Li T. Ashworth
We have realized many projects around the Globe in corporation with medium and large companies
together with some of the world most successful enterprises in China and the Middle East.
China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (SINOSURE) is a state-funded policy-oriented insurance company with independent status
of legal person, established for promoting China’s foreign trade and economic cooperation. It began operations on December 18, 2001.
Presently SINOSURE has formed a nationwide service network. Its business guideline is “by means of insurance service for foreign trade
and investment, fully supporting the development of foreign trade and economic cooperation and promoting the economic growth,
the employment and the equilibrium of international balance of payment”.
SINOSURE’s main products include Medium- and Long-Term Export Credit Insurance, Overseas Investment (Leasing) Insurance,
Short-Term Export Credit Insurance, Inbound Investment Insurance, Domestic Trade Credit Insurance, Bonds & Guarantees
concerning foreign trade, investment and cooperation, Reinsurance concerning credit insurance, investment insurance, bonds and guarantees,
Insurance Fund Management, Accounts Receivable Management, Debt Collection, Factoring, Credit Risk Consultation and Credit Rating,
and other products and service approved by the Government.
SINOSURE also introduced its “SINOSURE Online”, a multi-function e-commerce platform,
through which policyholders are able to get fast and convenient service.
Bank of China
Bank of China was formally established in February 1912 following the approval of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. From 1912 to 1949, the Bank
served consecutively as the country’s central bank, international exchange bank and specialised international trade bank.
Fulfilling its commitment to serving the public and developing China’s financial services sector, the Bank rose to a leading position
in the Chinese financial industry and developed a good standing in the international financial community, despite many hardships
and setbacks. After 1949, drawing on its long history as the state-designated specialised foreign exchange and trade bank, the Bank became
responsible for managing China’s foreign exchange operations and provided vital support to the nation’s foreign trade development
and economic infrastructure by its offering of international trade settlement, overseas fund transfer and other non-trade foreign
exchange services. During China’s reform and opening up period, the Bank seized the historic opportunity presented by the
government’s strategy of capitalising on foreign funds and advanced technologies to boost economic development, and became
the country’s key foreign financing channel by building up its competitive advantages in foreign exchange business. In 1994, the Bank
was transformed into a wholly state-owned commercial bank. In August 2004, Bank of China Limited was incorporated.
The Bank was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange in June and July 2006 respectively,
becoming the first Chinese commercial bank to launch an A-Share
and H-Share initial public offering and achieve a dual listing in both markets. In 2016, Bank of China was again designated
as a Global Systemically Important Bank, thus becoming the sole financial institution from emerging economies to be designated
as a Global Systemically Important Bank for six consecutive years.
CITIC Limited (SEHK: 00267) is China’s largest conglomerate and a constituent of the Hang Seng Index. Among our diverse global businesses,
we focus primarily on financial services, resources and energy, manufacturing, engineering contracting and real estate.
As China’s economy matures and is increasingly weighted toward consumption and services, CITIC is building upon its existing consumer platform,
expanding into complementary businesses that reflect these trends and opportunities.
“Tracing our roots to the beginning of China’s opening and reform, we are driven today by the same values upon which we were founded:
a pioneering spirit, a commitment to innovation and a focus on the long term. We embrace world-class technologies
and aim for international best practice. We are guided by a strategy that is customer-centric, commercially-driven, and far-sighted
in the allocation of capital and resources.
Our platform is unique in its diversity and scale, allowing CITIC to capture emerging opportunities in China and around the world.
Guiding us as we grow is our fundamental commitment to create long- term value for all of our shareholders”.
As of 31 December 2016, CITIC Limited had total assets of HK$7,238 billion and total equity
attributable to ordinary shareholders of HK$483 billion.
China Poly Group Corporation is a large scale central state-owned enterprise under the manager and administration
of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC). It was founded in February 1992
with the approval of the State Council and the Central Military Commission. Over the past 3 decades, Poly Group has established
a developing pattern featuring “simultaneous development of 5 pillar industries”, namely, international trade, real estate development,
culture and arts business, investment and exploitation in resource field, civilian explosive materials and blasting service,
with its business covering over 100 countries worldwide and over 100 domestic cities. On the 2015 Fortune Top 500 list,
Poly Group was raking No 457 with the operating revenue of USD 26.05 billion in 2014. At present, Poly Group has more than 600 enterprises
of various levels and over 60,000 employees.
IBM China, a leader in high-tech development and innovation, has been rated one of the most respected companies in China
for ten consecutive years. The information systems developed by IBM has been applied to various important fields in China,
including finance, telecommunications, metallurgical, petrochemical, transport, commodity circulation and education. The company has established
good cooperation ties with many Chinese businesses, universities, research institutes and government departments, consulting them
in information management, business integration, knowledge management, business collaboration and system management.
Since it began expanding its businesses in China in 1979, IBM has established a total of 31 branches in the country, with its businesses
spreading to 350 Chinese cities. It has founded ten joint-ventures and wholly foreign-owned companies in China, providing the world-class service
in a full array of fields covering hardware manufacturing, software development, information and consulting, as well as leasing services.
IBM China Research Lab, founded in Beijing in 1995, is one of IBM's nine research institutes around the world. The lab, which has always remained steady
development over the past years, is recognized as one of the most outstanding research institutes in China.
Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group (MOBH) is one of Dubai's leading business groups established over five decades ago,
employing more than 3,000 multinational workforce, in 30+ subsidiaries, affiliates & JV entities, with diverse business interests
across many sectors including Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, Financial Services, Investments, Insurance, Brokerage, Aviation,
Travel, Shipping, Engineering, Contracting, General Trading and others.
Located in Beijing Future Science and Technology City, the COFCO Institute of Nutrition and Health is the innovation base of training
young talents. Under the administration of COFOCO, the COFCO Institute of Nutrition and Health aims to introduce outstanding talents
from overseas, gather these wonderful minds together to promote creation in science research and make the standard of food processing industry
become one of the best in the world. It is the first center among the central enterprises concentrating on the research about the demand of nutrition,
the characteristics of the metabolic process and other issues concerning health. The foundation of COFCO Institute of Nutrition and Health
is the key step of COFCO’s revolution to pay more attention to the customer’s requirements. The main fundamental researches of COFCO Institute
of Nutrition and Health refer to the agriculture and industry biotechnology, the nutrition and metabolism and increase the quality
and safety of food. Besides, the application of processing technology and the administration of systematic knowledge play a critical role
in the progress of the research center.
Founded in 1995, BYD is a listed company on Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
We principally engaged in IT industry mainly related to rechargeable battery business, handset and computer components
and assembly services, as well as automobile business including traditional fuel-powered vehicles and new energy vehicles
while taking advantage of our technical superiority to actively develop other new energy products such as solar farm,
energy storage station, electric vehicles, LED, electric forklift, etc… Currently, BYD has nearly 180,000 employees
and 22 industrial parks in global with an area nearly 17,000,000 square meters.
China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation (CMC) was founded in 1950. It was one of the major foreign trade corporations
affiliated to the former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (the predecessor of the Ministry of Commerce).
As New China’s first large-scale state- owned foreign trade company specialized in import and export of mechanical
and electrical products as well as international engineering contracting business, CMC had always been the main channel of machinery
and electrical products trade during various historical periods in China’s economic construction and development.
Its total business revenue had reached 100 billion USD. Therefore it had made historic contributions to the nation’s economy
and the establishment of the national industrial system.
In 1998, CMC became a founding member and wholly-owned enterprise of China General Technology (Group) Holding Ltd. (Genertec),
which is an important backbone state-owned enterprise under the direct supervision of the central government.
Since the 18th National Congress of Communist Party of China, NORIINCO GROUP has fulfilled the task of Steady Economic Growth
year by year. From 2014 to 2015, NORINCO GROUP ranked NO.1 two years in a row among military-industrial groups, in the evaluation
of the task defense research and production. The scale of operation and military export are among the highest in military- industrial groups.
NORINCO GROUP has remained a Class-A enterprise in SASAC for 12 years and 4 terms, and has won three special awards for Best Performance,
Technological Innovation, Energy- saving Emission. And the ranking of Fortune Global 500 moved up from 348th in 2010 to 134th in 2016.
There are 51 member units under NORINCO GROUP altogether mainly distributed in several provinces, autonomous regions
and municipalities in China, including Beijing, Shaanxi, Gansu, Shanxi, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Shandong, Henan,
Hunan, Hubei and so on. There are dozens of overseas branches established all over the world. By the end of 2016,
NORINCO Group’s total asset was close to 369.295 billion yuan, while the employees totalled 253,000.
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