Launch of the Hongqiao International Economic Forum in Shanghai

The Hongqiao International Economic Forum, an important part of the China International Import Expo, will kick off in Shanghai, according to the press conference held on Tuesday. [Photo by Gao Erqiang / chinadaily.com.cn]

The Hongqiao International Economic Forum, an important part of the China International Import Expo, will kick off in Shanghai.

Under the theme “Boosting Global Opening Up Momentum and Sharing Cooperation Opportunities”, the 5th Hongqiao Forum consists of a main forum, a high-level session titled “RCEP Boosts High-Level Opening Up”, a international symposium that will see the release of the 2022 Global Aperture Report, as well as parallel sessions, Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the CIIE Bureau, said at a press conference in Shanghai.

In the context of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which entered into force on January 1, 2022, the high-level session “RCEP stimulates high-level opening-up” will be one of the most important activities of the 5th Forum of Hongqiao. The event will showcase China’s execution of RCEP and how the country intends to share development opportunities with the world, Sun added.

The 2022 Global Openness Report to be released during the forum period will provide an analysis of the latest openness trends and showcase China’s achievements in opening up over the past decade, Xi added. Sun.