The 15th CAEXPO & CABIS made progress in China-ASEAN cooperationThe 15th CAEXPO and the 15th CABIS made new progress in bolstering up the China-ASEAN friendly cooperation Read Details
Attendance of state leaders making the 15th CAEXPO a high-profile event as usual and pooling more consensuses11 state leaders, incumbent and former, made presence at the 15th CAEXPO, including H.E. Mr. Han Zheng, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council of China, H.E. Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, H.E. Madam Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, H.E. Mr. Hor Namhong, Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia, H.E. U Myint Swe, First Vice President of Myanmar, H.E. Mr. Somdy DOUANGDY, Deputy Prime Minister of Lao PDR, H.E. Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, H.E. Mr. Amb. Seif Ali Iddi, Second Vice President of Zanzibar of the United Republic Tanzania, H.E. Mr. Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Somsavat LENGSAVAD, former Deputy Prime Minister of Lao PDR, and H.E. Phongthep Thepkanjana, former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand. 259 ministerial officials, including 122 ones from ASEAN and other countries participated in the 15th CAEXPO.
More tangible business outcomes produced, conducive to upgrading the China-ASEAN FTA and deepening cooperation.More tangible economic outcomes were delivered. With a total exhibition area of 124,000 sqm, the 15th CAEXPO accommodated up to 6600 booths. Among them, 1594 ones were used by ASEAN (1446 booths) and other countries. Eight ASEAN countries used independent exhibition halls to showcase their own commodities and services respectively. The 15th CAEXPO totally attracted 2780 exhibiting companies, more than that of the previous session. 91 trade and investment events were held on sidelines, plus with national investment promotion seminars of the participating countries, Roundtable Meeting on Investment Cooperation, Promotion Conference on ASEAN Industrial Parks and Networking between Chinese Economic and Commercial Counselors and Chinese Entrepreneurs, etc. All these events have effectively promote business cooperation and helped get those projects off the ground.
CABIS promoted the exchanges between Chinese and ASEAN business communitiesSideline events of the 15th CABIS included the Roundtable Meeting between Cambodian Leader and Chinese CEO, the China-ASEAN Business Leaders’ Forum, the 1st Belt and Road Forum on New Economic Belt Development, the 1st Belt and Road Forum for Youth Leaders, the TV program of Dialogue on the Splendid CABIS over the Past 15 Years, the Awarding Ceremony and Dinner Marking the 15th Anniversary of the CABIS, the China-ASEAN Commercial Laws Cooperation Seminar and the China-ASEAN Forum on Cross-border E-commerce Development. These events helped the Chinese and ASEAN business communities strengthen bilateral cooperation in economy, trade, investment, connectivity, production capacity and many other fields, thus to advance the upgrading of the CAFTA and bring more benefits for the businesses and peoples of both sides.
The CAEXPO grew more influential within the region and beyondStatistics showed that 1570 journalists with 171 media came and covered the 15th CAEXPO. Among them, 611 ones with 60 media were from ASEAN and other countries. The participating media promoted the economic advantages of the ASEAN countries in building the upgraded version of the China-ASEAN FTA and the Belt and Road and the enormous opportunities thus brought. NICE TV from Cambodia, the Country of Honor of the 15th CAEXPO, conducted live broadcast on the country’s participation in the 15th CAEXPO, which is the first-ever live broadcast on the event in another country.
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