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Chinese Turkish Economic and Cultural Exchange Association

中土經濟及文化交流協會

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With China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the association brings together talents and professionals from different sectors, and seeks to promote business, education and cultural links between Turkey, China and Hong Kong. The association will also explore opportunities for companies and connect them with business partners between Turkey and China.

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6th December, 2018

Real Estate: Getting Turkish Citizenship Became Easier

Source: https://accommodationtimes.com/real-estate-getting-turkish-citizenship-became-easier/  

Turkey has lowered the minimum amount of capital investment required to obtain Turkish citizenship from $2 million to $500,000 while the lower limit for granting citizenship to foreigners that buy real estate was also decreased from $1 million to $250,000.


It has been a month since the amendment has been passed, and according to data gathered by Antalya Homes, a real estate agency in Turkey, residence sales to foreigners increased a record-breaking 151.1% year-on-year since last September.


In Turkey, which allows dual citizenship, the residences sold to foreigners in the first nine months of 2018 was purchased by citizens of Middle Eastern countries, Russia, Germany, UK and India.


Foreigners that intend to buy property in Turkey, which offers visa-free entry to citizens of 102 countries, prefer mostly Istanbul, Antalya, Bursa, Yalova, and Trabzon.

  


 

18th August, 2018

Special Report from The Republic of Turkey Investment Support and Promotion Agency (ISPAT) Regarding the Recent Turkey Economic Crisis

Reference link: http://chntkassoc.com/data/documents/ISPAT_MacroeconomicIndicator_Aug18.pdf

 

 


 

8th June, 2018

Turkey Economic and Cultural Exchange Delegation

As China’s Belt and Road Initiative gains momentum, Turkey plays an important role in the initiatives with its advantageous geographical location, which have historically been a crossroads between Europe and Asia and acts as a gateway between Europe and the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. It is the political and economic centre of attraction.

Guided by the aim of promoting the exchange, cooperation and development of culture between Turkey and China, International Institute of Management (IIM), together with the Chinese Turkish Economic and Cultural Exchange Association (CTECEA), has organized a one-week delegation trip to Turkey. The delegation had exchanged cultural, commercial information and experiences, and also established exchange visits and evaluate investment projects in Turkey. The Delegation commenced on 1st June, 2018 and concluded its one-week visit on 8th June, 2018.

Led by Dr. David Lan Hong Tsung, the President of International Institute of Management and Mr. Eddie Ng Hak Kim, GBS,JP, former Secretary of Education Bureau, the delegates is formed by 25 professionals, scholars and  eminent personalities, including Mr. Anson Chan, Chairman of Bonds Group of Companies, Ms. Liao Sheung Mui Vivian,  Director of Dealing & Business Department and Equities Division of China Merchants Securities International Limited, Mr. Xu Tiefeng, Director of Winteam Pharmaceutical Group Limited, Ms. Ying Chunzi, Head of Basel Management Working Group, Nanyang Commercial Bank, Mr. Siu Shing Choi, former Chairman of PanaShop and Permanent Adviser of Pok Oi Hospital, Mr. Chan Wai Kit Christopher, Director of Aurum Pacific (China) Group Limited, Mr. Hung Tat Chi, Alan, Director of Evershine Group Holdings Limited, together with representatives from Franklin Templeton Investments, Southwest Securities International Securities Limited, International Institute of Management, Social Enterprise Research Academy and Information Services Department, HKSARG.

The delegates had accordingly visited Istanbul, Elazig and Bodrum in Turkey and met with local government officials to exchange views on improving the links between Turkey and China under the “Belt and Road Initiatives”, including Mehmet Ağar, former Police Chief of Turkey, Zülfü Tolga Ağar, Elazığ's AK Party deputy candidate, Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Economy of Turkey, and Ahmet Sami Yavuz, Project Director of Turkey Investment Support and Promotion Agency (ISPAT).

The trip visited leading large local corporations in Turkey including the Agaoglu Group, Akfen Holding, Doğuş Group, A.S. Watsons Group and Seba Insaat. The delegates visited the local investment project sites and explored the huge potential investment opportunities in Turkey.

Delegates also visited Istanbul Technical University (ITU), which is the world's third-oldest technical university dedicated to engineering sciences as well as social sciences recently, and is one of the most prominent educational institutions in Turkey. They had meeting with the President of ITU, Professor Mehmet Karaca and exchanged views on education, as well as exploring the collaboration possibilities between ITU and universities in Hong Kong.

The leader of the Delegation, Dr. David Lan said, “The trip was an incredible success, the meeting with local government officials had led an in-depth understanding toward the local environment in Turkey, we reached a consensus on enhancing co-operation between the two places in various areas, including co-operation and exchange of economic and cultural experience. The trips had also broaden the horizon of the delegates by the meetings with local leading corporations and universities. We have explored a huge potential and numerous investment opportunities in Turkey - The country has compelling investment advantages that include well-established transport facilities and infrastructure, domestic market expansion, a high-quality workforce, and the country’s strategic location for creating an efficient entry base to major markets for investors.”

“IIM and CTECEA will continue organize delegations to Turkey, in order to enhance the exchanges between the two places, through which we can keep ourselves abreast of the latest developments of Turkey. The deepening of mutual understanding has laid a solid foundation for further exchanges and co-operation in the future.” Dr. David Lan said.

Dr. David Lan also acknowledged Aurum Pacific (China) Group Limited (Stock code :8148) and Evershine Group Holdings Limited (Stock code:8022), which sponsored the delegation. He also expressed his gratitude for the assistance from Consulate General of Turkey (Hong Kong), International Institute of Management (IIM) and Turkish Airlines.

 

Group Photos of the Delegates

The delegates visited the Ministry of Economy in Turkey The delegates visited the Ministry of Economy in Turkey

The delegates visited the Ministry of Economy in Turkey 

The Delegates visited the investment project site of Agaoglu GroupThe Delegates visited the investment project site of Agaoglu Group

The Delegates visited the investment project site of Agaoglu Group

President of ITU, Professor Mehmet Karaca (left) and President of IIM, Dr. David Lan exchanging views on educationPresident of ITU, Professor Mehmet Karaca (left) and President of IIM, Dr. David Lan exchanging views on education

President of ITU, Professor Mehmet Karaca (left) and President of IIM, Dr. David Lan exchanging views on education

Former Secretary of HKSAR Education Bureau, Mr. Eddie Ng GBS, JP (right) presented the souvenirs to Ahmet Sami Yavuz (left), Project Director of Turkey Investment Support and Promotion Agency (ISPAT)Former Secretary of HKSAR Education Bureau, Mr. Eddie Ng GBS, JP (right) presented the souvenirs to Ahmet Sami Yavuz (left), Project Director of Turkey Investment Support and Promotion Agency (ISPAT)

Former Secretary of HKSAR Education Bureau, Mr. Eddie Ng GBS, JP (right) presented the souvenirs to Ahmet Sami Yavuz (left), Project Director of Turkey Investment Support and Promotion Agency (ISPAT)

Delegates presented souvenir to A.S. Watsons General Manager (third left) Delegates presented souvenir to A.S. Watsons General Manager (third left)

Delegates presented souvenir to A.S. Watsons General Manager (third left) 

Delegates had dinner with Ali Agaoglu (third left), Chairman of Agaoglu Group and Mehmet Ağar (second right), former Police Chief of TurkeyDelegates had dinner with Ali Agaoglu (third left), Chairman of Agaoglu Group and Mehmet Ağar (second right), former Police Chief of Turkey

Delegates had dinner with Ali Agaoglu (third left), Chairman of Agaoglu Group and Mehmet Ağar (second right), former Police Chief of Turkey

 



 

 

5th May, 2018 

Hong Kong's Role in The Belt And Road Strategic Development Plan of The Motherland

 

(5th May 2018, Hong Kong) “Hong Kong’s Role in the Belt and Road Strategic Development Plan of the Motherland” Seminar(”The Seminar”)being held in Unit 204, 2/F, HKUSPACE, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong on 5th May, 2018. The Seminar is Co-organised by The In-ternational Institute of Management (IIM), The Chinese Manufacturer’s Association of Hong Kong and The Chinese Turkish Economic and Cultural Exchange Association. The seminar is also estab-lished through a close communication, coordination and liaison between different parties. We are pleased that the seminar has received positive support and guidance from the Science and Technol-ogy Department, Liaison office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong, Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, HKTDC, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong, HKUSPACE,New Century Forum, Dashun Foundation, Turk-ish Airlines, Evershine Group Holdings Limited and Aurum Pacific (China) Group Limited. All par-ties have been exploring concrete schedules and plans to organize this open seminar in promoting connectivity and contributing to the development of the Belt and Road Initiative. Over 100 profes-sionals and experts attended the seminar.

 

The main purpose of the seminar is to explore the vast opportunities created by the National strate-gy of “Belt & Road Initiative” , and also to further pursue the excellent views from various pro-fessional groups, scholars and business groups in exploring the best positions Hong Kong could gainfully exploit in the Initiative. The Seminar has also introduced the role of Turkey in the Belt and Road Initiative and the opportunities in the country, as well as promoting the exchange, coop-eration and development of culture and trade between Turkey and China, in order to strengthen ties with Turkish, Chinese and Hong Kong organizations to exchange cultural and commercial infor-mation and experiences.

 

The Seminar was officiated by Dr. David Lan, President of The International Institute of Manage-ment,、Prof. Wei Shyy, Acting President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technolo-gy,Dr. Dennis Ng, President of The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong (CMA), Dr. Bernard Chan Pak-li , Under Secretary of Hong Kong Commerce and Economic Development Bu-reau, Mr. Eddie Ng, Former Secretary of Hong Kong Education Bureau, Dr. Junius KY Ho, Coun-sellor of The Hong Kong Legislative Council, Mr. Zhang Zhong Ming, Deputy Inspector of The LOCPG, Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Mr. Nicholas Kwan, Di-rector of Research of HKTDC, Mr. Korhan Kemik, Consul General of Turkey(Hong Kong), Mrs. Myat Thuzar Than, Consul General of Myanmar. Dr. Raymond Ho, Chairman of Dashun Fonda-tion, Prof, Chiu Yu Lok, Chairman of The Association of TBR Cultural Authentication, Dr. Stephen Suen, Chairman of Maria Group, Mr. Christopher Chan and Mr. Alan Hung, Chairman and Secre-tary General of Chinese Turkish Economic and Cultural Exchange Association and also Ms. Serap Ince from Hong Kong Turkish Association.

 

In addition, The Seminar announced a Turkish Culture and Investment delegation from Hong Kong will be launched in June this year. The delegation will visit Istanbul, Bodrum and Ankara in Turkey to meet with Turkish Government representatives and local enterprises, including the Energy and Natural Resources Department, the Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Department, Ali Agaoglu (one of Turkey's largest real estate developers), Dogus Group (one of the top three largest private-sector conglomerates in Turkey) and Akfen Holding (one of Turkey's top infrastruc-ture investment holdings enterprises). The excursion will provide an excellent opportunity for par-ticipants to gain a first-hand appreciation of the enormous development potential in Turkey. To support the delegation activity, two of the corporate members of the Association, Aurum Pacific (China) Group Limited (HKG: 8148) and Evershine Group Holdings Limited (HKG: 8022) have sponsored HKD200,000 to the Association respectively, and presented cheques during the Seminar.

 

Over 100 Professionals and Experts attended the SeminarOver 100 Professionals and Experts attended the Seminar

Over 100 Professionals and Experts attended the Seminar

 

 

Officiating the launching ceremony, from the left:Ms. Serap Ince, Hong Kong Turkish Association, Mr. Alan Hung, Secretary General of Chinese Turkish Economic and Cultural Exchange Associa-tion , Mr. Christopher Chan, Chairman of Chinese Turkish Economic and Cultural Exchange Asso-ciation, Dr. Raymond Ho, Chairman of Dashun Foundation, Mr. Zhang Zhongming, Deputy Inspec-tor of The LOCPG, Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Dr. Dennis Ng, President of The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong (CMA), Mr. Eddie Ng, Former Secretary of Hong Kong Education Bureau, Dr. David Lan, President of The International Institute of Management,Prof. Wei Shyy, Acting President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Dr. Bernard Chan Pak-li , Under Secretary of Hong Kong Commerce and Eco-nomic Development Bureau, Dr. Junius KY Ho, Counsellor of The Hong Kong Legislative Council, Mr. Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research of HKTDC, Mrs. Myat Thuzar Than, Consul General of Myanmar, Mr. Korhan Kemik, Consul General of Turkey(Hong Kong),Prof, Chiu Yu Lok, Chair-man of The Association of TBR Cultural Authentication, Dr. Stephen Suen, Chairman of Maria Group.

Dr. David Lan, President of The International Institute of Management delivers the welcome speech.Dr. David Lan, President of The International Institute of Management delivers the welcome speech.

Dr. David Lan, President of The International Institute of Management delivers the welcome speech.

Prof. Wei Shyy, Acting President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology deliv-ers the welcome speechProf. Wei Shyy, Acting President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology deliv-ers the welcome speech

Prof. Wei Shyy, Acting President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology deliv-ers the welcome speech

Dr. Bernard Chan Pak-li , Under Secretary of Hong Kong Commerce and Economic Development Bureau delivers the welcome speechDr. Bernard Chan Pak-li , Under Secretary of Hong Kong Commerce and Economic Development Bureau delivers the welcome speech

Dr. Bernard Chan Pak-li , Under Secretary of Hong Kong Commerce and Economic Development Bureau delivers the welcome speech

Mr. Eddie Ng, Former Secretary of Hong Kong Education Bureau delivers the opening speechMr. Eddie Ng, Former Secretary of Hong Kong Education Bureau delivers the opening speech

Mr. Eddie Ng, Former Secretary of Hong Kong Education Bureau delivers the opening speech

Dr. Junius KY Ho, Counsellor of The Hong Kong Legislative Council delivers the welcome speechDr. Junius KY Ho, Counsellor of The Hong Kong Legislative Council delivers the welcome speech

Dr. Junius KY Ho, Counsellor of The Hong Kong Legislative Council delivers the welcome speech

Dr Raymond Ho, Chairman of Dashun FoundationDr Raymond Ho, Chairman of Dashun Foundation

Dr Raymond Ho, Chairman of Dashun Foundation

Mr. Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research of HKTDCMr. Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research of HKTDC

Mr. Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research of HKTDC

Mr. Korhan Kemik, Consul General of Turkey(Hong Kong)Mr. Korhan Kemik, Consul General of Turkey(Hong Kong)

Mr. Korhan Kemik, Consul General of Turkey(Hong Kong)

Panel Discussion, from the left: Dr. Junius KY Ho, Counsellor of The Hong Kong Legislative Council,  Dr. David Lan, President of The International Institute of Management, Prof. Chin Yu Lok, Chairman of The Association of TBR Cultural Authentication, Dr. Stephen Suen, Chairman of Maria Group

Mr. Tommy Chan, Executive Director of Aurum Pacific (China) Group Limited (right), presented cheque of HKD200,000 to the Association for sponsoring upcoming delegation trip in June, Mr. Christopher Chan, Chairman of the Association (left), and Dr. David Lan, Honorary Advisor of the Association (middle); represented the Association to receive

Mr. Alan Hung, Executive Director of Evershine Group Holdings Limited (right), presented cheque of HKD200,000 to the Association for sponsoring upcoming delegation trip in June, Mr. Christo-pher Chan, Chairman of the Association (left), and Dr. David Lan, Honorary Advisor of the Asso-ciation (middle); represented the Association to receive


 


3th May 2018

Establishment of The Chinese Turkish Economic and Cultural Exchange Association 

(3 May 2018, Hong Kong) – The Chinese Turkish Economic and Cultural Exchange Association (“CTECEA” or the “Association”), a non-profit organization formed by a group of professionals with a shared mission of promoting and contributing to the long term interests and sustainable development of relations between Turkey and China, has today held a press conference to announce the establishment of the Association.

As China’s Belt and Road Initiative gains momentum, the Association brings together talents and professionals from different sectors all over the world, and seeks to promote business, education and cultural links between Turkey, China and Hong Kong. Guided by the aim of promoting the exchange, cooperation and development of culture and trade between Turkey and China, the Association intends to strengthen ties with Turkish, Chinese and Hong Kong organizations, exchange cultural and commercial information and experiences, establish exchange programs, exchange visits and evaluate projects in order to mutually benefit the two countries.

Dr. David Lan, Honorable Adviser of CTECEA, said, “With its advantageous geographical location, Turkey has historically been a crossroads between Europe and Asia and acts as a gateway between Europe and the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. As the political and economic centre of attraction, CTECEA can play an important role to offer numerous opportunities in five key areas under the Belt and Road initiative: (i) planning and supporting large-scale infrastructural development projects; (ii) building facilities to enable connectivity along the Belt and Road area; (iii) facilitating cross-border investments and supply chain cooperation; (iv) enhancing monetary policy coordination and bilateral financial cooperation and (v) promoting people-to-people bonds and cooperation.”

Mr. Christopher Chan, Chairman of CTECEA, said, “According to the research conducted by the International Monetary Fund, Eurostat and Turkish Statistics Institute, Turkey’s GDP is expected to grow 4% in 2018. Moreover, the Centre for Economics and Business Research , a leading UK economics consultancy, predicted that Turkey will become one of the top 15 economies in the world this year, and among the top 12 in 2028. The market expectation is positive, and the country has compelling investment advantages that include well-established transport facilities and infrastructure, domestic market expansion, a high-quality workforce, and, last but not least, the country’s strategic location for creating an efficient entry base to major markets for investors. Thus we firmly believe that companies from China and Hong Kong can recoup high returns from investments made in Turkey.”

Mr. Alan Hung, Secretary General of CTECEA, added, “Free and open economic policies and a favourable financing environment without foreign exchange restrictions offer substantial advantages for enterprises investing in Turkey. Chinese enterprises have recently participated in several investment projects in the country including railway and power generation infrastructure, telecommunications services across the Middle East and the Caucasus region, as well as construction of steel-production facilities. Looking ahead, we believe the relationships and cooperation between Turkey and China will become closer and more companies will seize the investment opportunities in Turkey in the near future.”

The Association is currently planning a series of activities to enhance public awareness of Turkish markets, including participating in the Turkey Business Exhibition, holding professional exchange activities for China, Turkey and Hong Kong, organizing the Investment Seminar on 5 May 2018 to introduce the role of Turkey in the Belt and Road Initiative and the opportunities in the country as well as arranging a Turkish Culture and Investment delegation excursion in June this year.