China Market and World sharing-- the Expo outlines a win-win picture
Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai, November 8, by wire: China's market and the world share-- the Expo outlines a win-win picture
Xinhua News Agency reporters he Xinrong, Liu Hui, Shen Xin
"I am sure that all my friends will be able to come and return with satisfaction."
At the opening ceremony of the second Expo, this sentence of President Xi Jinping in his keynote speech warmed the hearts of the people.
Since the opening of the Expo Pavilion on the 5th, the crowded and hot scene in the Expo Pavilion has once again let the world appreciate the essence of "China's economy is a sea." Change your business card, add WeChat, talk about business, talk about cooperation, open up, win the future. As of November 7, exhibitors and purchasers had reached more than 1,000 preliminary cooperation agreements and held more than 250 supporting activities such as new product displays.
The Chinese market, with nearly 1.4 billion people, has been expanding and opening up, promoting its own high-quality development, and bringing new and more opportunities to world economic growth. At the scene of the Expo, a picture of "win-win and win-win" is being rolled out.
Taste and material to explore the big market in China
The food and agricultural products exhibition area of the Expo held a unique "opening fish" ceremony on the 6th. A "Big Mac" bluefin tuna, weighing more than 255kg from Spain, was sliced into sashimi by a professional teacher and offered free of charge to onsite visitors. Delicious and fun experience, let this booth instantly become the "flow center" of the Expo.
In the eyes of a thousand people, there are a thousand kinds of expo. Is it a lively Expo, or an Expo infested by cool techs? Aiming at the escalating demand of Chinese consumption, global exhibitors respond to the invitation of "the Chinese market is so large that everyone is welcome to take a look at it" in a way they understand.
Dazzling eyes, colorful, sweet and sour salty fragrance. The most "tasteful" global cuisine is staged at the Expo "feast on the tip of the tongue". Behind the big competition of taste buds, it is the favor and expectation of the food enterprises of various countries to the big market of China.
Italy's Ferrero Group, the world's third-largest chocolate candy maker, made a "sweet debut" at the fair, bringing new biscuit products. "the Chinese market is so large that in the future we will speed up the development of a multi-category market with sweets as the core." Said Ma Rucheng, general manager of Ferrero China.
Feeling the enthusiasm of the Chinese market, Ma Rucheng set a "small goal" of doubling Ferrero's sales in China over the next five years, considering China's large middle-income groups.
Sophisticated smart chips, advanced smart factories, "magic mirrors" that control health data. The most "material" 5G, artificial intelligence and other hard core technology, in the Expo to show the future of life.
German company Hollis brought the latest electromagnetic shielding technology for 5G communications at the second Expo. Pang Tuole, vice president of Holly, has a keen sense of smell for the coming 5G era in China. At the Expo, he hopes to discuss with Chinese enterprises how to speed up the promotion and application of 5G technology and promote the development of intelligent manufacturing and green industries.
"We have a deep feeling that business judgment in Japan cannot correspond to the rapidly changing Chinese market." Panasonic, President of Northeast Asia Company of China, Ben Jian Zhelang expressed his feelings directly. In April this year, Panasonic established the Northeast Asia Company in Beijing, making all decisions in China from development, production to sales.
Stunning jewelry, fashionable makeup, clever toys. The most "good" fashion life exhibits echo the yearning of nearly 1.4 billion Chinese people for a better life.
In the second Expo Lego booth, the world's first toy set "lion dance" countless eyes. Dragon Ball, Spring Festival couplets, firecrackers and other Chinese elements have narrowed the distance between Lego products and Chinese consumers. This is the second year in a row that Lego Group has shown a Chinese toy set at the Expo for the first time in the world.
"Chinese culture is an inexhaustible treasure." Ni Zhiwei, chief executive of Lego Group, said that in the future, Lego will launch more innovative goods inspired by Chinese elements, bring them around the world, and let more children around the world feel the charm of Chinese culture while playing. Let the world know more about China.
From Trade to Investment to show the General pattern of Cooperation
With the small booth as the window, you can get a glimpse of the broad prospects for cooperation.
During the Expo, Lego also announced the construction of a theme park resort in Shanghai Jinshan, with a total investment of about US $550 million, which is expected to open after 2023. Like Lego, more and more exhibitors are integrating into China in a wider and deeper level with the help of the Expo platform.
From "buying" to "staying", more foreign enterprises come to "settle down" in China
The Chinese market is so big, should we just stay? With the use of trade to promote investment, the enthusiasm of foreign enterprises to ploughing the Chinese market continues to burst out.
On the second day of the opening of the Expo, exhibitor Hexkang announced the layout of the East China headquarters and the new industrial group in Shanghai. Multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has announced the upgrading of its existing Shanghai R & D platform to a global R & D center and the establishment of an artificial intelligence innovation center in Shanghai. With the advance of the Expo, foreign enterprises can not wait to "Guan Xuan" their new plan for development in China.
In the view of Wu Kun, general manager of Pfizer Biopharmaceutical Group in China, the ongoing Expo is a "global exchange platform." At the Expo, Pfizer and Hainan Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Zone reached a cooperation agreement, will be settled in Boao Lecheng licensed imported drug exhibition.
"this gives Pfizer the opportunity to bring its products to the Chinese market in the shortest possible time and get first-hand clinical feedback." 'it 's not ruled out that Pfizer's innovative drugs will go on sale in China and Europe and the United States at the same time, 'Mr. Wu said.
-- from "bringing in" to "going out", more Chinese enterprises "sail out to sea"
In the national exhibition area of the Expo, pavilions such as Kazakhstan, India and Jamaica have all stepped up their promotion of the domestic market, hoping to attract more Chinese enterprises to invest and start a business.
Mario Tenorio, who works for El Salvador's Export and Investment Promotion Agency, told reporters that many Chinese companies have expressed interest in investing in El Salvador and that the two sides are studying related projects.
"China's economy is very dynamic, a lot of Egyptians come to China to do business, but also more and more Chinese companies to invest in Egypt." Wang Qian, head of the booth at the National Bank of Egypt, said that at present, the bank has set up the only branch in Asia in China.
From "shopping" to "finding partners", Chinese and foreign enterprises share development opportunities
"do you have a chance to cooperate?" "are you considering coming to us to open up the market?" ……. At the Tesla booth at the Expo, there were constant inquiries seeking cooperation.
Tesla, relevant person in charge of the Greater China region Marketing Department, told reporters that through the Expo, we can more centrally and efficiently reach out to partners from all over China. "even some investment institutions hope to work with Tesla to introduce more suppliers to develop China's new energy vehicle industry chain."
During the Expo, KPMG, a consultancy, also found a "comrade-in-arms" to open up the market in the future-Shenzhen Qianhaike Venture Capital Holdings Co., Ltd. In the future, the two sides will work together to create a gathering area for international science and technology innovation projects.
Yu Ying, a partner in KPMG's Chinese government and public affairs consulting services, said shaking hands with the frontiers of China's reform and opening up would help companies meet development opportunities at a higher starting point.
From doing trade to investment projects, from simple buying and selling to working together to carry out innovation. A series of in-depth cooperation, so that the Expo platform more reflects the global, mutually beneficial and win-win nature of international public goods.
Consensus brings win-win opportunities for the world
"I am practicing Chinese hard, and we also encourage our citizens and farmers to learn Mandarin."
On November 6, the "Pearl of South America" Uruguay held a small press conference at the Expo site. Uruguay's Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Nzo Benecchi, said that Uruguay's exports of soybeans and beef to China have increased by more than 30 percent in recent years, thanks to China's expansion and opening up. At this year's Expo, Uruguay not only set up a booth at the National Pavilion, but also organized a trade delegation of nearly 30 Uruguay companies to visit.
"Uruguay can be a good supplier to the Chinese market." When it comes to the prospect of doing business in China, Enzo Benecchi is looking forward to it.
The Chinese market is shared by the world. The world opportunities at the Expo belong to market subjects and countries and regions that have a consensus on opening up and cooperation.
"GE is an American enterprise and a global enterprise. We go wherever the market is. " Duan Xiaoying, president of GE (GE) International Business, who has participated in the exhibition for two consecutive times, is already a "familiar face" at the Expo.
At the Expo, GE brought one debut and three premieres, including state-of-the-art artificial intelligence CT systems and intelligent manufacturing solutions. Within a year after the end of the first Expo, GE also announced two major investments: a joint venture with Harbin Electric to produce advanced gas turbines, and a layout of the offshore wind power industry chain in Guangdong Province. "We believe in China's determination and efforts to open wider to the outside world." Duan Xiaoying said.
Benefit from the Expo is not only the world's top 500 enterprises, but also a variety of industry leaders and known as the "invisible champion" of high-quality small and medium-sized enterprises. Varian, a radiotherapy equipment company, is one of them. For the first time this year, Varian built the largest booth in the history of the brand, showcasing a range of cutting-edge products, including intelligent radiotherapy platforms and proton therapy systems.
Huang Guoliang, director of the quality Development Bureau of the State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration, who participated in the supporting activities of the Expo, said: "from the Expo, we can see that there is a huge demand for consumption and procurement in the Chinese market. It can be said that China in the new era is the best venue for the global 'invisible champion'. "
The Expo is not only a trade feast, but also an open and inclusive "covenant of the East", which will promote economic globalization to develop in a more open, inclusive, balanced and win-win direction.
Madagascar, one of the least developed countries in the world, appears in the food and agricultural exhibition area of the Expo. In addition to the unique monkey bread tree shape, the booth of lobster, cashew nuts, chili, vanilla and other local characteristics of agricultural products, attracting many buyers to stop to watch, negotiate.
Just after receiving guests from the Zhejiang trading group, Malagasy agricultural trader Chen Lin grabbed a handful of cashew nuts and said: "China has tariff concessions on Malagasy agricultural products, so cashews of this size sell for only US $7.30 per kilogram. These days, from the e-commerce platform to offline dealers, we have talked about a lot of interested guests. "
"praise the warm friendship of the Chinese people"-at this year's Expo, the founder of Bangladesh's Dada Company, Saaf, made such a banner in Chinese. Dada mainly displays jute handicrafts unique to Bangladesh. At the first Expo, these handicrafts woven by poor women in Bangladesh, at the hands of buyers, finally appeared in the windows of foreign department stores in Shanghai. Behind the "fantasy journey" is the "positive energy" injected by the Expo into the global eradication of poverty.
Unlimited business opportunities, unlimited future. Although exhibitors have different skin colors and speak different languages, they all come to the Expo with the same goal: to look for their own development opportunities in the big market in China.
The Expo is still under way, and more wonderful "Jin Bo stories" will be staged one after another. Adhering to the concept of "buying the world and benefiting the world", this first event in China is destined to paint a strong picture of the global dream of mutual benefit and sharing the future. (participating journalists Qiu Yi, Gong Wen, Sang Tong, Youzhi, Zhou Rui, Wang Chenyang)