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We've noted that the 22nd China International Fair for Investment and Trade opened officially this morning. Could you brief us on this year's CIFIT?(2022-09-08)

The 22nd CIFIT will be held between September 8 and 11 in Xiamen, Fujian. Under the theme of “Global Development: Sharing Digital Opportunities, Investing in a Green Future”, this year’s CIFIT aims to strengthen its three functions of two-way investment promotion, release of authoritative information and discuss over investment trends and build itself into a quality international and professional platform.

As an international platform, this year’s CIFIT implements the Global Development Initiative in earnest, and highlights regional economic coordination and development and multilateral and bilateral trade and economic exchanges. Over 160 important guests including leaders, ministers and diplomatic envoys of relevant countries, heads of international organizations, representatives of foreign investment promotion agencies and chambers of commerce, and senior management of multinational corporations have been invited to attend the events. In order to make the International Investment Forum more influential and professional, a model of 1+2+1 was adopted for the first time, with one keynote forum focusing on international investment hotspots and trends, two seminars on digital economy and green chemical industry and the Gulangyu Forum on exchanges between Chinese and foreign investment promotion agencies, business communities and local governments. The Silk Road Maritime International Cooperation Forum, BRICS Sustainable Investment Forum and RCEP Cooperation Forum were also held concurrently.

In terms of specialization, this CIFIT offers 120,000 square meters of exhibition and 13 professional exhibition areas around three sections: investment promotion, industrial innovation and project-investor matchmaking. Among them, an area of 26,000 square meters for project-investor matchmaking and an exhibition area of China's popular investment destinations are established in an innovative manner, and an efficient matchmaking platform for local governments and foreign-invested enterprises, projects and investors are built. During the event, more than 30 investment and project matchmaking events will be held, and roadshows will be hosted for around 1,000 projects. At the same time, we will continue to optimize CIFIT on the cloud for the integration and complementarity of online and on-site matchmaking negotiations. In particular, following the trend of cutting-edge digital technologies, a special series of MetaVerse events will be held to create immersive and interactive scenarios.

In terms of brands, this CIFIT focused on hot topics such as digital economy, green and low-carbon development and cross-border industrial investment, and launched four series of brand activities, namely, the 2022 Chinese and Foreign Investment Promotion Agencies Conference, Green Development for companies "Going Global", Green China--Summit on International Cooperation of Low-carbon Industry, and Leading China--Conference on Emerging Industry Investment and Financing Cooperation. During CIFIT, authoritative information such as China Foreign Investment Statistics Bulletin 2022, China Foreign Investment Report 2022, Foreign Investment Guide of China (2022 Edition) and Country Development Report for Chinese-invested Enterprises will also be released.

Friends from the media are welcome to actively follow and participate in this CIFIT. Thank you.