MOC Expert Interprets Five Major Functions of CNAE
The renamed ninth China - Northeast Asia Expo (CNAE) positioned itself to be an important channel for intergovernmental dialogues in Northeast Asia, an important platform for trade and economic cooperation in Northeast Asia, an important carrier of China-Japan-South Korea free trade zone, an important window for opening-up of Northeast China and an important channel of cultural exchanges in Northeast Asia. Why is there such a change? How to reflect these changes? Recently, Huo Jianguo, head of the International Trade and Economic Cooperation Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce (MOC), has interpreted the five major functions of CNAE.
No.1 view: The new five major functions are a re-understanding by CNAE to its own mission as well as a major adjustment based on the national level.
MOC International Trade and Economic Cooperation Research Institute Head Huo Jianguo believed the five new major functions are richer, fuller and more comprehensive than the past and stand in a higher height.
Internally, we hope to expand trade, promote investments, strengthen cooperation in the service industry and speed up economic development and technological transformation of old industrial bases in Northeast China through the platform. Externally, we should attach great importance to the radiation role and regard it as a large external radiation platform to strengthen the relations between China and Russia, North Korea, Mongolia and Japan as well as an important window for China to accelerate opening-up and deepen the internal reform. Put "an important channel for intergovernmental dialogues in Northeast Asia" in the first place of the five major functions this time and I think the strategic significance lies here.
No. 2 view: In the Northeast Asia regional cooperation, CNAE should become a tie to connect the interests of the six countries in Northeast Asia together.
Huo Jianguo: In the Northeast Asia regional cooperation, I think CNAE needs to further expand to become a tie to connect the interests of the six countries in Northeast Asia together, gradually straights the relations between them in the exchanges and cooperation and makes the integration between each other deeper to form a good rapid-development and open-competition environment.
No. 3 view: Three provinces and one region in Northeast China hope to make more contributions to make the piece of cake CNAE bigger as the entire northeast region will be benefitted first.
Huo Jianguo: Holding CNAE in Northeast China's geographic center Changchun aims to strengthen cooperation with neighboring countries through this platform, bring about the northeast region's overall development and opening-up and promote the region's structural adjustment, industrial upgrading and trade and investments. Therefore, its external radiation must be pragmatic and it must promote investment, trade and economic cooperation in a down-to-earth manner, which is the basis to support the survival and development of CNAE. In addition, CNAE will have an internal radiation role. If the degree of opening becomes higher and the contents are more and more substantial, it will greatly attract neighboring provinces to participate so that its total volume will be greater. The northeast region first should establish an open concept and must be broadly inclusive. All three provinces and one region in the northeast region should make more contributions so that the platform will be bigger and the contents will be more.
NO.4 view: Cultural and educational exchanges are full contacts between people to make people feel harmonious and enhance friendship and then deepen the friendly relations throughout the entire region.
Huo Jianguo: Cultural exchange is relatively clearly defined and refers specifically to the exchanges in the field of culture. All countries have their own cultural background and cultural characteristics and the exchanges between different cultures aim to promote mutual understanding and then reach a consensus after understanding. The concept of cultural and educational exchanges is relatively broad, including social, ethnic, cultural and living habits and other many aspects. Cultural and educational exchanges are full contacts between people to make people feel harmonious and easy to become friends and enhance friendship to lay a harmonious and friendly basis and deepen the friendly relations throughout the entire region.