[Explanation] On August 18, the signing ceremony of the strategic cooperation framework agreement for the Harbin, Heihe, and Suifenhe areas of the China (Heilongjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone was held in Harbin. China has groundbreaking innovations in trade with Russia.

  The China (Heilongjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone is the northernmost free trade zone in China. It has Harbin, Heihe, and Suifenhe areas. Since the establishment of the free trade zone two years ago, each area has developed greatly.

  [Concurrent] Ren Hailong, Deputy Director of the Management Committee of Harbin Area of ​​China (Heilongjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone

  Through this signing, the idea of ​​a game of chess in the three areas can be further strengthened, and the sharing of preferential policies in the three areas can be better promoted, the joint construction of cooperative projects, and the joint learning of innovative experiences form a good way to promote the cooperation and linkage of the province's free trade pilot zone. Trend, further promote the complementary advantages of the three regions, and form a strong work force to promote the construction of the province’s free trade zone.

  [Explanation] In the connection of the logistics chain, the Harbin area has introduced a number of Russian industrial parks and functional platform projects such as the Vanke Sino-Russian Industrial Park and the Russian Import and Export Agricultural Products Trade Center. The Harbin area has been established in the connection of the financial chain. China’s first Sino-Russian cross-border financial service center, opened an "offshore account", and expanded financial cooperation with Russia to include innovations in 11 areas including fund clearing, foreign exchange transactions, and cash transfers; Many breakthrough attempts pioneered by China have been made in industrial cooperation in minerals, Russian grain processing and other industries.

  [Concurrent period] He Bingli, Deputy Director of the Administrative Committee of Suifenhe Area, China (Heilongjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone

  Our cooperation this time is mainly in the exchange of talents, in the complementary advantages of policies, and in the direction of further rapid development.

Because Harbin is the capital city of the province, talents gather, there are a lot of talents to support the development of our Suifenhe area. We also have professionals in the trade with Russia on the platform of Suifenhe's trade with Russia, and they will also communicate in this regard.

  [Explanation] The three districts signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement to build the three districts with the idea of ​​"a game of chess", and better form the joint force of sharing preferential policies, co-construction of cooperative projects, and learning from innovative experiences in the three districts.

The three areas will carry out in-depth cooperation in areas such as international technology transfer, and will carry out cross-regional cooperation and international cooperation in the creation, application, protection and trade of intellectual property rights.

  [Concurrent] Pei Lei, Head of Sino-Russian International City, Harbin Area, China (Heilongjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone

  The Sino-Russian International City is selected within the Harbin Free Trade Zone because we have taken a fancy to the favorable policies and international services here to better shape a high ground for Russia.

The signing of the three areas today can promote better exchanges between talents, finance, and commerce, so as to promote better economic and trade development with Russia.

  Li Jiangming reports from Harbin, Heilongjiang

Editor in charge: 【Luo Pan】