THE Hongkong Electronics Association will send a delegation to Guangzhou later this month for talks with the provincial government on the difficulties faced by manufacturers. ''We will reflect to the Guangdong provincial government our problems in running production in the Pearl River delta,'' said association chairman Lui Ming-wah. The concerns include the instability of the Chinese currency, which plunged drastically before the recent rebound. Another problem is labour activity in the mainland such as strikes, which can delay production and decrease efficiency. Law and order in the province was also a concern, as were taxation issues, said Mr Lui. An association delegation also plans to visit Beijing in September to seek investment opportunities. At the end of the year, it will arrange a delegation of engineers to visit Shanghai for technological exchanges. Mr Lui said China's credit tightening would not have an effect on the industry. Meanwhile, more orders have been received by Hongkong's electronics industry in the first half than the same period last year as markets recover from recession. Mr Lui said the growth trend should continue in the second half, with the entire year outperforming last year. The introduction of new technology, including China's military technology, would benefit Hongkong's manufacturing sector, which was weak in research and development, he said.