Global corporate representatives visit high-end companies in Daxing
Sponsored by the China Investment Corporation (CIC), and with special support from the Beijing Municipal People's Government, the "CIC Forum: 2018 Beijing Promotion Event" was successfully convened on Nov 8, 2018. On the next day, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology organized a field trip to Haidian, Daxing, Fangshan, and Shunyi districts for the participating guests. The trip was aimed to enhance their understanding of local companies, explore potential cooperation opportunities, learn about the business environment and industrial strength of each district, bring in funding for industrial cooperation, facilitate business operation of overseas companies, and promote industrial upgrading of the city.
Over 100 business owners from Japan, the UK, the USA, and other countries and regions joined the 2018 promotion event. The event discussed topics around global industrial cooperation and two-way investment. As one of the destinations, Daxing District has organized for them a trip to the district's high-end companies, including Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, HollySys Technology Group, Beijing Juntianfang Guqin Manufacturing Company Limited, Beijing Fresenius Kabi Company Limited, and Zhongguancun Medical Instrument Park. The hosting companies and visiting guests held in-depth discussions on topics of mutual interest.
Their first stop was the exhibition room of the one and only national-level economic-technological development area in Beijing, the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area. The achievements made here over the past two decades were demonstrated. According to a provided introduction, the development area hosts over 22,000 companies, involved in more than 120 projects with investments from world top 500 ventures such as Benz, GE, Bayer, and JD.com and representing total investment of about USD 100 billion.
A company executive talks with a staff member at the exhibition hall during the visit for guests of the "CIC 2018 Beijing Promotion Event" at Daxing District. [Photo/Qianlong.com]
An executive enquires about transport advantages of the development area in the exhibition hall of the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area. [Photograph/Qianlong.com]
According to a worker at the exhibition hall, as a key part of the "three cities and one district" strategy under the national technological innovation center planning, the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area has put in place a four-pillar structure supported by high-end automobile, new-generation information technology, bio-medicine, robot and smart manufacturing. In 2017, the development area realized gross regional product of RMB 13.3 billion, up by 12 percent year-on-year. It topped all districts in the city in terms of growth rate.
Three-dimensional books designed by Yunyingxiang UDC Creativity Company attract guests in the exhibition hall of the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area. [Photo/Qianlong.com]
A representative of HollySys Technology introduces the onboard control system used in high-speed trains. [Photo/Qianlong.com]
Smart manufacturing workshops at HollySys Technology. [Photo/Qianlong.com]
Guests visit the smart manufacturing workshops at HollySys Technology. [Photo/Qianlong.com]
Two performers from the Juntianfang Guqin Institute play Yangguan Sandie, a classic composition at the Music Hall of Beijing Juntianfang Guqin Manufacturing Company Limited. [Photo/Qianlong.com]
Juntianfang was founded by Wang Pang, a master in Guqin making and playing, in 2001. The company is a cultural industrial base centered on the Guqin culture, and integrates traditional culture with modern aesthetics of life. It has a complete set of techniques to make the most delicate examples of Guqin. Starting from Guqin making and sales, its business has expanded to teaching, publishing, performing, and design from a sense of mission to promote aesthetics in modern life.
Guests visit “Bamboo Study” of Beijing Juntianfang Guqin Manufacturing Company Limited.[Photo/Qianlong.com]
Guests visit the production lines of Beijing Fresenius Kabi Company Limited accompanied by the head of production. [Photo/Qianlong.com]
Guests visit Zhongguancun Medical Instruments Park [Photo/Qianlong.com]
At the end of the visit, one of the guests, in charge of a chip manufacturer, said, "after in-depth understanding of high-end industries and companies in Daxing, and first-hand experience of how great the business and investment environment is in Beijing, I have decided to learn more about the policies and will consider basing my project here."
According to a representative of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology, based on its existing business-friendly policies and environment, Beijing will further enhance opening-up and lower the threshold of market entry for a world-leading investment environment. Data has shown that in the first three quarters, Beijing has realized industrial value-added of RMB 303.28 billion, up by 7 percent year-on-year. Software and information service realized added-value of RMB 259.57 billion, up by 18.2 percent year-on-year. These two combined contributed 26.2 percent of the city's GDP, up by 0.9 percentage points over the same period last year, and contributed 45.6 percent of the 3.1 percentage in GDP growth.