Press Briefing for the 11th China-lac Business Summit
On March 28, the press briefing for the 11th China- LAC Business Summit was held in the presidential palace in Uruguay. Raúl Fernando Sendic Rodríguez, Vice President of Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Minister of Foreign Relations of Uruguay, Dong Xiaojun, Chinese ambassador to Uruguay and Lei Hong, Deputy Director- General of CCPIT Department of International Relations attended the event. Nearly 20 international and domestic media were also in attendance.
Sendic said it is a great honor that Uruguay was hosting the 11th ChinaLAC Business Summit. The Uruguayan government is fully supportive of the event and endeavors to expand cooperation with China on this occasion. The summit will be a new chapter for Sino-latin American cooperation.
Novoa said that China is the largest trade partner of Uruguay. It is of great significance for his country to host the summit. He hopes that Uruguay could be a gateway for Chinese enterprises in the access to Latin American market. exchanged ideas about the CCPIT-ACBC cooperation and the promotion of the development of Sino-australian trade relations.
The just- concluded Australia- China Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum achieved success, Jiang said. Leaders of both countries delivered keynote speeches, which has shown both sides attach importance to Sino-australia trade cooperation and new cooperation potentials between the CCPIT and ACBC.
Jiang conveyed his gratitude to President Brumby for his well- organized forum. Jiang added that the CCPIT and ACBC have, for a long time, maintained friendly and close cooperation relations. The two institutions jointly hosted economic and trade exchange events on important occasions for a number of times, which has contributed to furthering Sino-australian economic and trade ties.
Scania AB, Michelin, etc. attended the meeting. The major topic for discussion was the requests of European enterprises for the further improvement of China’s investment environment, following the “Notice Concerning Several Measures for Expanding Opening-up and Actively Utilizing Foreign Capital” (hereinafter as the “Notice”) and revised “Catalogue of Industries for Guiding Foreign Investment”. CCPIT Vice Chairman Wang Jinzhen and EUCCC Vice President Bertrand de la Noue were in attendance.
Wang Jinzhen said, in the Report on the Work of the Government at the Fourth Session of the Twelfth National People’s Congress in 2016, that the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promised that China’s investment environment will become even more fair, transparent, and predictable. The notice indicates that China is determined to further expand opening-up and intensify reform to streamline administration, delegate more powers, improve regulation and provide better services.