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President Deng Xiuxin Attends BFA Overseas Chinese Business Roundtable

President Deng Xiuxin Attends BFA Overseas Chinese Business Roundtable

On March 26, 2017, Boao Forum for Asia(BFA) Overseas Chinese Business Roundtable was held at Boao Asian Forum Hotel, in Qionghai, Hainan. Deng Xiuxin, a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering and president of HZAU, was invited to address the forum.

The roundtable was jointly organized by the State Council Overseas Chinese Affairs Office and Hainan Province,themed with “Overseas Chinese Businessmen Hand in Hand, Business to Flourish in Silk Road Again”, which follows the theme of the Forum Annual Conference — “Globalization & Free Trade: The Asian Perspectives”. It is combined with the need of “The Belt and Road Initiative” and highlights the active participation of overseas Chinese in “One Belt, One Road” construction. More than 30 Chinese business leaders and think tank representatives attended the conference including Guo Jun, Deputy Director of the State Council Overseas Chinese Affairs Office; Xie Guomin, chairman of Chia Tai Group(Charoen Pokphand Group) and Wang Huiyao, director of Center for China & Globalization(CCG).

In his speech, Academician Deng Xiuxin pointed out that the exchanges among the countries of the ancient Silk Road promoted the development of agriculture, especially the diversity of agricultural species. Countries along the Silk Road are both beneficiaries and contributors. Today, science and technology are changing the traditional agricultural thinking, which makes agriculture further break the boundaries of time, space, species and industries.

Deng Xiuxin said that in the context of globalization, more attention should be paid to food safety, the competitiveness of advanced produces and the agricultural impact on China’s environment. Besides, analyzing scientifically China’s agricultural varieties, planting technology, animal disease prevention and control technology, expert network and other advantages is also the key to promoting China’s export of agricultural education, agricultural industry, agricultural science and technology.

To achieve this purpose, Deng Xiuxin put forward three strategies. First, strengthening the win-win concept, seizing the opportunities for development integrated with the innovation through bilateral cooperation and mutual benefits with related countries. Second, taking bespoke measures, capitalizing on Chinese businessmen’s grasp of local polices and regulations as well as other conditions to boost agricultural technology and industrial development. Third, strengthening agricultural talents training. Institutions of higher learning can join hands with Chinese enterprises to cultivate talents who master both technology and local conditions to help Chinese agriculture to go out.

Overseas Chinese Business Roundtable is a summit for Chinese business leaders, which is held under the framework of the BFA. Since 2011, it has been held for 7 consecutive years and all sessions have drawn the attention and affirmation from China’s central leaders. Hu Jintao, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang all had met with the overseas Chinese business elites that attended the summit.

(By Li Yutong)