CGA Launch Event

Date: 3 Dec 2013
Location: Beijing ExhibItion Center - Hall 7, China

Jesse T H Chang:My dream is to help Chinese enterprises become closer to the rest of the world, and vice-versa

Zhang Guobao:[CGA] bridges the gap between Chinese and foreign businessmen, not only having online value, but even more value offline.

Doug Ritchie:For the balanced development of China, it is imperative that Chinese offshore foreign direct investment be as successful as it possibly can be.

Li Yong:I believe that this website will fulfill both purposes of online information and offline consultancy. And, it is particularly important for private enterprises in their going global efforts.

ChinaGoAbroad Officially Launches

We were pleased to welcome officials from the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC), China Development Bank and Minsheng Bank to the official CGA launch event in Beijing. Senior representatives of many international CGA members, including EY, Kroll, Milbank and GlobalCom PR, travelled from around the world to celebrate with us and interact with Chinese businesses.

Speakers included:

  • Mr. Zhang Guobao, President of the China Overseas Development Association (formerly Chief of China’s National Energy Bureau and Deputy Chairman of the NDRC) (Video)
  • Mr. Jesse Chang, Founder and CEO of CGA and Managing Partner of TransAsia Lawyers (Video)
  • Mr. Douglas Ritchie, Former Head of Rio Tinto’s Energy Group and Chairman of Rio Tinto China (Video)
  • Mr. Li Yong, Vice President of Trade Finance Development, China Minsheng Banking Corporation (Video)

Media Coverage

(The New York Times)‎ ‘Matchmaker’ Investment Agencies Help Open the Door to China

(China Youth)汪洋:对外投资管理体制将从核准制变为备案制



CGA Founder Jesse TH Chang introduces VIPs at the official launch event
Mr. Zhang Guobao, President of the China Oversea Development Association, stresses the importance of access to online information for Chinese companies
President Guobao says that CGA "not only has online value, but even more value offline"
VIPs listen intently to President Guobao’s speech
VIPs listen to President Guobao’s speech
Douglas Ritchie states that it is imperative for "China to get it right in its overseas investments"
VP of China Minsheng Bank, Mr. Li Yong, says that "ChinaGoAbroad will contribute a lot to the lives of public and private enterprises"
Jesse Chang and Igor Tarasenko, VP of the Russian Federation State-run Special Economic Zones (RUSSEZ), initiate a new partnership at official signing ceremony
Jesse Chang and Igor Tarasenko celebrate their new partnership
Jesse Chang discusses CGA with launch attendees
Jesse Chang discusses CGA with launch attendees
Guests share ideas and thoughts with CGA Founder Jesse Chang
Guests share ideas and thoughts with CGA Founder Jesse Chang
CGA supporters join Jesse Chang to celebrate official launch
Jesse Chang highlights how "CGA’s mission is to connect Chinese investors to the rest of the world"
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