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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, May 23 2023 - 14:09
China's Jiangmen hosts 2023 Overseas Chinese Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Conference
JIANGMEN, China, May 23, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/ --

The 2023 Overseas Chinese Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Conference 
(OCBC) was recently held in Jiangmen, "the city of overseas Chinese" in 
southern China's Guangdong province. 

Organized by the People's Government of Jiangmen Municipality, over 700 
representatives of overseas Chinese from 90 countries and regions, including 
more than 100 overseas Chinese youth, gathered here to observe the development 
of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and tap the 
opportunities for business, investment, employment, and education.

The conference saw one in-person main venue in Jiangmen and 12 online branch 
venues in 11 countries and regions on five continents.

The OCBC also witnessed the signing ceremony of hiring overseas Chinese 
advisors to contribute to Guangdong's high-quality development, donation 
project of seedings for green and beautiful Guangdong, and cooperation projects 
of Chinese-language education. Besides, a promotion of the 11 GBA cities, field 
studies, and four parallel sessions were held, which revolve around 
establishing overseas Chinese organizations, developing overseas Chinese youth, 
Chinese-language education, and Chinese-language media.

More than 100 overseas Chinese youth representatives were invited to share 
their future outlook and aspirations as well as cultivate local traditions and 
culture, for the sustainable development of the overseas Chinese community.

Jiangmen, undertaking the conference, also launched the 2023 China (Jiangmen) 
Overseas Chinese Carnival in the ancient town of Chikan, Kaiping, showcasing 
intangible cultural heritage such as Pancun Lantern Festival, Lion Dance, Wing 
Chun, etc., as well as cuisine, coffee and tea here.

Jiangmen, the home to 5.3 million overseas Chinese, is an important window for 
them to observe Guangdong and even China. In recent years, Jiangmen has 
accelerated the construction of platforms to enhance its four major functions 
of "cultural exchange, economic and trade cooperation, protection of rights and 
interests, and think tank of overseas Chinese affairs". 

Jiangmen built in last year the first service center and platform to facilitate 
overseas Chinese investment and taxation, offshore public legal service center 
and online notarization service for overseas Chinese, etc. The Jiangmen Center 
of Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration was also established to provide 
efficient and convenient international arbitration services for overseas 

Source: The People's Government of Jiangmen Municipality

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   Caption: Top: The 2023 Overseas Chinese Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater 
Bay Area Conference (OCBC) was recently held in Jiangmen, Guangdong, China. 
Bottom: The 2023 China (Jiangmen) Overseas Chinese Carnival was held in Chikan,