The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone), held an expanded business meeting with a high-ranking Chinese delegation interested in making Sharjah a centre of their operations in the region. The 60-member delegation comprised officials and businessmen from the Chinese Business Union and Society, Liaoning Business Council, Shanghai Business Union and Society and other Chinese bodies and institutions. It was led by Xu Xiao Ping Acting Chairman of the Chinese Business Union and Society, accompanied by Wang Mingfeng, Vice President of the Chinese Business Union and Society. The delegation also included Fan Yewei, Chairman of the Liaoning Business Council, Ms. Zhang Qiongying, Chairman of Shanghai Business Union and Society as well as other Chinese officials and representatives of the Chinese embassy in Dubai. During the meeting, the Chinese team was briefed on SAIF Zone services and exclusive advantages offered to investors to attract foreign investments and create conducive environment investors are looking for, which made it one of the most important free zones in the region. Bilateral meetings were held between Chinese businessmen and Emirati counterparts to explore avenues of cooperation and the possibility of establishing new partnerships. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority, reaffirmed the authority's keenness to satisfy the growing needs of Chinese businessmen by providing new facilities and services, especially as China has become one of the UAE's most important trade partners.