CDF 2019: Greater Opening-up for Win-Win Cooperation
Updated 19:37, 20-Mar-2019
CGTN’s Global Business
The China Development Forum (CDF) 2019 will convene in Beijing this weekend. The forum is a high-level gathering hosted by the Development Research Center of the State Council.
The three-day forum with the theme "Greater Opening-up for Win-Win Cooperation" aims to provide a platform for the Chinese government, the global business community, international organizations and academia to enhance exchanges and mutual trust.
More than 100 overseas delegates will attend the meeting covering a wide range of sectors, including tech giants Apple CEO Tim Cook, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and finance titan Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman.
Long Guoqiang, deputy director of the Development Research Center of the State Council shared the forum's background and agenda at a news conference on Wednesday. He said China is now in an international environment with deep changes. There are new challenges as well as opportunities.
"We need to gather domestic and overseas entrepreneurs, senior government officials and experts, to discuss how to further open up China's economy, grasp new opportunities of globalization, advance China's high-quality development and let the world to share China's development opportunities, so as to create a win-win international relationship that will benefit all," Long said.
The forum will feature more than 40 important sessions, and integrate the new development philosophy with economic, political, cultural, social and ecological endeavors for its topic consideration, and will focus on hotspot issues such as supply-side structural reform, free trade zone and free trade port, 5G, WTO reform and the international financial architecture.
(CGTN's Guan Xin contributed to this story.)