Founded in 1900, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) is one of the oldest and largest such chambers in Hong Kong. CGCC aims to serve the community and, advancing with time, to maintain Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, reaching out to the world with its roots in Hong Kong and backing from the Motherland.
Anchored in Hong Kong, CGCC strives to build a business, economic and trading platform and safeguard business interests. At present, it has a membership of nearly 6,000, comprising association, company, individual and affiliate members. With businesses covering a wide spectrum of industrial and commercial activities, CGCC's members form a strong and broad business network.
CGCC always supports the HKSAR Government's administration and maintains close liaison with its departments. It also actively participates in and expresses the views of the business community, particularly on policies affecting industry and commerce, speaking up for members and the business community through representatives of the Legislative Council, various government departments and other public institutions and business organisations. The “We Care We Share” campaign was initiated by CGCC, which also set up youth training programmes such as the “Internship and Exchange Program for Tertiary Students” and the “Young Astronaut Training Camp” in order to promote business-community care in society and fulfill our corporate social responsibilities.
CGCC plays an active part in China's ongoing development and reform measures and its steady opening-up to the world. A good number of our members are National People's Congress deputies and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee members. They offer ideas and suggestions and their contributions are well recognised by national leaders. With a vision of building a “bringing-in and going-out” platform for the country, CGCC maintains close relations with commercial organisations across the border, as well as having initiated training programmes for senior officials and executives from the Mainland since 1982. In recent years, CGCC has made strenuous efforts to reinforce economic interaction between Hong Kong and major economic regions on the Mainland, with particular focus on the Pearl River and Yangtze River Deltas. Meanwhile, CGCC has made a timely response to encourage the Hong Kong business community to participate in the country's strategies such as Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, “Belt and Road Initiative”, “14th Five-year” Plan and “Dual Circulation”.
As one of the three Founding Members of the World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention (WCEC), CGCC is devoted to promoting the economic network for Chinese entrepreneurs all over the world. In 1993, CGCC hosted the 2nd WCEC in Hong Kong and has been acting as the Secretariat of WCEC from 2005 to 2011. Under the trend of globalisation and the eastward shift of the world's economic power, CGCC is actively facilitating Hong Kong's participation in multilateral economic collaboration. CGCC staged the “Hong Kong Summit” in 2012 and 2017 and “CGCC World Chinese Entrepreneurs Summit” in 2018, which brought together governement officials, business leaders and scholars from Mainland China, Hong Kong and overseas to discuss Hong Kong's roles in promoting economic cooperation in the region. Overseas forums on regional cooperation were also held in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Paris, Tokyo, Dubai and Seoul in recent years.
Looking ahead, CGCC will continue to move with the times and fortify its network by fostering closer partnership with business organisations at home and abroad, with a view to promoting Hong Kong as a metropolis characterised by high efficiency and close ties with the global market.Facebook WeChat Website