Wang Yang Attends Expo Central China 2017 and Delivers Keynote Speech
2017/5/20 23:19:34 Source：Xinhua News Agency
Expo Central China 2017 Opens in Hefei
Wang Yang Attends the Event and Deliver Keynote Speech
On May 17, Wang Yang, Vice Premier of the State Council, attended Expo Central China 2017 held in Hefei and delivered a keynote speech, where he emphasized at the successfully concluded Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, President Xi Jinping together with 29 foreign heads of states charted a grand blueprint of co-building the “Belt and Road”, providing countries with a historic opportunity to expand trade investment and cooperation. Expo Central China serves as an important window to showcase the achievements of Central China made during its rise, and also works as an effective platform for Central China to open wider to the outside world, enabling businesses from all countries to join the process of Central China’s rise and get a head start on international cooperation of the Belt and Road.
As pointed out by Wang Yang, since the implementation of the strategy of promoting its rise for ten years, Central China has seen a significant increase in its economic strength, with constantly optimized industrial structure, ever-improving modern transportation network, and continuously opening wider to the outside world. This has changed urban and rural appearance of Central China, boosted the coordinated development of regional economy, and brought enormous business opportunities to enterprises from different countries to invest and operate in China.
Wang Yang stressed that fueling development through opening up is an important experience to promote the rise of Central China. It is necessary for Central China to carry through new development ideas, stick to the path of development through opening up, look to the cultivation of export oriented industries, focus on building open platforms such as pilot free trade zone and economic and technological development zone, pay more emphasis on creating a law-based, international and convenient business environment, and speed up the formation of an all-round, open, important support area.
At the symposium on foreign investment enterprises chaired by Wang Yang to get the picture of the state of foreign enterprises operating in China, investment inclination and policy appeals in Hefei that day, he emphasized foreign investment enterprises is an integral part of China’s economy. Regardless of how international situation is changed, China will always firmly broaden its opening level, while it will never change its guidelines for actively and effectively making use of foreign investment, guarantee of legitimate rights and interests of foreign-invested enterprises, or principle of providing better services for enterprises from all countries to invest and operate in China.
Also the same day, Wang Yang met with Dmitry Kumsishvili, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Georgia who attended Expo Central China 2017 in Hefei.