Zhongxin Wanghai, September 9 (Li Shuzheng, Xie Mengyuan, Chen Congyao) The theme forum for the 20th anniversary of the construction of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (hereinafter referred to as Shanghai Free Trade Zone) was held in Shanghai on 10 September.
At the forum, Chinese and foreign guests gathered together to review the ten-year history of the construction of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, discuss the way of openness, cooperation and innovation, discuss the construction of the pilot free trade zone, and jointly look forward to the beautiful picture of future development.
Chen Jining, Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, said in his speech on the same day that over the past 10 years, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone has benchmarked against the highest standards and the best level, boldly experimented, boldly entered, and independently reformed, and institutional innovation achievements have continued to emerge, the comprehensive effect of serving the national strategy has been fully released, and the role of economic growth poles has become more prominent.
In his keynote speech, Gong Zheng, Deputy Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Shanghai, introduced the role of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and Lingang New Area as a "test field" for reform and opening up, and took the lead in launching a series of major landmark measures and vivid practices to promote reform and development through opening-up.
Guo Tingting, Vice Minister of Commerce of China, said in her speech that as China's first free trade zone, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone has boldly tried and boldly ventured, creating a vivid model of promoting reform with opening up and promoting development with reform.
The theme forum for the 20th anniversary of the construction of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (hereinafter referred to as Shanghai Free Trade Zone) was held in Shanghai on the <>th. The picture shows Dilma Rousseff, President of the BRICS New Development Bank, delivering a keynote speech. Photo by Chen Congyao
Dilma Rousseff, President of the BRICS New Development Bank, said in her keynote speech that the Shanghai FTZ is an innovative initiative of China and provides sufficient excellent cases for global economic transformation and modernization.
In a video speech, Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, said that in the current challenging global environment, continued support for open and dynamic global trade rules is essential to promote global economic growth.
The White Paper on the 10th Anniversary of the Construction of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (hereinafter referred to as the White Paper) was released at the forum on the same day. The white paper shows that in the past 10 years, through institutional innovation, the operating entities of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone have been active, foreign capital has continued to pour in, and the economic scale has been continuously improved. Data show that by the end of 2022, a total of 8,4 new enterprises had been established in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, 20.2 times that of the 35 years before the listing of the same zone. (End)