Overseas returnees association marks anniversary

Writer: Chen Siqi  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-04-27

The Guangming District Overseas Returnees Association, serving as a platform to connect Chinese overseas returnees, celebrated its fifth anniversary at Runhua Quanfulou in Guangming District yesterday. A total of 120 members attended the ceremony.

Before the ceremony, the association announced the appointment of 12 new directors and selected three vice presidents.

With the addition of 21 new members this year, the association now has 174 Chinese overseas returnee members who sought knowledge in various countries including the U.K., Germany, France, the U.S., and Switzerland.

The association gathers members from diverse backgrounds, including entrepreneurs, investors and researchers who specialize in different fields. It serves as a bridge to match their needs and offers them valuable opportunities to extend communication and find mutual support, according to Tian Fang, president of the association.

“The association is growing. I hope the association can attract more talents from outside Guangming, and in return, promote Guangming to other districts,” Tian said. “We also aim to promote the district overseas to make more youths, talents and institutions outside China aware of Guangming.”

“Guangming is developing rapidly. As more research and higher education institutes, including Shenzhen Bay Laboratory and the Shenzhen campus of Sun Yat-sen University, have settled in Guangming, scientific research will help boost the development of startups here,” Tian said.

Zhong Yinpeng, a researcher from the Institute of Advanced Science Facilities, who is the newly appointed vice president of the association, said that the association members grasped diversified talents and resources. The association is a platform that can reach investors, researchers providing patents and technologies and entrepreneurs with their own factories.

The combination of these three sides would provide an accessible approach to product incubation, according to Zhong.