Background

The year 2012 ushered the third decade of the China-ASEAN relations and marked the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Framework Agreement on Comprehe-
nsive Economic Cooperation between ASEAN and China
and the Year of China-ASEAN Science and Technology Cooperation. Over the past nine years, thanks to the joint efforts of China and the 10 ASEAN member states, the CAEXPO has scored remarkable outcomes and played an important role as a platform for broad consensus, diverse exchanges and closer cooperation. The 9th CAEXPO, with "mutual benefits and win-win results for common development" as the theme, aimed to facilitate the development of CAFTA and connectivity between the two sides, to promote the good-neighborly relations through all-dimensional cooperation, so as to make new contribution to enriching the China-ASEAN strategic partnership.

Great Success on Business

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Highlights

  • The year 2012 celebrated the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between ASEAN and China and the Year of China-ASEAN Science and Technology Cooperation. With science and technology cooperation as the theme, the 9th CAEXPO arranged the China-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation, the Forum on China-ASEAN Free Trade Area and other 10 high-end conferences/forums.

  • The ASEAN Coffee Exhibition (the first-ever professional exhibition for the ASEAN countries), Invest in ASEAN: Promotion Conference on ASEAN Industrial Parks and image display of ASEAN industrial parks were arranged during the 9th CAEXPO for the very first time.

  • Myanmar, as the Country of Honor of the 9th CAEXPO, arranged diverse promotion programs during the fair period, including inaugural ceremonies of the Pavilion of Cities of Charm and the Pavilion of Commodity Trade of Myanmar, Roundtable Dialogue between Myanmar State Leader and Chinese CEOs, Myanmar Investment Seminar and arts performance.

  • Cities of Charm of the 9th CAEXPO: Guangzhou (China), Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Darussalam), Battambang (Cambodia), Bengkulu (Indonesia), Khammoun (Lao PDR), Kuantan (Malaysia), Yatanarpon (Myanmar), San Fernando (Philippines), Singapore, Chiangmai (Thailand) and Nha Trang (Vietnam).

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