Hong Kong Ambassadors Club Strengthens Bilateral Ties and Advances Clean Energy Initiatives Through Gansu Delegation


(Hong Kong, 29 January 2024) – Shortly before its first anniversary of establishment, the Hong Kong Ambassadors Club (“HKAC”), led by The Hon Jeffrey Lam, GBM, GBS, JP, Member of Legislative Council and Executive Council of Hong Kong SAR Government and Patrick Tsang, Chairman of Tsangs Group visited China’s north-western Gansu Province, an integral part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In the capital Lanzhou, along the Yellow River, the delegation conferred with the local leaders, including Zhuang Guotai, the Party Secretary and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the Gansu Province, and discussed ways to boost foreign investments in the province, an industrial and renewable and sustainable energy stronghold, and global connectivity of the region.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between HKAC and the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Gansu Province. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between HKAC and the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Gansu Province to promote bilateral business and investment among the regions of Gansu Province and the Middle East and Southeast Asia through Hong Kong as an international financial and innovation technology hub with the focus of industries of clean energy, advanced manufacturing, sustainability technologies, culture and tourism.

The delegation also visited the 7 MkW Photovoltaics Power Station of the China Resources Power Co., the Innovation and Science Centre in Lanzhou and Smart Manufacturing Base by Hailiang Group Co., one of the leading Chinese solar panel producers. Meetings were held with economic, social, and cultural department representatives.

“The Gansu Province has enormous potential in relation to tourism, trade, and renewable energy. HKAC is not dedicated to Hong Kong and countries abroad alone. It is a vehicle to foster relations with Mainland China. Our successful visit to Gansu Province and its capital, Lanzhou, proves that HKAC knows no boundaries. We are delighted to have developed HKAC as the platform of choice in such a short time,” commented The Hon Jeffrey Lam, GBM, GBS, JP.

“We can say with some pride that HKAC has created in a very short time a global network of stakeholders, investors, and supporters who share our values of reshaping Hong Kong as the financial and business metropolis of choice in East Asia and beyond,” Patrick Tsang commented.

“I was honoured to join the official delegation visit to the Gansu Province, where we gained valuable insights into renewable energy development. As one of the top five provinces in green and clean tech, Lanzhou showcased remarkable achievements, particularly in photovoltaics and wind power. The excursions and knowledge-exchange sessions greatly enriched our company’s knowledge as we aim to bring the latest scientific research and technological advancements from our Hong Kong company and universities to Gansu Province to foster collaboration and collectively drive forward the green energy development on a national level,” commented Jonathan Lamport, CEO of A-Grade Energy Limited.

In conclusion, the HKAC’s inaugural visit to Gansu Province has strengthened bilateral ties and forged collaborations in clean energy, advanced manufacturing, and sustainability technologies. The delegation’s engagements with stakeholders and visits to prominent renewable energy facilities display the commitment to global connectivity and knowledge exchange in building a sustainable future, including reinforcing the reshaping of Hong Kong’s role as a global green finance and innovation technology hub.

 
About A-Grade Energy Limited

A-Grade Energy Limited provides a spectrum of photovoltaic and renewable energy solutions to clients, ranging from traditional solar panels to building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), EV Charging, and battery storage together with BMS. They are one of the first companies introducing thin-film solar cell such as CdTe based BIPV to Hong Kong.

For more information, please visit: https://www.agrade.energy/

 
About Hong Kong Ambassadors Club

Hong Kong Ambassadors Club is an organisation for global investors and professionals seeking to deepen ties, build connections, and participate in intimate and high-level conversations with Hong Kong’s best, while obtaining regular newsletters and important and up to date on the ground information and celebrating the unique culture and spirit of its people.

 

For further information:

Andre Kwok
Tel: +852 2361 3099
andre.kwok@hk-ac.org