Share development opportunities to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results (two sessions, understand China)

  According to data released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce recently, in January this year, China's actual use of foreign capital was 102.28 billion yuan, an increase of 11.6% year-on-year.

Last year, China's foreign investment reached a record high of 1.15 trillion yuan, exceeding 1 trillion yuan for the first time, and achieved double-digit growth for the first time in the past 10 years, reaching 14.9%.

China will unswervingly expand high-level opening up, improve the business environment, and continue to give full play to the advantages of the super large market and the potential of domestic demand.

Representatives of foreign companies operating in China said in an interview with this reporter that the high-quality development of China's economy has brought many opportunities, and they will continue to deepen the Chinese market and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.

  "More and more international investors choose the Chinese market"

  Recently, at the signing ceremony of foreign investment projects held in Shanghai, Carl Zeiss, a global leader in the optical and optoelectronics industry, signed two new projects with an investment of US$60 million.

Mark Li, the company's digital transformation officer, said the move will enhance the position of the Chinese market in the group's global strategy and promote the further development of enterprises in China.

  "China remains one of the most attractive markets for foreign investment," according to a research report by Invesco Investments.

Liu Hui, a senior fund manager of the company, said that China has adopted effective epidemic prevention and control policies, and exports have maintained continuous growth, which reflects the resilience of China's industrial chain and supply chain.

  The automotive industry has high demands on the stability of the supply chain.

In February of this year, BMW Group and Brilliance Group announced at the same time that they will complete the equity delivery totaling about 27.941 billion yuan in the near future.

BMW's stake in BMW Brilliance will increase from 50% to 75%.

BMW Group said that based on its confidence in China's economy, BMW will be committed to continuous investment in China.

  Because of "optimistic about the huge potential of the Chinese market, strong industrial base, and complete manufacturing categories", Germany's ThyssenKrupp will invest 12.5 million euros in Changzhou, Jiangsu in 2021 for the development of high-end automotive shock absorber projects. An annual output of 770,000 sets of electronically adjustable shock absorber systems.

This is ThyssenKrupp's sixth increase in local investment in six years.

Gao Yan, the relevant person in charge of the company, said that with the continuous increase in the number of cars in China and the rapid development of the new energy vehicle industry, ThyssenKrupp has more confidence in the Chinese market.

  "China insists on expanding its opening up, and the investment environment continues to improve. More and more international investors choose the Chinese market." Wu Jiaqing, managing director of MSCI, the world's largest index company, said that China's economic influence has continued to increase, and some investment institutions have set up Dedicated department to handle a range of investment opportunities related to China.

Standard Chartered Group's recently released performance report shows that Standard Chartered's business in the Chinese market has achieved substantial growth.

The group announced that it will invest US$300 million in related businesses in China over the next three years, with a view to "capturing the opportunities brought about by China's continued opening up."

  "Together to help industry innovation"

  China has a population of more than 1.4 billion and a middle-income group of more than 400 million. The scale of the consumer market and growth potential are huge. In addition, the comprehensive advantages of complete industrial facilities, perfect infrastructure, abundant human resources, etc., as well as the continuously optimized business environment, attract foreign investment. The force will grow bigger and bigger.

  According to the financial report data released by the French L'Oreal Group, L'Oreal's performance in the Chinese market achieved double-digit strong growth again last year.

The relevant person in charge of L'Oreal Fei Bo Rui said that the Chinese market is full of vitality.

L'Oreal achieves more than half of its sales through e-commerce, and many practices from China's e-commerce field have been extended to other markets around the world.

"For example, the live broadcast model that is very popular in the Chinese market, we try to promote it in other countries. The lessons learned from the Chinese market are very useful around the world."

  "The vitality of the consumer market is stimulated and the potential for economic development is released." Ji Canyue, chairman of German Miji International Holdings, said that China's economy has continued to grow strongly, people's living standards have continued to improve, and consumption power has also continued to increase. As a brand, Miji has a bright future in China's consumption upgrade.

  Kenichi Tanaka, the relevant person in charge of Fujifilm, said that in recent years, Chinese consumers' demand for telecommuting and health care has continued to increase, and products related to Fujifilm's film materials are very popular.

In the future, the company's business in China will focus on developing the medical and health and high-performance materials markets, "to promote more new products to be launched in China".

  Minghong Shenshi, the relevant person in charge of Epson, said that China has continued to improve the level of opening up to the outside world, focusing on promoting institutional openings such as rules, regulations, management, and standards, and continuously creating a market-oriented, legalized, and international business environment, and industry supporting capabilities have been continuously enhanced.

"Our confidence in the Chinese market is based on our understanding of the vitality of China's technological innovation. Facing the increasingly diversified and personalized trend of consumer demand, we will make full use of our unique advantages and firmly cooperate with local Chinese partners. Work together to help the industry innovate.”

  "Seize the Dual Opportunities of China's Digital Economy and Low-Carbon Development"

  According to Yang Jie, the relevant person in charge of KPMG accounting firm, the main business of KPMG Digital Technology Co., Ltd. established in Shanghai includes cloud computing equipment technical services, big data services, etc., "I hope to better empower Chinese enterprises to digitally transform their industries."

  "China's economy continues to recover and move forward steadily, and is accelerating towards the 'dual carbon' goal." Lei Huanli, senior vice president of Covestro Germany, said that Covestro has invested more than 3.8 billion euros in China.

In November last year, Covestro announced plans to invest in a new polyurethane elastomer factory in Shanghai.

"China continues to expand its opening to the outside world, so global innovative companies and partners have the opportunity to participate in the high-quality development of China's economy."

  According to Fan Ruisi, the relevant person in charge of Mondelez International, a candy and solid beverage and food manufacturer, Mondelez has launched a variety of new products for the Chinese market, which have won the favor of consumers.

He said that the high-quality development of China's economy will allow Mondelez's business in China to continue to grow steadily.

  "Siemens will seize the dual opportunities of China's digital economy and low-carbon development and continue to deepen the Chinese market," said Xiao Song, Executive Vice President of Siemens Global.

This year, Siemens' first native digital factory in China, the new factory of Siemens CNC (Nanjing) Co., Ltd., will be officially put into operation.

Once put into operation, the new plant will reduce carbon emissions by more than 3,300 tons per year.

  (Reporters Qu Song, Niu Ruifei, Bai Ziwei, Yang Xun, Zhang Jinruo, Wang Di)