CE attends opening of China International Import Expo in Shanghai

Opening ceremony of the 2nd CIIE is held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

The Chief Executive, Mr Chui Sai On, today attended the opening of the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) where the President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the launch ceremony.

CIIE was opened this morning at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. Mr Chui introduced to the President Xi the Macao exhibition area - “Macao Hub” - and briefed him the latest development of Macao.

The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Mr Leong Vai Tac, and the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Mr Tam Chon Weng, were invited guests at the opening ceremony. Both of them also attended today parallel sessions of the 2nd Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum.

CIIE, which is being staged from 5 to 10 November in Shanghai, is the world's first import-themed, national-level expo.

The Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government has set up a Macao exhibition area – titled “Macao Hub” – within the China Pavilion of the Expo’s Country Pavilion for Trade and Investment.

The “Macao Hub” exhibition area seeks to make use of CIIE as an international platform, in order to demonstrate – at the moment the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Macao SAR is being celebrated – the successful implementation in Macao of the “One country, two systems” principle; and the policy support for Macao from the Central Government.

Macao’s organising of exhibition booths at CIIE also helps promote Macao’s positioning as a world centre of tourism and leisure, as well as its role as a commercial and trade cooperation service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries (collectively known as “Centre and Platform” policies); and the city’s consistent role as an important gateway between China and the rest of the world.

The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) and the Cultural Industry Fund have also made arrangements for a number of local industries to participate in the Enterprise and Business Exhibition at CIIE.

The Secretary-General of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Mr Wang Xindong, has accompanied the Macao SAR delegation as a guest.

Other delegation members include: the Chief-of-Office of the Chief Executive’s Office, Ms O Lam; the Director of the Policy Research and Regional Development Bureau, Mr Mi Jian, the Director of the Government Information Bureau, Mr Chan Chi Ping; and the Director of the Protocol, Public Relations and External Affairs Office, Ms Lei Ut Mui.

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