kong and China legislative and economic frameworks.

The attendees included reporters and members of Phoenix Satellite Television, Xinhua News Agency, Voice of America, BBC, South China Morning Post and Invest HK, to name a few...

February 28,2008

Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited (HKEx) congratulates in advance the Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in Hong Kong, on the launch of the HK Islamic Index

In an open letter from the Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited (HKEx), Chief Executive Mr. Paul Chow extended congratulation to Lord Edwin E. Hitti, President of the Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Hong Kong, for the launch of the HK Islamic Index.

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s HK Islamic Index (HKI-Index) is made up of a basket of selected Hong Kong listed companies which have received preliminary qualification as being Shariah Compliant by the Chamber’s Shariah Advisory Council.

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) is the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong( (SEHK). The exchange has predominantly been the main Exchange for Hong Kong where shares of listed companies are traded. More commonly known as the Hang Seng Index, it is Asia's second largest stock exchange.

HKEx Chief Operating Officer Mr. Gerald Greiner also added in his letter to the Chamber “We too look forward to working with you on developing Islamic Finance in Hong Kong”

HKEx is the holding company of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited and Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited. It brings together the market organizations, which have transformed Hong Kong's financial services industry from a domestically focused market to become a central market place in Asia attracting investment funds from all over the world.

January 11, 2008

Union of Arab Banks congratulates the Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in Hong Kong, on its enormous success achieved during its first year.

Union of Arab Banks (UAB), Secretary General Dr. Fouad Shaker expresses “I would like to gain this opportunity to congratulate you on the enormous success that the Chamber has achieved during its first year in Hong Kong …” to Lord Edwin E. Hitti, President of the Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Hong Kong.

Dr. Fouad Shaker expresses “I would like to gain this opportunity to congratulate you on the enormous success that the chamber has achieved during its first year in Hong Kong and to express our deep belief in the importance of the Arab Chamber as a fundamental pillar in reengineering not only the financial sector in the Arab world but also the whole economic community towards faster and more adequate integration into the international economy.

The Union of Arab Banks was formed on March 13, 1974, fostering cooperation between Arab banks; developing of Arab financial business, and enhancing the financing role of Arab banks in the Arab region. UAB comprises today more than (300) Arab financial and banking institutions representing the major and biggest Arab banks. This makes the Union the largest banking and financial consortium in the region and the true representative of the Arab banking community. The members of the Union consist of two categories: The First category combines active members and includes all Arab banking, financial, and investment institutions and joint Arab foreign banking institutions. And the second category combines observer members and includes Arab central banks, Arab banking associations and joint Arab-Foreign financial institutions in which the Arab share is less than 51% but more than 25%.

Dr. Fouad Shaker adds “Moreover, I would like to express UAB’s keenness and interest in maintaining and enhancing the channels of communication with your good-self for further potential cooperation. I hope we will have the opportunity to meet in the near future for discussing the possibility of cooperation between UAB, as a professional banking-training organization and your highly-esteemed organization”.

January 10, 2008

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry announces the 2008 Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) composition, Hong Kong's sole Shariah Compliance Certification body

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) was officially established on August 3rd, 2007 with the support of The Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong, adopting Hong Kong’s specific Shariah Compliance guidelines.

Notwithstanding the perpetual contribution of former founding members of the Shariah Advisory Council, the Chamber is proud to announce the 2008 SAC composition comprising the following distinguished Islamic Scholars:
  • Sheikh Amine El Kurdi - Imam of Great Al Omari Mosque, Head of Religious Affairs Dar El Fatwa
  • Justice Oussama Ajouz - Former Judge, Professor of International Law
  • Lord Edwin E. Hitti - Chamber President, Economics & Policy Strategy Advisor
  • Dr. Walid EL Kuzbary - Constitutional Consel and Attorney in International Law
  • Mr. Zubair M. Latif - Markets Editor
The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Shariah Advisory Council was established to facilitate the screening and certification of Shariah Compliant Hong Kong companies and funds seeking to attract investments from Islamic investors and funds from the Islamic world.
 

December 12, 2007

Hong Kong closer to becoming an Islamic Financial Hub with the establishment of the HK ISLAMIC INDEX™ by The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced on October 25th 2007 the establishment of its HK ISLAMIC INDEX made up of a basket of selected Hong Kong listed companies which have received preliminary certification as being Shariah Compliant. Such certification however, was based on the analysis of publicly available information and is subject to confirmation upon more detailed screening.

For the period from October 2006 to October 2007 The HK ISLAMIC INDEX posted a gain of 162% versus a 58% gain for the Hang Seng Index proving that Shariah Compliant investments need not be inferior to traditional strategies.

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry is in active negotiations to promote the HK ISLAMIC INDEX throughout the Middle East with a view to establishing it as the benchmark for Islamic Investors seeking to invest in the shares of publicly traded companies in Greater China.

As all component companies of the HK ISLAMIC INDEX are certified as to their continuing compliance with Shariah, Islamic investors from the Middle East and elsewhere may confidently purchase the securities of index component companies.

November 1, 2007

Hong Kong’s 1st Islamic Finance Workshop successfully organized and hosted by The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry

With a view to lending support to the Hong Kong and PRC Government’s respective efforts to develop Hong Kong into an Islamic Financial Hub, The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry successfully organized and hosted Hong Kong’s 1st Islamic Finance Workshop, with the assistance of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC).

The workshop was held at the City University of Hong Kong Lecture Hall on October 25th 2007.The distinguished speakers who presented at the event were Mr. Amirali B. Nasir JP, a Partner at Nasirs, Lawyers and Notaries and a Council Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong, Mr. Anthony Chan, a Managing Partner at Hammonds and Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce – Hong Kong & China; and Mr. Adhitya Wisesa, Vice President, Product & Client Manager, Asia Pacific Domestic Custody Services with Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore.

Among the distinguished participants of the workshop were representatives from the Bank of East Asia, Quam Securities, GCSL Group, Deutsche Bank ,The Standard, Dow Jones Newswires...

October 25, 2007

The Arab Chamber's Shariah Advisory Council, Hong Kong's sole Shariah Compliance Certification body, a fundamental initiative towards attraction of Islamic capitals

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) was officially established on August 3rd, 2007 with the support of The Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong.

The SAC founding members are:
  • Mufti Muhammad Arshad – Chief Imam of Hong Kong;
  • Lord Edwin E. Hitti – President of the Chamber and Economics & Policy Advisor;
  • Dr. A S Johan – Vice President of the Chamber and Consultant Forensic Accountant;
  • Mr. Abdul Kareem Cheung – Solicitor and Corporate Finance Adviser;
  • Mr. Zubair M. Latif – Markets Editor
The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Shariah Advisory Council was established to facilitate the screening and certification of Shariah Compliant Hong Kong companies and funds seeking to attract investments from Islamic investors and funds from the Islamic world.
 

October 23, 2007

Republic of Sudan and Kingdom of Bahrain offer continued support for the Arab Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong at the Annual General Meeting

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry held its first Annual General Meeting on the October 22nd, 2007 in Hong Kong. Present at the meeting were council and committee members as well as representatives of the Arab Diplomatic community, namely from The Republic of Sudan and The Kingdom of Bahrain.

Representatives from the Arab nations, who attended the Annual General Meeting in their capacity as Governors,noted that the Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry was breaking new ground in its efforts to promote the Arab World to Greater China and vice-versa. They offered their respective countries’ continued support for the Chamber’s programs for 2008.

October 22, 2007

The General Union of Arab Chambers extends appreciation of The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s endeavors.

The General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for Arab Countries, Secretary General Dr. Elias Ghantous expresses “ We very much appreciate your endeavors and we are always ready to render any assistance in this regard” to Lord Edwin E. Hitti, President of The Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Hong Kong.

The General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for Arab Countries (General Union) was established in 1951, with headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon. It is an Arab regional non-governmental organization that has the privilege of representing the Arab private sector on the regional and international levels. The General Union assumes a major role in promoting cooperation among Arab Chambers and coordinates their efforts towards regional cooperation. It works towards promoting Arab economic interests abroad, particularly with respect to exports and for the rationalization of imports and investments.

Dr. Elias Ghantous adds “It is amply evident that with the great potential on both sides much can be attained to promote development and cooperation”.

The total volume of trade between Arab countries and China will reach US$100 billion by 2015, "The current economic relations and trade between China and the Arab world has reached high levels," said president of the Council of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for Arab Countries Mr. Adnan Kassar to Xinhua, adding that the Arab businessmen will widen and extend their relations with China.

October 05, 2007

Hong Kong Government welcomes The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Hong Kong Government Chief Secretary for Administration the Hon. Henry Tang, welcomes Lord Edwin E. Hitti, President of The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Hong Kong as newest member of IBC.

The International Business Committee is chaired by the Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Government, the Hon. Henry Tang, and meets quarterly. The IBC is a platform for the Hong Kong Government to update the international business community on initiatives and developments undertaken by the Government. At the same time, the IBC provides opportunity for the business sector through its Chambers of Commerce to share with the Government issues of concern to the international business community.

Septmber 11, 2007

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry discusses enhancing multilateral economic cooperation with China..

Mr. Jiang, Zengwei, Vice Minister of The Ministry of Commerce of The Peoples Republic of China, and Mr. Zhao, Peigeng, Vice Chairman of Anhui Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Mr. Zhao, Ruidong, Vice Mayor of Zhengzhou ,Henan Province as well as representatives of The National Development & Reform Commission and The China Association of Development Zones receive Lord Edwin E. Hitti, President and Dr. A.S. Johan, Vice President of The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in Hong Kong during the 11th CIFIT in Xiamen.

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry President and Vice President being received by Mr. Jiang, Zengwei, Vice Minister of The Ministry of Commerce as part of trade delegation from Hong Kong.

The visit was organized by the Commercial Office, Economic Affairs Department Liaison Office of The Central People's Government in the Hong Kong SAR. It was aimed at learning about the Chamber's experience in serving the business community and the development features of the Arab World's economy.

Mr. Jiang, Zengwei, Vice Minister of The Ministry of Commerce of The Peoples Republic of China, welcomed the Hong Kong delegation and applauded the Arab Chamber's role in promoting Arab investments and business cooperation in the region, and in developing the commercial sectors through receiving major business delegations and missions from all over the Arab World, and arranging networking meetings for them with the business community in China.

'The visit of The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry’ Hong Kong delegation helped strengthen economic ties between the China and the Arab World, especially that both regions are strategic locations for commercial development activities making them two of the largest markets,' said Lord Edwin E. Hitti.

He highlighted the interest of The Chamber in urging the local business community to

 

enhance their relations with their Hong Kong counterparts.

The representatives of The National Development & Reform Commission and The China Association of Development Zones expressed their interest in enhancing economic ties and commercial cooperation with the Arab World through exploring areas of mutual investment and activating ties between the business communities in both regions. They added that the growing interest from Arab investors in the region has encouraged the China business community to expand their relations with their counterparts in the Arab World through Hong Kong.

'China’s economic development has drawn the attention of much of the Arab World owing to outstanding effort and the strong will of the PRC leadership to develop the country and enhance its economic potential,' said Dr. A.S. Johan.

The Hong Kong delegation which was headed by the Trade and Development Council of Hong Kong was succesdful in positioning the Arab Chamber's role in serving the business interests of the Arab Steates through Hong Kong as an important gateway to Greater China.

Septmber 8, 2007

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