2008-07-11 11:48:54 GMT 2008-07-11 19:48:54 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
HONG KONG, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang will lead a 100-strong delegation of local business leaders to visit northeast provinces on mainland to explore business opportunities, according to the Hong Kong government website on Friday.
The delegation will stay at Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning, three provinces at northeast part of the mainland, from July 19 to 26 to promote co-operation and search for business opportunities between Hong Kong and the three northeast provinces.
The delegation comprises leaders from a wide spectrum of the business community, such as manufacturing, financial services, infrastructure, real estate, logistics, tourism, IT, and professional services.
During the eight-day trip, Tsang and the delegation will visit four major cities: Harbin, Changchun, Shenyang and Dalian. Meetings with provincial leaders and visits to key local enterprises aside, the delegation will take part in business co-operation symposiums on July 21, 23 and 24 in Harbin, Changchun, and Shenyang respectively.
During Tsang's absence, Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration Henry Tang will be acting Chief Executive.