On November 19th, Jingzhou Hall of the East Lake International Conference Center was teaming with guests and in an electrifying atmosphere. The promotion event of Hubei premium products, organized by CCPIT Hubei at the 20th Conference on Overseas Chinese Pioneering and Developing in China, raised its curtain. Over 100,000 overseas Chinese gathered on and offline looking for potential business opportunities under a dual circulation development pattern. Mr. Zhao Haishan, Vice Governor of Hubei Provincial People's Government, attended the activity and addressed the audience and Ms. Zhang Xiaomei, president of CCPIT Hubei presided over the event.
Vice Governor Zhao said that 2020 is extremely special and extraordinary. Many overseas Chinese worked together to help Hubei fight COVID-19. With a package of support policies from central government, Hubei's economic performance in the third quarter recovered to 90% of last year, import and export growth rate higher than national average, leading economic indicators improved month by month and its economic situation accelerated to a full recovery. With advantages in geographic location, transportation, science and education and industries, Hubei boasts a complete industrial chain and supply chain. It is faithfully implementing guiding principles of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, building an international air passenger and cargo hub, smoothing shipping routes to the Pacific Ocean through the Yangtze Golden Waterway, speeding up construction of world-class city clusters with Wuhan city cluster playing the leading role and striving to be a key node in domestic economic cycle and a strategic link between the domestic and international economic cycles.
This event received great attention and strong support. Many Chinese ambassadors sent their video messages to Hubei.
Chinese Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Kong Xuanyou, pointed out that a decisive victory in the battle to defend Hubei Province is a great contribution to the global fight against COVID-19. On behalf of Chinese Embassy to Japan and all overseas Chinese in Japan, he paid high tribute to the heroic people and highly commended Hubei’s efforts in tiding over difficulties, helping Japanese enterprises fast-track work resumption and doing their part in driving the restoration of international supply chain. Hubei's comprehensive advantages in cooperation with Japan remain unchanged and many Japanese enterprises in Hubei express their readiness for more investment.
Chinese Ambassador to Republic of Korea, Mr. Xing Haiming applauded Hubei’s cooperation with countries including ROK in fighting the pandemic. He stressed that in the post-pandemic era, China and ROK foresee great potentials and a bright prospect for cooperation in all sectors. Under RCEP, given Hubei’s favorable geographic location, convenient transportation and industrial strengths, it will play an increasingly important role as a hub in China-ROK cooperation.
Chinese Ambassador to Slovenia, Mr. Wang Shunqing, introduced Slovenia’s geographic and industrial advantages. He said that a new round of reform and opening-up witnesses the Yangtze River’s development in the new era, which will promote cooperation between Hubei and Slovenia in various fields, including scientific and technological innovation, agricultural trade, culture and tourism.
Chinese Ambassador to Botswana, Mr. Zhao Yanbo recalled his working experience in Hubei 7 years ago when he was deeply impressed by the Province’s commitment to keeping reform, innovation and opening-up. He said the Embassy will further help Hubei have closer exchanges with Southern Africa and even the African continent.
Chinese Ambassador to Mali, Mr. Zhu Liying, said that Hubei withstood a severe challenge of COVID-19 and has gained wide praise across the country and even the whole world. Humanwell Pharmaceutical (Hubei) Co., Ltd. successfully started a business in Mali and became a good example of China-Mali cooperation. Diplomats at forefront will fully support Hubei to speed up its post-pandemic recovery and help more of its specialties go into Mali’s market.
Former ambassador to Ireland, Jordan and Qatar, Director of Center for World Studies, National Academy of Development and Strategy, Renmin University of China, Mr. Yue Xiaoyong, said Hubei people have made great achievements in economic revitalization and embark on a new journey in the new era. The Center will push forward Hubei’s friendly exchanges with the outside world and actively explore new challenges in global governance and development.
CCPIT Hubei has built up brand events based on its powerful networks around the world. Political leaders, representatives of chambers of commerce and overseas Chinese took part in the activity and cheered for the recovery of Hubei.
Governor of Moquegua Region of Peru, Mr. Zenón Cuevas Pare, Mayor of Piura, Mr. Juan José Díaz and President of European Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises, Mr. Bostelmann Winfried made video messages. Chief Representative ofNetherlands Business Support Office Wuhan, Mr. Fons Lamboo, Chief Representative of Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) Wuhan Representative Office, Ms. Kim Yunhee, Chairman of General Association of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Madagascar, Mr. Cai Guowei and the Partner of Innovation Practice of Deloitte, Ms. Liu Minghua delivered remarks. They thought this event effectively introduces Hubei’s premium products to global customers and would be delighted to connect Hubei with relevant markets to make more breakthroughs in international trade and investment.
President Zhang Xiaomei of CCPIT Hubei stressed that overseas Chinese, a unique and valuable force of the Chinese nation, have greatly contributed to the reform, opening-up and development of the motherland and are "golden ribbon" and "rainbow bridge" linking China with the rest of the world. She expressed intentions to strengthen cooperation with overseas Chinese-funded enterprises, drive Hubei's open economy to a new level and serve overseas Chinese for better development. She hoped that more overseas Chinese would visit Hubei as soon as possible to seek win-win cooperation.
During 20th Conference on Overseas Chinese Pioneering and Developing in China, CCPIT Hubei adopted new approaches and live-streamed the promotion event. It also integrated interaction, business promotion and B2B matchmaking, injecting new elements and creating new highlights in enhancing investment and trade cooperation.
Mr. Tian Ye, a famous host with Hubei TV presented Hubei’s exquisite tea, liquor, traditional Chinese medicine, cuisine and scenery, enabling the audience online and offline to have a taste of Hubei’s culture, charm and wonders. The event shows new look, new achievements and new opportunities in Hubei’s revitalization and high-quality development. Meanwhile it increases the publicity of Hubei products for a better access to global market.
Business officials from nearly 20 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa along the Belt and Road attended the event, which lays a solid foundation for consolidating two-way business communication mechanism and helped enterprises expand shares in both domestic and global markets under the dual circulation development pattern. Representatives from China-Australia Business International Centre, Hubei General Chamber of Commerce in Japan, CCOIC Hubei Chile Branch, CCOIC Hubei UAE Branch, Germany Hubei Federation of Associations, Mexico American Industries Group exchanged ideas online. Hundreds of overseas Chinese in United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Poland, Hungary, United States, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Chile, Peru, South Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, Ethiopia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and branches of CCOIC Hubei delivered their best wishes to Hubei. Nearly a hundred local giants in auto parts, biomedicine, food, agricultural products and other industries from 10 cities of Hubei held talks with tens of thousands of overseas Chinese online for potential business opportunities.
Representatives from CCPIT Service Centre in Hubei Free Trade Zone, CIETAC Hubei Sub-commission and departments at provincial level were invited to join the audience. More than 20 media outlets, including CRI, Guangming Daily, China News, iFeng, Hong Kong Commercial Daily, Hubei Provincial People's Government Website, Hubei Daily, Changjiang Daily and Wuhan Broadcasting and Television Station covered the event.
Vice Governor Zhao Haishan addresses the audience.
Leaders and guests gather at the promotion event.
Chinese Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Kong Xuanyou delivers a speech via video.
Chinese Ambassador to Republic of Korea, Mr. Xing Haiming delivers a speech via video.
Chinese Ambassador to Botswana and Representative to Southern African Development Community, Mr. Zhao Yanbo delivers a speech via video.
Chinese Ambassador to Slovenia, Mr. Wang Shunqing delivers a speech via video.
Chinese Ambassador to Mali, Mr. Zhu Liying delivers a speech via video.
Former ambassador to Ireland, Jordan and Qatar, Director of Center for World Studies, National Academy of Development and Strategy, Renmin University of China, Mr. Yue Xiaoyong delivers a speech via video.
President Zhang Xiaomei chairs the event.
Governor of Moquegua Region of Peru, Mr. Zenón Cuevas Pare sends a video message.
Mayor of Piura, Mr. Juan José Díaz sends a video message.
President of European Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises, Mr. Bostelmann Winfried sends a video message
Chief Representative ofNetherlands Business Support Office Wuhan, Mr. Fons Lamboo makes remarks.
Chief Representative of Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) Wuhan Representative Office, Ms. Kim Yunhee makes remarks.
Chairman of General Association of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Madagascar, Mr. Cai Guowei makes remarks.
Partner of Innovation Practice of Deloitte, Ms. Liu Minghua makes remarks.
The moderator reaches overseas Chinese online.
Representative from overseas branches of Hubei chamber of commerce speaks online.
Overseas branch of CCOIC Hubei cheers for Hubei.
Overseas Chinese expresses best wishes to Hubei.
Presentation of Hubei's tea, liquor, traditional Chinese medicine, cuisine and scenery