The willingness of foreign investors to invest continues to rise (consumption window · confidence in the market around you ⑥)

  The Central Economic Work Conference proposed that "we must make greater efforts to promote the stable scale and optimized structure of foreign trade, to promote the stable stock and expansion of foreign investment, and to cultivate new growth points for international economic and trade cooperation." Since this year, with the transformation of my country's epidemic prevention and control Entering a new stage, the channels for international economic and trade exchanges and cooperation are constantly being unblocked, it is more convenient for foreign businessmen to invest in China, and the willingness of foreign-funded enterprises to invest in China is on the rise.

  Projects landed one after another——

  Confidence in investing in China

  "We are fully confident in the long-term potential of the Chinese market." Stefan Hartung, chairman of the board of directors of Bosch Group, said that China is the world's largest auto market, full of resilience and vitality. By continuing to develop in China, Bosch will effectively strengthen its global presence. Competitiveness.

  On January 12, Germany's Bosch Group, the world's leading automotive technology supplier, held a signing ceremony for the Bosch new energy vehicle core components and autonomous driving R&D and manufacturing base project in Suzhou.

According to reports, the new base project has a total investment of more than 1 billion US dollars, and will mainly focus on the core components of new energy vehicles and a number of core technologies for autonomous driving, including high-end intelligent driving solutions, for research and development and production.

  On the same day, the Swire Coca-Cola Kunshan project with a total investment of 2 billion yuan was signed and settled in Kunshan, becoming its largest single investment in China so far.

The project is committed to building a R&D and manufacturing base and a distribution and sales center in East China, with an annual capacity of filling over 1.6 million tons of beverages.

  According to data released by the Ministry of Commerce, in 2022, the actual use of foreign capital in the country will be 1,232.68 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 6.3% on a comparable basis.

In 2023, foreign-funded projects will be advanced in an orderly manner, and foreign-funded enterprises will continue to have confidence in increasing their stake in China.

Horst Lecher, a professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in Germany, said that Bosch recently announced the establishment of a new base in Suzhou, reflecting the company's confidence in the Chinese market.

Lecher believes that as China's consumption further picks up and market vitality increases, he is optimistic about the prospects for China's economic development.

  On January 28, at the Guangdong Provincial High-Quality Development Conference, representatives of several Fortune 500 companies shared their investment and production plans in Guangdong.

Xu Min, chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble Greater China, said that the P&G international trade supply chain control center will be moved from Europe to Guangdong, and will be responsible for the "Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement" (RCEP), countries along the "Belt and Road" and other markets Import and export business management services, laying a strategic layout with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area as the core and further radiating the European and Asian markets.

  Not long ago, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade conducted a quick survey of more than 160 foreign-funded enterprises and foreign business associations and got the same result.

Statistics show that 99.4% of the interviewed foreign-funded enterprises are more confident in the prospects of China's economic development in 2023, saying that they will continue to invest in China and share China's development dividends.

The interviewed foreign-funded enterprises generally believe that China's economy is resilient and has comprehensive competitive advantages in terms of market potential, industrial system, infrastructure, and business environment, and they are optimistic about the prospects for China's economic development.

  The momentum of innovation is surging——

  Solid foundation for high-quality development

  "Our group strategy of digitalization, electrification and circular sustainability is in line with China's development direction." Oliver Zipse, chairman of the German BMW Group, said that BMW will further promote the development and production layout of digitalization and electrification in China. Including investing 10 billion yuan to expand the power battery production capacity of BMW's Shenyang production base.

  In 2022, the German BMW Group will continue to launch new measures in China, release a full range of models, and complete two key expansion projects in the Shenyang production base.

Entering 2023, China is still one of the most strategic markets for the BMW Group.

  "We are willing to work closely with Chinese partners, and always maintain the same frequency with China's economy and society, coordinated development, and create a win-win situation." Zipce believes that China is a hot spot to promote the ultra-large-scale application of emerging technologies.

If a certain technology takes shape in the Chinese market, it can be applied on a large scale around the world.

  According to data from the Ministry of Commerce, in 2022, the actual use of foreign capital in my country's high-tech industries will increase by 28.3%, accounting for 36.1% of the country, an increase of 7.1 percentage points compared with 2021, of which electronic and communication equipment manufacturing, scientific and technological achievements transformation services, and information services will increase by 56.8% respectively. , 35% and 21.3%.

  "This shows that my country's industrial transformation and upgrading has achieved remarkable results, and has formed an industrial foundation and innovation system that matches the development of global high-tech industries. Multinational companies hope to grow together with Chinese companies and share the dividends of China's economic transformation and upgrading." Modern Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce Lin Meng, director of the Supply Chain Research Institute, said.

  By firmly grasping the bull nose of scientific and technological innovation, the foundation for my country's high-quality development will be firmer.

In 2022, the added value of my country's high-tech manufacturing industry will increase by 7.4% year-on-year, and the ranking of the global innovation index will rise from 34th in 2012 to 11th in 2022.

  In order to promote foreign capital to better participate in my country's innovation-driven development strategy and share the opportunities brought by high-quality development, not long ago, 21 departments including the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Science and Technology proposed 16 policy measures in 4 aspects to further increase the number of foreign capital R&D centers. support.

  "China's scientific and technological innovation cannot be separated from the world, and the world's scientific and technological progress and innovative development also increasingly need China." Wu Jiaxi, deputy director of the Department of Achievements and Regions of the Ministry of Science and Technology, said that in the next step, we must use greater efforts and more solid efforts Measures to support the development of foreign-funded R&D centers, promote better integration of foreign-funded R&D centers into my country's scientific and technological innovation system, and play a greater role in forming an open innovation ecosystem with global competitiveness.

  Policies continue to be beneficial——

  Foreign investment is expected to be stable

  The Central Economic Work Conference puts forward "greater efforts to attract and utilize foreign capital".

At the beginning of the new year, all regions and departments have come up with the spirit of "challenging" and the style of "doing" to step up efforts to attract investment, promote the stability and expansion of foreign investment, and cultivate new growth points for international economic and trade cooperation.

  On January 1 this year, the "Catalogue of Industries Encouraging Foreign Investment (2022 Edition)" came into effect, with a total of 1,474 items. Compared with the 2020 edition, 239 items were added and 167 items were revised.

The industries in the foreign investment encouragement catalog can enjoy preferential policies such as tariff reduction and preferential land supply.

  On January 28, the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Commerce sent a letter to foreign-funded enterprises in both Chinese and English on its official account, saying: "In the new year, Zhejiang will attract the world with super determination, extraordinary measures, and great efforts. Investment and cooperation, sharing new developments in the new era with foreign-funded enterprises, and win-win new opportunities and a new future.”

  On the same day, Shanghai held a city-wide business environment optimization conference, and issued the "Shanghai Action Plan for Strengthening Integrated Innovation and Continuously Optimizing the Business Environment", focusing on improving the satisfaction of market players, deepening benchmarking reforms in key areas, optimizing corporate lifecycle services and Supervision, support for innovation leadership in key regions, strengthening coordination and cooperation, and organizational guarantees will create a better environment for business development.

  On January 29, Jiangsu Province held a provincial business work conference, proposing that it will comprehensively promote overseas investment promotion work, carry out "going out" investment promotion, plan to launch a batch of provincial-level overseas investment promotion economic and trade activities, and coordinate and guide all regions to go abroad to attract investment.

  "In the new year, we will do a good job in foreign investment work. I believe that more foreign investors will be optimistic about China, invest in China, and achieve better development." Assistant Minister of Commerce Chen Chunjiang said that in 2023, the Ministry of Commerce will implement in-depth The Foreign Investment Law guarantees equal access to the market for foreign-funded enterprises and fair participation in market competition.

Give full play to the role of the complaint mechanism for foreign-funded enterprises, strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights, and implement national treatment for foreign-funded enterprises.

Strengthen the role of special classes for key foreign-funded projects, help foreign-funded enterprises solve various difficult problems in a timely manner, and strengthen foreign investment confidence.

  Our reporter Luo Shanshan