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|20 Nov 2017||President’s visit to Beijing|
On 20 and 21 November 2017, Institute delegation led by Institute President Ivan Tam FCIS FCS visited four organisations in Beijing, namely, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), Insurance Association of China (IAC), Ministry of Finance (MoF), State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC). Other delegates participated: Past President Dr Maurice Ngai FCIS FCS(PE), Council member Bernard Wu FCIS FCS, Chief Executive Samantha Suen FCIS FCS(PE) and Beijing Representative Office’s Chief Representative Kenneth Jiang FCIS FCS(PE).
During the visits to CSRC, Institute delegates introduced the latest development of the Chartered Secretarial profession and the Institute’s development in Mainland China and discussed with Mainland officials on topics that were of concerns to both parties. At the meeting with CSRC officials, Institute delegates met with CSRC Vice-Chairman Jiang Yang, Head of International Affairs Department Jiang Feng, Head of Marketing Department Li Jizun, and Deputy Head of Listed Companies Supervision Department Deng Ke. Mr Yang expressed his appreciation on the Institute’s efforts in providing professional training services to relevant personnels of Mainland companies listed in Hong Kong. CSRC would continue to support the Institute’s initiatives which would be beneficial for both the Hong Kong and Mainland market.
During the visit to IAC, Institute delegates met with IAC Deputy Secretary-General Li Xiaowu, and discussed the future cooperation in 2018 and promotion of board secretary professionalisation. At the meeting with SASAC Deputy Director-General of Enterprises Reform Bureau Yang Jingbai, the two parties discussed and agreed to consider the cooperation in terms of promoting communication and experience sharing among board secretaries and joint research on corporate governance issues of centrally administrated enterprises. Institute delegates also met with MoF Deputy Inspector, Accounting Department Wang Peng, and discussed the implementation of internal control system and its effectiveness. Mr Peng suggested the Institute to consider collating information on the effectiveness of internal control system of other jurisdictions, and also consider including internal control element in the Institute’s professional qualification scheme.
The Institute delegates also took the opportunity to meet with several Institute members and students in Beijing on 20 November 2017. They updated members and students with the Institute’s latest development and listened to their opinions and suggestions on building up the board secretary profession and the Institute’s professional development activities in Mainland China.
The Institute would like to express its sincere appreciation to all the officials, members and students with whom the Institute delegates met during this visit in Beijing for their time and support to the Institute.