On 19 April 2017, the ASEAN ten member states’ journalists of the third report trip themed “China-ASEAN Jointly Building 21st Century Maritime Silk Road” made field visits in Changsha on facilities of trade, logistics, culture and education, and the local socio-economic development.
In Heung Kong · Gaoling Global Trading Centre, Mr. Chen Lixin, Executive General Manager, and other management of the centre discussed with ASEAN journalists. They cited that Changsha possess the geographical advantages not only as the starting point of Hunan-Europe Express Line, but also as the regional transportation hub. The centre is located at the only national level logistic park of Hunan that equips with rail port, road port, waterway port, bonded area, production and manufacturing parks, and so on. The centre launched trail operation in May 2016 and would finish construction in next five years. When the construction is completed, the centre will become the largest market cluster with all industries in central China including over 60 modules such as furniture stores, food stores and miscellaneous commodities stores. The centre offers preferential policies such as rent-free for one to five years, and sincerely welcomes all foreign businesses including those from ASEAN countries.
During the visit to Xiangjiang – Gaoling International Trade City, ASEAN journalists paid great attention to the ASEAN commodity pavilion where they learn about the rich diversity of ASEAN products, tariffs structure, and the convenience of direct sales and purchases. The leaders of the centre expected the reports and publicities of ASEAN journalists could increase the popularity of the centre, and attract more enterprises from ASEAN countries to start business in the centre.
At YES Tech Company, the management introduced that Yes Tech, established in 2001, holds 65 patents, and ranks the largest and most advanced optoelectronic enterprise in China, which makes it China’s leading standardised manufacturer of full colour LED screen. The enterprise’s products are sold so far away to over 80 countries including ASEAN, and gained prestige in such international events as London Summer Olympic Games, Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Brazil World Cup, Milan World Expo and Inchon Asian Games.
During the stay in Changsha, ASEAN journalists also visited Yuelu Academy with over one thousand years’ history, learn about the planning and construction of Changsha, and appreciated Hunan’s historical and cultural richness, and socio-economic dynamism.
ACC Secretary-General Yang and Deputy Editor-in-Chief Zhao accompanied the visit. The journalist of China Central Television, China Daily, China Radio International, and local media of Hunan also joined the trip and conducted interviews.