On January 10 2011 Party Secretary of the CPC Hubei Provincial Committee Li Hongzhong met with Tencent Co-Founder and CAO Charles Chen in Wuchang. The two sides held talks on strengthening cooperation and speeding up the development of the wireless Internet industry. Hubei CPC Committee Standing Member and Secretary-General Li Chunming also attended the meeting.
Li Hongzhong welcomed Charles Chen for his visit to Hubei. He said that since its founding Tencent has achieved frogleap development and become one of the largest integrated Internet service providers in China. Tencent has not only expanded the industry and accumulated wealth but also developed unique ideas in enterprise operation and management and created many valuable experiences. In particular Tencent has long actively taken part in charity work and striven to undertake corporate social responsibility and push forward the Internet civilization. All such efforts are commendable. Li Hongzhong said that Hubei has a solid foundation and great advantages in developing the information and IT industries. Hubei has developed research and educational institutions rich talent resources and the platform of the East Lake National Independent Innovation Pilot Area and can provide powerful and intellectual support for Tencent to develop in Hubei. There are tremendous potentials and bright prospects for cooperation between the two sides. Currently Hubei is in a strategic opportunity period of fast and sound development. Centering on building a strategic pivot to promote the rise of Central China the province is now speeding up its frogleap development. This will also bring great opportunities for Tencent to develop in Hubei. Governments at all levels in Hubei will carry forward the philosophy of “industries first entrepreneurs foremost” and create a favorable environment and provide superior services for Tencent＇ｓ development in Huibei.
Charles Chen thanked Hubei Party Committee and Hubei Provincial Government for their care and support for Tencent. He said that Tencent’s long-term development plan is to orient to the future persist in independent innovation and build up a national brand. Hubei gathers many leading universities and boasts well-developed science and technology rich and highly-qualified talent resources. Tencent has long favored the development of Wuhan Hubei and hopes that it can further strengthen its cooperation with and inputs into Wuhan Hubei to actively explore ways to deepen bilateral cooperation. Tencent hopes to continue to get the support from Hubei Party Committee and Hubei Provincial Government as it has always received in the past.
Currently www.hb.qq.com a website jointly set up by Tencent and Hubei Daily Media Group has become the most popular urban life portal among Hubei netizens.