Gao Yunlong attended 4th Silk Road International Exposition
Gao Yunlong, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), attended the opening ceremony of the 4th Silk Road International Exposition and the Investment and Trade Forum for Cooperation between East and West China in Xi’an, capital city of Shaan’xi Province, on May 10 to 13, 2019, followed by a field study in Hanzhong city.
The event was sponsored by the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Commerce, All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, ACFIC, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, State Administration for Market Regulation and the Shaanxi provincial government.
Gao Yunlong made a keynote speech on the opening ceremony and introduced that this year’s Silk Road International Exposition, themed with “New Era, New Pattern, New Development”, was aimed at carrying out the spirit of President Xi Jinping’s remarks on the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), promoting the docking of related agreements, helping build a fresh setup of an open economy connecting domestic and overseas market and benefiting east and west China with respective advantages, and contributing to the construction of a human community with shared destiny.
He stressed that the construction of the Belt and Road would pool strength from all sides to benefit all people alongside, making it a road of hope and light.
He said that the program had not only led China to a new space, but also brought new opportunities to countries all over the world, becoming a road of cooperation and prosper for global economic growth.
The Belt and Road Initiative had connected to the development and cooperation plans of the United Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, African Union, European Union, Eurasian Economic Union, during which Chinese enterprises undertaking a number of projects to improve people's well-being that deliver good results on a scale and generate strong impetus for employment had become a road of opportunity and friendship for their residing countries.
Gao pointed out that China was both a “world factory” and a “world market”.
He hoped that all parties taking part in the BRF would strengthen regional cooperation in various fields to build a high-quality Belt and Road with enterprises as the main body and adhering to the principle of marketization in line with international rules and standards in project construction, operation, procurement, bidding and other links so as to achieve sustainable development.
He hoped that east and west China should enhance interaction and coordinated regional development by speeding up developing characteristic industries and emerging industries with comparative advantages, during which business chambers and associations should play a bridge for exchange and cooperation.
He also invited overseas enterprises to invest and develop in Xi’an to experience the beautiful civilization of ancient China.
During his field study in Hanzhong city, Gao visited Xinghan new district, Hanzhong aviation wisdom new town, Zhonghang Electronic Measuring Instruments, and Shaanxi Tianda aviation standard parts corporation, and held a forum with Hanzhong federation of industry and commerce.
He encouraged the Hanzhong business associations and chambers to expand work coverage and build a modernized and scientific work mechanism to nurture the excellent traditional entrepreneurship heritage and carry forward the industrial patriotic spirit by strengthening innovation and promoting industrial upgrading and high quality development.
Gao Yunlong also met with Hu Heping, party secretary of Shaanxi Province and director of the standing committee of the provincial people's congress, and Liu Guozhong, deputy party secretary and governor of Shaanxi Province. Leaders including Yang Guanjun and Liu Kuanren, vice chairmen of Shaanxi provincial CPPCC, Zhang Hong, deputy secretary-general of Shaanxi provincial CPPCC, Shen Tao, vice minister of the United Front Work Department of CPC Shaanxi branch and secretary of party leadership of Shaanxi provincial federation of industry and commerce, accompanied the survey and attended relevant activities.