China News Agency, Haikou, January 23 (Reporter Yin Haiming) The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) came into effect in January, and the launch of the world's largest free trade zone has attracted much attention.

At the RCEP Regional Development Media Think Tank Roundtable Forum held in Haikou on the 23rd by a combination of online and offline methods, a number of experts suggested strengthening cooperation and exchanges between media think tanks and jointly telling the "RCEP story".

  On that day, more than 80 experts and scholars from think tanks and media from China, South Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and other countries had an in-depth discussion on the theme of "RCEP Entry into Force: Looking Forward to New Prospects for Regional Cooperation and Development" and offered suggestions.

  "To build the world's largest free trade zone, RCEP member countries need to make concerted efforts and make pragmatic progress." Chi Fulin, president of the China (Hainan) Reform and Development Research Institute and president of the Free Trade Port Research Institute with Chinese Characteristics, suggested that RCEP media and People-to-people and cultural exchanges, build a people-to-people and cultural exchange mechanism with the participation of both the government and the people, and jointly "tell the story of RCEP".

  Chi Fulin also suggested that a think-tank alliance or think-tank forum for RCEP regional cooperation should be established to jointly build an open and shared regional think-tank cooperation network, provide intellectual support and build a platform for exchanges and cooperation to promote RCEP regional development and cultural exchanges.

  "RCEP is the world's largest free trade area. We are very interested in exchanging ideas to promote development, and the think tank alliance will play an important role." Bert Hofman, director of the National University of Singapore's East Asian Institute, deeply agreed with the establishment of the RCEP think tank alliance.

  Pana Janviroj, Secretary-General of AsiaNews Union, believes that RCEP is part of global integration and should contribute to regional peace and prosperity.

All parties can better discuss the future development direction by focusing on three aspects: ensuring that all regions are not left behind, enhancing mutual trust, and giving greater play to the role of RCEP member states as think tanks.

  Guan Xiangdong, director of the Philippines branch of China News Agency, said that in the post-epidemic era, people urgently need to communicate and understand. It is suggested that the media from various countries in the region should work together to continue to promote the relevant policy rules and implementation of RCEP in various countries, especially the introduction of successful cases.

  "The media and think tanks of RCEP countries play an indispensable role in promoting regional trade, investment liberalization and facilitation, and regional economic integration." Wu Hailong, president of the China Public Diplomacy Association, said that the RCEP region has different civilizations and differences Characteristics of Diversity of Social Institutions.

It is necessary to increase communication and exchanges among RCEP member countries, and to enhance mutual understanding and trust in order to maintain the unity and cooperation of RCEP countries.

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