Open Governance
China (Sichuan)-Japan Economic and Trade Matchmaking Held in Shanghai

  On November 6, China (Sichuan)-Japan Economic and Trade Matchmaking, also the Activities of China International Import Expo was held in Shanghai. This activity has set up a platform for cooperation and exchanges between Sichuan Province and Japan, aiming to achieve in-depth cooperation and consolidate the relationship with Japan that established upon economic and trade cooperation, thus to further promote opening up, collaboration, mutual benefit and win-win result.

  Eighteen business associations and senior representatives from world Top 500 enterprises, including Japan External Trade Organization, Japan-China Economic Association, HITACHI, and Mitsubishi Corporation, attended the event. Guests gave speeches on several topics, including "New opportunity for Sichuan to develop and Japanese corporations' vision of investment", "The way for new economic industry in Japan to develop in Sichuan", "'Wisdom-based' intelligence in Sichuan: strategy and measures", and "International business environment in Sichuan and establishment of new relationship between politics and commerce".

  Guests came to consensus that against the background that Sichuan has been building modern industry system featuring "Five pillar industry Plus Digital economy", both sides are looking forward to embracing tremendous opportunities for cooperation as Japan owns reinforced manufacturing industry and thriving new industry. Two sides will further promote cooperation on industry and technology in the fields of equipment manufacturing, artificial intelligence, internet, big data, and biological medicine, work jointly to establish industrial cooperative park, expand market and bring economic and trade cooperation to a new high. Besides, two sides will also strive for more collaborations on tourism, culture and education, technological innovation and financial development, thus blaze a new trail for win-win cooperation.

  In recent years, as the conversation between Sichuan and Japan gets more closer and frequent, Sichuan has become a major province in western China for having numerous cooperation with Japan, and is among the highest in the central and western regions of China in terms of investment and trade with Japan. A regular dialogue and exchange mechanism is also actively explored in Sichuan, and the China (Sichuan)-Japan Economic Cooperation Consultative Committee has been established this year.

  Vice Governor Li Yunze attended the event and delivered a speech.

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