On the afternoon of September 12, 2018, the signing ceremony of the 15th China-ASEAN Expo (hereinafter referred to as ASEAN Expo) was held in Nanning, Guangxi.
At about 15:00 p.m., a centralized signing ceremony for international economic cooperation projects will begin. Business officials and some diplomatic officials form ASEAN countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand and from China, as well as enterprises directly under the central management and relevant departments of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, attended and witnessed the signing ceremony together with leaders such as Yan Zhichan, the standing committee member of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Party Committee and Vice Chairman of the autonomous region, Liu Muren, Vice Chairman of CPPCC of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Co-chairman of the Democratic League of Guangxi and Dean of Guangxi Institute of Socialism. Entrepreneur representatives from ASEAN, the United States, Canada, France, Spain and other countries, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and enterprises directly under the central and autonomous regions of China, leaders and guests from all relevant units and journalists, over 200 in total, attended the signing ceremony.
This year’s ASEAN Expo has organized the signing of 53 international economic cooperation projects. With the further promotion of the upgraded version of China-ASEAN Free Trade Zone, more and more enterprises participating in the construction of “The Belt and Road Initiative” and international production capacity cooperation are speeding up their “Going Global” pace with the help of the international platform of ASEAN Expo. At the signing ceremony, 16 economic cooperation projects were signed with ASEAN countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand, of which 15 were invested by Chinese enterprises overseas, contracted projects and technical cooperation projects, mainly to Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand, an increase of 8, accounting for 30.2%, and a total investment of 2.7 times the previous one. Among the cooperation projects with ASEAN, there are 13 major projects with more than US $ 50 million, accounting for 81.3%.
At 16:30 p.m., a centralized signing ceremony for domestic economic cooperation projects was held. The signing ceremony was attended and witnessed by Yan Zhichan, the standing committee member of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Vice Chairman of the autonomous region, Liu Muren, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Chairman of the Democratic League of Guangxi and Dean of Guangxi Socialist College, as well as leaders and guests from relevant provinces, enterprises directly under the central government and Guangxi municipal relevant departments. Entrepreneur representatives from Guangxi, Guangdong, Beijing, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and other 20 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and enterprises directly under the central government and autonomous regions, leaders and guests from all relevant units and journalists, more than 400 in total, attended the signing ceremony.
The signing ceremony witnessed the organization of the signing of 116 domestic economic cooperation projects, the scale and quality of the projects hit a new high, including 3 projects with more than 10 billion yuan, an increase of 2 over the previous year. The proportion of projects over 5 billion yuan (including 10 billion yuan) was 10.3%, 2.4 times that of the previous year. The proportion of projects over 1 billion yuan (including over 5 billion yuan and 10 billion yuan) was 44.8%. A number of top 500 companies in the world, top 500 companies in China and well-known enterprises in the industry, enterprises directly under the central government and listed companies, such as Sinochem Group, China Forest Farm Group Corporation, Pacific Construction Group, Transfar Group, JD, NetEase, Sunac, China TCM, Shenzhen Yitian Group, Beijing Oriental Landscape, etc. have all invested heavily. Focusing on the theme of “Building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and Building the China-ASEAN Innovation Community”, a number of intelligent manufacturing projects, such as Nanning NetEase Joint Innovation Center, Beihai Weiliu Science and Innovation Center and Guilin Shen Science and Technology Intelligent Manufacturing, and the “Double Innovation” project have become new highlights of innovation and cooperation investment.