Summary: People from many countries look forward to the service trade meeting to boost confidence in global economic recovery

  Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, September 1st. Summary: People from many countries look forward to the Service Trade Council to boost confidence in global economic recovery

  Xinhua News Agency reporter

  Come as scheduled, come as promised.

The 2021 China International Service Trade Fair (Service Trade Fair) will kick off in Beijing on September 2.

As one of the three major exhibition platforms for China's opening to the outside world, the Service Trade Fair has become a leading event in the field of global service trade, and is a close link between China and the world.

  In recent years, China has continued to promote high-level opening up, opening up its market to the world by holding state-level exhibitions such as the Service Trade Fair.

People from many countries said that in the context of the new crown epidemic, China will host a service trade conference to accelerate the development of service trade and build a cooperation platform to provide market opportunities and development dividends to countries around the world, which will help boost confidence in global economic recovery.

  Build a road to international service trade cooperation

  Compared with previous sessions, the scale of this session of the Service Trade Fair has been further expanded. At present, more than 10,000 companies from 153 countries and regions have registered to participate in the exhibition, and international participation has increased significantly.

During the exhibition, "new friends" meet "old friends", and the "friend circle" is getting bigger and bigger.

  Dennis Wilkens, the representative of the German Federal Agency for Foreign Trade and Investment in China, said that this year, the German Federal Agency for Foreign Trade and Investment joined hands with seven states to participate in the exhibition for the first time. The Service Trade will provide opportunities for global service trading companies to establish direct contacts.

  José Ricardo Luz, CEO of Brazil Business Leaders Group in China, said that companies from various countries can use the platform of the Service Trade Association to ride China's fast-developing free-rider, seize new business opportunities in service trade, and jointly promote the development of global service trade. .

  Mohamed Farahart, director of the Egyptian Pyramid Politics and Strategic Research Center, said that the service and trade will build a sound international cooperation framework, create a healthier business and investment environment, help establish a new operating structure and trade network, and promote service trade. , Investment and capital flow.

  Tang Zhimin, director of the China-ASEAN Studies Center of the Thai Chia University School of Management, said that the current service trade conference covers all major areas of service trade, builds a platform for international service trade cooperation, provides opportunities, and will inject impetus into the development of global service trade.

  Add light to the global economic recovery

  In recent years, the service industry’s share of the global economy has increased, and the share of service trade in international trade has continued to increase.

Analysts believe that China will build a bridge for the development of global service trade by hosting a service trade conference, which will help the recovery of the global economy and at the same time demonstrate its image as a responsible major country.

  Rahim Oshakbayev, director of Kazakhstan's "Talap" Applied Research Center, said that the current session of the Service Trade Fair focuses on digital economy and service trade, which meets the needs of the times and is closely related to everyone's life.

The strengthening of cooperation between China and the international community will promote the development of other countries.

  Bashar Jaber, director of the Policy Research Office of the Jordanian Ministry of Industry and Trade, said that China's opening-up steps have shown the world the dawn of overcoming the epidemic and economic recovery.

Liu Ziyang, a professor at Gyeonggi University in South Korea, said that China has given full play to its advantages and proactively assumes more responsibilities, which has strengthened the global belief in economic recovery and development.

  Lu Yaoqun, director of the Institute of Governance and Sustainable Development of the National University of Singapore Business School, said that currently, the world economy is facing the dual challenges of rising trade protectionism and the spread of the epidemic. recovery.

  Open the window of future development opportunities

  According to data from the Ministry of Commerce of China, despite the impact of the epidemic, China's total service imports and exports in 2020 will still exceed RMB 4.5 trillion.

Fenbar Cleary, vice president of the Irish-China Science and Technology Exchange Association, said that China's total service trade imports may reach 10 trillion US dollars in the next 15 years, which contains huge market opportunities.

  Japanese media and economists believe that in recent years, China has continuously launched measures to liberalize and facilitate trade in services, providing development opportunities for related service industries and sharing the dividends of China's economic development.

  The American International Chamber of Commerce will also participate in the Service Trade Fair this year.

The Chamber of Commerce recently stated that it will continue to leverage on the platform of the Service Trade Association to promote exchanges and economic and trade investment cooperation in the field of service trade, strengthen interactions between enterprises in related industries, and strive to achieve mutually beneficial development.

  Stephen Perry, Chairman of the 48 Group Club of the United Kingdom, said: "The Service Trade Fair is an excellent opportunity to understand China's progress in various fields."

  Businessmen gathered at the service trade event.

China's holding of the Service Trade Fair not only opens the Chinese market to global service trading companies, but also promotes the free cross-border flow of production, capital and service factors, opening a window of opportunity for future global economic development.

(Notewriter: Wang Jiawei; participating reporters: Zhu Sheng, Chen Weihua, Zhao Yan, Wu Danni, Ming Dajun, Song Yu, Wang Lili, Zhang Jiye, Du Baiyu, Zhou Siyu, Ji Ze, Zhang Qi, Pan Lijun, Liu Chunyan, Sun Xiaoling)