China is knocking on Southeast Asia’s door, and Hong Kong’s trade council is offering to help open it

Positioning Hong Kong as a dealmaking hub and capitalising on a surge of interest from mainland Chinese investors and Southeast Asian companies could deliver a boost to the city’s professional services industry, according to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).Since 2019, the HKTDC has accelerated its efforts to facilitate deals, organising about 3,000 “matchmaking” meetings in the past two years.“In our trade events, we ask our overseas stakeholders to bring along their projects…