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Province of East-Flanders



Province of East-Flanders
Department Economy, European and International cooperation

East-Flanders Office Beijing
Mr. Zhang Chi

China Representative Province of East-Flanders and Ghent University 

The Provincial Government of East-Flanders has been maintaining a longstanding cooperation with China and the province of Hebei in particular since 1991. The main aim of this cooperation is supporting (East) Flemish companies in their search for economic opportunities in China, assisting East Flemish knowledge centers looking for cooperation in China and more recently promoting (East-)Flanders as an ideal investment region for Chinese investors.


Additionally, the Provincial Government of East-Flanders decided to broaden its geographic radius of action to other important growth centers in North East China such as the provinces of Liaoning, Heilongjiang and Shandong. In 2008 the most important East-Flemish institutions active in China decided to create a "China Platform" – in which the Province of East-Flanders, Ghent University, the City of Ghent and the Flanders Chinese Chamber of Commerce join forces.


This resulted in the "East-Flanders Office" in Beijing: the East Flemish representation office of the Province of East-Flanders and Ghent University. It is the main point of contact for (East) Flemish companies interested in doing business in China and Chinese companies willing to invest in (East-)Flanders.