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Raymond Wong Elected As A Board Member of China-Britain Business Council

August 07, 2008

Hong Kong, August 7, 2008 Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that Corporate Partner Raymond Wong has been elected as a Board Member of the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC).

The prestigious appointment will see Mr. Wong join CBBC's Board, which is made up of senior business people from high profile companies with a strong China interest, for a term of three years. The Board members represent a wide variety of business sectors and work for large, as well as small and medium sized companies. The Board brings a wealth of China business expertise to the work of CBBC. Senior representatives of relevant government departments also sit on The Board as Observers.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Wong said: I am delighted to have been appointed a Board Member of CBBC. The organization plays an important role in strengthening business links between Britain and China. Through my experience advising a wide range of Chinese and British clients, I hope to assist in developing this further working closely with the other board members.

Mr. Wong is a partner in Paul Hastings corporate department based in both London and Beijing. He divides his time between the firms China and European offices, with London as his permanent base. Mr. Wongs practice focuses on Chinese companies looking to list on London Stock Exchange as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has advised both Chinese and international corporate and institutional clients on aspects of listings, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and ongoing regulatory compliance. He also has advised on global offerings and listings on the London, New York, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo stock exchanges.

Mr. Wong has extensive experience advising on a broad range of cross boarder transactions involving British and Chinese companies. He has previously advised a number of investment banks and large U.K companies on their investments in China and Hong Kong, as well as advising two U.K-listed Chinese companies, Jetion Holdings Limited and HaiKe Chemical Group Limited, on their regulatory compliance issues and investment plans.

CBBC is a business led partnership between government and industry with a proven track record of developing British trade between Britain and China dating back to the 1950s. The organization is widely recognized and respected at the highest level of both Chinese and British governments. It organizes high-level business events with trade related government ministers from both countries and offers practical help for companies wishing to establish high-level business contact.

In the United Kingdom, CBBC delivers its services via its head office in London, six regional offices and an extensive network of partners throughout the country. In China, CBBC has a presence in 11 strategic locations including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Wuhan, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Guangzhou and Chongqing.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,200 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies and offers deep capabilities in capital markets, finance and restructuring, intellectual property, international arbitration and dispute resolution, investment management, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, product liability, project finance, real estate, securities litigation and tax advisory services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.

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