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Belgium wants more Chinese investment

Updated: 2012-06-12 15:12
By Tuo Yannan (

Belgium wants to invite more Chinese investment, Pascale Delcomminette, chief of cabinet in Belgium's Wallonia government and Patrick Nijs, ambassador of Belgium, told China Daily on Monday.

Delcomminette said the country welcomes investment in such industries as high tech and personal computing, when he came to Beijing and visited Aigo Digital Technology Co Ltd.

Feng Jun, chairman of Aigo, established his Aigo Entrepreneurs Alliance last year, and members of the alliance voted where to set up office in Europe after visiting many countries including the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Earlier this year the organization announced that the alliance has helped about 30 Chinese private companies establish offices in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the site of the European Union's headquarters.

In 2011, China became the second largest trade partner to Belgium after the European Union, with trading volume between the two countries reaching around $30 billion, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.

"Although tax there isn't the best among European countries, trading volume is the most important thing to consider. Many Chinese companies have already started operations there but most of them have not yet established a strong brand," Feng said.

Feng said Wallonia has a good university that will help the organization's long-term plan in Europe.

"Now is the best time for Chinese companies to invest in Wallonia," Delcomminette said.