"China's high-quality open model has strategic vision"-the
international community positively evaluates the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port
Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, State President, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, recently issued an important instruction on the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port, emphasizing that institutional integration and innovation should be placed in a prominent position, and high quality and high standards should be used to build a free trade port. Building a free trade port in Hainan is a major event in the process of China's reform and opening up in the new era, and the international community has paid close attention to it.
International public opinion and foreign experts and scholars interviewed by this reporter agreed that the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port is China's specific practice in promoting the construction of an open world economy, which shows China's determination and strength to promote high-level opening to the outside world.
Vivid proof of China's reform and opening up
On April 13, 2018, General Secretary Xi Jinping announced at the meeting celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Hainan Provincial Office Special Economic Zone that he would support the construction of a free trade pilot zone across the island and support Hainan’s gradual exploration and steady advancement of the construction of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics. Step by step, establish a free trade port policy and system. On June 1 this year, the "Overall Plan for the Construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port" (hereinafter referred to as the "Overall Plan") was announced, marking the entry into full implementation of the construction of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.
The chairman of the French "Bridge" think tank Joel Ruhe participated in the Boao Forum for Asia in April 2018 and listened to President Xi Jinping's keynote speech. He believes that the advancement of the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port shows that a series of measures to expand opening announced by President Xi Jinping in his speech have quickly landed, showing the international community that China is steadily advancing high-level opening to the outside world. "Hainan Free Trade Port will provide new opportunities for EU-China cooperation."
“The construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port is a vivid proof of the achievements of China’s reform and opening up.” Cuba’s official news agency Latin America reported that the “Overall Plan” gave Hainan greater policy flexibility and docked with high-level economic and trade rules to promote the free flow of production factors. Remove institutional barriers. Through this port, Hainan is expected to strengthen exchanges with Southeast Asian countries and promote coordinated development with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. "In today's world, the rise of trade protectionism and unilateralism poses a serious challenge to economic globalization. China's high-quality open model has a strategic vision."
"China's determination to reform and open up and a gesture of embracing the world anchor the course for stabilizing the global economy." Ben Yong, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, said Hainan's development is an important historical witness to China's reform and opening up in more than 40 years. "To comprehensively deepen reform and opening up not only benefits China, but also promote economic globalization with practical actions. Building a free trade port in Hainan is a manifestation of China's promotion of high-level opening up and the construction of a new open economic system."
Once again prove that China’s opening door will only open wider
Hainan is China's largest special economic zone and has the unique advantage of implementing comprehensive deepening reforms and testing the highest level of openness policies. The implementation scope of Hainan Free Trade Port is the entire island of Hainan Island. By 2025, a free trade port policy system focusing on free trade facilities and free investment facilities will be initially established. By 2035, it will become a new highland of China's open economy. In the middle of the century, a high-level free trade port with strong international influence was built.
"This is an exciting step." David Monyae, director of the Africa-China Research Center at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, said that when economic globalization encountered a countercurrent, the publication of the "Overall Plan", "proved once again that China's open door It will only get bigger and bigger".
Heinz Dietrich, a professor at the Autonomous University of Mexico City, believes that the core of the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port is institutional innovation, which is China’s trial of high-level open policies for the economy, cities, ecology, society, industry, taxation, and the rule of law system. The "test field" is a concrete practice of China's comprehensive deepening of reform and opening up in the new era. This major strategic decision not only conforms to the aspirations of the Chinese people to pursue innovation and a better life, but also conforms to the trend of the times in which people of all countries hope to cooperate and develop and share world peace.
Relaxing market access and releasing capital vitality; reducing tariffs, simplifying customs clearance procedures, and promoting import facilitation; holding international import fairs to inject momentum into the world economy... Ronnie Lins, director of the Brazil China Research Center Over the past two years, China has adopted a series of measures to expand opening up. It is believed that the formulation and promulgation of the "Overall Plan" further demonstrates China's determination to deepen reform and opening up in an all-round way.
Demonstrate the role of maintaining the healthy development of the world economy
For more than 30 years, Hainan has written the spring story of the country's largest reform "test field", which has become an important window to show China to the world. The construction of Hainan Free Trade Port has expanded the space for cooperation between China and the world.
"In Haitang Bay and Yalong Bay in Sanya, Hainan, tourists from all over the world stroll on the soft sandy beaches." The European News Channel in France broadcast a TV report on "Sanya Attracts Foreign Investment", introducing China's introduction of a series of expanded opening up Initiatives. According to reports, due to simplified approval procedures and lowered tariff thresholds, Hainan has become a hot spot for foreign investment.
"Hainan Island is strategically located in the center of the economic circle where East Asia and Southeast Asia combine. The Hainan Free Trade Port is expected to become an important base for international high-level free trade and an open economy, and it will serve as a model for maintaining the healthy development of the world economy." Japan International Trade Jiang Yuanji, chief economist of the Investment Research Institute, said that the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port is another public product created by China for international economic cooperation. It will help build a community of shared future for mankind and will surely receive the active participation of the international community.
"The former border islands have now developed into the most dynamic and open area in China's experimental opening level." George Zogpros, a scholar at the European Institute of Nice in France, believes that Hainan's rebirth is mainly due to China's unwavering firmness Expand the policy of reform and opening up. Building a free trade port in Hainan is another strategic move by China to actively embrace economic globalization. Opening up to promote reform and development will not only play an important role in promoting the high-quality development of China's economy, but will also boost the world economy.
Australian Asia-Pacific News Network editor-in-chief Marcus Rubenstein said that Hainan has been at the forefront of China's reform and opening up in recent years. The initiative of building a free trade port in Hainan will help promote economic globalization. Over the past few years, China has contributed to a 30% increase in world economic growth. "We believe that an open China will make greater contributions to stabilizing the world economy."
(Reporter Beijing, Johannesburg, Brussels, Canberra, Bangkok, Tokyo, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, June 6th, reporter Liu Ge, Li Yingyan, Ren Yan, Chen Xiaowei, Sun Guangyong, Liu Junguo, Ge Wenbo, Li Xiaoxiao, Liu Xuxia)