安大略省 - 黑龙江省
Ontario - Heilongjiang
Toronto - Harbin
Introduction of CHCOC (Canada Heilongjiang Chamber of Commerce)
CHCOC was founded based on the foundation of Heilongjiang Association, which has over 13 years of history serving Chinese community in Toronto, Ontario with very wide influence and visibility. The formation of CHCOC is the nature adaption to the development needs of Canadian Heilongjiang businesses. It was a non-profit organization initially founded by a group of outstanding Canadian Heilongjiang entrepreneurs and elite professionals voluntarily. CHCOC was officially registered with the Federal Government on November 11th, 2015. It plays a key role in the Chinese community to promote and aid the development of local entrepreneurs, create a platform for cooperative opportunities and enhance the overall strength of local economy.
Overview of Heilongjiang Province
黑龙江省位于中国的东北端，其地理纬度，自然天气于安大略省十分相近。黑龙江全省土地总面积45.3万平方公里，人口3835万。2014年全年地区生产总值 (GDP) 实现15039.4亿元；全年进出口额389.0亿美元。
Heilongjiang Province is located in the northeastern part of China, its geographic latitude and weather are very similar the Province of Ontario. The whole province covers an area of 453,000 square kilometers and it has a population of over 38 million people. In 2014, the regional GDP was over 1,500 billion Yuan and the total amount of imports and exports was over 38 billion U.S. Dollars.
Heilongjiang Province is the largest ice and snow tourism base and eco-tourism base in China. The ice and snow sceneries, the ice and snow tourism, the ice and snow sports and the ice and snow arts are very unique. Harbin Ice and Snow World and Harbin Ice Lantern Show are well-known all over the world as well. Like here in Canada, Hokey is also very popular in China, there are lots of top class teams and super star players.
CHCOC (The Canada Heilongjiang Chamber of Commerce) is willing to help on the promotion and contribution of sports and culture exchange between the two provinces.
Introduction of the Heilong Harbin International Economics and Trade Exhibit
The annual Heilongjiang Harbin International Economics and Trade Exhibit (here referred as Trade Exhibit) is a large scale international exhibition that approved and organized by the Chinese government. Since inception in 1990, there have been 26 exhibitions successfully held in Harbin. There have been nearly 1.8 million foreign and domestic merchants from over 80 countries and regions participated in the exhibitions, with total turnover of billions of dollars. This trade exhibit has become a world famous international trade fair and an important platform for China-Russia economic and the overall trade cooperation in Northeast Asia.
The 27th Heilongjiang Harbin International Economics and Trade Exhibit will be held in Harbin from June 15th to June 19th. It's anticipated that tens of thousands of merchants will participate this exhibit from all over the world. Over twenty thousands of products will be exhibited and close engagement among all participants in activities such as product promotions, conference and forums for discussions, etc.
Bilateral Partnership Opportunity
The Heilongjiang province is following the strategy of "One Belt and One Road" brought forward by the State Government of China in 2015, and Heilongjiang has been making great effort to promote the construction of the land-ocean Silk Road economic belt. This is a strategic initiative on international level and more than 20 countries have signed the Cooperation Agreement with the Province of Heilongjiang. Over 15 billion U.S. dollars direct investments were initiated. CHCOC, as a well-positioned and experienced Ontario/Toronto local Chamber of Commerce, believes this is a golden opportunity for the two Provinces to establish bilateral cooperation and further expand economic development and strengthen the Canada-China relationship.
Besides the relevant preferential policies of the state, the following support will be given to the investment projects constructed in Heilongjiang province, including but not limited to: loan with discounted interest, financing award, equity investment after the project is completed, and special provincial fund support, etc. There are a wide range of opportunities where the two Provinces can cooperate; here is a list of partnership opportunities:
Government Official – CHCOC Summit in Heilongjiang
Not long ago, Mr. Huang, the president of CHCOC, p a business trip back to Heilongjiang and had the opportunity to meet with government officials from the Heilongjiang Province Economic and Trade Office and the Federation of Overseas Chinese Affairs. Mr. Huang introduced the history of CHCOC and its mission and shared his vision of how CHCOC could contribute the cooperation between the two provinces to help boost economy and increase bilateral trades. The minister of the Province Economic and Trade Office and the Federation of Overseas Chinese Affairs highly praised CHCOC's past contribution to the collaboration between the two provinces. Both parties cherish the broad common interests of the two provinces and very confident about the great partnership in the future. Both ministers asked Mr. Huang to pass their greetings to the Government of Ontario and City of Toronto and officially invite provincial and municipal leaders at all levels and/or their delegations to attend the opening ceremony in June for the Heilongjiang Harbin International Economics and Trade Exhibit. The Government of Heilongjiang Province will cover all cost occurred in China for Ontario and Toronto government officials with pleasure. Both ministers hope to leverage this incredible opportunity to open the communication of the two provinces and build a solid foundation for future bilateral cooperation.
The History of Canada and China
Canada and China has a long history. The first point contact can be dated more than one hundred years ago, when Chinese labors came to Canada and contributed on the completion of the famous "Pacific Railway" that still benefit lots of people till today. Then there was the World War II, when the two countries fought against the fascist together, and how the heroic Ontario born Dr. Bethune who saved many lives back then, and is still very well known to every household in China today. Canada established forma diplomatic relations with China in 1970 and that made Canada became one of the first Western countries to start diplomatic relations with China. It was a moment in history, a moment that opened a new chapter of the relationships of the two countries.
Since the establishment of the diplomatic relationship 46 years ago, the economic and trade exchange has significantly developed and the level of cooperation continues to improve. The bilateral trade volume has increased from 150 million U.S. Dollars to 55.7 billion U.S. Dollars, this makes China the second largest trading partner for Canada. With the placement of the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) in October 2014, the tow counties' relations have moved a big step forward. In November 2015, Prime Minister Trudeau and Chairman Xi met for the first time, and they have reached consensus on board range of subjects, which led a clear strategic development direction for Canada and China. Prime Minister Trudeau visited the Toronto Zoo on March 7th, 2016, and joined the naming ceremony of the twin baby pandas - Canadian Hope and the Canadian Joy, children of the famous Er Shun and Da Mao. Premier Li Keqiang sent a special congratulatory message for this happy moment. This brought continues joy and blessing to the two great nations.
With the deepening economic and trade exchanges between the two countries, the timing of opening bilateral cooperation, increasing leadership visits and economic and trade cooperation, is more mature and the time is now. CHCOC acting as the bridge between the two great nations, between the two great provinces, are committed to support government of the two provinces and to contribute on promoting culture and economic cooperation. We hope the two sides can seize the opportunity to make joint efforts to push bilateral relations to a higher level. With the request of the Government of Heilongjiang Province, CHCOC is deeply honored to pass their official invitation to the Government of Ontario and City of Toronto, inviting you and/or your delegates to attend the opening ceremony in June of the 27th Heilongjiang Harbin International Economics and Trade Exhibit. All cost occurred by Ontario and Toronto government officials in China will be covered by the Government of Heilongjiang Province with great pleasure. The Government official invitation letter will be submitted to the proper government office of Ontario and Toronto.
We are so proud of the great achievement on bilateral relations between the two astonishing nations, and we are very confident for the cooperation of the two provinces in the future. CHCOC, as an important and responsible local organization, would like to work with both provincial and municipal governments and actively promote the bilateral cooperation, create a more favorable environment for the further development of the economic and trade relations, and build a better tomorrow for the two great nations Canada and China, and it's people.
Your support is much appreciated!
Canada Heilongjiang Chamber of Commerce
May 11th, 2016
行商天下 - 心系龙江
Canada Heilongjiang Chamber of Commerce
CHCOC Proposal – Establish Bilateral Economic and Trade Cooperation
First of all, I want to thank you for your incredible support to CHCOC. It is your active participation and support who helped CHCOC’s continues growth. We are delighted to provide this platform for everyone to identify business opportunities, share resources and establish collaborations.
As the development of Canada-China trade and economic cooperation moving forward, the relationship between Ontario and Heilongjiang will be closer than ever. CHCOC are committed to actively promote the trade and cultural exchangebetween the two great Provinces.
• Provide a service platform to all Heilongjiang entrepreneurs to support new initiatives and promote local business developments.
• Build a bridge to stimulate international trades and introduce investment projects between Canada and China.
• Organize structured financing and crowdfunding opportunities for investment projects and new business development to enhance the overall strength of Chinese business community.
• Achieve information sharing, regulate business dispute, and maximize profit and benefit for chamber members.
We are relatively a young organization, but we have a very solid foundation since inception. We have over one hundred member companies that are dedicated to CHCOC with full support. Diplomatically, we have established contacts and/orpartnerships with many local government agencies and business associations; CHCOC is well recognized as one of the most influential organizations in the Chinese community. With the expansion of our membership, CHCOC will be a much bigger and stronger organization where we will be able to provide better services to our members and contribute more back to local communities. I firmly believe that CHCOC, with our effort and your continue support, will become anoutstanding representative of the Canadian Chinese business community, and help to build a bridge for both domestic and oversea investments.
On behalf of CHCOC, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those who has sent congratulatory letters. Also, I’d like to thank our corporate sponsors, members and friends -thank you for your dedication and endless support! As President of CHCOC, I promise to work closely with the chamber councils, the advisory board and all the members of CHCOC, to further promote trade exchanges and cooperation between Canada and China; to be the better chamber of commerce; to contribute on the future prosperity and new development of between Ontario and Heilongjiang.
Ping Huang (Saylor Huang)
President, Canada Heilongjiang Chamber of Commerce(CHCOC)