On May 27, 2022, the China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia (CECCM) was invited to participate in the “2022 China (Guangxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone and Guangxi Overseas Investment Promotion Cooperation Conference” jointly organized by the Investment Promotion Agency of Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. President of CECCM, Zhang Min signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Department of Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on behalf of CECCM. Vice President of CECCM, Mr. Ma Yong, Treasurer of CECCM, Mr. Yang Zhijun, representative of China Construction, Mr. Zeng Xiaoguang attended the conference virtually on behalf of CECCM.
With the theme of “Free Trade Connects the World, Cooperation Heralds A Better Future”, the conference was held in virtually as well as physically. Cai Lixin, Executive Vice Chairman of Guangxi Autonomous Region, Liu Dengxun, Director of Investment Promotion Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce and other leaders attended and delivered speeches. Participants watched the promotional film of Guangxi Pilot Free Trade Zone, and also listened to the promotional speech of “Guangxi Investment Opportunities” by Diao Weihong, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Commerce.
Mr. Ma Yong, Vice President of the CECCM, said in his speech that with the RCEP agreement coming into effect in Malaysia and China in 2022, economic and trade cooperation between China and Malaysia will reach a new level, and Guangxi, as the only province with both land and sea access between China and ASEAN, will definitely leave a strong mark in the long volume of trade between China and Malaysia. The Chamber is willing to work with the government of Guangxi Autonomous Region to build a platform for exchanges between enterprises in Guangxi and all sectors in Malaysia, and to vigorously promote economic and trade cooperation between Guangxi and Malaysia to a higher level, deeper level and higher quality.
In the future, CECCM will take this cooperation conference as an opportunity to deepen business cooperation with more Chinese provincial and municipal government departments and friendly chambers of commerce (associations), innovate business models, establish international and professional communication platforms, and make greater contributions to accelerate the modernization of trade between the two countries.