THE ARAB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY MEETS WITH KAOHSIUNG CITY COUNCILLOR WHILE ON VISIT TO THE HONG KONG SAR

On the side lines of the highly publicized Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu visit to the Hong Kong SAR to promote trade between the two cities. While Meeting Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Hong Kong Government Chief Executive, Wang Zhimin, the Director of Beijing’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, and attending an event promoting agricultural products, before going on to visit Macau, Shenzhen and Xiamen.

Kaohsiung City Councillor Fang Sin Yan, a delegate of the Mayor’s mission met with The Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Lord Edwin E. HItti and Dr. Yassin Chan, Dean of the Chamber’s HK Institute of Islamic Studies, to discuss various trade and Halal commerce development possibilities and issues.

Kaohsiung is a coastal city in southern Taiwan. It is officially a special municipality with an area of 2,952 sq km  (1,140 sq mi) stretching from the coastal urban center to the rural Yushan Range. As of 2018, the municipality had a population of 2.77 million, making it the third most populous administrative division in Taiwan.

Since founding in the 17th century, Kaohsiung has grown from a small trading village into the political and economic center of southern Taiwan, with key industries such as manufacturing, steel-making, oil refining, freight transport and shipbuilding. It is classified as ‘High Sufficiency’ by the Globalization & World Cities Research Network (GaWC), with some of the most prominent infrastructures in Taiwan.

The Port of Kaohsiung is the largest and busiest harbor in Taiwan while Kaohsiung International Airport is the second busiest airport in number of passengers. The city is well-connected to other major cities by high speed and conventional rail, as well as several national freeways. It also hosts the Republic of China Navy fleet headquarters and its naval academy. More recent public works such as Pier-2 Art Center, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts and Kaohsiung Music Center have been aimed at growing the tourism and cultural industries of the city.

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