Higher level of opening up brings more opportunities for Development-- A heated discussion on President Xi Jinping's keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the second China International Import Expo
Shanghai, 6 Nov (Xinhua) A higher level of opening up brings more development opportunities-- A heated discussion on President Xi Jinping's keynote speech at the second China International Import Expo opening ceremony
Xinhua News Agency reporter
"standing at a new historical starting point, the door to China's opening up will only open wider and wider." President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the second China International Import Expo opening ceremony on the 5th, once again making the strongest sound of China's opening up.
"No one can stop the momentum of the big rivers running forward."insist on 'holding hands' instead of 'letting go', insist on 'tearing down walls' rather than 'building walls'."the Chinese market is so big, you are welcome to come and have a look." From behind the resounding words, all sectors of the community have read out China's confidence and determination to promote a high level of opening up, and have also seen the development opportunities behind opening up and sharing.
Open China gives all parties a sense of access
More than 200 square meters of booth, more than 120 star products. In the current Expo, the French enterprise Danone exhibits a variety of dazzling, colorful. As a "hardcore fan" of the Expo, Danone brought 50% more exhibits this year than the first Expo, and signed up early to participate in the third Expo. At present, China has become the second largest market for Danone.
"President Xi repeatedly mentioned openness, cooperation, innovation and sharing in his keynote speech, which once again sent a strong signal of openness to the world." Ouyang Botang, secretary general and chief executive of Danone, said: with an open trade environment, developed e-commerce, a continuous free trade zone, and a broad trade platform such as the Expo, China has brought us unlimited opportunities.
Chinese enterprises are also improving their competitiveness in the process of opening up, which is deeply felt by Tan Chengxu, chairman of Angang Group Co., Ltd. At the first Expo, Angang Group reached procurement agreements with many well-known international enterprises in the aspects of bulk raw materials, advanced technology and equipment, service trade and so on. "over the past year, we have been exposed to many of the world's cutting-edge processes, technologies and equipment, such as production model applications and intelligent enterprise solutions, providing solutions for Angang to promote high-quality development in an all-round way."
Nearly 1.4 billion Chinese people's yearning for a better life is being realized in the process of China's opening up. Russian ice cream, Georgian red wine, Italian leather products, Kenyan handmade decorations. Goods from all over the world continue to arrive in Chongqing, deep in the interior of China, along the cross-border railway network, the golden waterway of the Yangtze River, new land and sea corridors, new air routes, and so on.
Yang Hongsheng, a 70-year-old native of Chongqing, is a beneficiary of opening up to the outside world. Recently, Yang Hongsheng just tasted the first imported seafood meal in his life. The imported cars driven by my son and the milk powder drank by my grandson were transported directly from Europe by the China-EU train, and the transportation speed was more than one month faster than that by sea. Yang Hongsheng said: "the president said that the door to China's opening up will only open wider and wider, then the life of our people will certainly become more and more beautiful."
The new pattern of China's opening up is becoming clearer and clearer
How to speed up the formation of a new pattern of all-round opening up in China? President Xi Jinping put forward five measures to clarify the general framework for China's further opening to the outside world. We will continue to expand the opening of the market, continue to improve the pattern of opening up, continue to optimize the business environment, continue to deepen bilateral and multilateral cooperation, and continue to promote the joint construction of "Belt and Road Initiative." The direction of China's high level of opening up is clearer.
"China will create an environment that respects the value of knowledge, improve the legal system for the protection of intellectual property rights, vigorously strengthen relevant law enforcement, and strengthen the civil and criminal judicial protection of intellectual property rights." Liu Qingfeng, chairman of iFLYTEK, heard a message that cheered him up. Liu Qingfeng said: today, with the deepening of international cooperation and competition, the protection of intellectual property rights has been continuously strengthened, making China's scientific and technological innovation enterprises more dynamic and more confident.
Foreign-funded enterprises investing in China are also acutely aware of more open opportunities in the future, looking for certainty of development in the new pattern of omni-directional and three-dimensional opening-up. In Xi'an, an open window in inland China, the first phase of the Samsung (China) semiconductor project, one of Samsung Electronics's largest memory production bases, has been successfully put into production.
Chi Xianji, vice president of Samsung (China) Semiconductor Co., Ltd., said that the "Belt and Road Initiative" initiative provides broad prospects for the development of enterprises. President Xi said that the Chinese market is so large that everyone is welcome to come and have a look. We produce 'VNAND' flash chips directly in China, which will enable Samsung to respond more efficiently to changes in the market and to meet the needs of its customers. "
Business environment is the soil for the survival and development of enterprises. In the 2020 Business Environment report recently released by the World Bank, Shanghai, as an important sample city in China, has been highlighted and concerned. Shang Yuying, deputy secretary-general of the Shanghai Municipal Government, said that as a new highland for China's opening up, Shanghai has made real efforts to continuously promote and optimize the business environment in recent years.
Shang Yuying said: we still have a lot of room for efforts, and in the future we will focus on adopting a series of innovation measures in the direction of more convenient investment, freer trade, and better business environment, especially in the new area near Hong Kong in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Turn it into a world-class special economic function area.
At the Expo, the number of enterprises invited by China Aerospace Science and Industry Group to participate in the exhibition and the total area of the booth exceeded the previous level. Gao Hongwei, chairman of the Group, said that he would make full use of the opportunity of the Expo to further broaden the channels of foreign cooperation, expand the results of international cooperation, and promote collaborative innovation.
Opening up brings New opportunities to the World economy
At the container handling station at the Qinzhou Port East Station of the Guangxi Coastal Railway Company, the stationmaster, Huang Guanghui, is directing workers to load goods from Singapore, which will be shipped to inland cities such as Chengdu. Since January this year, the "import advance declaration" model of Qinzhou Port Customs has been carried out in an all-round way. In the first half of this year, Qinzhou Port East Station sent nearly 26000 containers, an increase of more than 400 per cent over the same period last year.
In August this year, the Guangxi Free Trade Zone was officially unveiled. Driven by a series of policies, the overall customs clearance time at Qinzhou Port in September was reduced to 11 hours. "with the acceleration of customs clearance, the advantages of sea-rail intermodal transport in cross-border fresh and cold chain transport have become more and more prominent. As the country continues to open wider to the outside world, we have full confidence in the development of the free trade zone." Huang Guanghui really felt the dividends of openness.
Since the first Expo, the world has seen the great potential of the Chinese market. Many overseas businesses have "voted with their feet" to choose China. Alibaba's cross-border e-commerce platform has become the "standard" for global brands to enter China.
"with the combination of cross-border e-commerce and these two shopping carts, we have seen a green channel that brings together the world and benefits the world. It can be said that in order to make it easier for consumers to 'buy' at home, we are crossing the mountains and the sea." Zhang Yong, chairman and chief executive officer of the Alibaba Group, said: in the digital age, we have continuously established and improved e-commerce infrastructure such as commerce, logistics and finance, so that small and medium-sized enterprises at home and abroad can better "plug and play."
"China is already the most important strategic market for Standard Chartered. We are optimistic about China's development prospects for a long time, and Standard Chartered will continue to provide quality and innovative financial services for expanding and enhancing trade between China and the rest of the world. " Zhang Xiaolei, president, president and vice chairman of Standard Chartered China.
China's open and stable business environment has not only attracted the favor of more investors, but also created many new entrepreneurial opportunities. Baiteng CEO Dai Lei, from Germany, settled the corporate headquarters in Nanjing. Many representatives of governments and agencies who came to visit would ask him the same question: why not do it in Germany?
Dai Lei's answer is: "We can't develop as fast anywhere else in the world as we do in China." We have great confidence in the long-term and sustainable development of China's economy. " (reporter: Liu Hui, Hou Xuejing; participate in writing: Wang Hona, Wei Donghua, Xue Tian, Zhao Yufei, Nong Guanbin, Zhou Rui, Sang Tong)