On August 17th and 18th, 2022, the Chinese Listed Companies to Build the Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum 2022 was successfully held in Chengdu, Sichuan. This event was led by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and jointly hosted by the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, the People’s Government of Sichuan Province, and the World Trade Centers Association，organized by China Association for Public Companies, China Chamber of International Commerce and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council.
This event is aimed to promote the high-quality development of the “Belt and Road”, and to promote the establishment of closer partnerships between the national listed companies and the “Belt and Road” countries’ industrial and commercial circles.
In the face of the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” has made an important contribution to the global anti-epidemic cooperation and economic recovery, and has conveyed confidence and strength to the international community. With the theme of “Sharing Opportunities and Embracing the Future”, this forum invited representatives from domestic listed companies, scientific research institutes, financial institutions, embassies and consulates in China, and overseas business associations to participate in the forum, conducting discussions and exchanges on themes such as promoting common prosperity and green development.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Wu Meng, Director General , Department of Bilateral Cooperation Department,CCOIC. Attending leaders and guests included :
Zhang Shenfeng, Vice Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Yang Xingping, Vice Governor , People’s Government of Sichuan Province,
Qiu Xiaoping, Vice Chairman ,All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (video)
Song Zhiping, Chairman, China Association for Public Companies
Robin Van Puyenbroeck, Executive Director,World Trade Center Association (video)
Ms.Analisa Low,Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in China (video)
Mr. Mhd.Hasanein Khaddam ,Ambassador ,Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in China(video).
Yingke Law Firm International Founding Partner Yang Lin was invited to be the host of the forum on the theme of Enterprise Clash: Playing the Leading Role of Listed Comppanies, Going out Together for the Joint Construction of the “Belt and Road”. The guests who participated in this session were:
Ding Aihui,Kingdee Strategic Partner , PWC Partner
Jing Hui,General Manager Assistant,Yunnan Energy New Material Co., Ltd.
Li Zhuwen, Sustainable Development Director, China International Marine Containers(Group)Ltd.
Hu Wanling, Board Secretary and Vice President,Houpu Clean Energy Group Co., Ltd.
Dong Haitao, Research and Development Director,Qingdao Eastsoft Communication Technology Co.,Ltd.
Wu Jing, Vice General Manager, Chengdu Guibao Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
Cao Liangbo, Overseas Sales Director, Sichuan Realhoub Special Fibre Co., Ltd.
Feng Gang,Vice General Manger, Sichuan Power Transmission Project Co., Ltd.
Liao Liangbin,Vice General Manager, China National Chemical Engineering &Construction Corporation Seven,Ltd
In the opening speech, Lawyer Yang Lin pointed out that the “Belt and Road” Initiative proposed by the President Xi Jinping in 2013 has achieved remarkable achievements and has become a global economic cooperation platform guided by ideas, cooperation mechanisms and practical projects. During the 2018 and 2019 United Nations South-South Cooperation Expo held in Antalya, Turkey and the United Nations Headquarters in New York, BRI and SDG, also known as, the “Belt and Road” Initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals, have been mentioned many times. As of the beginning of June this year, China has signed more than 200 cooperation documents on the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” with 149 countries and 32 international organizations. Numerous Chinese enterprises have infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, bridges, power stations, and projects in finance, manufacturing, agriculture, digital technology and other industries in the countries along the “Belt and Road”，contributing to the realization of facility connectivity, unimpeded trade, and people-to-people contacts.
During the two-hour interview, the guests shared the experiences, risks and opportunities, and planning during their investments and trades in countries along the “Belt and Road” based on their respective sectors. Lawyer Yang Lin also interacted with the speakers and put forward pertinent suggestions based on her rich experience in foreign-related legal services. The interview was highly praised by the participants.
During the forum, Liu Lei, Executive Vice Chairman of the China Association for Public Companies, released two achievements, 2022 Selected Cases of China’s Listed Companies Jointly Building the “Belt and Road” Initiative and White Paper：Chinese Listed Companies to Build and Belt and Road Initiative 2021, providing references for enterprises participating in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”. Between them, the “White Paper” is based on the first market-wide survey conducted by the China Association of Listed Companies and the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges on the status quo of listed companies participating in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”. The characteristics and trends of relevant business development were deeply analyzed, and the fruitful achievements of Chinese listed companies’ “going out” were comprehensively displayed.
Fan Jun, Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council hosted the theme forum on the topic of Meeting Challenges, Embracing the Future, Building the “Belt and Road” for Common Prosperity.The guests in this session included:
Wang Chuanfu, Deputy General Manager, Sichuan Road &Bridge Co., Ltd.
Dr. Khaled Hanafy, Secretary General,Union of Arab Chambers
Luo Yuze,Research Fellow,Deputy.,Director-General of Foreign Economic Relations Department,Development Research Center of the State Council of PRC.
Luan Guangfu,President, Chint Group
Reda Oudghiri Idrissi.Minister Counsellor and Head of the Economic&Commercial Section, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco
Xiong Lixin,Vice General Manager, Powerchina International Group Limited
Kiran Patel, Senior Director,China-Britan Business Council
Zhong Ning,Vice General Manager,Overseas Development Department,China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings Co.. Ltd
Opening cooperation, Joint Innovation, Building the “Belt and Road” to Lead Green Development theme forum was hosted by Sichuan Television Station host Lu Yaodong. The guests in this session included:
Zhang Jianyu,Executive President,BRI Green Development Institute(BRIGDI)
– Gadi Harpaz.Consul GeneralConsulate General of State of Israel in
Wang Yuechun,Chaiman of the SupervisoryBoardSichuan Changhong Electric Co..Ltd.
Song Shuang,General Manager,Changan International Corporation Mehdi Larak, President of China of La Confedération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc, President of Morocco-China Business Council Feng Xiaohui,General Manager Overseas Business Department New Hope Liuhe Co.,Ltd.
Deng Bingchao,Chief Accountant and Board Secretary,Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Inc.
Joe, General Manager of China, Quara Holding