Building a Stage for Investment, Reshaping the Global Value Chain

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XIAMEN, China, Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The International Investment Forum 2013, jointly organized by the Commerce Department of the People's Republic of China and China Central Television, kicked off on September 8th at Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center. This forum is themed on "Pursuing Innovative Growth and Reshaping the Global Value Chain." Chinese Vice Premier delivered the keynote speech at the keynote forum in the morning.

As the highlight of the 17th China International Fair for Investment and Trade, the forum has brought together high-ranking government officials, such as the Vice Prime Minister of Namibia --- Hausiku, the Director of Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa --- Davies and the Deputy Director of the Economic Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference --- Li Yizhong, heads of international economic organizations including the Secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development --- Kituyi, Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development --- Rintaro Tamaki and the Vice President of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group --- Karin Finkelston, etc, as well as the authoritative scholars both at home and abroad, such as the Honorary President of National School of Development at Peking University --- Lin Yifu, professor of the University of Oxford and the writer of Big Data --- Victor Mayer-Schonberger, etc, and business leadership including the former Chairman of China Mobile Communication Corporation --- Wang Jianzhou, Vice President and Chairman of the Great China Region of Microsoft --- Ralph Haupter, the Global Vice President of Seagate --- Forrest W. Monroy and the President of Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce --- Chen Jingwei, etc. The participants explored hot topics in international investment.

Although the global economy has shown signs of recovery, economic development prospects remain uncertain. For instance, the economic structural reform carried out by the U.S. has not taken effect, the Euro crisis drags on and the growth of the emerging economies has slowed down noticeably. In face of various challenges, the international investment has gradually become a key engine fuelling the recovery and growth of the global economy and promoting economic development and creating opportunities of employment. As such, it has become imperative to identify a new direction for international investment and to explore ways to promote the reshaping of the global value chain through innovation.

In view of this, the International Investment Forum assembles the leadership of investment circles all across the world, becoming a major event in the domain of global investment and trade. Through various modes including a keynote forum, special dialogs and dedicated salons, participants discussed a broad range of topics, such as "Pursuing Innovative Growth and Reshaping the Global Value Chain", "Modern Service Trade and Global Investment", "Attraction of International Investment" and "New Patterns of International Investment --- Sustainable Economic Growth shall rely on Investment", sharing their insights into the opportunities of international investment and sustainable development in the new international economic situation, investment service trade, BRICS cooperation and the new round of industrial revolution, and exploring the new bright spots and opportunities in international investment cooperation amidst an intricate international economy.

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