[Explanation] On September 24, 2020 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo (hereinafter referred to as "Hai Silk Expo") officially opened.

According to reports, this year's Maritime Silk Expo has the theme of "high-level, open and high-quality development", and for the first time set up an international cultural tourism exhibition area and an international brand exhibition area.

  [Commentary] The reporter saw the passionate Cuban song and dance performances, Polish Chopin music performances, Muay Thai performances, etc., and representatives from 51 countries and regions participated in the exhibition in the form of exhibition groups, showing the countries and regions along the “Belt and Road” The local characteristics of local customs and high-quality cultural tourism resources.

  [Explanation] The exhibition "Hong Kong Connecting the World" introduced Hong Kong's important role under the "Belt and Road" initiative and its important role in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Chen Xuanyao, director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong, said that Hong Kong enjoys special advantages under "one country, two systems" and is the preferred platform and important node for the construction of the "Belt and Road".

  [Concurrent] Chen Xuanyao, Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong

  We have a different legal, social, and economic system, which is not available in other mainland cities, so we have an advantage here.

Hong Kong is an international financial center, an international trade center, and a hub of transportation and aviation. Therefore, in the construction projects of the "Belt and Road", they may need to finance and make loans. In this regard, we can provide a good Platform to facilitate financing of these projects.

Moreover, because Hong Kong is an international trade center, we understand the requirements of overseas markets and overseas companies for some of their trade and products. We understand international standards and we also know where their needs are.

  [Commentary] Chen Xuanyao pointed out that the epidemic has highlighted the importance of developing and promoting the application of technology. Hong Kong is confident of cooperating with other cities in the Greater Bay Area to develop into an international technology innovation center.

  [Concurrent] Chen Xuanyao, Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong

  Higher education institutions in Hong Kong rank quite high, and they have a good scientific research capability. However, in the past, it may be difficult for us to commercialize some Hong Kong scientific research results due to Hong Kong’s geography, small area, or other regulatory reasons. Bring to the market, or do further development, but with a platform as large as the Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong can have the conditions to cooperate with other cities in the Greater Bay Area to develop an international technological innovation center.

  [Explanation] In the international brand exhibition area, about 30 internationally well-known brand companies participated in the exhibition, demonstrating the international investment attraction and comprehensive economic strength of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Making claypot rice, making ice cream, in a catering robot company, robots cook a variety of food, attracting the attention of many buyers.

  [Concurrent] Exhibitor Dai Xianglu

  We brought 23 robot products this time, including our very star container claypot rice, and our very efficient hamburger machine.

The concept of robot research and development is to promote Chinese food culture and make catering better serve consumers. Because we have made automated equipment, it can produce more stable and more efficient products, and at the same time, we can make consumers lower The price enjoys better service.

Claypot rice products were donated to the Fangcang shelter hospital in Wuhan when the epidemic situation was serious, providing medical staff with 24-hour catering services.

  [Explanation] It is reported that the Maritime Silk Expo has been held for 6 consecutive sessions since 2014, and it has become an important platform and carrier for in-depth exchanges and cooperation between Guangdong and countries and regions along the “Belt and Road”.

  Reporter He Junjie and intern Cai Weiying from Guangzhou

Editor in charge: [Liu Xian]