Hong Kong Shing Kee Godown (Holdings) Limited: Symposium on Strategic Planning of Commercial Mode in World Commerce Valley Held in Beijing
On March 29th, 2014, Symposium on strategic planning of commercial mode in World Commerce Valley is held in Beijing, hosted by Chen wenling, Chief Economist of China Center for International Economic Exchanges, Director of Comprehensive Research Department under Research Office of the State Council. Nearly 100 leaders and experts present in the meeting, including Fan Hengshan, Director of Regional Department under National Development and Reform Commission, Liu Zuozhang, Inspector of Foreign Investment Department under the Ministry of Commerce, Xu Heping, Director of Research Office under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Zhao Ge, Director of Research Office under General Administration of Customs, Yuan Xilu, Vice Director of Planning Department under National Development and Reform Commission, Song Chunfeng, Director of Public Relation Department of WTO Research Association under the Ministry of Commerce, Wang Qing, Research Fellow and Director of Market Circulation Office of Market Economy Research Department under Development Research Center of the State Council, Wei Jigang, Investigator of Industry Economy Research Department under Development Research Center of the State Council, Li Guangqian, Section Chief of Information Research Center Sector under Development Research Center of the State Council, Xu Zhenchuan, Director of State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, Vice-director of Industry and Information Technology Department of Hebei Province, Bao Dong, President of the Federation of Returned Overseas in Hebei Province, Wang Jiping, Director of Capital Circle Office in Hebei Province, Zhang Jinbo, Secretary of Municipal Party Committee and Cui Haoquan, Deputy Mayor of Sanhe, Hebei Province, Li Shengmin, Head of Nanhe County Government in Hebei Province, Xu Wanku, Deputy Mayor of Anda in Heilongjiang Province, Chen chun, Vice-Director of Investment Department of China Development Bank Securities, Liu Binglian, Assistant to the Principal of Nankai University, Dean, Professor and Doctor of Academy of Economic and Social Development Research, Guo Taicheng, Chairman of the Board of Hong Kong Shing Kee Godown (Holdings) Limited.
Firstly, Hong Kong Shing Kee Group introduce its basic situation and related appeal about the overall arrangement and construction idea of its commerce valley program, presenting its commercial mode of the four commerce valley program including World Commerce Valley, Yanjiao Logistics City, Northern Commerce Valley, Anda International Logistics City, Southwestern Commerce Valley, Mengguan International Logistics City and North China Commerce Valley, Xingtai International Logistics City.
Chen wenling, Chief Economist under China Center for International Economic Exchanges, Director of Comprehensive Research Department under Research Office of the State Council gives speech
In Chen’s Speaking, she gives fully recognition to the job and preliminary research that have been done by the leaders of Shing Kee Group and experts of research group. Meanwhile, she emphasizes three suggestions towards the overall planning and design of the research of new commerce mode of World Valley:
Firstly, World Valley follows the trend of times. We should research the program under the background of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integrative development and strategic conception of “one belt one road” and Bohai Economy Circle of two cities and seven provinces, which raised by Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping, orientating Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei as important strategic start points of Sea Silk Road, since the Sea Silk Road of 21th century is totally matching with the position of first trading power and the expected first economy power in the next ten years. In order to step forward economy power and complete the double one-hundred-year goal, International logistics trading city has become a must. We should make full use of the huge land resource of 10 square kilometers to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Secondly, pay attention to the deep connotation of World Valley. We should do deeply research into the problem of the conversion from world factory to world market, from end of circulation to precursor of circulation, from manufacturing industry to marketing industry, from silicon valley to commerce valley, from technology innovation to commercial mode innovation, and from exhibition to trading platform.
Thirdly, think carefully about the strategic orientation of world commerce valley. Being regarded as demonstration platform of the “Early and Pilot Implementation” policy of national circulation, world commerce valley set four specific positions for itself: (1)An important strategic fulcrum of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integrative progress. (2) An open international commercial trade platform to exchange international goods. (3) A transfer platform for international logistics. (4) A creative new commercial mode platform, combined entity market with virtual market, combined tangible market with intangible market, combined recent market with forward market, filtering all kinds of international trading mode to experiment in this platform.
Liu Binglian, Assistant to the Principal of Nankai University, Dean of Academy of Economic and Social Development Research gives speech on behalf of research group
Liu Binglian, Assistant to the Principal of Nankai University, Dean, Professor and Doctor of Academy of Economic and Social Development Research, introduces and demonstrates the general idea and planning framework of the project. He points out that the general idea about the planning of commercial mode of World Commerce Valley Yanjiao Logistics City first is due to the challenging and opportunity brought by the national policy of “One Belt One Road” and integration of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei. We primarily set World Commerce Valley as a world-class commercial trading center, a leading filed of modern logistics and circulation center, a demonstrative platform of social credit system and electronic commercial center, an incubation platform of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration serving industry. In the aspect of function design, we divide it into two dimensions, which is known as market and opportunity and the scale of enterprise, to sort out the nation strategy and differentiation development of Yanjiao Logistics City, including its core competitiveness, innovation of commercial mode, integration of business activities circulation between supplier and potential buyer, innovation of express delivery business, and innovation of logistics mode of commerce valley. Another is the design of related policy and regulation, including policy that promote world commerce trade, that complete and improve logistic transportation system, that guide and support electronic commerce and logistics enterprise, that concern about the construction of public information and credit platform of minor enterprise, and other rules and steps.
Presenting leaders and experts respectively give speech on the commercial strategic mode of China (Yanjiao) Logistics City, discussing important strategic orientation of international trade, logistics and procurement, the internet of things and financial innovation, which provide precious suggestion toward the healthy and substantial development of World Commerce Valley China (Yanjiao) Logistics City.
Fan Hengshan, Director of Regional Department under National Development and Reform Commission gives speech
Fan Hengshan, Director of Regional Department under National Development and Reform Commission, expression his admiration towards Shing Kee Group’s thoughts about constructing Yanjiao Logistics City as world commercial center, becoming the model of the national commerce valley. He outlines that the construction planning and goals should be optimized focusing on the key of following the tread, conforming to laws, gathering the superior, and pursuing creation; Meanwhile, the program should strengthen interaction with national strategy, local government, market, and civilians, paying attention to the demand of national strategy and the developing policy of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei to combine it with specific practice; Last but not least, the program should strive for nation’s “Early and Implement Policy” opportunity, including those of logistics aspect, trying to get a good result.
Zhao Ge, Director of Research Office under General Administration of Customs gives speech
In Zhao’s Speaking, he agrees that the subject of commercial mode of world commerce valley is valuable and coincident with national strategy. The biggest advantage for China’s next development is the advantage of market, relying on the expansion of domestic demand and the development of commerce and trade, becoming the world market, not only world factory. However, the shortage of a pacemaker as world commerce valley becomes a problem. The customs department is also taking consider of this problem, which requires the innovation of customs supervision mode and constitution of relevant policy related with nation strategy and development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration, making full use of customs bonding means to decrease enterprise’s logistics clearance cost and increase clearance efficiency as possible, thus provide convenience for export and import activities.
Xu Heping, Director of Research Office under the Ministry of Science and Technology gives speech
Xu Heping, Director of Research Office under the Ministry of Science and Technology points out that world commerce valley is a very good conception. It is global development because it grasps the global supply and demand direction of economy development. He gives three suggestions as follow: Firstly, we should keep the point of guiding national and global industry to plan commerce valley’s layout and development, making commerce valley the leader of global industry; Secondly, we should propose a series of planning and proposition based on the economy development around Bohai, as well as the collaborative development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area. From the view of global industry layout, Bohai Economic Circle is the manufacturing center and base of Far East area, the global Far East manufacturing industry and logistics center. Thirdly, we should adapt to global industry reformation and develop rising logistics business based on mobile internet to consider new commercial mode and layout. We should take information technology and innovative planning in to consideration in the process of Commerce Valley construction, which is supported by advanced technology.
Yuan Xilu, Vice Director of Planning Department under National Development and Reform Commission
Yuan Xilu, Vice Director of Planning Department under National Development and Reform Commission, highly praises the conception of the “city” of commercial valley. He holds the point that all the development is to serve for people, the raise of economy efficiency is eventually to provide convenience for people’s consumption and life. World Commerce Valley should take new planning pattern and operation mode to make a breakthrough in decreasing logistics cost. From the view of the project itself, attention should be paid into the research of planning. Firstly, we should pay attention to the research of operation of scheme; and then the research of construction planning of logistics city; finally the business mode of logistics city.
Liu Zuozhang, Inspector of Foreign Investment Department under the Ministry of Commerce gives speech
Liu Zuozhang, Inspector of Foreign Investment Department under the Ministry of Commerce, points out that the 2011 documents of the State Council stipulate that we should develop modern logistics to cultivate great logistics and support big logistics enterprise, promoting the management of production chain and industry chain between logistics enterprise and manufacturing enterprise, including the application of logistics technology and the development of Third-Part Logistics, in order to decrease logistics cost and attract foreign investment to develop modern logistics industry in China. Shing Kee Group·World Commerce Valley, the future commercial city, tourist city and wisdom city, first is to serve for enterprise and enhance efficiency, decreasing cost and relieving the pressure from various aspects of transport. Second is to serve for the development of Beijing to construct international interaction center, cultural development center and technology innovation center, serving for industry and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration. Third is to serve for the new Silk Road, gathering associations, commercial chambers and enterprises together through pushing forward the communication between people and setting up related forums. Liu points out that foreign inclusively funded company of Shing Kee Group should spare no efforts to make contribution to the development of Chinese modern logistics.
Song Chunfeng, Director of Public Relation Department of WTO Research Association under the Ministry of Commerce gives speech
Song Chunfeng, Director of Public Relation Department of WTO Research Association under the Ministry of Commerce, admits that the World Commerce Valley project raised by Chairman Guo enjoys the superiorities in time, position and people. Time superiority refers to world’s recognition towards China’s first trade power position, and the policy advantages of One Road One Belt and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration strategy. Position superiority means the key and center position of Beijing in railway, highway and aviation. As to the superiority in people, the most important thing is to propagate China’s World Commerce Valley program, making it well-known to the whole world, thus become an ever-lasting trading place. Song holds the opinion that such a high-class project should rely on the government’s policy support for further development, strengthening the close corporation tie with national ministries including the Ministry of Commerce, making full use of government resources and business resources.
Wang Qing, Research Fellow and Director of Market Circulation Office of Market Economy Research Department under Development Research Center of the State Council gives speech
Wang Qing, Director of Market Circulation Office of Market Economy Research Department under Development Research Center of the State Council, regards it a great project with international view appealing to the sense of times, whose key point is function positioning. In the program research, besides demonstrating feasibly towards the project itself, some risk analysis is also needed. It is important to figure out related solution plan in the process of risk analysis, in order to deal with trouble in the change of situation.
Zhang Jinbo, Secretary of Municipal Party Committee gives speech
Zhang Jinbo, Secretary of Municipal Party Committee of Sanhe, Hebei Province, expresses warm congratulation on the symposium on strategic planning of commercial mode in world commerce valley and gives heartfelt gratitude to leaders of related national ministries and research experts in his speak. He points out confidently that the opening of this symposium is a significant step of commercial mode of World Commerce Valley from practice to theory. Yanjiao Logistics city is a big service platform set up by Shing Kee Group for international logistics and business, which would directly serve for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and radiate through nation, connecting to the whole world and becoming distribution center for international modern logistics and high-class commercial trading. This project accords with national developing strategic guidance and the real demand of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei collaborating development, which greatly promotes Sanhe’s economy aggregate and employment and enhance industry hierarchy, pushing ahead logistics industry in Hebei and even Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area. Sanhe government strongly supports this program and will provide advance service, favorable policy and strong support as before to speed up construction pace and complete the project as soon as possible. Zhang invites leaders, experts and guests to Sanhe and Shing Kee Group base sincerely to regard Sanhe as template and experimental field of theory research and practice exploration, making it a demonstration plot of the Early and Pilot Implementation policy, a platform of innovation and practice and a base of results transformation to give directions and encouragement for Sanhe’s further development.
Guo Taicheng, Chairman of the Board of Hong Kong Shing Kee Godown (Holdings) Limited gives speech
Guo Taicheng, Chairman of the Board of Hong Kong Shing Kee Godown (Holdings) Limited, reviews comprehensively the economic league of Silk Road in ancient China and the economic miracle of 30 years’ reform and opening policy. He analyzes and looks into the new image of Chinese market economy development with prospective thought and broad view, emphasizing the commercial mode of World Commerce Valley and the construction idea of China (Yanjiao) Logistics city, showing Shing Kee Group’s sense of responsibility and urgent wish of innovation towards the great Chinese dream of achieving the great rejuvenation of Chinese nation. Guo stresses that China’s construction of world market is short of national independent innovative commercial mode. The World Commerce Valley·China (Yanjiao) Logistics city covers an area of 10 square kilometers, locating at the intersection of the developing-planning area of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration. Developing new mode of market commercial here could definitely become the core engine to promote the competitive power of Bohai Economic Circle’s economy development and directly serve for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area, for whole national people and for the world market economy. Going through nearly three years’ practice and exploration, under the strong support of leaders and related department of nation and Hebei province government, Hong Kong Shing Kee Group pushes ahead the process of project approval and setting up of China Yanjiao Logistics City·World Commerce Valley smoothly and has done a large amount of preparation work. He sends his heartfelt gratitude towards the chance giving to Shing Kee Group and expresses earnestly that every member of Shing Kee Group is willing to be the carrier, steward and housekeeper of world market, contributing our strengths to the great rejuvenation of Chinese nation.
Present leaders and experts agree that China (Yanjiao) Logistics City has attracted universal attention from society since its beginning. Locating at Sanhe, Langfang, Hebei, the center of Bohai Economic Circle, 30 km from Tiananmen Square, 25 km from capital airport, this project enjoys an excellent site. Therefore, it will become the biggest trading and logistics base in China when finished construction, which will greatly influence the development and industry adjustment in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area, Bohai Economic Circle and a even broader range of cities, becoming the tower strength of the under-building third pole of Chinese economy development—— Beijing-Tianjin and Hebei-Bohai economic circle.
Spot on the symposium
Every expert in the meeting comprehends the project from their points of view, sharing their own wisdom and experience. As the deepening of the discussion, the image of a never-ended world exhibition city becomes more and more clear. In the future, a new market integrated goods, business and message as a whole will be built here, attracting commercial organization and goods all over the world into Chinese market, sending brands and products from Chinese enterprises to overseas market. Through the assorted smart equipment of “database, cloud computing, internet, networking, e-commerce, financial settlement, logistics and distribution”, logistics city will become the transfer station of international logistics and first-class world trading center, where people can buy and sale goods all over the world within one day.