This year’s China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair, scheduled to be held in Guangdong province in October, will advance
上海后花园the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Africa and promote the inclusive and sustainable development of SMEs in China a
nd various countries, according to Xu Lejiang, vice-chairman of the organizing committee and vice-minister of industry and information technology.
Xu said at a news conference on Monday that the annual fair, known CISMEF, helps Chinese SMEs to go global and foreign SMEs to access the China market. 上海后花园品茶微信
This year’s fair adds two co-hosts: South Africa and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, he said.
“Under the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the BRICS cooperation mechanism, the joint hosting 上海后花园
of the event will further promote pragmatic collaboration between China and South Africa in industry, trade and economics,” he said.
Thabo Thage, the consul general of South Africa in Shanghai, said SMEs contribute more than half of his country’s GDP.
“We expect that CISMEF will help to enhance our current trade patterns by increasing China’s sourcing of value added products from South Africa,” Thage said. 上海后花园品茶微信
Serving as a co-host of the fair for the first time, South African will select key companies to showcase the diverse nature of its economy, he added.
上海后花园品茶微信The main venue for the fair, which is due to be held on Oct 10-13, is slated to be the Poly Wo
rld Trade Center Expo in Guangzhou, capital of the province in South China.
Two other events are to be held later that month in Shunde, a manufacturing hub in the province.
The first, which will run from Oct 12 to Oct 15, will focus on intelligent manufacturing and businesses involved in the
national Internet Plus strategy aimed at promoting the integration of internet technologies with traditional industries.
The second, to be held on Oct 20-23, will focus on smart construction mater
ials and home appliances, as well as energy conservation products and technologies.
on to look into the future amid urban life, and the other is to look back
on rural history – it’s our past,” he says, adding that this contradiction – resisting urban
ization while at the same time embracing progress – has driven the emergence of modern thought and di
scourse, which has become the internal motivation for change in art, literature and philosophy.
Ethnic Tibetan writer A Lai, famous for his novel Settling Dust, which was also published und
er the title Red Poppies, says many of the writers today still depict rural life as they imagine it, rather than ob
serving and reflecting on it by honestly facing the challenges posed by globalization.
“We should be aware that many of the problems facing Chinese farmers and villagers today are universal,” he says.
unt for about 20 percent of the total, but they have quadrupled in the past two years.
“If you can prove to small-town youths that the products are useful, they are willing to pay,” Lan said. “Some inno
vative Saky products have also seen rapid growth in lower-tier markets, including one that removes stains from teeth.”
Chen, from Roland Berger, said that while small-town youths are narrowing the gap with their count
erparts in bigger cities in many ways, they still have many distinct demands. If companies want to win t
hem over, it is important for them to have a deep understanding of lower-tier markets and to draw up strategies acc
ordingly, whether in building brand awareness, or providing specialized products and distribution channels.
For example, while helping a jewelry company to access lower-tier markets, he found tha
t jade inlaid with gold is very popular, although it is considered unfashionable by consumers in large cities.
Whatever an owner wants for a pet, Li has got. Apart from individual rooms of five to six square meters for each pet, the resor
t offers facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, a party room, lots of chewable toys, a dessert area and a pet cinema.
To make sure every guest happy during their stay, the resort offers a spec
ial place for old pets and rooms with yards for animals to run around. The resort also plays
standup comedy and music in the background to create an environment with human voices in it.
“We offer a service like a kindergarten to prevent pets from getting bored,” she said. “They can soc
ialize with other pets, go to a cinema showing films for dogs, or participate in social and sports courses.”
“The resort is just the start,” said Li. “China will be the countr
y with the biggest pet ownership. And the hospitality service is a necessity for the ma
rket, and there is big potential. We aim to cultivate a local brand of premium service for pets.”
ros horns, pangolin scales, dried sea horses, red corals, and hawksbill turtles, Zheng said.
A major overseas criminal gang once active in smuggling animals to Guangdong province has been busted following the crackdown, he said.
He suggested that further special campaigns will be launched to fight against such smuggling in the coming months.
Water pollution has forced many regions, especially in southern China, to change their sou
rces of drinking water, with many reaching out to the Yangtze River, a report said.
The contamination of water bodies has made drinking water in souther
n China more scarce, despite a dense network of waterways, according to the report, publ
ished earlier this year by the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, an NGO.
A campaign to root out environmental violations at water intake sites is expect
ed to improve things, but environmental authorities should be aware that local governments may choose to aba
ndon their water intake sources to avoid rectifying problems, said Ma Jun, director of the institute.
More than 3,000 cooperation intentions were reached between Chinese government dep
artments and professional organizations, training agencies and overseas talent at the 17th Conf
erence on International Exchange of Professionals, which wrapped up in Shenzhen on Monday.
Over 1,500 enterprises, including well-known companies like Tencent, Huawei, Pin
gan, Vanke and BYD, presented talent with nearly 40,000 job opportunities at the conference.
The employers received more than 180,000 res
umes from job-seekers. More than 30,000 people reached preliminary agreements on employment.
As a platform on which international professionals and talent gather to exchange
ideas and explore development opportunities, the conference also features international cooperation.
Several high-level entrepreneurial programs, including [email protected] China, and the Ch
ina (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition, were held during the event.