ACC Representatives Attended the Opening Ceremony of 2019 Smart China Expo and the Big Data & Smart Technology Summit
Source: ASEAN-China Centre
Time: 2019-Sep-10 14:42

On 26 August 2019,the opening ceremony of 2019 Smart China Expo (SCE) and the Big Data & Smart Technology Summit were held in Chongqing.

Mr. Liu He, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Chinese Vice Premier, read out a congratulatory message from Chinese President Xi Jinping and deliver a speech. Liu He said that the message fully demonstrated the great importance the President attaches to the development of the intelligent industry, and identified the direction for the sector's healthy development. China's intelligent industry is emerging as a new economic growth point. To promote the sector's development, efforts must be made on building a good industrial ecology, consolidating the technological foundation, promoting industrial integration, intensifying the training and incentives of professionals, strengthening legal regulation and enhancing international cooperation.

Mr. Chen Min'er, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee, warmly welcomed the participants. He said that Chongqing has a unique and important role in China's regional development and opening-up. He looked forward to jointly promoting the development of smart industry with friends from all countries in the world and developing the "new Blue Ocean" of digital economy.

Mr. Tang Liangzhi, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee and Mayor of Chongqing, presided over the opening ceremony. Mr. Lee Juyoung, Deputy Speaker of National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, and Mr. Jorge Lacão, First Vice Speaker of Portugal, attended the ceremony and delivered speeches. About 800 people attended the opening ceremony, including leaders of international organizations, representatives of diplomatic missions in China, leaders of ministries and provinces in China, experts and scholars from home and abroad, representatives of business associations, enterprises and the news media.

After the opening ceremony, Mr. Vladimir Norov, Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs of Singapore, Mr. Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade of UK, Mr. Ma Yun, Co-Chairman of the United Nations High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation as well as CEOs of tech giants including Intel, SK, Tencent, Baidu, Lenovo and Xiaomi delivered keynote speeches at the Big Data Intelligence Summit. The speakers focused on the global division of labour and cooperation in the digital age and discussed the opportunities and challenges of the digital economy and the development driven by the new generation of artificial intelligence.

The expo is co-organized by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China Association for Science and Technology, and the Chongqing Municipal Government. With the theme of "Smart Technology: Empowering Economy, Enriching Life", the SCE 2019 covered an exhibition area of 210,000 square meters and attracted over 843 companies from 28 countries and regions. Altogether 46 forums were held, including the International Cooperation Conference on Digital Silk Road, the 2nd Industrial Internet Summit and the 5G Smart Technology Summit. Mr. Guo Chuanwei, Director of Trade and Investment Division of ACC, was invited to attend the opening ceremony and related activities.

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