Comprehensive News: enhance the confidence of the Common Development of the World and China-- the international community highly values China's success in hosting the second Expo
Beijing, 10 Nov (Xinhua) the second China International Import Expo ended in Shanghai on 10 November. Politicians, businessmen and officials of international organizations from many countries spoke highly of China's successful hosting of the Expo, saying that the Expo provided a unique platform for display and exchange among countries. China's pragmatic measures to open wider to the outside world and the sustained optimization of the business environment have provided more new opportunities for all countries and strengthened the confidence of the world and China in common development.
Speaking in the capital Kigali, Rwandan President Kagame said that Rwanda is "very pleased" with China's hosting of the Expo, and that Rwanda and other African countries hope to increase trade gains through the Expo.
Snovic, director of the Belarusian Ministry of Industry and Commerce, said that the scale of the second Expo and the number of countries participating in the Expo are sufficient proof of the world's interest in cooperation with China. All countries in the world, including Belarus, very much welcome China's opening up to the outside world.
Laura Bonillia, an official with the Costa Rican exporters' Chamber of Commerce, said the scale of the fair, which is a window on Costa Rican products to Chinese consumers, has doubled the number of Colombian companies attending this year compared with last year. China's huge consumer market is full of unlimited business opportunities, Colombian enterprises will continue to participate in the future Expo.
Lisa Brown, director of the Washington State Department of Commerce, who led the delegation to attend the second Expo, said that the Expo is an important link for the world to maintain and strengthen relations with China. It is an excellent opportunity for the world to connect with the world's second largest economy and the fast-growing consumer market, allowing Washington state companies to consolidate their existing markets and open up new ones in China.
Vitali Mankovich, chairman of the Russian Federation of Asian Industrial entrepreneurs, said that the Expo is a clear example of China's open trade policy, and China has actively invited global enterprises to cooperate and supply products to the Chinese market. The Expo is a "gate" for foreign enterprises to enter China.
Igor Brandao, director of agriculture at the Brazilian Agency for Trade and Investment Promotion, said that Chinese consumers have a high demand for high-quality agricultural products and food, which is the focus of Brazil's work at the Expo. The Expo is a very important stage for Brazilian enterprises, and more Brazilian enterprises will be organized to come back to the Expo next year.
Carlos Ahenkola, Ghana's deputy minister of trade and industry, said the fair had brought orders to Ghanaian exhibitors and looked forward to more cooperation with China in the future. The Expo is a great opportunity for African countries.
Alan Cha Gonzalez, executive director of the International Trade Center, a joint organization of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, said in Shanghai that there is a huge consumer demand in the Chinese market. The Expo has facilitated the entry of small and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries into the Chinese market. Gonzalez is full of confidence in the future of the Expo and hopes that the Expo will become larger in scale, better in depth, and greener in ecology.
Park Eun-mo, vice president of the China headquarters of the Xijie Group in South Korea, said that by participating in the Expo, the Xijie Group has been able to gain a better understanding of the Chinese consumer market. China has implemented a large-scale policy of reducing taxes and fees, and has continued to introduce a large-scale open market policy. China's increasingly open attitude and continuously optimized business environment have made the development of foreign enterprises more and more dynamic in China.
David Helgren, Greater China Manager of the Swedish Trade and Investment Council, said China was fulfilling many of its promises to open wider to the outside world and that the Expo had brought a full sense of success to Swedish companies and institutions. Swedish enterprises have significantly increased their satisfaction with China's business environment, which is a direct proof of China's continuous landing of its open-door policy and the continuous improvement of its business environment.
Surab Gupta, a senior researcher at the Washington-based Institute of Sino-American Studies, said that the holding of the Expo highlighted China's determination and willingness to deepen reform and opening up and safeguard the global multilateral trading system. "this is exciting." The Expo symbolizes China's commitment to a more balanced investment and consumption-led growth model.
Radek von Drachek, chairman of the Czech House of Representatives, who led a delegation to attend the Expo, highly appreciated China's strong signal at the Expo that it would further expand its opening up. It is believed that the Expo provides a unique display and exchange platform for various countries and enterprises. The Czech Republic can use this platform to find partners to strengthen business and cultural exchanges with China and the world as a whole. (participating reporters: Jia Xiaohua, Wu Xiaoling, Wang Chendi, Qiao Jihong, Ma Xiaoyan, Chen Yin, Zhang Man, Lu Natural, Liu Yang, Yang Shilong, Wu Baoshu)