The Ministry of Commerce held a briefing for Chinese and foreign media. Fu Ziying, deputy and deputy director of the International Trade Negotiation Department of the Ministry of Commerce, introduced the opening ceremony of President Xi Jinping's attendance at the first China International Import Expo. Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Bingnan answered questions from reporter.
Fu Ziying said that the China International Import Expo was personally proposed by the Chinese President and announced to the world. After intense preparations, the first China International Import Expo will be held in Shanghai from November 5th to 10th. Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony and hold related activities. At that time, politicians, business people and heads of relevant international organizations from about 150 countries and regions will be invited to attend.
Fu Ziying said that on November 4th, Xi Jinping and his wife will hold a welcome banquet. On the morning of November 5th, President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony, deliver a keynote speech, and visit the National Pavilion with Chinese and foreign leaders. During the Expo, President Xi Jinping will meet with heads of state and government of foreign countries.
Fu Ziying said that China International Import Expo is the world's first large-scale national-level exhibition with the theme of import, including exhibitions and forums. The exhibition is the National Trade and Investment Comprehensive Exhibition (referred to as the National Exhibition) and the Enterprise Business Exhibition (referred to as the Enterprise Exhibition). The forum is the Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum.
The National Exhibition is an important part of the China International Import Expo. A total of 81 booths are set up in 82 countries and 3 international organizations. The exhibition area is about 30,000 square meters. The participating countries will display the national image, economic and trade development achievements and characteristic advantages products.
In the national exhibition, 12 guest countries including Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Russia, Britain, Hungary, Germany, Canada, Brazil and Mexico have set up unique exhibition halls. As the host, we have established the China Pavilion, including the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan exhibition areas. With the new development concept of “innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing”, the China Pavilion will showcase the great achievements of China's reform and opening up, as well as the new opportunities that China's development and joint construction of the “Belt and Road” will bring to the world.
The company's exhibition is divided into 7 exhibition areas and an exhibition area of 270,000 square meters. More than 3,000 companies from more than 130 countries have signed up for the exhibition. Exhibitors will bring high-quality products with unique characteristics. Through exhibitions, negotiations, business opportunities and deepening cooperation, they will enrich the Chinese market and meet the diversified needs of consumers.
Fu Ziying said that the Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum was organized by the opening ceremony and three parallel forums with the theme of “inspiring the new vitality of global trade and creating a new pattern of openness and win-win”.
The opening ceremony on the morning of November 5 was the opening ceremony of the China International Import Expo and the opening ceremony of the Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum. The topics of the three parallel forums are “Trade and Openness”, “Trade and Innovation”, “Trade and Investment”. Each forum includes guest speech sessions and interactive discussion sessions, focusing on the key issues of current global economic and trade development. The new impetus for economic globalization and trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, the second is to promote trade innovation and development with new technology and new business mode, and the third is to revitalize investment to stimulate new vitality of trade growth.
By then, more than 2,000 government officials, international organization leaders, well-known entrepreneurs and experts and scholars from more than 130 countries and regions will attend the conference. The Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum will be another important platform for exploring major global issues.
Fu Ziying said that President Xi Jinping has repeatedly stressed that the China International Import Expo is not a general exhibition and requires a world-class fair. We believe that China International Import Expo will become an open cooperation platform for countries around the world to display national image and conduct international trade, and become a public product to promote economic globalization.
First, the China International Import Expo will contribute to the promotion of economic globalization. China International Import Expo highlights China's determination to adhere to the expansion of opening up, advocates openness, tolerance, mutual benefit and win-win results. The countries in the world respond strongly, widely recognize and actively participate. The Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum will issue a strong voice of the times to safeguard free trade, promote economic globalization, and develop an open world economy.
Second, China International Import Expo will create conditions for countries to deepen economic and trade cooperation. China International Import Expo invites enterprises from all over the world to participate in the world. New products, new technologies and high-quality products from all over the world are gathered. Whether it is the quantity or the amount of imported exhibits, it is the best in domestic exhibitions. China International Import Expo supports other countries to take the China Development Express, and also builds a platform for trade cooperation between countries.
Third, the China International Import Expo will broaden the channels to meet the needs of the people's better life. The exhibits of this exhibition include high-quality agricultural products and food, as well as high-end medical and health products such as advanced medical equipment and new anti-cancer drugs. According to the registration of exhibitors, there are more than 5,000 exhibits entering China for the first time. Consumers and enterprises can experience the world's high quality and low price products without going abroad, fully enjoy the benefits brought by globalization, better meet the domestic consumption upgrading needs, and promote the high quality development of China's economy.
Fourth, China International Import Expo will inject vitality into China's reform and opening up. In order to run the Expo, the relevant departments revised and improved the relevant management system, and introduced a number of policy measures including customs clearance facilitation and service guarantee. These measures will accumulate new experiences and explore new paths for reform and opening up in related fields.
Fu Ziying said that we will work together with all parties concerned to work together to ensure the success of the first China International Import Expo and to become a world-class fair.