The National Trade Promotion Work Meeting 2020 was held on January 8 to 9 in Beijing. Following the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the conference implemented fully the guiding principles of the Party’s 19th National Congress and the second, third and fourth plenary sessions of its 19th Central Committee, kept firmly in mind the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment. The conference strengthened our confidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, resolutely upheld General Secretary Xi Jinping’s core position on the Party Central Committee and in the Party as a whole, and resolutely upheld the Party Central Committee’s authority and its centralized, unified leadership, fully implemented the guidelines of the Central Economic Work Conference. The conference also reviewed the progress of China’s trade promotion in 2019 and outlined new plans and tasks in 2020.
Gao Yan, CCPIT Chairperson and Secretary of CCPIT Committee of Communist Party of China, conveyed the address and instructions of Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on the work of trade promotion and made a work report. Lu Pengqi, CCPIT Vice Chairman and member of the Party Committee of CCPIT summarized the meeting.
During the meeting, it is pointed out that despite the complicated domestic and global situation with increasing risks and challenges in 2019, under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, China’s trade promotion agencies at all levels have continued to apply the new development philosophy, work for high-quality development, pursue supply-side structural reform as the main task, hold activities about keeping in mind our Party’s founding mission, and has made new progress, improvement and breakthroughs in trade promotion work.
In the meeting, it is emphasized that 2020 is the year of completing building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and the final year of the 13th Five-Year Plan. It is necessary to strengthen Party leadership in trade promotion work, move closer to completing the tasks of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, adhere to the general principle of pursuing progress while ensuring stability, take stern action to deepen reforms, and advance the modernization of system and capacity of governance of trade promotion work. We should deliver a solid performance of trade promotion work in 2020: get done well major economic diplomacy and public diplomacy events; promote high-quality development of the joint pursuit of the Belt and Road Initiative; respond effectively to the economic and trade frictions with the United States, promote stable and higher-quality growth of foreign trade, strengthen foreign investment promotion and protection, take an active part in the reform of the global economic governance system and continue to comprehensively deepen reforms. We should hammer through with persistence the work of poverty alleviation in targeted poor areas, consolidate and enrich the results of thematic education, uphold innovative development, earnestly implement the work, and open a new era of high-quality development of trade promotion work, so as to make greater contributions to building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and realizing the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.
Nearly 300 delegates from central and state organs, CCPIT sub-councils in provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and all industries, as well as CCPIT subsidiary departments, institutions, overseas trade representative offices, pilot free trade zone service centers and representatives from enterprises attended the meeting. Participants held group panel discussions and some local CCPIT representatives delivered speeches.