“Forum on Industrial Zone Economy and Globalization”Started Successfully

On October 21, 2015, the opening ceremony of “Forum on Industrial Zone Economy and Globalization” was held at Wen Jin International Hotel. Officers and guests from the Counselors’ Office of the State Council, Center for International Cooperation (National Development and Reform Commission), World Bank, and China-Africa TEDA Investment Co., Ltd., witnessed and celebrated this memorable moment.

“Forum on Industrial Zone Economy and Globalization” was initiated by counselor Lin Yifu and Tang Min, and researcher Zuo Xiaolei, from the Counselors’ Office of the State Council, which received high attention and positive responses from the School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University. Under the guidance of “One Belt and One Road” policy of focusing on developing the trade-industrial zones, this forum aims at building a communication platform for the information of development and construction of foreign industrial zones, integrating resources of enterprise, research institutes, and government departments, and provides intellectual support for national policies making.

The opening ceremony was hosted by deputy dean of the School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Li Zhengfeng. Professor Li Zhengfeng introduced some background information briefly and congratulated on the opening of the forum. Then, the officers gave speeches respectively and expressed their expectations for the forum.

Professor Xie Weihe, the deputy director of the Commission of University Affairs, and the special researcher of Counselors’ Office of the State Council, expressed that a new pattern would be established during China’s economic development, therefore, China would come up with new measures when cooperating with the world. We should also provide new thoughts, strategies, and patterns along with the new world pattern. He also expressed his expectation for this forum since many specialists have come together today to offer ideas and suggestions for the development of China’s industrial zone economy and globalization.

Tang Huadong, the deputy director of the second-ranking office of the Counselors’ Office of the State Council, said that the Counselors’ Office of the State Council promoted this forum by grasping the historic opportunity of international productivity cooperation. The document issued by the General Office of the Central Committee on strengthening the construction of National Think Tank mentioned that the Counselors’ Office of the State Council should be actively involved in activities of Think Tank and offer advice and suggestions for the development of our country. As the first forum promoted by the Counselors’ Office, the “Forum on Industrial Zone Economy and Globalization” has significant meanings.

Counselor Tang Min from the Counselors’ Office of the State Council reviewed the background information of this forum and wished that this forum could combine large-scale communications with seminars following the lead of enterprises. Meanwhile, a distinctive and proper report should be published every year to help arrange thoughts. The Counselors’ Office of the State Council will give this forum full support for its development. Counselor Zuo Xiaolei also expressed that the Counselors’ Office would help enterprises to establish more policies for the construction of industrial zones.

The party secretary of the School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Shi Zhiqin introduced the basic information of the School of Social Sciences and said that the opening ceremony of the “Forum on Industrial Zone Economy and Globalization” was successfully held with the help and concern of the Counselors’ Office of the State Council and Tsinghua University, with the joint efforts of the faculty and students of the School of Social Sciences.

Associate professor Tang Xiaoyang from Department of International Relations, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, elaborated the ideas and design of “Forum on Industrial Zone Economy and Globalization”. Then she had a full discussion with other participants. The officers from the Counselors’ Office of the State Council took note of the remarks carefully.

The opening ceremony of the “Forum on Industrial Zone Economy and Globalization” was successfully completed at 12:30 p.m.