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Welcome mat rolled out for Chinese

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Welcome mat rolled out for Chinese

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Barbados is open for business and welcomes Chinese investment. This was the message relayed to a delegation of Chinese businessmen and women who made a whirlwind three-day stop in Barbados over the weekend.

The group of 14, led by secretary general of the China Chamber of International Commerce, Yu Jianlong, stopped in Barbados on their way to the United States, where they will be visiting Miami and Chicago before going to Toronto.

They spent yesterday morning at a hurried business seminar organised by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) before rushing off to the airport.

Short presentations outlining Barbados’ investment climate and Government regulations were made by representatives of Invest Barbados, the Barbados International Business Association, the BIDC and the Town and Country Development Planning Office.

Jianlong said the Chinese considered Barbados “a paradise for business”, as he noted many Chinese business people were already operating here. Several of them attended the Pelican Village seminar. (GC)