Currently, multiple factors are reshaping the structure and pattern of the global industrial chain supply chain when the world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century. In this context, all countries around the world face a major and urgent strategic issue, i.e., how to ensure a safe, stable and smooth industrial chain supply chain and promote international cooperation in this regard. On September 7, 2022, the International Cooperation Center (ICC) held a seminar titled "Chang'an Reception Hall - Global Industrial Chain Supply Chain Security Situation and China's Countermeasures" at the "Crane Hall" of Beijing International Club. The experts and scholars of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) and other ministries and commissions, as well as representatives of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), national social groups, central state-owned enterprises and returned overseas Chinese were invited to attend the seminar. The seminar was presided over by Zhang Chongqing, a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee of ICC and honorary chairman of China Group Companies Association (CGCA).
Zhang Chongqing is presiding over the seminar
Ms. Chen Fengying is giving a special report
Researcher Chen Fengying, former director of the Institute of World Economics, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), researcher and doctoral supervisor, made a special report entitled "the Impact of Reshaping the Global Industrial Chain Supply Chain on China's Economic Security". Ms. Chen pointed out in the report that the global industrial structure has undergone profound changes in recent years so that the industrial chain supply chain strategies of various countries are subject to major adjustments. Among them, the US has shifted its focus on the global industrial chain supply chain from "efficiency" to "safety". The Asia-Pacific region has become the main region of competition and cooperation in the global industrial chain supply chain, which not only brings a new challenge to China, but also changes the strategic environment of China. In addition to forecasting the development trend of global industrial chain supply chain, she, mainly proceeding from Biden government’s implementation of the "middle-class foreign policy" to reshape the global industrial chain supply chain, comprehensively and systematically expounded the current security situation of global industrial chain supply chain in combination with a large number of current affairs cases and international focuses, such as the precipitous changes in China’s external environment caused by the Ukrainian crisis, and the changes in the international power pattern that aggravated the continuous tension in international relations. In the report, important countermeasures and suggestions were put forward.
On-site communication and discussion
Zhang Zhixiang is delivering a keynote speech
The guests are delivering a speech
Zhang Zhixiang, a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee of ICC and former executive director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Ma Jian, former deputy representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in China, attended the seminar and made wonderful speeches, respectively. The participating experts generally believed that the security of the industrial chain supply chain is vital to promoting the high-quality development of China's industry, ensuring the stable operation of real economy, creating a new development pattern, and safeguarding national economic security. It is of great significance to hold this seminar. Global changes are both challenges and opportunities for China. In face of severe challenges in the industrial chain supply chain, China needs to make a comprehensive medium- and long-term plan, maintain strategic patience in the competition and cooperation on the global industrial chain supply chain, establish a discourse system applicable to China and foreign countries, make good use of wisdom and strategies, establish a high level of safety awareness, risk awareness and crisis awareness, and adhere to systematic and strategic thinking. China should continue to practice the new development concept and build a new development pattern in the new development stage, which is a strategic layout for China to grasp the future development initiative, and also a key guide to ensure the security and stability of the industrial chain supply chain.
Guest dialogue at "Chang'an Reception Hall”
Zhang Yihao, deputy director of the Information Center of SASAC, Mei Xinyu, senior researcher of the Research Institute of International Trade and Economic Cooperation of MOC, Li Yunfeng, president of the Party School of China Datang Corporation, Zhu Hongshan, external director of CCCC Highway Consultants Co., Ltd. and former deputy general manager of the Strategic Development Department of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), Guo Zibin, deputy general manager of China Aerospace Investment Holdings Ltd. and general manager of Guohua Military-Civilian Integration Development Fund, Fan Taoyu, general manager of the North China Regional Center of China Southern Cargo Airlines Ltd., Tian Hui, executive director of the Strategic Development Department of SDIC, and other representatives of central state-owned enterprises made speeches around the industrial chain supply chain. The participating experts and scholars believed that China should, based on the current situation, make full use of both domestic and international markets and resources, constantly build a safer and more reliable industrial chain supply chain with stronger innovation and higher added value, and actively respond to the challenges of restructuring the global value chain. China should strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination with other countries in the world, further deepen reform, opening up and cooperation to establish a new high-level open economic system, continue innovation-driven development, achieve mutual promotion of domestic and international cycles, work with all parties to build a new platform for international cooperation focusing on joint high-quality construction of the "the Belt and Road", and add a new momentum to the common development of the world.
Zhang Yu, Deputy Director of the Guiding Committee of ICC, Zhang Dezhi, director of the Consumption Supervision Department of China Consumers Association, Zhang Bin, vice chairman of the Working Committee for Sino-Foreign Exchanges of CGCA, Cheng Yu, executive secretary general of ICC, Pan Chuanping, national first-class lawyer and chairman of the Board of Management of Qibang Xianhui (Hengqin) Joint Venture Law Firm, Zhang Yunfei, assistant to chairman of China Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation, Wu Qingzun, executive director of the Executive Committee of ICC Council, Xin Shaosong, executive deputy director of the Secretariat Office of ICC, Gao Chunli, secretary general of Zhifu Charity Foundation, Wang Zheng, chairman of Zhongshang Zhongwang Technology Co., Ltd. , Zhou Jialun, member of the Sino-foreign Business and Industry Commission of ICC, Lou Ruibiao, returned overseas Chinese from Slovenia and chairman of EasyBest (Beijing) Co., Ltd. and other guests attended the seminar.
Related links: ICC is a forward-looking, strategic and compound international cooperation research mechanism jointly sponsored by a number of national well-known foreign-related institutions with the approval of relevant government departments of China. ICC is an important window for China to scientifically study and judge the changes in the international situation and world pattern in the new era, accurately grasp the new historical orientation of China's development, and carry out foreign exchanges and international cooperation. Closely following the world's cutting-edge developments, the International Strategic Research Center of ICC holds a closed seminar of "Chang'an Reception Hall" at the Crane Hall of Beijing International Club (the former press conference hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) on a bimonthly basis, in which senior politicians and people of insight at home and abroad are invited to discuss major current issues or forward-looking and strategic international issues.