NMIPC holds a lecture on "One Belt and One Road"2015-05-25 12:59:28
On May 15, Professor Li Xiangyang, Director of National Institute of International Strategy of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (NIIS，CASS) was invited by NMIPC to give a themed lecture on "One Belt and One Road". He is also the inaugural lecturer of Jinling Lecture Series. Vice Mayor Chu Yonghong hosted the lecture.
Over 400 government officials were present, including Deputy Secretary of Municipal Government Mr. Yang Xiaoyang, leaders from NMIPC, Nanjing Commerce Bureau, Offices of Taiwanese Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs, CCPIT, District Governments, Administrative Committee of Development Zones above provincial level, and other related departments.
Li Xiangyang pointed out that "One Belt and One Road" is an initiative in this new round opening up campaign. Linked by the convenient transportation corridors, based on the vast connectivity, differentiated in the multi-pronged cooperative mechanism, targeted at realizing a common development, this initiative plays a vital role in supporting the neighboring strategy and facilitating the economic diplomacy, so as to driving the liberalization of the global multilateral trading system.
To ensure a smooth implementation of "One Belt and One Road" initiative, priorities should be given to settling the relationship in 8 aspects, including the relationship between governments and enterprises, central government and local governments, history and reality, economic targets and non-economic goals, mechanism of cooperation and non-mechanism of cooperation, utilizing the existing comparative advantages and creating new advantages, interests sharing between China and other involved countries, opening up and fending national security, etc.
Li Xiangyang emphasized the core of building "One Belt and One Road" is the government, which should play its part in attaching great importance to foreign affairs, making cooperation mechanism in place, establishing financing organizations by various countries, and guiding the enterprises serving the national development objectives. Certainly, we cannot only rely on the governments, the involvement of enterprises can lay a solid foundation for the sustainable development of "One Belt and One Road".
Li Xiangyang noted, "One Belt and One Road" is not the reprint of the ancient silk road. We should view it from an angle of overall strategic layout of the future. He said, some local governments currently misunderstand the initiatives into merely providing opportunities for the new round investment projects, or simplify to industrial parks. "One Belt and One Road" should be seen as a national strategy booming the all-round opening up and reform. （Editor：Joanna Zou）