The Inclusive Society Institute (ISI) led an economic delegation to China with the objective of gaining a deeper understanding of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Special Economic Zones regime of China.
The delegation attended the Belt and Road CEO Conference that was held on 17 October 2023 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. The conference was addressed by a number of high-level speakers including China’s Vice Premier, He Lifeng.
The Beijing Declaration of the Belt and Road CEO Conference captured five principles:
Adhering to openness and cooperation
Deepening connectivity cooperation
Adhering to green development
Promoting cooperation in the digital economy
Adhering to lawful operation and fulfilling…[of enterprises] social responsibility
The delegation then travelled to the cities of Xian and Baoji in the Shaanxi province where they inter alia met with the President of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shaanxi province, Madame Ma Yuhong.
And in Baoji the CCPIT hosted a Business Seminar, which focussed on Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Baoji. They also arranged a tour of a number of industries located within the SEZs..