In the golden autumn, the 6th China International Import Expo was held offline in Shanghai from November 5th to 10th.
“China adheres to the basic national policy of opening up to the outside world, firmly pursues a mutually beneficial and win-win opening strategy, adheres to the correct direction of economic globalization, enhances the linkage effect of two domestic and international markets and two resources, continues to provide new opportunities for the world with China’s new development, and promotes construction An open world economy.” President Xi Jinping declared at the fifth CIIE a year ago.
Adhere to opening up to the outside world and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results. As the world’s first national-level exhibition with the theme of import, the new CIIE has arrived as scheduled. It is a vivid portrayal of China’s expansion of opening up, turning China’s large market into a great opportunity for the world, and promoting the continuous advancement of economic globalization.
Getting better and better, fulfilling our firm commitment to openness and cooperation
Stepping into the entrance of the South Square of the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai), eight landscape columns with a height of 8 meters and a diameter of 1 meter are hollowly carved with “Hello” in 30 languages.
The sincere invitation to open cooperation attracts new and old friends.
This is the exterior view of the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai), the venue for the sixth CIIE (photo taken on November 2, 2023).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Xin Mengchen
Guests from 154 countries, regions and international organizations will gather at the exhibition. More than 3,400 companies will participate in the exhibition and nearly 410,000 professional visitors have registered. All parties are enthusiastic about participating;
The corporate exhibition area is approximately 367,000 square meters, with special booths accounting for nearly 95%, and the exhibition area reaches a new high;
The number of Fortune 500 companies, industry leading companies and innovative small and medium-sized enterprises participating in the exhibition is the largest ever…
In 6 days, guests and friends from all over the world will seek cooperation and development, share development opportunities, and play a new chapter of jointly promoting prosperity and progress.
“The China International Import Expo must not only be held every year, but also be held to a high level, achieve results, and get better and better.” In 2018, President Xi Jinping pointed out at the first CIIE.
With every promise made, the CIIE comes as scheduled every year and gets better and better.
“Now, the CIIE has become a window for China to build a new development pattern, a platform to promote high-level opening up, and an international public product shared by the world.”
In 2022, at the opening ceremony of the fifth CIIE, President Xi Jinping made an important statement on the three major positionings of the CIIE, sending a clear signal that China is unswervingly committed to open development and win-win cooperation on the new journey.
Taking the CIIE as the fulcrum, we will serve to build a new development pattern and promote high-quality development——
Schott’s zero-degree glass-ceramic, which enjoys a high reputation in the industry, is the mirror substrate of the Micius Sky Survey Telescope, which was launched in September this year. It will make its debut at this CIIE.
This year is the sixth consecutive year that the German special glass manufacturer SCHOTT Group has participated in the CIIE. Its total investment in China in the past five years has exceeded 170 million euros, and its performance has increased for five consecutive years.
The CIIE has the characteristics of both exhibitors and exhibits from overseas. It plays a prominent role in connecting domestic and international enterprises. It builds a bridge for enterprises from various countries to enter the Chinese market. It also drives domestic economic transformation, industrial upgrading and consumption upgrading, and promotes high-quality development.
In the first five CIIEs, 131 countries and international organizations participated in the national comprehensive exhibition, launching about 2,000 new products, new technologies, and new services, with a cumulative intended transaction volume of nearly US$350 billion.
Use the CIIE as a platform to promote high-level opening up and continue to deliver a strong message of opening up——
The China Pavilion at the National Comprehensive Exhibition of this CIIE focuses on the “10th Anniversary Achievements of the Pilot Free Trade Zone” to comprehensively display the exploration, practice and construction achievements of the Pilot Free Trade Zone, and continue to release China’s determination to adhere to high-level opening up.
“All countries should show greater courage, actively promote open cooperation and achieve common development” and “jointly build an open world economy and let the spring breeze of openness warm the world”… President Xi Jinping’s important speech at the CIIE, “Opening up” The theme is consistent.
This is the “Seagull Gate” symbol of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone located in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai (photo taken on August 1, 2023, drone photo).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Fang Zhe
China is taking action. The Lingang New Area of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone was added, the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port was accelerated, the first negative list for cross-border service trade was implemented, the negative list for foreign investment access was continuously reduced, and the “Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement” came into full effect … In the past few years, a series of pragmatic measures to expand opening-up have been implemented one after another, effectively implemented, and continuously deepened.
Aerial view of the Lingang New Area of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, with the East China Sea Bridge on the upper left and the Bank of China Financial Center Building under construction in front (photo taken on September 6, 2023, drone photo).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Fang Zhe
Take the CIIE as an opportunity to create international public goods shared by the world and practice the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind——
At the first CIIE, President Xi Jinping used “three will not stagnate” to declare China’s firm position of promoting a higher level of opening up, building an open world economy, and building a community with a shared future for mankind; at the fourth CIIE, he used “three will not stagnate”. “Three unchanged” declares China’s firm determination to expand high-level opening up, share development opportunities with the world, and promote economic globalization in a more open, inclusive, universally beneficial, balanced, and win-win direction.
Intelligent robots from Germany, high-end home appliances from South Korea, alpaca dolls from Peru, blankets from Afghanistan, coffee from Kenya, handicrafts from Bangladesh… In the past few years, the “circle of friends” at the CIIE has become larger and more inclusive. The higher the exhibition, the participating countries cover five continents, and support the participation of enterprises from the least developed countries by providing some free booths and other methods.
On November 2, 2023, customers shopped at the Nuantuo brand counter. Warm Camel, a Peruvian alpaca products brand that has participated in the CIIE for six consecutive years, has opened a counter in a shopping mall in downtown Shanghai.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Fang Zhe
One exhibition brings together the world and one exhibition benefits the world.
Haili Turk, professor of economics at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the United States, believes that against the background of trade restrictions implemented by some countries, intensified geopolitical conflicts, and increasing uncertainty in the world economy, holding the CIIE is China’s commitment to expanding opening-up and has already It has become “a symbol of China’s firm support for free trade and globalization.”
Embrace the world and share new opportunities in China with other countries
Agricultural and food products such as unicorn fruits from Ecuador and pineapples from Benin will enter the Chinese market through this CIIE; new hydrogen fuel cell heat exchangers, the world’s first actively powered prosthetic knee joints, and pancreatic cancer treatment based on molecular imaging technology High-tech products such as precision diagnosis and treatment solutions will be unveiled… This CIIE has not yet opened, and a number of new products and technologies that will be unveiled have already attracted attention.
Focusing on high-quality development – the area of energy, low-carbon and environmental protection technology, crop seed industry, integrated circuits and other special areas increased by 30% compared with the previous session; the upgraded and expanded innovation incubation area attracted about 300 projects to participate in the exhibition.
Closely focused on high-quality life – the health and elderly care area is optimized and upgraded, and the exhibition area of beverages and alcoholic beverages, fashion trends, health food, trade and logistics has been expanded by 30% compared with the previous session.
The exhibition area has reached a new high and the exhibition quality has been surpassed, highlighting the charm and attraction of China’s large market.
“China will uphold the belief of openness, cooperation, unity and win-win, unswervingly expand opening-up in an all-round way, more efficiently realize the connectivity of internal and external markets and the sharing of factor resources, and make the Chinese market a market for the world, a shared market, and a market for everyone. market and inject more positive energy into the international community.” President Xi Jinping’s important speech was resounding.
Leading new trends, launching many new products for the first time——
A series of global premieres, Asia’s first shows, and China’s first exhibitions have transformed the CIIE into a grand stage for innovation and creation. This year it is expected that more than 400 new products, new technologies and new services will be unveiled.
Analog Devices, the leading American chip company, is a “new friend” at this year’s CIIE. It has occupied a 300-square-meter booth and will bring the latest technologies and products in the fields of digital factories, automobiles, and digital medicine.
“We’ve come at the right time.” Cai Zhenyu, Industrial Marketing Director of Analog Devices China, said with emotion. The CIIE gives companies the opportunity to showcase the world’s leading semiconductor solutions and application cases, and brings more market opportunities to companies.
Focusing on new hot spots, subject innovation closely meets the needs of development——
L’Oréal will display nearly 270 exhibits in a “double booth” format, with a record number, making its debut in the innovation incubation area; Qualcomm will present the new experiences brought by 5G and artificial intelligence to various terminals such as smartphones, cars, and wearable devices. ; GE Healthcare has launched nearly 30 innovative and intelligent products focusing on precision medicine, grassroots care, maternal and child health, etc…
This CIIE brings together the world’s top 15 vehicle brands, top 10 industrial electrical companies, top 10 medical equipment companies, three major mining giants, four major grain merchants, five major shipping companies and other leading companies. Overseas exhibition organizers organized about 1,500 small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in the exhibition, with the number and area increasing by nearly 40% compared with the previous session. Promote new products, new technologies, and new services around hot areas such as energy, low-carbon and environmental protection technology, crop seed industry, integrated circuits, fashion trends, and health care.
The Hongqiao International Economic Forum adheres to high standards and carefully organizes 22 sub-forums, covering global hot topics such as green development, digital economy, and smart technology.
Gather new momentum to promote cooperation with obvious effects——
It is a CIIE exhibitor and a Chinese investor. This year, the CIIE Bureau organized 322 CIIE exhibitors to visit local areas, effectively promoting “exhibitors to become investors”.
Tetsuro Honma, global vice president of Panasonic Holdings Co., Ltd., said that the “Smart and Healthy Living” aging-friendly housing solution displayed by Panasonic at previous CIIEs has been implemented in Yixing, Jiangsu and other places. In February this year, the “star exhibit” pure hydrogen fuel cell also started empirical experiments at the Wuxi factory.
On November 2, 2023, staff were making preparations at the Panasonic booth at the China International Import Expo.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Xin Mengchen
“Panasonic is not the only one that continues to increase investment in China.” As the new president of the Japan Chamber of Commerce in China, Tetsuro Homma introduced that the chamber’s recent questionnaire survey of 1,200 Japanese-funded companies showed that more than half of the companies said they “will not reduce their investment in China.” investment” or “we must further increase investment in China.”
Jointly promote opening up and make new contributions to global development
Xylem, the world’s leading water technology company, was a “first-time visitor” to the second CIIE and has become a “repeat visitor” to the exhibition every year since then.
Xylem made its first appearance at the CIIE and received a large number of orders. During the epidemic, its staff in Ohio, USA, held up a Chinese banner that read “CIIE, we are here” to congratulate the world premiere of new products at the CIIE via video. In March this year, Xylem’s Asia’s largest R&D center in Shanghai was officially opened for operation.
Xylem’s CIIE story is a vivid epitome of China’s high-level openness to overcome difficulties and share opportunities with other countries.
Faced with the acceleration of the world’s major changes unseen in a century and the lack of momentum for world economic recovery, President Xi Jinping pointed out at the fifth CIIE: “We must use openness to relieve development difficulties, use openness to bring together the power of cooperation, and use openness to bring together people.” The momentum of innovation and the pursuit of shared benefits through openness will drive economic globalization forward, enhance the development momentum of all countries, and allow development results to benefit people of all countries more and more equitably.”
Relieving development difficulties through opening-up——
Only by allowing the free flow of capital and technology, making global industrial and supply chains stable and smooth, and making trade and investment more liberalized and facilitated can the world’s economic vitality be fully unleashed.
“Global good products” such as Spanish ham and New Zealand milk continue to enter the Chinese market, and a large number of new products in the fields of high-end equipment manufacturing, green environmental protection and other fields are launched for the first time… From trade in goods to trade in services, from promoting innovation to optimizing layout, the CIIE provides Trade upgrades continue to inject new momentum.
In the next five years, China’s import and export volume of trade in goods and services is expected to exceed US$32 trillion and US$5 trillion respectively. Sheng Qiuping, Vice Minister of Commerce, said: “The CIIE continues to release the dividends of opening up and has become an excellent platform for foreign companies to tap into the potential of China’s vast market.”
With the power of openness and cooperation——
At the CIIE, a large platform for international procurement, investment promotion, cultural exchanges, and open cooperation, companies from all over the world promote new products, display new images, and make new friends.
“The significance of the CIIE has gone beyond the commercial field and is an important manifestation of the Chinese government’s determination to open up.” Ke Lewen, global vice president of Dow Corporation, said that in the current geopolitical environment, the CIIE not only provides a platform for cooperation between global enterprises, but also It facilitates communication among leaders from different regions.
More consensus is gathering: insist on holding hands instead of letting go, replace zero-sum games with dialogue and cooperation, replace closedness and exclusivity with openness and inclusiveness, replace self-centeredness with exchanges and mutual learning, and achieve great things, good things, and long-lasting things in cooperation. .
Gathering innovation through openness——
The Innovation Incubation Zone of the CIIE was founded in 2021. In the past two years, more than 200 start-ups from the United States, Finland, Germany and other countries have participated in the exhibition.
“The CIIE brings us not only orders, but also the future and hope.” Chen Zhihua, chairman and general manager of Qingyue Technology, said that as a technological innovation enterprise focusing on the full-scenario application of electrochemical technology, it has never been thought of before. Through cooperation with the animal husbandry industry, it is through the CIIE that companies have found new directions in product innovation and research and development.
From the innovation incubation area to the first exhibition of new products, from holding multiple open innovation sub-forums to actively carrying out policy innovation, the CIIE actively promotes global scientific and technological innovation cooperation and embraces the opportunities brought by the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation.
Seeking shared blessings through openness——
Here, China continues to promote all countries and parties to share opportunities in China’s large market, promote all countries and parties to share opportunities for institutional opening up, and promote all countries and parties to share opportunities to deepen international cooperation.
Prasada, chairman of the Sri Lanka-China Trade Promotion Association, is a “China expert” and has a Chinese name: Li Delong. Through the CIIE, his company has achieved the goal of “turning exhibits into commodities and commodities into explosive products.”
“This is my sixth year to participate in the CIIE. Every time I participate, my recognition of the ‘Chinese Dream’ becomes deeper.” Li Delong said that he has thousands of words in his heart, which can be summed up in one sentence: Thank you to the CIIE. ,Thank you for this great country!
This is the South Square of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) (photo taken on October 24, 2023).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Fang Zhe
Openness promotes development, and openness wins the future.
With the CIIE as a link, China joins hands with other countries to create opportunities through opening up, solve problems through cooperation, continue to make the pie of global development bigger, and jointly create a better future for mankind.
Text reporters: Wang Yongqian, Zou Wei, Xie Xiyao, Pan Jie, Zhou Rui
Video reporters: Wang Hongliu, Pan Xu, Chen Jie, Sun Qing, Di Chun, Zhou Rui
Poster design: Liu Li
Editors: Zhang Hongsheng, Qi Wenjuan, Cheng Hao, Jiang Ziwei
Coordinator: Wang Jie, Cao Jiangtao