2009.06.19

Wang Rong, Acting Mayor of Shenzhen Municipality: I have full confidence in the development of Shenzhen

On June 19 2009 Wang Rong Standing Committee Member of Guangdong Provincial Party Committee Deputy Party Secretary of Shenzhen Municipal Committee and Acting Mayor headed a delegation of government officials in a study tour of the Headquarter of Tencent Group in the Hi-Tech Park Shenzhen. Acting Mayor Wang Rong was accompanied by Xu Qin,Standing Member of the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee Executive Vice-Mayor of the Government of Shenzhen City and Director of the Department of High Technology Industries of the National Development and Reform Commission Tang Jie Vice Mayor of the Government of Shenzhen City and Li Ping Secretary-General of the Government of Shenzhen City.

Accompanied by Tencent’s two main founders: Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company (CEO) Ma Huateng and Chief Administration Officer (CAO) of the Company Chen Yidan the delegation led by Acting Mayor Wang Rong visited Tencent’s exhibition hall with enthusiasm and listened to Tencent’s work report. After learning Tencent’s development history business models and its efforts in continuous innovations social responsibility and public welfare causes Acting Mayor Wang Rong said: "I have made the right choice to select Tencent as a case of "ensuring growth" for my case study. One important reason why Shenzhen can maintain such an ideal growth momentum against the current financial crisis is that the city has a large number of enterprises like Tencent which have good growth potentials and strengths to withstand setbacks. After what I have seen here I have full confidence in the development of Shenzhen!"

In the follow-up discussions Acting Mayor Wang Rong gave his analysis and pointed out the three important "special aspects" which Shenzhen as a "special development zone" has in its current and future development: talent pool innovative atmosphere and entrepreneurial conditions. So far Shenzhen still has the best of all these conditions. How these "special" conditions are strengthened will be very important to Shenzhen’s future development. Acting Mayor Wang Rong pointed out that Shenzhen’s "special" aspect lies in that it offers a greater innovative atmosphere than other cities. This is the very lasting and genuine "special" aspect. Tencent has chosen Shenzhen and succeeded. In addition to talent and entrepreneurial conditions "persisting in innovations has been the reason for its continuous success".

Acting Mayor Wang Rong has another message for Tencent:"You are young entrepreneurs a young enterprise and a young industry. I hope that you will not only make your businesses grower in Shenzhen but also enter the national and global stage. We will applaud your growth!"

At the end of the study tour Tencent CEO Ma Huateng on behalf of his company donated a QQ number to Acting Mayor Wang Rong. Acting Mayor Wang Rong happily received this special gift and took a group photo with Tencent employees.

Accompanied by Tencent CEO Ma Huateng (the second one from the left) Wang Rong (middle) Standing Committee Member of Guangdong Provincial Committee Deputy Secretary and Acting Mayor of Shenzhen Municipal Committee and Xu Qin Standing Member of the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee Executive Vice-Mayor of the Government of Shenzhen City and Director of the Department of High Technology Industries of the National Development and Reform Commission (the second one from the right) visited Tencent’s exhibition hall.