【Commentary】On June 6, the 16 "Belt and Road" Chinese Entrepreneurs Summit with the theme of "Chinese Businessmen Focus on 'Total Traction' and Share New Opportunities on the Silk Road" kicked off in Chengdu, Sichuan. More than 2023 representatives of overseas Chinese businessmen from more than 50 countries and regions along the "Belt and Road" and representatives of the China Federation of Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs participated in relevant activities.
Wang Yongle, consultant and former vice chairman of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, said in his speech at the opening ceremony that there are more than 4000 million overseas Chinese and ethnic Chinese distributed in countries and regions along the "Belt and Road", they have strong economic strength, extensive contacts and mature business networks, are familiar with local legal rules and cultural customs, have natural advantages in the construction of the "Belt and Road", and are an important force for promoting the construction of the "Belt and Road".
Wang Yongle, advisor and former vice chairman of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese
It is hoped that the vast number of overseas Chinese will actively make use of the extensive network of contacts at home and abroad and cross-cultural exchange experience to carry out friendly exchanges at multiple levels, fields and channels, spread the voice of China, tell the story of Sichuan, and let the world better understand China, Sichuan and Bashu culture.
【Commentary】In the view of Xie Yi, representative of overseas Chinese businessmen and senior vice chairman of CP Group, the Chengdu-Chongqing Twin Cities Economic Circle is the starting point of the new land-sea channel in the west, which has the unique advantages of connecting the southwest and northwest and connecting East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia, bringing more development opportunities to the majority of Chinese businessmen.
【During the same period】Xie Yi, senior vice chairman of CP Group
The vast number of Chinese businessmen should accurately grasp the opportunities of the times, actively play the role of bridge, let more overseas Chinese and foreign businessmen understand Sichuan and Chongqing, build an exchange and cooperation platform, attract overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese, and promote cooperation between Sichuan-Chongqing and countries and regions along the "Belt and Road", as well as other countries in the fields of culture and economy.
Wang Shuhou, president of the Philippine Association for the Promotion of Philippine Chinese Education, has been actively promoting the development of cultural and educational exchanges between China and the Philippines for many years. He said that since the proposal of the "Belt and Road" initiative, China and the Philippines have carried out exchanges and cooperation in many fields. He hoped that in the future, the two countries can continue to strengthen cultural and educational exchanges.
【During the same period】Wang Shuhou, President of the Philippine Association for the Promotion of Philippine Chinese Education
Culture and education is the foundation of our country, and the strength of a country starts from culture and education, and we (hope) that through the platform of this ("Belt and Road" Chinese Business Summit), we can continue to strengthen cultural education (exchanges) between the Chinese and Philippine peoples.
【Commentary】At the opening ceremony, a centralized signing ceremony was also held. The summit promoted a total of 11 overseas Chinese-related investment cooperation projects, with a total investment of 153.3 billion yuan (the same below), of which 7 projects were signed at the opening ceremony, with a total investment of 108.9 billion yuan, involving electronic information, optical manufacturing, industrial robots, modern agriculture, trade logistics and other fields. At the same time, representatives of five financial institutions in Sichuan, including ICBC Sichuan Branch, China Construction Bank Sichuan Branch, Bank of China Sichuan Branch, Bank of Sichuan and China Merchants Bank Chengdu Branch, signed a strategic cooperation agreement on "financial assistance to overseas Chinese".
He Meikun reported from Chengdu, Sichuan
Responsible Editor: [Wang Kai]