Original title: Explore the Shaoxing Manufacturing Pavilion at the Central and Eastern Europe Expo to see through local economic and trade exchanges
China News Service, Ningbo, June 9th (Reporter Xiang Jing) From June 8th to 11th, the 2nd China-Central and Eastern European Countries Expo and International Consumer Goods Expo (hereinafter referred to as the Central and Eastern Europe Expo) was held in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. As a “neighborhood”, Shaoxing City, which is established as a manufacturing city, brought high-end manufacturing products of more than 10 companies to the exhibition. The small exhibition area can see the local economic and trade exchanges.
In recent years, the economic and trade cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries has continuously achieved new results, with bilateral trade exceeding US$100 billion for the first time in 2020. Among them, the regional cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe is in the ascendant, showing a strong momentum of development. Taking Shaoxing as an example, the total value of imports and exports between Shaoxing and Central and Eastern European countries is 7.187 billion yuan in 2020.
Shaoxing City is located in the southern wing of the Yangtze River Delta, bordering Ningbo City to the east. Shaoxing Municipal Party Committee Secretary Ma Weiguang said that as a major manufacturing and foreign trade city, Shaoxing has close economic and trade exchanges with Central and Eastern European countries. It has long shared opportunities, open cooperation, and mutual benefit with Central and Eastern European countries. At the same time, the city is committed to developing high-end equipment, In the four emerging industries of electronic information, new materials, and modern medicine, “Made in Shaoxing” continues to enter the domestic and overseas markets.
Fully biodegradable paper cups, light sports aircraft… In the exhibition hall of the Central and Eastern Europe Expo, many manufactured products with Shaoxing characteristics were unveiled, covering various categories such as textiles, machinery, and home furnishings.
“This is our second participation in the Central and Eastern Europe Expo.” Shaoxing Greenstar New Materials Co., Ltd. focuses on the research and development and industrialization of bio-based and biodegradable materials. 95% of its products are exported to Europe and the United States. “Previous exhibitions are very meaningful for the promotion of products in the Central and Eastern European market and for the company to accumulate customers in Central and Eastern Europe.”
At this exhibition, the company exhibited a newly developed fully biodegradable film bag made of corn polylactic acid, as well as disposable tableware such as paper cups and straws. “With the increasing recognition of biodegradable products by customers at home and abroad, we also hope to use the platform of the Central and Eastern Europe Expo to spread the concept of sustainable development and open up a more diversified foreign trade market.” Zhuang Wei said.
The Central and Eastern Europe Expo is like a “golden bridge” for bilateral trade between China and Central and Eastern Europe, unblocking the exchange of “good goods” between countries. It is understood that this expo has set up three major exhibition areas at the Ningbo International Convention and Exhibition Center: Central and Eastern Europe Exhibition, International Consumer Goods Exhibition and Annual Import Commodity Exhibition, with an exhibition area of about 200,000 square meters. Among them, 12 companies from Shaoxing participated in the exhibition, 26 booths, about 250 square meters.
On the side of the small exhibition area, the two white general-purpose planes parked are very eye-catching. At the scene, the trial sitting experience and interactive interpretation provided by the exhibitors attracted many merchants “onlookers”. The above-mentioned aircraft is manufactured by Wanfeng Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Wanfeng Auto Holding Group Co., Ltd. in Shaoxing.
The relevant person in charge of the company introduced that these are two “star” models, one of which is a modern and safe composite aircraft, which is favored by aviation schools and private users at home and abroad. “I hope the exhibition can “fly” for Wanfeng aircraft. Central and Eastern Europe creates more possibilities to add luster to’Made in China’.”
During the Central and Eastern Europe Expo, four foreign investment projects were formally signed with Shaoxing enterprises, with a total investment of 490 million US dollars. Among them, the largest investment is the new generation pan-semiconductor manufacturing industrial park project, which will build a solution integrating chip production, final assembly, testing, after-sales maintenance, and testing.
As the cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries enters a new stage of quality improvement and upgrading, Ma Weiguang pointed out that Shaoxing will continue to provide a good business environment and policy support for business transactions, better participate in the construction of the “Belt and Road”, and promote China-China Eastern European cooperation continues to achieve new results locally. (Finish)