On July 6th, the Symposium of CCPIT Eastern China and Symposium for Foreign-invested Enterprises were held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Zhang Shenfeng, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), chaired the meeting and delivered a speech.
Zhang Shenfeng said that foreign-invested enterprises have played an important role in China's reform and opening-up. The CPC Central Committee and the State Council attach great importance to the utilization of foreign investment. It is a major task entrusted by the CPC and the state to set up task forces to serve foreign-invested enterprises in the CCPIT and its sub-councils in order to promptly collect and relay their demands. It is also an important starting point for trade promotion practitioners to serve foreign-invested enterprises and help stabilize foreign trade and investment. Eastern China is one of the regions experiencing the most vibrant economic development and the top destination for foreign direct investment. Bringing into being task forces in CCPIT Eastern China is a timely measure and initial results have been achieved with swift actions. The next step for the CCPIT is to further enhance its political stance, take the initiative to shoulder responsibilities, and strive to become a model and pacesetter in attracting, securing, stabilizing and enriching businesses. Also, it is important to resolve difficulties and problems faced by foreign enterprises and boost their confidence in developing in China.
Delegates from 9 CCPIT sub-councils, including those in Zhejiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Shandong, as well as representatives of some foreign-invested enterprises in Hangzhou, attended the symposiums.