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2020 China · Langfang International Economic and Trade Fair(Online)is Inaugurated
Release Date : 2020-05-21     Article Source : Hebei News

On May 18, 2020 China • Langfang International Economic and Trade Fair (online) co-sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and the Hebei Provincial People ’s Government is inaugurated in Langfang, displaying transactions online and offline, conspiring for development through internet and reality and discussing further cooperation in the "cloud".

Vice Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Governor Xu Qin delivered a live speech, Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen, Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Chen Bo, Dutch South Holland Governor Yap Smit, and Cargill Asia Pacific President Ambote respectively delivered online video speech. Li Yizhong, the president of the China Industrial Economic Association, Yin Shijun, chief engineer of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, and heads of some well-known enterprises attended the meeting. Governor Abe Shou of Nagano Prefecture, Japan, sent a congratulatory letter to the fair. Heads of more than 350 well-known business associations and enterprises in 33 countries and regions participated in the opening ceremony through video connection. Vice Governor Xia Yanjun presided over the opening ceremony.

Lu Yong, Senior Vice President of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., President of China Region, Li Shouwu, Deputy General Manager of China Electronics Technology Group, Phil Simmons, Vice President of Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd., Tang Daosheng, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent, Yu Weijiao, Director of Yuantong Express, Ulrich Reichert, president of Wirtgen (China) Machinery Co., Ltd., Wang Yusuo, chairman of the board of Xinao Group, Wang Wei, chief information officer of Sina Group, and Wang Jian, chairman of Huada Gene, gave speeches on site or by video broadcast .

"5·18" Economic and Trade Fair is the first national-level, international and comprehensive online economic and trade fair since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic. With the theme of "New Growth Drivers·New Opportunities", the fair is broadcast live on the People's Daily Online, Sina, Tencent and more than 20 online platforms, opens online pavilion through multiple channels to display enterprises and exhibits through multi-dimension, and establishes an efficient online docking platform. More than 10,000 people attended the fair via video broadcast. It is expected that tens of millions of viewers at home and abroad will watch on mobile phones and PC terminals in the three-day meeting period.

In his speech, Xu Qin, on behalf of the Provincial Party Committee, Provincial Government and Provincial Party Committee Secretary Wang Dongfeng, welcomed and thanked all the guests who attended the Economic and Trade Fair on the spot and online. He said that facing the epidemic of COVID-19, under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, the Hebei Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government united the people of the province to grasp both the prevention and control of the epidemic and the development of economy and society. The epidemic situation has continued to improve, and the normal economic and social order has been restoring quickly. He said that space distance cannot change our strong consensus on deepening cooperation, and the epidemic situation cannot cut off our desire to enhance friendship. In current Hebei Province, we will resolutely go, actively adjust and accelerate the transformation, unswervingly take the road of innovative development, green development, and high-quality development, vigorously develop the digital economy, bio-economy, deploy new infrastructure, and actively cultivate new generations information technology industry such as 5G and artificial intelligence, making emerging industries and future industries such as energy-saving passive houses, health aids, emergency equipment bigger and stronger; seize major strategic opportunities and unswervingly create a new economic growth pole -- the Coordinated Development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region is advancing in depth, Xiong’an New Area has entered the stage of large-scale construction, and Beijing and Zhangjiakou have been preparing for the 2022 Winter Olympics smoothly Invest; adhere to the Reform and Opening up unshakably, unswervingly strengthen and develop new driving forces and new vitality, continue to deepen the "decentralization" reform, and strongly encourage and support foreign investment, and strive to create an investment highland with the fewest approval links, the highest efficiency, and the best business environment. We sincerely look forward to taking the online and offline interactive economic and trade fair as a new starting point, seizing new opportunities, creating new kinetic energy, collaborating on a new economy, and innovating the future together.

On behalf of the Ministry of Commerce, Wang Shouwen congratulated the opening of the Economic and Trade Fair. He said that the huge resilience, market potential and high-quality environment that the Chinese economy has shown in the epidemic will create opportunities for more foreign and domestic investment. The Ministry of Commerce will continue to deeply implement the decision-making and deployment of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, pay attention to the implementation of policies to stabilize foreign trade and foreign investment, and support Hebei Province's opening up and economic development as always. This year's Langfang Economic and Trade Fair has innovations in form and content, and will surely become an important window to show the new era of Hebei Province's expansion to a higher level of opening.

Chen Bo said that in recent years, the pattern of opening up to the outside world of Hebei Province has been continuously highlighted, the pace of "going out" of advantageous production capacity has been accelerated, the process of integration into the "Belt and Road" initiative has continued to deepen, making outstanding contributions to the rapid development of China-Cyprus comprehensive strategic partnership. We will continue to support the cooperation between Hebei Province and Serbia in various fields. The convening of this conference online is an important innovation for expanding international cooperation in the current situation. I hope that all friends from home and abroad will find more business opportunities, reach more cooperation, and achieve greater development.

Yap Smit thanked Hebei for donating medical supplies to South Holland. He said that the current epidemic is a public health event that affects all people, and the full cooperation of the international community is the only correct choice to overcome difficulties. COVID-19 cannot stop the pace of international cooperation. We will carry out exchanges and cooperation in more creative ways, and look forward to renewing the next five-year cooperation memorandum with Hebei Province.

Ambote said that he would like to thank Hebei Province for its policies and measures in opening up the market and optimizing the business environment, which is why they continue to invest in Hebei Province. They look forward to continuing to expand the partnership with Hebei Province and contribute to the development of Hebei and the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

After the opening ceremony, Secretary-General of the Provincial Government Zhu Haowen presided over the signing ceremony of "Cloud" for key cooperation projects. The Provincial Government and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation agreement in the main venue, and 24 projects were signed through video connection. There were 166 contractual cooperation projects signed in the Economic and Trade Fair, including 119 domestic-funded projects, with an agreement to use extra provincial funds of 131.901 billion yuan, an increase of 5.21%; 47 foreign-funded projects signed, with an agreement to use foreign funds of 3.048 billion US dollars, an increase of 0.9% over last year. The use of extra provincial funds and the use of foreign funds both exceeded last year.





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