The grand opening of 15th China-ASEAN Expo and the Business and Investment Summit

2018-09-12 19:28:55 来源:北欧时报

Co-constructing a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, to co-build the China-ASEAN Innovation Community

共建21世纪海上丝绸之路 构建中国-东盟创新共同体



The grand opening of 15th China-ASEAN Expo and the Business and Investment Summit,

Han Zheng attended the opening ceremony and delivered a keynote speech.

15届中国-东盟博览会和商务与投资峰会隆重开幕

韩正出席开幕大会并发表主旨演讲



On the morning of September 12th, the 15th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit with the theme of “Co-constructing the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road to co-build the China-ASEAN Innovation Community” was grandly opened in Nanning. /FOTO:Deng Hua


(By Guangxi Daily / Translator Nordic Chinese Times ) This year marks the 15th anniversary of China-ASEAN strategic partnership, namely "China-ASEAN Innovation Year." On the morning of September 12th, the 15th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit with the theme of “Co-constructing the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road to co-build the China-ASEAN Innovation Community” was grandly opened in Nanning. Han Zheng, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice premier of the State Council, delivered a keynote speech.

Han Zheng said that the 15 years of China-ASEAN's strategic partnership that have been established are the 15 fruitful years like evergreen and leafy friendship tree and full of fruitful mutual beneficial cooperation.  In particular, since five years ago “One Belt, One Road” initiative has been proposed, both parties have taken more solid steps, hand in hand to build a community of destiny that shares common ideas, prosperity and sharing, and shared responsibility, and this becomes the most successful and dynamic model of cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Han Zheng pointed out, China and ASEAN are joining hands to step into a new era of common development and common prosperity. China is willing to work with ASEAN to build a higher level of strategic partnership and move towards a closer community of destiny.

Six points initiatives Han Zheng put forward

Han Zheng put forward six-point on the cooperation between China and ASEAN:
First, to strengthen strategic coordination, jointly implement the "3+X cooperation framework", and promote the upgrading of bilateral relationship. The second is to promote trade and investment cooperation and promote the full effect of upgraded version of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area. The third is to strengthen international capacity cooperation and create an industrial chain, value chain and logistics chain with deeper integration, stronger driving force and wider benefits. The fourth is to promote interconnection and cooperation, and accelerate the construction of projects such as the China-Laos Railway, the Indonesian Yawan Railway, the Sino-Thai Railway, the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Strategic Interconnection Demonstration Project and its southward channel. The fifth is to deepen innovation cooperation and focus on building a regional technology transfer and cooperation network. Sixth, close humanities exchanges and cooperation, to deepen pragmatic cooperation in the fields of culture, education, health, tourism, youth, media, and sports.

Han Zheng said that China-ASEAN 15 years of strategic cooperation, shared weal and woe, the 15th ASEAN Expo is to share a win-win situation, hoping that the Expo and the summit will further consolidate the high-level dialogue platform, broaden the "Nanning channel", and make more achievements in promoting the "Belt and Road" construction.


The allied political leaders attended the opening ceremony.


The foreign political leaders attending opening ceremony includes: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen of the 15th East Expo, Myanmar Vice President Minry, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Wang Tinghui, Lao Deputy Prime Minister Song Di, and invited partner Tanzania Zanzibar Vice President Edie and others.


Lu Xinshe, secretary of the Party Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Wang Bingnan, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce of China, and Chen Zhou, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, also attended the opening meeting. Chen Wu, Chairman of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Pan Sosa, Minister of Commerce of Cambodia, co-chaired the opening meeting.

It is reported that this year's event will hold the 15th anniversary of the establishment of China-ASEAN strategic partnership and the 15th anniversary of the East Expo and the summit. It will closely follow the "China-ASEAN Innovation Year" to deepen innovation cooperation, for the first time to  invite African countries along the Maritime Silk Road specially as cooperating partner and set the“One Belt, One Road” international exhibition area, besides will set up to 35 high-level forums on science and technology, international production capacity, information port, agriculture, finance and environmental protection, and more than 80 economic and trade investment promotion activities, which focuses on promoting construction of major projects such as China-Singapore interconnection and south bound channel, and will play a greater role in building a higher level of China-ASEAN strategic partnership and building a “Belt and Road” initiative.


FOTO: Liang Kaichang