Over 3,000 ethnic Chinese entrepreneurs from around the world gathered Saturday in Kobe, Japan to attend the 9th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention ( WCEC).
The biennial convention, held at Kobe on September 15-16 and Osaka on the 17th, is aimed at promoting exchanges among global ethnic Chinese as well as those between Chinese and the people of the host country.
The WCEC was first held 1991 in Singapore. Since then, it has been held in Hong Kong, China, Bangkok, Thailand, Vancouver, Canada, Melbourne, Australia, Nanjing, China, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Seoul, Republic of Korea, promoting local as well as regional and national economy of the host countries.
Till now, the Nanjing WCEC was of the largest scale, with 4,700 people from over 70 countries and regions attending the convention in 2001.