Xu Kunlin, Governof of east China's Jiangsu province, urged the province to make every effort to stabilize foreign trade and foreign investment and promote consumption, promote high-level opening up, speed up the construction of a two-way opening hub with world cohesion, and provide strong support for Jiangsu to take the lead and make a demonstration in promoting the Chinese path to modernization. He made the remarks when going on an inspection tour to the Provincial Department of Commerce on Wednesday.
Xu Kunlin said that opening up is a distinct symbol and bright foundation of Jiangsu by constantly shaping new advantages of an open economy in the new journey, which has made it necessary for the Department of Commerce to strengthen forward-looking thinking and overall planning, make great efforts to forge strengths and fill weaknesses, continuously expand new space and new momentum, and make greater contributions in the course of accelerating the construction of an open and strong province.
He requested the Department of Commerce to closely monitor the annual targets and tasks, seize the last month, concentrate resources from all aspects to tap into potentials, continue to promote the recovery of foreign trade, maintain stability and promote excellence in foreign investment, and steadily recover consumption, and make every effort to strive for the best results.
The governor urged various parts of the province to strengthen trade cooperation with countries and regions along the "Belt and Road", promote Jiangsu-based enterprises to optimize their global layout, promote cross-border e-commerce breakthroughs, support enterprises to build overseas warehouses in key markets and key areas, accelerate the pace of digital trade development, enhance the cluster effect of service trade development, and constantly expand the space for business development.
Xu Kunlin urged all regions in Jiangsu to continuously optimize the business environment, actively benchmark against international first-class standards, give full play to the role of the free trade pilot zone as platforms, steadily expand institutional openness in rules, regulations, management, standards, and other aspects, and create new advantages in Jiangsu's opening up to the outside world.