China News Service, May 24, Ning Jizhe, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, said on the 24th that it is necessary to coordinate the prevention and control of the epidemic situation and the construction of the "Belt and Road" to promote the smooth flow of economic and trade cooperation with countries along the route, expand the healthy Silk Road and digital Silk Road In the field of cooperation, deepen exchanges and cooperation in the fields of humanities and software.
On the 24th, the State Development and Reform Office held a press conference. Ning Jizhe, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, Cong Liang, secretary-general, and Zhao Chenxin, deputy secretary-general, introduced the work of "six stability" and "six guarantees" and strived to complete the annual economic and social development goals Relevant tasks, and answer questions from reporters.
A reporter asked at the meeting how, in the face of the impact of the epidemic on international economic and trade relations, how to better play the role of the “Belt and Road”, build a “Belt and Road” project, promote mutual benefit and win-win for all countries, and build a community of shared future for mankind?
Ning Jizhe mentioned that the outbreak of New Coronary Pneumonia was sudden and spread all over the world, which had a serious impact on international economic and trade cooperation. It is gratifying that although the economic and trade cooperation along the “Belt and Road” has been hit, the impact is relatively small.
Ning Jizhe pointed out that in the first quarter, China's imports and exports to countries along the “Belt and Road” achieved positive growth, an increase of 3.2%, which was 9.6 percentage points higher than the overall growth rate, which was a contrarian growth. Played an active role in the cooperation of open development. In the next step, we will uphold the principle of mutual consultation, joint construction and sharing, promote policy communication, facility connectivity, trade smoothness, capital and financial connectivity, and people-to-people connections, adhere to the concept of openness, green and clean, and strive to achieve high standards, benefit people's livelihood, and sustainable goals High-quality joint construction of the "Belt and Road" and the construction of a community of shared future for mankind. Including the following aspects:
First, coordinate the epidemic prevention and control and the construction of the “Belt and Road” initiative. Strictly carry out epidemic prevention and control work in overseas projects, follow the laws and regulations of the host country and epidemic prevention requirements, play the main role of the enterprise, carry out targeted epidemic prevention and control, effectively maintain the safety and health of personnel, and actively prevent various risks that may occur, Promote the resumption of production in an orderly manner, and help the economic stability and recovery of countries along the route.
The second is to promote the smooth flow of economic and trade cooperation with countries along the route. Supporting foreign trade enterprises to speed up the process of resuming production and ensure the stability of the market, the order, and the supply chain of the industrial chain. This is not only for China, but also for countries that have a cooperative relationship with us internationally. In terms of logistics, as of May 10, this year, China and Europe have launched a total of 3,230 trains, an increase of 24% year-on-year, which is also against the trend. It is necessary to give full play to the channel role of the China-Europe train and connect Europe and Asia. Consolidate and expand mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation with countries along the “Belt and Road”, strengthen the construction of free trade zone networks, and increase the level of trade and investment liberalization and facilitation.
The third is to expand the cooperation areas of the Healthy Silk Road and Digital Silk Road. Actively participate in global public health governance, provide assistance to developing countries in the prevention and control of epidemic diseases, strengthen cooperation with countries along the “Belt and Road” in the field of medical and health care, solidly promote the construction of the healthy Silk Road, and build a community of human health and destiny. It is also necessary to promote cooperation in the fields of big data, Internet +, and smart cities, play a role in new economic and trade methods such as cross-border e-commerce, online exhibitions, remote investment promotion, and cloud video, and cooperate in the construction of the Digital Silk Road.
The fourth is to deepen exchanges and cooperation in the fields of humanities and software. In-depth development of humanities cooperation in various fields such as education, science, culture, sports, tourism, archaeology, etc., strengthen exchanges between parliament, political parties, non-governmental organizations think tanks, media, and promote people-to-people communication. Promote the construction of soft connectivity with policy rules and standards, follow market principles, and connect with international rules and standards to promote the combination of soft and hard connectivity. This includes promoting cooperation in productive service industries such as design, consulting, accounting, certification, and law, and promoting overall interconnection.
"I have participated in the second, third and fourth Hong Kong 'Belt and Road' summit forums for the past three years in a row. I have done better than once, and more people have participated than once, and I took a look. Most of them are SMEs, freelancers, and professionals. They are very caring and willing to participate actively. They also have advantages and abilities. They have advantages in many aspects just mentioned. Therefore, I believe that the summit forum will become better and better. "Ning Jizhe said.