Press release

Official Launching Ceremony of Seychelles-China Friendship and Business Association on 29 July 2014

August 6, 2014

On July 29th, 2014, the Official Launching Ceremony of the Seychelles-China Friendship and Business Association was held at the Consulate General of Seychelles in Shanghai. The Ceremony was hosted by Dr. Sidney To, Acting Head of the Consulate General, in the presence of Sir James R. Mancham, Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles, who is also the Patron of the Association, Mr. Kyan Su Lone, Founding President of the Association and Ms. Zhuang Youhua, CEO of the Executive Committee of the Association. The signboard of the Association was unveiled at the Consulate General prior to the start of the ceremony.

This was followed by the Official Launching at the Ramada Plaza Gateway Shanghai Hotel. Opening Remarks were delivered by Mr. Kyan Su Lone, Founding President of the Association who commented “members will make good use of the Association to act as a bridge to link up peoples of the two countries, to further develop friendship and communications that can contribute to the enhancement in their economic cooperation and exchange.” Afterwards, Sir James R. Mancham presented his best wishes for the success and promising future of the Association and also briefly introduced the outstanding potential of investment opportunities available in the Seychelles Islands. Finally, Ms. Zhang Youhua, CEO of the Executive Committee expressed her greetings on the auspicious occasion of this launching ceremony and words of thanks for the support rendered by the leaders of the Association.

During the ceremony, Dr. Sidney To emphasized the significance of the Association, as its launching was encouraged by Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as Mr. Pierre Laporte, Minister of Finance, Trade & Investment.

The Launching Ceremony ended up by the presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to its Patron, Sir James R. Mancham and Certificates of Appointment to its Founding President, Mr. Kyan Su Lone, Honorary President, Mr. Lin Sing Yun, Vice Presidents Mr. Lam Keng Kuong & Ms. Patricia Cheong, as well as to the CEO of its Executive Committee, Ms. Zhuang Youhua and its Treasurer, Mr. Wang Binzhong.

Seychelles – China Friendship and Business Association was founded by a group of business leaders having strong interest in the development of friendship and business opportunities between Seychelles and China.  Its creation was proposed and supported by Seychelles’ Diplomatic and Consular Posts in China. The Association is registered in Seychelles as an NGO and it is operational under the aegis of the Consulate General of Seychelles in Shanghai. Mr. Kyan Su Lone, the Founding President is the Chairman of the Chong Ou Seng Group which engages in finance, real-estate development and education businesses in Macau and Xiamen of China, he is also a Board Member of the City University of Macau. And Ms. Zhuang Youhua, the CEO is the Financial Controller of the Shanghai Ruinan Group which engages in real-estate development, finance and green energy businesses in Shanghai and the western part of China.