Friendship and cooperation to future, mutual benefits and win-win results for new chapter

In July, Changchun is lined with trees and its scenery is beautiful. Some participants in the NDRC and US Multinational Enterprises Roundtable Meeting • Connecting City and Business (Jilin station) started their on-the-spot inspection in Changchun on July 9.

Changchun, as an old heavy industry base in the country, is home to FAW Group. New China’s first car was born here. The delegation visited the FAW Hongqi Cultural Exhibition Hall located in FAW Car Co Ltd for the first stop. The exhibition hall displays the representative models produced by Hongqi at all stages since its inception. Exhibits include China’s first car—Dongfeng Golden Dragon, the parade cars used by state leaders and more than 300 historical documents.

After visiting the FAW Hongqi Cultural Exhibition Hall, the delegation went to the China-ROK (Changchun) International Cooperation Demonstration Zone. A more open cooperation platform is the precondition for multinational enterprises to deeply participate in China’s industrial chain cooperation and to strengthen innovation cooperation, and the China-ROK (Changchun) International Cooperation Demonstration Zone has become the best model. During the inspection, the delegation visited the China-South Korea City Pavilion, the Industrial Innovation Base and Changchun Jiaoda Zengzhi Technology Innovation Center Co Ltd in the zone.

The original intention of establishing the China-ROK (Changchun) International Cooperation Demonstration Zone is to further deepen foreign cooperation with Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States and to form a new opening pattern of “home-overseas connectivity, east-west integration, and north-south linkage”. With the joint efforts of all parties, the zone has made positive progress, and a number of major projects have been implemented.

At the previous matchmaking meeting, the relevant departments made a very detailed introduction to the policies on cooperation with multinational companies and investment attraction. However, some multinational enterprises still have doubts about how the policies will be implemented. A representative of a Japanese enterprise, Mr. Liu said during the visit that the daily contact of enterprises is with the grass-roots government, and how to implement these good plans and policies is the real concern of enterprises. The enterprise representatives paid special attention to details in the inspection of the China-ROK (Changchun) International Cooperation Demonstration Zone.

Wang Qiang, executive deputy general manager of the Beihu Science Park, mainly introduced the biomedical public technology service platform, the industry guidance fund innovation platform, intellectual property ecological town and other characteristic innovation platforms jointly built by the Changchun New Area and the Beihu Science Park. He said that the revenue of the park exceeded 3 billion yuan again in 2020, and the total revenue of the park exceeded 10 billion yuan.