The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (香港總商會) was founded in 1861. It is a self-funding, non-profit organisation whose mission is to represent, safeguard trade, service and industry in Hong Kong. It is the most international local business organisation, the largest and the most influential chamber of commerce in Hong Kong, with about 4.000 members including multi-national corporations, local companies and mainland companies.
In this context, Hongkong Post issued a set of 4 stamps on May 26 last to commemorate this milestone. In 1978, the first delegation of the HKGCC visited Mainland China to tap into its business opportunities, paving the way for Hong Kong's economic take-off. The $5 stamp affixed on this envelope recounts the arrival of the delegation in Mainland China by train. Thanks Trudy! It's always a pleasure to receive your mails. ;)