Hua Jianhui, vice governor of East China's Anhui province, was in Dongguan, South China's Guangdong province, between March 27 and 28 seeking investments from Taiwanese companies.
Speaking at a meeting with senior executives of 80-odd Dongguan-based Taiwanese enterprises, Hua stated in the context of the "new normal", the province makes progress in its opening up to and cooperation with the outside world with new advantages emerging.
"As national strategies like the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt are pushed ahead, Anhui - well placed, rich in resources and dedicated to innovation and opening up - is enjoying superiority in logistics, entrepreneurial environment and market vitality, which will create hard-won business opportunities for Taiwanese companies," said the female governor.
Hua added Anhui will strengthen cooperation with Taiwanese businesses in information technology, household appliance manufacturing, the auto industry and bio-medicine.
Some of the businessmen present expressed their intention to expand their reaches to the province.
According to official statistics, more than 4,500 Taiwan-invested enterprises operate in Dongguan.
Prior to the meeting, Hua took a trip to several companies in Dongguan and its neighbor Shenzhen, carrying out field research on transformation of foreign trade together with multinational e-commerce. She also talked with representatives of the Anhui Chamber of Commerce in Shenzhen about how to boost coordination between Anhui and the above cities.
(By Zheng Weiling)