Beijing, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- Pan Gongsheng, governor of the People's Bank of China and director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, presided over a forum on 18 September for foreign-funded financial institutions and foreign-funded enterprises, listened to relevant opinions and suggestions, studied the intensity of increasing financial support for stabilizing foreign trade and foreign investment, and further optimized the environment for foreign investment.

JPMorgan Chase Bank, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, UBS Securities, MUFG Bank, Tesla, BASF, Trafigura, Schneider and other foreign financial institutions and enterprises attended the symposium.

At the symposium, the heads of foreign-funded financial institutions and foreign-funded enterprises introduced the development of the industry in China, and generally believed that in recent years, the opening up of China's financial industry has been steadily advanced, and the ability of foreign investment in financial services and foreign trade has continued to improve, hoping to further improve relevant policy arrangements and continue to optimize the business environment. Pan Gongsheng had in-depth exchanges and discussions with everyone on hot issues of concern to enterprises, and responded to some opinions and suggestions on the spot.

Pan Gongsheng said that actively attracting and utilizing foreign investment is an important part of promoting high-level opening up and building a new open economic system. In recent years, the People's Bank of China and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange and the financial administration have made important progress in expanding market access for the financial services industry, opening up the financial market in both directions, and reforming the foreign exchange management system. In the next step, we will continue to optimize policy arrangements, create a market-oriented, rule-of-law, and international first-class business environment, continuously improve the quality and efficiency of financial services, and help high-level opening up. (End)