Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Wednesday, January 31 2018 - 21:29
The Team of China - Dongfeng Race Team wins at the Victoria Harbor in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
Hong Kong, China, Jan.31, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 from Melbourne to Hong Kong has finished, 
seven teams arrived in Hong Kong, China. The Team of China - Dongfeng Race Team 
finally took the second in the fierce competition, becoming the only team to be 
awarded for four consecutive times up to date. In Hong Kong, Dongfeng Race Team 
even won the Grand Champion of the in-port race.

January 28, after the in-port race completed, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, 
Mrs. Carrie Lam, came to visit the Dongfeng Pavilion at Kai Tak Cruise 
Terminal, to exchange views with the leaders of Dongfeng Motor Corporation and 
the crew of Dongfeng race team. She wished that Dongfeng race team - the Team 
of China with the largest number of Chinese crew on board, could win for the 
nation. Meanwhile, she also expressed appreciation to Dongfeng Motor 
Corporation for its efforts of fostering the world class off-shore sailing 
talents for China through this race.

During their stay in Hong Kong, Dongfeng Motor Corporation, as the sponsor of 
Dongfeng Race Team, held a series of exchange activities with the local 
business celebrities, its strategic partners, dealers and media friends from 
Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

As a stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, Hong Kong is an important market 
for Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles. In 2017, sales of Dongfeng Commercial 
Vehicles in Hong Kong saw an increase of 45% over the same period of last year. 
The market share reached 10%. As sales volume increased substantially, great 
progress was also made in the development of channels, after-sales services and 
reputation building. On the morning of January 29, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle 
held its annual meeting in Hong Kong, where it officially launched the new 
Dongfeng KR of Euro 6 standard in Hong Kong and renewed its 2018 annual 
cooperation agreement with its Hong Kong dealer. 

By leveraging the Volvo Ocean Race and its global influence, the initiative of 
"Belt and Road, With You" proposed by Dongfeng Motor Corporation continues to 
be deepened and promoted. The global brand influence and reputation of Dongfeng 
Motor Corporation gradually improves, and resources of all partners gradually 
integrate. Dongfeng Motor Corporation will harvest more business in the process 
and elevate brand recognition in Hong Kong and other global target markets.

On February 1, Volvo Ocean Race will reach Guangzhou, China, where Dongfeng 
Motor Corporation will hold press release events in Guangzhou and welcomes the 
return of Dongfeng race team to its home port.

SOURCE: Dongfeng Motor Corporation

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