On 22 April 2017, the reporting trip themed “China-ASEAN Jointly Building 21st Century Maritime Silk Road” arrived in Nanchang for visiting Xiaolan Economic and Technical Development Zone, Jiangling Motors Corporation and Just Numerical Control Technology Company to learn about Nanchang’s industrial development. H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), Mme. Zhao Jun, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of China Report Magazine, Mr. Lin Dajian, Director of International Publicity Division of Information Office of Nanchang Municipal Government, Mr. Liu Li, Deputy Director of Publicity Department of Nanchang Municipal Party Committee, and Mr. Vithit Powattanasuk, Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC, attended the event. Journalists of People’s Daily, Xinhua News Agency, China Central Television, China Daily, and Jiangxi Radio and TV Station also joined the trip to conduct interviews.
Xiaolan Economic and Technical Development Zone was established in 2002. It was upgraded to provincial level in 2006 and national level in 2012. The zone is continuing to build a green industrial system focusing on advanced manufacturing and modern services, transforming and improving traditional strong industries of vehicle and its parts, food and beverage, medicine and medical instrument, developing strategic emerging industries of biomedicine, integrated circuit and cultural creativity. In 2016, the zone’s total value of output and income of main business both exceeded RMB 100 billion. In the zone, over 2,200 enterprises are settled among which over 40 are world top 500 companies.
Jiangling Motors Corporation owns three manufacturing bases in China. In 2016, the corporation gained RMB 26.6 billion through selling 281 thousand complete cars. In recent years, the corporation actively expanded its market in ASEAN, and deepened cooperation with ASEAN countries, as a result of which, the corporate has sold nearly 20,000 complete cars and component packages. The corporate also kept close cooperation with Chinese “going global” enterprises in projects of transportation, infrastructure development and so on.
Just Numerical Control Technology Company is a high-tech enterprise that dedicates itself to continuously innovating intelligent manufacturing and improving service mode. The main businesses include manufacturing precision parts of numerical control, processing aerospace and automobile parts, developing and manufacturing middle and high end numerical control equipment, and developing, designing and manufacturing flexible automatic production line. After several years’ development, the products have been recognized and applied by markets. With the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, the company is expected to render more and better products and services to ASEAN countries.
All three enterprises’ management discussed with the delegation, and opined that this trip would increase the popularity of their enterprises. They also hoped that the media reports of the ASEAN media delegation would enable ASEAN countries to learn more about their enterprises and further strengthen cooperation with them. ASEAN journalists carefully listened to the introduction and asked questions on such issues as the enterprises’ plan in ASEAN countries, the market shares of products and after-sales services of products. The management responded all the questions in a warm atmosphere.