Preface:Farewell to 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019-Embark on a new journey of reform and opening up

发布时间:2019-01-10 来源:中国网商务 作者:投资促进杂志编辑部 责任编辑:周健

In the blink of an eye, another year has passed.

This year has been a momentous year. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, Shanghai successfully hosted the first China International Import Expo. Once again, Shanghai has shown vigorous vitality of reform, opening up and innovative development to the country and the whole world.

Over the past 40 years, Shanghai insists on starting from China's national conditions and Shanghai's market conditions in promoting and serving foreign investment: emancipating the mind and seeking truth from facts, thus launching many important measures of reform and opening up and bringing about many significant ideas in innovation and development; In addition, Shanghai has carried out many critical explorations for the first trial and finally formed many innovations in mechanisms and/or in systems.

This year, the Shanghai municipal commerce system and Shanghai Foreign Investment Promotion Board have implemented the reform of"decentralized management and service" and continued to improve the business environment. In accordance with the requirements of the Shanghai municipal party committee and the Shanghai municipal government for the building of"five centers" and"four brands", especially for the successful holding of the first China International Import Expo, a series of practical and effective measures have been taken to create a"6 days+365 days" Investment Promotion Platform in Shanghai's, which will offer“24 – hour all-weather service".

In the"Common Concerns" column of this issue, Sun Xinhua, director of the Shanghai Foreign Investment Promotion Board; Zhang Tao, director of the New South Wales, Australia office in Shanghai and Arturo Lanz García, deputy economic and commercial consul of the Consulate General of Spain in Shanghai and representative of the Economic and Commercial Apartment of the Spanish Foreign Trade Association (ICEX); Zou Zhuangyan, senior business official of the Alberta, Canada office in Shanghai; as well as Fang Yimin, deputy general manager Zotter (Shanghai) Industrial Co., Ltd., are invited to share their experiences and feelings in the first China International Import Expo as participants there.

The“Investment Index” column of this issue tells the reason why foreigners like Shanghai:"Most Attractive" and" Most Secure".

The"Voice of Shanghai" column of this issue invites the director of Shanghai Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Service Center to introduce the supporting measures for foreignfunded small and medium-sized enterprises in Shanghai.

Shiseido is a well-known Japanese enterprise and has always been in a high-end position in China's consumer market. In the column of“Investment File” of this issue, Shiseido (China) Investment Co., Ltd reviews the company's development in the past 20 years.

In the column of“International Vision” of this issue Dong tao, the chief representative of London office of Shanghai Foreign Investment Promotion Board introduces the sound interaction between China and the United Kingdom in the past few years. Those interactions prove that it is the only choice for China and Britain to develop more business ties.

The year 2018 is drawing to a close. On the next journey of reform and opening up in the new era, the Shanghai municipal commerce system and the Shanghai Foreign Investment Promotion Board will surely stand in a new historical position to connect the past with the future, continuing to take the lead in reform and opening up and act as the innovation and development pioneers in the new era by inheriting the past and ushering in the future.

See you in the next issue in year 2019 soon!


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