Let the World share the opportunities of China's opening-up-- the second Expo will build a platform for the deep integration of China and the world.
"the Chinese people have a saying, 'the world is so big, I want to see it'. Here I would like to say that the Chinese market is so large, you are welcome to come and have a look. " In the second China International Import Expo opening ceremony, President Xi Jinping this "approachable" words, so that foreign exhibitors feel warm.
"President Xi's renewed commitment to continuously promoting China's higher level of opening up to the outside world and optimizing the business environment has also shown us the greater opportunities and potential that China's development brings to the progress of all mankind and to the development of the global economy." Duan Xiaoying, president and chief executive officer of GE International, was impressed by President Xi's keynote speech. "as President Xi said, the prospects for China's economic development will certainly be brighter." She believes that over the past year, the promulgation of the Foreign Investment Law, the shrinking negative list, and the continuous expansion of the free trade zone are enough to prove that the Chinese government is true to its word.
At the first Expo, the Chinese Government pledged a number of measures to improve the business environment at home and open wider to the outside world. Over the past year, the Chinese Government has continuously expanded its efforts to open up to the outside world, continuously optimized the business environment, and firmly supported the principles of economic globalization and free trade with practical actions. At the moment when the world is at a crossroads, it embodies the responsibility and responsibility of the great powers.
To choose China is to choose the future of sustainable development.
From the improvement of the complaint mechanism of foreign-invested enterprises to the promulgation of the Foreign Investment Law, the regulations on optimizing the Business Environment and the revision of the Patent Agency regulations, the Chinese Government has taken practical measures to protect the legitimate rights and interests of foreign-funded enterprises in the past year. On 24 October this year, the World Bank released the 2020 Business Environment report, which raised the ranking of China's business environment from 46 to 31, up 15 places.
"the Chinese government continues to speed up the pace of reform and provide institutional guarantee for high-level opening up and high-quality development. As China continues to improve its market-oriented, legalized and international business environment, relax foreign market access and take the initiative to open up the market, these measures have provided fertile ground for the development of foreign-funded enterprises in China. " Chen Anning, president and chief executive of Ford China, told reporters that the Chinese automobile market is crucial to Ford's global business development. In recent years, with the increasing improvement of the business environment in China, Ford has stronger confidence in the future of sustainable development in China.
At the second Expo, exhibitors from all over the world took a few rare measures to improve China's business environment and open up to the outside world, and none of them attracted the most attention than the Foreign Investment Law, which will be formally implemented on January 1 next year. "the promulgation of the Foreign Investment Law is a positive sign of the predictability of China's policy of optimizing the business environment." Mike Roman, chairman of 3M, told the media that he looked forward to the landing and implementation of the Foreign Investment Law in practice, and hoped that the relevant detailed rules for implementation would keep up in time.
"next year, the Foreign Investment Law will come into effect, and the continuously enhanced business environment has further strengthened our development strategy and investment plans in China as an international company." In an interview with reporters, Zhong Xiaoping, chief executive of AECOM Greater China, a US infrastructure services exhibitor, said that this year, President Xi once again stressed the need to continue to expand the opening up of the market, continue to improve the opening pattern, and continue to optimize the business environment. Let foreign-funded enterprises more firmly believe that China will provide more market opportunities, investment opportunities and growth opportunities for enterprises from all over the world.
"in the 40 years since Fonterra entered China, we have been deeply impressed by the tremendous changes in China's business environment. Both administrative examination and approval and the market environment have become more efficient, convenient, open and transparent. " Zhu Xiaojing, president of Fonterra Greater China, said: in the face of the upsurge of global trade protectionism, the Chinese government has made great efforts to implement the national treatment policy for foreign-invested enterprises. Fonterra is honored to be able to participate in China's rapid economic development and construction, and will always maintain strong confidence in the Chinese market.
China's continuously optimized business environment and mature industrial clusters that continue to develop upstream of the global value chain have brought rich and favorable business cooperation opportunities for overseas enterprises. According to Dai Zihua, head of Asia-Pacific business at HSBC, according to "HSBC Business Pilotage: overseas Enterprises looking at China" released by HSBC at the Expo, trade with China has been carried out at present. Or of the companies that plan to start trading with China in the next three to five years, 3/4 expect business to grow next year, and more than 80 percent expect business to grow in the next five years.
Unswervingly welcome the world to take the "express train" for China's development
"Global capital and market players, based on interest orientation, will eventually flow to markets with a good business environment. The instinctive sense that enterprises want to survive will make them move towards a more open market. " Jin Liqun, president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, said during the fair that as president of the AIIB, he wanted to ensure that investment in investment countries was safe, so he attached particular importance to the business environment. "the remarkable progress in China's business environment has provided experience for other developing countries."
With the introduction of a series of blockbuster policies and laws and the landing of a series of major opening up measures, China's business environment is making great strides to a new level, and its attractiveness to foreign capital is as unstoppable as a "magnet". At the opening ceremony of the second Expo, President Xi put forward three initiatives to jointly build the world economy and five measures to continue to open wider to the outside world, so that the world will once again see that China will continue to open its arms, provide more opportunities for all countries, and achieve common development with the world.
"China's position in support of free trade and the establishment of a fair international order is very important, which will provide more equal opportunities for our small and medium-sized countries." Edwards, director-general of Jamaica's Investment Promotion Agency, said that at the fair, many Chinese agents have expressed strong interest in Jamaican products such as coffee, lobster and rum, and some are already discussing specific details of cooperation. Urat Acosta, deputy director of the Costa Rican Council for the Promotion of International Trade, also from Latin America, also expressed joy at China's further opening up: "Costa Rica is not limited to high-quality agricultural products. We also hope to open up the market for high-tech products in China, such as medical devices, biotechnology, software and so on. Of course, we also have a unique and rich beauty, eagerly looking forward to the Chinese people to come for sightseeing. "
"China will continue to adhere to the basic state policy of opening up to the outside world, actively promote negotiations on free trade zones, speed up the construction of independent opening up and free trade pilot areas, and further reduce import tariffs and institutional costs. We will continue to improve the business environment for marketization, legalization and internationalization, strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights and the construction of the legal system, and discuss the concept of building and sharing together. We will promote the development of the global economy in the direction of openness, inclusiveness, inclusiveness, balance and win-win results. " The statement made by Assistant Minister of Commerce Ren Hongbin during the Expo once again made it clear that the Chinese government will continue to promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation and oppose trade protectionism and unilateralism.
On November 8, the Shanghai Customs announced at the Expo that it would launch the first batch of measures to further optimize the business environment for cross-border trade in the next phase. It includes implementing the pilot reform of "two-step declaration", setting up a "special window for accepting difficult customs declaration forms", opening a comprehensive inquiry platform for Shanghai Customs hotline 12360, implementing a rapid customs clearance mechanism for meat and cosmetics, and further improving the mechanism for enterprises to actively disclose faults. There are six measures to promote credit-based enterprise management. "the Chinese Customs has made great efforts to make joint efforts with all walks of life from the following four major aspects. The first is to deepen reform and enhance trade facilitation; the second is to promote trade facilitation by technical standards; the third is to maintain trade facilitation with fairness and security; and the fourth is to support trade facilitation with scientific and technological innovation. " Li Guo, deputy director of the General Administration of Customs, said during the Expo that promoting trade facilitation is an inevitable requirement of economic globalization and opening wider to the outside world.
The banks of the Huangpu River are bustling. The fact that businessmen such as clouds and hot transactions at the second Expo proved that China's high-quality opening up to the outside world has injected surging vitality into the world economy. To make friends to complete the mission, business to be sincere for the long term, China with the greatest sincerity and kindness to open the door, welcome products and services from all over the world to come in, stay, share opportunities and create the future. (reporter Zhang Fei Ye, Li Zeng, Zhang Yun)