On November 27, the theme seminar “Dialogue World: Outlook for China-EU Cooperation in the Post-epidemic Era” jointly organized by the International Communication Planning Bureau of the main station, the European Latin American Regional Language Program Center and Euronews was successfully held by online video.
Co-hosted by CGTN French Channel and European News Channel, the program, with experts, scholars and business people from Belgium, France and China, focuses on topics such as “45 years of comprehensive strategic partnership between China and the European Union”, “China-EU economic and trade relations in the post-epidemic era”, “Prospects for exchanges in the humanities and media cooperation” and other topics. In-depth discussion and cloud dialogue.
Participants said that the economic complementarity between China and the EU is greater than competitiveness.
At the previous China-EU leaders’ meeting, the two sides decided to build a China-EU green partner and digital partner, and China-EU cooperation in these fields has great potential.
It is hoped that the China-EU investment agreement negotiations will be concluded as soon as possible, which will play an important role in promoting China-EU investment facilitation and global post-epidemic recovery.
In addition, representatives of the participating business community said that China’s economy is dynamic and full of confidence in the development of the Chinese market.
China’s “14th Five-Year Plan” and the construction of a new development pattern of domestic and international dual cycles will be conducive to the development and growth of European enterprises in China.
Referring to the significance and prospect of China-EU media exchanges, the guests said that the cooperation between the main station and the European news station is now a good start, and the exchange between China and Europe is very necessary.
The two sides need to promote mutual understanding through more media cooperation.
Bernard DeWitt, chairman of the Economic and Trade Commission of BiChina, said: “China’s manufacturing industry has developed very successfully. China’s new ‘five-year plan’ will bring new market opportunities to European enterprises.
Europe has high-tech advantages and a good foundation in the green field of climate change, and China and Europe have a lot of room for cooperation in these aspects.
In addition, he said, “China and Europe should understand each other and respect each other.
We should get rid of isolationism and ideological differences, so that friendly relations can continue from generation to generation. Like working together to develop a vaccine to fight the coronavirus pandemic.”
Serge de Gales, Director-General of the French Prospect and Innovation Foundation, said: “In terms of combating climate change, China and the United States and Europe can establish a common road map.
In addition, China and the EU should further exchange and cooperate in the establishment and development of smart cities. Speaking of China-EU cultural exchanges, he said, “Take France as an example, the number of Chinese tourists has increased 3.5 times in less than 10 years, and the average consumption of 1,100 euros per Chinese tourist is very large.
We hope that more Chinese people will understand French culture, and hope that more French people will understand Chinese culture and welcome the 2021 Sino-French Cultural Tourism Year together.
Ding Yifan, a professor at Beijing International Studies University and a senior researcher of Taihe Think Tank, said: “There is a lot of room for China-EU cooperation in the digital economy. The Chinese government is further opening up its capital markets, especially in some areas where both sides have common interests and consensus, such as the digital economy and the green economy.
The Chinese government has also made a commitment to set targets to reduce carbon emissions. This means that there will be large-scale investment in new technologies, so these areas will be attractive to investors in the European Union.
In addition, he stressed that “once the ongoing investment agreement negotiations between China and the EU are reached, it will further promote the investment of both sides in their respective markets”.
Meng Haowen, former president of the French Communist Chamber of Commerce in China and CEO of the Asia-Pacific region of the Saint-Gobain Group, said: “China’s economic development prospects are broad and the Chinese market is very dynamic.
We can draw this conclusion from the data of the last three quarters.
My own enterprises and most of our EU enterprises in China have experienced relatively large benefit growth since this summer. China has a strong confidence that the “double-cycle” economy adopted by China will certainly succeed.
Wu Zexian, a visiting professor at the China Diplomatic Academy, said: “China opens its market to the world, and Chinese people consume goods from all over the world.
At present, China has surpassed the United States to become the largest trading partner of the European Union. For example, the China-EU train, which was mainly exported goods from China to the European Union at the beginning, but now the European Union also exports a lot of goods to China, and the number of trains returning to China has increased by about 10%.
I am very optimistic about the development prospects of trade between China and Europe.
According to this thematic seminar, the program “Dialogue World: Prospects for China-EU Cooperation in the Post-epidemic Era” will be broadcast simultaneously on CGTN French Channel and European News on a multilingual and all-media platform in the near future.