On September 27th, the press conference of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit was held in the Briefing Hall of the State Council Information Office, P.R.C. Zhang Shaogang, the Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade(CCPIT), Li Chenggang, Assistant Minister of Commerce, and Zhou Hongbo, Vice Chairman of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region attended the press conference and introduced China-ASEAN economic and trade cooperation, preparations for the Expo and the Summit, and answered questions from reporters.
Zhang Shaogang said that the 17th summit will be held in Nanning, Guangxi on November 27th. When the time comes, the number of activities will be reduced and a combination of online and offline activities will be adopted. In addition to the opening meeting, a roundtable talk between Lao Leaders and Chinese CEOs, the China-ASEAN Business Leaders Forum, and a seminar on China-ASEAN commercial and legal cooperation will also be held at the summit.
CCPIT will grasp the current development trend of economic and trade cooperation between China and ASEAN countries, closely follow the important topic of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area, make full use of the Summit as a platform for political and commercial dialogue and cooperation between China and ASEAN, and promote the continuous upgrading of economic and trade cooperation between China and ASEAN, said Zhang Shaogang.