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-4th China-Central and Eastern European Countries (Cangzhou) Cooperation Forum for Small and Medium Enterprises, held in North China Province
CANGZHOU, China, Dec. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The 4th China-Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) (Cangzhou) Cooperation Forum for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) kicked off on Dec. 15 in Cangzhou, China China's north China's Hebei province, the Cangzhou municipal government announced.
The forum, under the theme "New China-CEEC Cooperation Opportunities, New Future for SMEs", is co-sponsored by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and Hebei Province, with the support of the CEEC Secretariat.
Hebei Governor Wang Zhengpu delivered a welcoming speech at the forum. He stated that the China-CEEC (Cangzhou) Cooperation Zone serves as an essential window for opening up to CEECs. It is the first SME cooperation zone in China exclusively for CEECs.
"We sincerely welcome all friends from home and abroad to invest in Hebei," Wang said, adding that the province attaches great importance to realistic cooperation with CEECs and constantly puts forward new highlights in pursuit of a multifaceted cooperation.
Thanks to previous preparations and negotiations, this forum has achieved 105 cooperation agreements with a total contractual investment of 136.769 million yuan (about 19.5 billion US dollars), ranging from equipment manufacturing, new materials, new energy, trade abroad, educational cooperation, etc.
The cooperation forum serves as a communication platform for Chinese SMEs and CEECs, thus deepening their cooperation in various fields. It is truly an inclusive, high-level, influential and competitive platform for both parties.
The China-CEEC SME Cooperation Forum (Cangzhou) has been successfully held for three consecutive years since 2018, with a total investment of 31.689 million yuan (about 4.52 billion US dollars), 48 cooperation memorandums and 53 agreement agreements. cooperation achieved.
At the northern starting point of the "Old Maritime Silk Road" and with the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal running through the entire city, Cangzhou has been known for its prosperous trade and exchange since ancient times.
Recently, Cangzhou has made efforts to promote a favorable business environment for foreign companies by creating international financial services and enhancing an efficient and transparent administrative environment. The city's GDP exceeded 400 billion yuan (about US$57 billion) in 2021, ranking 66th in the country.
Taking the opportunity of the China-CEEC (Cangzhou) Cooperation Forum for SMEs, Cangzhou City and Hebei Province will continue to carry out in-depth cooperation with CEEC enterprises. The city and the province will provide high-calibre support services and an optimal business environment, to facilitate more cooperation projects to be established here.
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