On November 13th, the First Liaoning International Fair for Investment and Trade opened successfully in Shenyang, Liaoning. Gao Yan, Chairperson of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech.
Gao Yan said that Northeast Asia is one of the most dynamic regions with the greatest development potential in Asia and even the whole world. It is our common responsibility and aspiration to expand and deepen economic and trade cooperation in Northeast Asia. This year marks the 17th year for China to implement the strategy of revitalizing its northeast. Liaoning Province, as the cradle of the industry of the People’s Republic of China and its important industrial and agricultural base, plays an important role in building a "bridgehead" for the opening-up of China’s northeast region and in creating a new highland for the opening-up and cooperation in Northeast Asia. CCPIT stands ready to work together with Liaoning Provincial People’s Government as well as its industrial and business circles to give full play to its role as a bridge to provide high-quality economic and trade promotion platforms, offer comprehensive quality services, and help domestic and foreign enterprises to seize opportunities for cooperation, so as to elevate regional economic cooperation in Northeast Asia to a new level, and make greater contributions to the world economic recovery and to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Zhang Guoqing, Secretary of Liaoning Provincial Party Committee, attended the opening ceremony. Liu Ning, Deputy Secretary of Liaoning Provincial Party Committee and Governor of Liaoning Province; Wang Bingnan, China’s Vice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce of PRC; Jang Ha-sung, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to China, and Wang Jiang, President of Bank of China, attended the event and delivered speeches.
Hosted by the People’s Government of Liaoning Province, and with the theme of “Sharing new opportunities for development and opening a new chapter for cooperation in Northeast Asia”, the fair gathered nearly 3,000 delegates from China’s 15 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, and saw the signing of 137 projects whose contract value totals 380.5 billion RMB.