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The 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be staged in Beijing next year

On the 17th, President Xi Jinping was invited to attend the APEC CEO Summit held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and delivered a keynote speech entitled "Jointly Charting a Course Toward a Brighter Future", in which he emphasized that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an open platform for cooperation, guided by the principle of consultation and collaboration for shared benefits. It is a major and transparent initiative with which China shares opportunities and pursues common development with the rest of the world. In April next year, China will host the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, members of the Asia-Pacific business community are welcomed to this event.

 

With the coming of the nationwide BRI construction, the BRI has become a new hotspot in recent sessions of China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS). At the Fifth CIFTIS, the Belt and Road Service Trade Cooperation Forum hosted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and China Association of Trade in Services became one of the most concerned sub-forums.

 

During this event, China Association of Trade in Services released the Action Plan on National Capacity Building for the Belt and Road Industrial Development, and held a signing ceremony jointly with 10 initiation units.

 

Among the first batch signers, there are three e-commerce enterprises, namely, Alibaba, Globalegrow E-Commerce, and Jollychic. Globalegrow E-Commerce, as China's largest self-support e-commerce in cross-border export, shows an annual sales volume exceeding RMB10 billion, and Jollychic, a cross-border export e-commerce in fast growth, sees an annual sales volume over RMB5 billion.

 

The Action Plan aims to promote the BRI cooperation with innovative cooperation concepts, cooperation mechanisms and business modes. It specifically points out:


I. Initiate the establishment of the Belt and Road Service Trade Alliance to jointly discuss about and deal with new challenges.
II. Promote the construction of information infrastructure and implement digital poverty alleviation projects.
III. Advance the national capacity building of BRI participating countries through the cooperation of public and private sectors.
IV. Promote the "five-finger" collaboration with all countries with cross-border e-commerce as the point of strength.
V. Orient the city's construction towards the future demands and converge all wisdoms.
VI. Strengthen the protection of intellectual properties and promote sustainable and healthy cooperation in service trade.
VII. Formulate talent strategies to provide talent guarantee for service trade cooperation.
VIII. Hold global competitions in service design and industry solutions.