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IEEPA Consultative Council Held a High-Level Symposium

On August 23, 2013, the high-level symposium and dinner party were successfully held by IEEPA Consultative Council at Tunghsu Group, a newly elected standing consultative unit of the council. This activities attracted He Keng, chief academic counselor and deputy director of the NPC Financial and Economic Committee, Ma Shengrong, special counselor of IEEPA Secretary-General and the former vice president of Xinhua News Agency and the senior members of the Council including Jiang Minglin, deputy director of Ethnic and Religious Committee of CPPCC and Counselor of the State Council, Jiang Shaogao, deputy director of Committee of Education, Science, Health and Sports and vice president of People¡¯s Daily and Jia Hailu, director-general of General Office of CPC General Committee.

Wei Jianguo, Vice President of CCIEE and the former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce addressed a launching speech and Jon Li, Secretary-General of IEEPA hosted the activity and deliver a keynote report. Li Zhaoting, new consultative member of the Council and chairman of the board of Tunghsu Group delivered the dinner remarks and speech.

Mr. Wei Jianguo highly appreciated the work of IEEPA and the council¡¯s influence on business community. He pointed out: after the convening of the 18th National Congress, whether foreign companies, the state-owned enterprises or private ones should be treated equally in the aspects of market, tax revenue and government support; technological innovation and development mode, and the construction of beautiful China and ecological construction and green and low-carbon development will be core competitive topics; the Council should strengthen the ability to attract more excellent business leaders for the joint construction and development; at the same time, we should well prepare for the support and assistance for the sake of a win-win result.

Jon Li has described the achievements of IEEPA in terms of green and low-carbon development and international cooperation. Presently, IEEPA has built the project cooperation with nearly 30 embassies and formed the fixed friendship with the ambassadors. Besides, IEEPA attached great importance to the exchanges and cooperation with outstanding entrepreneurs. Since its first launching of the position of special consultative counselor, there are altogether 15 well-known entrepreneurs appointed as the members of the council including leaders from Unilever, Inner Mongolia Yili Group, Shenhua Group, Shandong Laigang, who provided firm support to the consultative work of IEEPA and greatly improved the work within business cycle.

Li Zhaoting, chairman of the board of Tunghsu Group was appointed as a new member of the Council after the appraisal and recommendation of IEEPA Secretariat. His participation will enhance the development in energy-saving and environmental protection industry. As the first manufacturer in TFT-LCD glass baseplate, Tunghsu Group has made a great contribution to the development of Chinese optoelectronic industry under the leadership of its Mr. Li.

In his address during the evening party, Li Zhaoting extended his heartfelt thanks to the support and concerns of the Council¡¯s leaders, and gave a brief introduction on the development and achievements of the company and expressed his happiness to be a new consultative member. He hoped that in the future the company could devote itself to the green and low-carbon transformation and the construction of energy-saving and environmental protection industries together with IEEPA.

Other attendees include Liu Zuozhang, inspector of Foreign Investment Administration of the Ministry of Commerce, Sun Zhen, inspector of Climate Change Administration of NDRC, Huo Enquan, deputy director of International Cooperation Center of NDRC, Shen Hailong, director of IEEPA and the former director-general of Energy-saving and Resource Utilization Administration of SDPC, Wang Ruipu, director-general of IEEAP and deputy minister of Education of Party School of the CPC, Shen Yiyang, senior expert of Asian Development Bank and Chen Ruiyu, vice president of Tunghsu Group and so on.

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