A high-level delegation representing 50,000 professionals and led by Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying will visit Beijing this month to explore more business opportunities on the mainland. The trip follows recent reports that other SAR professional groups have complained privately that there are no corresponding government departments or bureaus to promote their services on the mainland. But Mr Leung, who chairs the Joint Professional Centre, yesterday rejected suggestions that the SAR administration was not doing enough to promote local professionals' services. Details of the trip are still being finalised and it is not known whether delegates will meet any state leaders. The group will also stage a promotion from next Tuesday to Thursday at Chongqing on the mainland. The 10 professions represented by the centre include accountants, architects, barristers, dentists, engineers, landscape architects, solicitors, doctors, town planners and surveyors. The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce yesterday urged Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to look at the feasibility of establishing a free-trade pact between Hong Kong and Beijing. Speaking after a meeting with Mr Tung, the chamber's director, Eden Woon Yi-teng, said Hong Kong businesses needed something similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement to help them receive special benefits. Mr Woon quoted Mr Tung as saying the free-trade agreement was a 'complicated' issue.