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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Wednesday, December 22 2021 - 20:59
Shandong hired 19 international trade and investment advisors
JINAN, China, Dec. 22, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

In the afternoon of December 21, Conference of the International Trade and 
Investment Advisory Council for Shandong Province 2021 was held in Ji'nan. Zhou 
Naixiang, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, and 
Governor of Shandong, issued appointment letters to 19 advisors from 12 
countries including the United States, the UK, Russia, Germany, Italy, 
Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and 
Mexico. He then engaged in comprehensive discussions with the newly-appointed 
advisors on the theme of "Integrating the new development pattern and promoting 
high-level development".

The 19 advisors had submitted consulting advice reports prior to the 
conference, according to China Council for the Promotion of International Trade 
Shandong Sub-council. At the meeting, Alexander Kalinin, President of 
All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business "OPORA 
RUSSIA", Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor of University of 
Strathclyde, President of Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, Hiroshi Onomura, 
Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO), Antoine 
Simonnet, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Hewlett-Packard, Lim Gait Tong, 
Chairman and Chief Executive of Farlim Group (Malaysia) and President of 
China-ASEAN Business Association, Yoon Doson, CEO of CJ China, Li Tao, Vice 
President, Head of Government & Public Affairs, Philips Greater China, and Gu 
Wei, Head of Continental BU CVS China, Vice President of Continental BA VNI 
China, delivered key addresses. 

The 19 advisors put forward dozens of targeted suggestions on topics such as 
strengthening economic and trade cooperation and cultural exchanges between 
Shandong and Japan, South Korea, Russia, and ASEAN, the transformation of 
Shandong's manufacturing sector, green and low-carbon development, and further 
optimization of the business environment. They were very optimistic about 
Shandong's investment development opportunities and prospects. They all 
expressed a willingness to deploy their own resource advantages to actively 
make suggestions, and to contribute robustly to the cooperation.

Zhou Naixiang said that the establishment of the Conference of the 
International Trade and Investment Advisory Council for Shandong Province is an 
important initiative for Shandong to garner global wisdom and experience, 
improve scientific decision-making capabilities, promote high-level opening to 
the outside world, to better provide services, and to introduce new development 
patterns. He thanked the advisors for their inspiring speeches and suggestions 
and asked various government authorities to seriously study and absorb these 
suggestions. He said that he hoped the advisors will continue to care about and 
support the development of Shandong.

Source: China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shandong 
Sub-council (CCPITSD)

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   Caption: The scene of the conference