Overseas Chinese businessmen “return” to take root in Fujian: Ningde has changed too much

This article is transferred from: China News Network

In Dongqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningde City, Fujian Province, which was developed from overseas Chinese farms The river is flowing, the trees are shady, the blue waves are rippling, and the egrets are perched, stretching a new picture of an ecological city where “the lake is in the city, the city is by the sea”, and people and nature coexist in harmony.

“We have caught up with the good times.” Miao Hong, chairman of Fujian Haoyou Investment Group, sighed in an interview with reporters recently.

Miao Hong, who went to the Philippines to do business in 2007, has focused his business on China in recent years, registered and established an investment group company in the Fuzhou area of ​​the Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zone, and built a factory in the Dongqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone. Investment in finance, education, hotel, cultural media and other industries.

“As a returning overseas Chinese businessman, I am happy to see the rapid development of a sunrise industry such as biomedicine in my hometown.” Miao Hong believes that Ningde traditional Chinese medicine is rich in traditional resources, has an industrial foundation, and the Fujian Free Trade Zone policy dividends Radiation Ningde.

Dongqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone, formerly known as the Donghutang Overseas Chinese Farm, was built by reclaiming the sea and building embankments. It has successively resettled more than 4,000 returned overseas Chinese from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and other places. Today, this state-level development zone has 3,800 acres of East Lake, more than 2,000 acres of Xipi Pond and a national wetland park, surrounded by the South Bank Park, North Bank Park, Tashan Park and other recreational landscapes that maintain the original ecological appearance. .

“Ningde has changed a lot.” Miao Hong said that modern factories have been built in Zhangwan Town, Jiaocheng District, Ningde City, where ponds used to be full; new urban area.

The construction and development of Ningde has brought opportunities to Fujian-Australia Overseas Chinese Automobile Service Co., Ltd. founded by Malaysian overseas Chinese family member Huang Zhenqiang. The company has now become one of the most powerful private transportation companies in the region.

“Ningde is a new look every five years”, Huang Zhenqiang, who came to Ningde in 1982, witnessed the development and changes of Ningde City, “The traffic at that time was very inconvenient, and it took 4 hours to go to Fuzhou. It takes several hours to drive from the urban area to Xiapu, Fuding, Fu’an and other counties and cities; now, the Ningde road network crosses mountains and seas, greatly expanding the development hinterland.”

Ningde is a key overseas Chinese in Fujian. There are more than 458,000 overseas Chinese in Ningde County, covering 73 countries and regions. According to incomplete official statistics, at present, there are more than 150 overseas Chinese (Hong Kong and Macao) and overseas Chinese (Hong Kong and Macao) enterprises in Ningde, mainly engaged in new energy, pharmaceutical biology, real estate, petrochemical, electrical machinery, hotels and other industries.

Cai Shuxia, a Canadian overseas Chinese businessman who was born in 1970, earned his first pot of gold by farming large yellow croaker in Sandu’ao, Ningde in the 1990s. In 2010, he “returned” to start a business and founded Ningde Xiawei Food Co., Ltd.

Benefiting from the “One Belt, One Road” construction, Ningde Xiawei Food Co., Ltd. has developed into an export-oriented enterprise integrating aquatic product breeding, refrigeration, processing, sales, scientific research and export. 31 countries and regions around the world.

In Cai Shuxia’s view, the “One Belt, One Road” construction promotes enterprises to “go global”; the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which took effect on January 1 this year, will help enterprises expand overseas. Cooperation provides more new opportunities. “The company will seize the benefits released by RCEP to develop a larger market and future.”

Guo Yunwei, who returned from the Czech Republic, came to Baishuiyang Scenic Spot in Pingnan County, Ningde City from his hometown of Qingtian, Zhejiang more than ten years ago. For tourism, the scenery here is good and the water is good, and I choose to take root in the Ningde mountainous area to develop agriculture.

In Pingnan, Guo Yunwei invested in the establishment of Fujian Yuhuang Agricultural Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd., rented 1,000 mu of barren hills, and planted excellent varieties of camellia oleifera; cooperated with the Bulgarian Agricultural Research Institute to establish a Bulgarian cherry base, which was introduced from Bulgaria New varieties such as raspberries, blackberries, and chokeberry have driven the local people to increase their income and become rich.

“The company helps farmers grow raspberries in pairs, and the company is responsible for providing seedlings and technical guidance, and purchasing at a higher price to ensure farmers’ income.” Guo Yunwei said that China’s agricultural development prospects are good and the market Broad, I hope to contribute to the rural revitalization of overseas Chinese businessmen.

Overseas Chinese capital and overseas intellectuals “return” to do business and drive the innovation and development of local industries. Chen Weiliang, chairman of the Ningde Overseas Chinese Federation, said that he will deepen the service for overseas Chinese, effectively safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of overseas Chinese, and make greater efforts to optimize the business environment involving overseas Chinese and promote the “return” of overseas Chinese businessmen.