The Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China proposed China should integrate its “going out” and “bringing in” strategies. While China is the world’s third-largest source of outward FDI, Guangdong is at the forefront of its foreign economic activities. A HKTDC survey revealed most Guangdong enterprises by “going out” would seek service supports predominantly via Hong Kong.
Changing technologies and changing visitor profiles characterised this year's HKTDC Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) with many predicting Wi-Fi Direct will be next year's Big Thing. That, however, is what they used to say about 3D TV…
Once the centerpiece of the mainland's trade calendar, the Canton Fair has suffered from dwindling buyer numbers, competing sales channels and the increased cost base of the mainland economy. Can its organisers now restore the event to its once unassailable position or has its 50-year ascendancy finally come to an irretrievable end?