Since establishing its first overseas branch in Hong Kong in 1971, ORIX has been operating in China for more than 40 years. The corporation witnesses and participates in China's path towards prosperity and development. At present, our business has expanded to over 30 cities in China and employs a professional team consisting of hundreds of elites. We can now provide Chinese customers with high-quality services in various domains including investment banking, assets management, financing and operating leasing, energy conservation and environmental protection, and recreational tourism.
Following 2009, when ORIX Corporation put forward a strategic plan for its business development in China and established its Chinese headquarters, the corporation established an integrated Greater China Region operation and management platform that connected Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan in 2013. ORIX's China branch will spare no efforts to create the "ORIX China" dream by taking full advantage of ORIX's business principle of "finance + service + company" and the rich experience and resources that the corporation has accumulated over the last 50 years.
In the current market environment where there are indefinite factors in the development of the global economy, we will seize this opportunity and make good choices on what to do and what not to do. We will expand the market and develop business in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with the business model of "investment + operation". We will grasp the strategic opportunity in the trend towards a global economic recovery and the adjustment of China's economic structure, strengthen innovation and differential operation, and strive to integrate into China's economy and society to offer good services and make great contributions to the development of China's economy and to make ORIX Corporation's Greater China Region branch a leading enterprise in the country.