In 2013, Peter Helis came to Guangzhou from Germany to serve as the general manager of the German Chamber of Commerce. Six years later, he joined Huangpu district in Guangzhou as its international investment promotion director.
Helis recommends that foreign businessmen invest in Guangdong, "Huangpu district focuses on the development of biomedicine, new energy, and new materials. This place is very innovative and there are many opportunities," he said.
Having lived in Guangzhou for nearly 10 years, Helis said that he believes that he is already half Cantonese. "When I came to Guangzhou, I thought I should have come earlier. Guangzhou is a charming city. I hope people can open their minds and see the opportunities here," he added.
In recent years, Helis, who loves nature, has become fascinated by bird photography. To photograph all kinds of birds, he has traveled all over the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. "The biodiversity here is no less than that of other places," he explained.
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