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Premier Li appreciates overseas engagement at Canton Fair


Beijing, 18 April 2024 (TDI): Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Wednesday held a symposium with the overseas buyers attending the 135th session of the China Import and Export Fair, Canton Fair, in Guangzhou. 

The participants during the symposium talked about the experience in strengthening cooperation with China through the Canton Fair.  

They also expressed that the fair has long played an important role in promoting trade exchanges and bilateral relations between China and other countries. 

Furthermore, the overseas representatives said that they are full of confidence in the prospects of China’s economic development.  

Moreover, they underlined Canton Fair as a platform to continue expanding business in China, also to make positive contributions to the promotion of free trade and the maintenance of global supply chain stability. 

The participants also provided opinions and suggestions on developing the circular and green economies, on optimizing the business environment in China, and on strengthening people-to-people exchanges between China and foreign countries. 

Premier Li appreciated the long term and active participation of the overseas buyers in the Canton Fair, along with their vigorous economic and trade cooperation with China. 

He highlighted that many overseas enterprises have made connections with China through the Canton Fair and showed growth along with China’s development. 

Moreover, the premier said that China will steadfastly open wider to the outside world at a high level and promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation. 

In fact, history of the Canton Fair is a history of companies from all over the world sharing China’s opportunities and achieving mutual benefits, and a microcosm of China’s continuous opening-up and active integration into the international market. 

China will continue to inject stability into global trade and the world economy with the certainty of its own development and provide broader space for the development of enterprises from all countries. 

Premier Li said that overseas enterprises have long been making positive contributions to promoting economic and trade cooperation between China and the world, to connecting Chinese manufacturing and overseas markets. 

It is expected that overseas enterprises will continue to explore the Chinese market, expand business in China, share more in the opportunities brought by China’s huge market demand, opening-up and development, and act as ambassadors of friendship. 

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He noted that China will promote the alignment of high-standard international economic and trade rules, continue expanding market access, and ensure foreign-funded enterprises receive equal treatment to their domestic peers.  

Lastly, he said that China will also strengthen service guarantees for foreign investment and intellectual property protection, earnestly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of foreign companies in China. 

It also added to provide more support and convenience for international businesspeople and foreigners living and working in China. 

Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul is pursuing BS International Relations from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The arenas of diplomacy and foreign policy intrigue him to delve deep into analyzing the broader scenario of global affairs. Besides, the author is also exploring the field of media and journalism.

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