The 17th expo uses the slogan "Building the Belt and Road, Strengthening Digital Economy Cooperation" and kicks off on Nov 27 in Nanning, the capital city of South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. It will conclude on Nov 30.
Organizers will provide a total of 5,400 exhibition booths, including about 820 booths designed for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Belt and Road exhibition area.The Lao People's Democratic Republic will serve as the country of honor at the 17th CAEXPO. It is the republic's second time serving as the event's country of honor since 2009. The Lao People's Democratic Republic, Country of Honor of this session of the China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO), has confirmed that the expo will be staged in Hall D5 of Nanning International Convention & Exhibition Center, and the scale of the exhibition reached a record high.
In response to COVID-19, the organizers introducea new combination of online and offline interaction in the forums. The Online-CAEXPO will operate all the year round. It is expected will bring China-ASEANcooperation in varies fields onto a new level. (The net link: https://e.caexpo.org)
Scan the QR code to Online-CAEXPO
Chinese President Xi Jinping will address the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on Nov 27 via video, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced.
Highlights of the EXPO
▍CAEXPO & RCEP
At the close of the ASEAN summit, 15 vibrant Asia-Pacific economies signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free-trade deal on Nov 15. Not only will the pact bolster the bloc as a much more coherent trading zone, but the benefit of closer trade ties should ripple across many facets of regional cooperation.
The RCEP was signed after almost a decade of negotiation and involves the 10-member states of the ASEAN bloc as well as five of their FTA partners, in Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea.
TheCAEXPO and RCEP trade deal are connecting regional supply chains and supporting less developed markets with new growth opportunities.
▍Many "First Time"
For the first time, a special zone for cross-border e-commerce will be set up in this year's CAEXPO to accommodate platforms and merchants of cross-border e-commerce from China, ASEAN and other countries/regions. Cross-border e-commerce services and imported goods will be the focus of the expo. ASEAN jewelry exhibition, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area cooperation exhibition make their debut for the first time, too.
A cute guide map of the 17th CHINA –ASEAN EXPO▍The China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum will serve China-ASEAN digital economy cooperation. The 4th China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum take place both online and offline from Nov 26 to 28 in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. As 2020 happens to be the China-ASEAN Digital Economy Cooperation Year, the 4th China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum will have seven sub-forums, including: a summit on artificial intelligence, an AI culture and education development forum, a forum on digital new ecology and industry, an Information Harbor digital silk road and industrial cooperation forum, a Beidou application and industrial development cooperation forum, a 5G network construction and application forum, and a Silk Road e-commerce forum. Participants will focus their discussion on the construction of the five platforms of the China-ASEAN Information Harbor, and the Digital Silk Road, and envisage a bright future of regional digital economic cooperation.
▍The 3rd China-ASEAN Forum on Health Cooperation towards a Health Silk Road is of far-reaching significance.
The upcoming CAEXPO will act on Statement of the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). On top of the main forum, the Health Cooperation Forum will have six sub-forums—Disease Prevention and Control Cooperation Forum, Forum on International Exchange and Cooperation on Stomatology, Traditional Medicine Forum, Hospital Management Cooperation Forum, Health Emergency Cooperation Forum, and Food Safety and Nutrition Health Cooperation Forum, and work for the establishment of a regional international cooperation mechanism for epidemic disease prevention and control. Among them, the Disease Prevention and Control Cooperation Forum will have extensive exchanges on epidemic surveillance, prevention and control strategies, prevention and control technologies, information sharing, and new issues and new challenges of COVID-19 and other major infectious diseases. 2020年11月27日至30日，第17届中国—东盟博览会、中国—东盟商务与投资峰会将在广西南宁举行。本届东博会主题国是老挝。