Shanghai, 5th Nov. 2020
More than 2,600 companies worldwide, including both old friends of the past two expos and new comers, flocked to this year’s CIIE.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said in his keynote speech via video at the CIIE opening ceremony late Wednesday, China will steadfastly expand all-around opening up and explore more efficient ways to connect domestic and foreign markets and share factors of production and resources.
“Our aim is to turn the Chinese market into a market for the world, a market shared by all and a market accessible to all,” Xi said. “This way, we will be able to bring more positive energy to the global community.”
“When the world economic landscape has undergone profound changes, and we feel the Chinese government’s determination and power of action to promote continuous improvement in the business environment and create market opportunities,” Anna Pawlak-Kuliga, CEO and president of IKEA China, said after watching Xi’s speech.
Deuk-Kyu Hwang, president of China Samsung, appreciated China’s support for its recovery. He noted that its 20 manufacturing plants in China all quickly returned to normal operations after resuming work and production.
“Twenty-two charter flights with about 5,000 Samsung engineers entered China through the China-South Korea Fast Track to ensure the implementation of Samsung’s newly invested projects in China,” Hwang said.