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Changsha pledges healthy business environment

Updated: 2015-07-09

 

Changsha’s Party chief Yi Lianhong invited returned overseas professionals to discuss how the city can help solve the difficulties of managing their ventures on July 9.

 

“Blocked financing channels are the biggest issue we’ve faced at present,” said Hong Yefan, chairman of Hunan Renhe Environmental Protection Technology Co, at a meeting organized by Changsha authorities. Hong hoped the government could help establish more platforms to facilitate their financing activities.

 

Yi responded by requiring the municipal finance bureau and industrial parks to assess the situation of enterprises that claim to have financing difficulties one by one and help seek funds for them.

 

A healthy business environment is another major concern for returned overseas Chinese. Li Wen and Dai Lizhong, heads of two local companies, complained that some government departments once deliberately put obstacles in their way, affecting their normal business operations.

 

“Changsha is a city governed by law and has no ‘unwritten rules’. Anyone who damages the city’s development environment will be punished,” said Yi. He asked relevant departments to check up on the facts and redress any irregularities.

 

Yi made detailed records of the participants’ main points and sorted out more than 30 pieces of advice and suggestions for relevant departments to follow up on and give replies within prescribed deadline.

 

The top leader of Changsha said that the city will attract more skilled professionals from abroad, create more room and devise more favorable policies for business start-ups.

 

 

Entrepreneurs from home and abroad visit the Yinpenling sub-district investment project in Changsha in this April 25, 2014 file photo.

 

By Zhang Qiong, eidted by Xin Zhiming, Andrew Ancheta

Source: Hunan Daily/Changsha Evening News