Xinhua News Agency, Haikou, May 6th, title: Sharing open opportunities to create a better future-President Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter to the first Consumer Expo demonstrates the way to win-win cooperation
Xinhua News Agency reporter
On the shore of the South China Sea, Hainan, China's largest special economic zone, has taken a new step towards opening up in the new era.
On the evening of the 6th, on the west coast of Haikou, the Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Center was dazzling, and China's first national-level exhibition with the theme of consumer products opened in grandeur.
"Holding the China International Consumer Goods Expo provides a global consumer boutique display and trading platform, which is conducive to the sharing of opportunities in the Chinese market by all countries in the world, is conducive to the recovery and growth of the world economy, and it is also conducive to China to provide the world with more quality consumer products.
In the congratulatory letter, President Xi Jinping put forward three "favors", which conveyed China's unswerving voice of opening up, which was quickly spread to all parts of the world through domestic and foreign media.
The largest consumer boutique exhibition in the Asia-Pacific region, with a total exhibition area of 80,000 square meters, and nearly 1,500 domestic and foreign exhibitors from about 70 countries and regions.
Among the exhibiting companies, there are not only century-old shops from developed countries, but also well-known domestic brands and time-honored brands.
This is an extraordinary covenant in the East-
The global new crown pneumonia epidemic is still spreading. After the Canton Fair, the Service Trade Fair, and the China International Import Expo, China has launched a new international public product called the Consumer Expo, which reflects China’s share of market opportunities with the world and promote the recovery of the world economy. Sincere wishes.
In his congratulatory letter, President Xi Jinping expressed the hope that guests from all over the world and people from all walks of life will deepen exchanges and seek cooperation, so as to better benefit the people of all countries.
"I am very pleased to see that the bilateral trade between Ireland and China maintains a strong momentum, even under the influence of the epidemic last year. There is still outstanding growth." Irish Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadka said in the opening video speech that the Consumer Expo has built the Irish high An important platform for quality goods to enter the Chinese market.
This is a consumer event that shares opportunities——
Focusing on “high, new, high-quality, special” consumer products, the Consumer Expo will gather top-quality goods from all over the world, many of which are world-first new products in many industries, which fully demonstrates the huge appeal of China's huge market of 1.4 billion people.
The global beauty giant L'Oréal brought more than ten brands to the Consumer Fair this time.
"Consumption has become the core driving force of China's economic growth, and we are full of confidence in the future of the Chinese market." L'Oréal Group North Asia President and China CEO Fei Bori said.
"Meet Shanghai", "Fujian Goods Boutique", "Guangdong Trade and All-China"... While the Consumer Expo will showcase international consumer brands, it also has a domestic exhibition area.
The exhibition halls of various provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities with great regional characteristics are vying to display local consumer products and time-honored brands.
Intelligent technology, intangible cultural heritage, wine and food from the land of Jingchu are displayed in the Hubei Province exhibition area of nearly 400 square meters.
"I hope to use the major platform of the Consumer Expo to promote innovation in consumption models, promote consumption expansion and upgrade, and build an important node in the domestic big cycle and the consumption fulcrum of the domestic and international dual-cycle strategic link." said Zhu Yanlin, director of the Hubei Provincial Trade Development Service Center.
Although the new crown pneumonia epidemic has caused a serious impact on the global economy and the industrial chain supply chain has been blocked, China's consumer goods imports in 2020 will still achieve 8.2% growth against the trend, reaching a scale of 1.57 trillion yuan.
In the first quarter of this year, China's consumer goods imports increased by 18.1% year-on-year, continuing to show rapid growth.
"This fully demonstrates the huge development potential and attractiveness of China's powerful market, and will provide more business opportunities and broader development space for companies from all over the world." Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao said at the opening ceremony.
This is a vivid practice of high-level openness——
Holding the Consumer Expo is an important starting point for promoting the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port.
On June 1, 2020, the "Overall Plan for the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port" issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council was announced to the public, clarifying the positioning of Hainan as an international tourism consumption center and proposing to host the China International Consumer Goods Expo.
At present, Hainan Free Trade Port has implemented 59 countries visa-free entry, outlying island duty-free, import duty-free list and other policies, attracting many world-renowned brands and duty-free business enterprises to gather in the free trade port.
"China is willing to leverage the advantages of the Hainan Free Trade Port in comprehensively deepening reforms and experimenting with the highest level of openness policies, deepen bilateral, multilateral, and regional cooperation, and work with all parties to create a better future for mankind."
The words of President Xi Jinping’s congratulatory letter demonstrate China’s firm determination and confidence in building an open world economy.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut said in a video speech at the opening ceremony that China's Hainan Free Trade Port policy and the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" initiative have intensified economic and trade cooperation between Thailand and China and enhanced the vitality of the world economy.
"This will help countries to work together to revive the economy in the post-epidemic era, and it will also help comprehensively maintain the global multilateral trading system and improve the global industrial chain and supply chain."
Chen Kai, Chairman of Ernst & Young China and CEO of Greater China, said that China is currently accelerating the construction of a new development pattern.
The holding of the Consumer Expo in Hainan has promoted Hainan to become a huge gravitational field for the smooth circulation of domestic and foreign commodities and elements, and will add new impetus to Hainan to accelerate the development of tourism, modern service industries and high-tech industries, and to build a modern industrial system.
The night is getting darker, and on the sea outside the Convention and Exhibition Center, sailing ships decorated with neon lights are like stars; not far away, the Chinese and English subtitles of the Consumer Fair spelled out by drones are particularly dazzling.
Thousands of sails compete with each other in the east wind.
Hainan, a place that has been open for thousands of years, is now building a new highland of opening up through the construction of a free trade port. China will work with all parties to create a better future with a more open mind.
(Reporters Zheng Mingda, Yu Jiaxin, Wenxin, Zhao Yeping, Zhou Yuan, Gemdale)