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Torch BRICs Innovation Center Cooperation Seminar Successfully Held

Date : 2022-07-25

In the afternoon of July 15, 2022, the "Torch BRICs Innovation Center Cooperation Seminar" was successfully held in Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone with the support and guidance of Xiamen construction BRICs Innovation Center Leading Group Office, hosted by the Management Committee of Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone, and undertook by Great Wall Enterprise Institute and China Association for International Science and Technology Cooperation.

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Ming Li,the Deputy director of Xiamen construction BRICs Innovation Center Leading Group Office, BinNa Zhang, Member of the Party Working Committee of Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone and The Chief economist of Management Committee of Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone, and leaders of relevant department of Xiamen and university in Xiamen attended the seminar. Seven BRICs experts in the field of scientific and technological innovation and more than 20 representatives of Xiamen high tech Zone enterprises were also invited to the seminar.

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FenYu Wang, deputy general manager of Great Wall Enterprise Institute hosted the seminar

The seminar was hosted by FenYu Wang, deputy general manager of Great Wall Enterprise Institute, with the theme of " BRICs practical and innovative cooperation ", and the participating mode is online and offline combined. Relevant leaders, experts and representatives of enterprises in High-tech Zone discussed the challenges on trading and market expanding between enterprises and BRICs, as well as the future development direction of Torch High-tech Zone.

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Oration from BinNa Zhang, Member of the Party Working Committee of Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone and The Chief economist of Management Committee of Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone

BinNa Zhang, Member of the Party Working Committee of Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone and The Chief economist of Management Committee of Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone, indicated that the High-Tech Zone deeply understands the requirements of the country, Fujian Province and Xiamen City for BRICs mission, actively undertakes the construction of the core area of the innovation center of BRICs PartNIR Innovation Center in Xiamen, and has carried out a series of work to promote the innovation cooperation between BRICs countries around the following three main fields, "policy coordination, talent training, and project development". The High-Tech Zone also have carried out a series of work to promote innovation cooperation among BRICs countries, for instance, promoted the implementation of projects such as "BRICs future skills and Technology Development Research Institute", built characteristic carriers such as BRICs future innovation park and BRICs digital economy industrial center, and established a BRICs talent service zone, etc. At present, the High-Tech Zone has more than 100 enterprises carrying out trading business with BRICs countries, covering transmission and distribution with new energy, flat panel display LED lighting, communication equipment, animation games and other businesses.

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Sharing by Yao Song, Manager of international business department of Great Wall Enterprise Institute

In the theme discussion session, Dr. Yao Song, the manager of international business department of Great Wall Enterprise Institute, first shared the “BRICs innovation cooperation observation”. The report analyzes the current situation of cooperation between China and other BRICs countries in detail, summarizes the cooperation situation between Xiamen and other BRICs countries, and puts forward suggestions on the revitalization of cooperation fields, the expansion of cooperation scope, and the marketization of cooperation platforms.

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Sharing by Alessandro Golombiewski Teixeira, Professor of Tsinghua University; Former Executive Minister of the Ministry of development, industry and foreign trade of Brazil

Alessandro Golombiewski Teixeira, the professor of Tsinghua University, and Former Executive Minister of the Ministry of development, industry and foreign trade of Brazil, analyzed the development status and prospects of BRICs countries through economic data. Professor Alessandro Golombiewski Teixeira suggested that Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone to attracts international enterprises and talents from BRICs countries through policy and financial support, and the creation of a new ecological environment.

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Sharing by YuanWen Liu, Former Leader of Latin American affairs of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of science and technology

YuanWen Liu, Former Leader of Latin American affairs of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of science and technology introduced the industrial development of Brazil in detail and shared the successful cooperation cases between China and Brazil in aerospace, electric power, agriculture and forestry fields. Mr. Liu believed that with the strong support of the two governments, China and Brazil have great potential for cooperation in science, technology, trade and other fields, and suggested that Xiamen Torch-High tech Zone actively declare and participate in science and technology cooperation projects between the two governments.

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Sharing by Maria Ulyanova—Russia international science and technology cooperation organization

Maria Ulyanova, Russia international science and technology cooperation organization, introduced the service of the association, such as technology transfer, and jointly research and development, as well as the cases of promoting cooperation between Chinese and Russian institutions in the fields of medicine, agriculture, biotechnology and so on in detail. She said that the association hopes to play a role as a bridge in the future to promote enterprises in Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone and Russian enterprises exploring markets mutually.

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Sharing by Vijay Kant Mishra, Executive vice chairman of India China Trading Center, Chairman of India China Technology Transfer Center

Vijay Kant Mishra, Executive vice chairman of India China Trading Center, Chairman of India China Technology Transfer Center, introduced the successful cases of the center in promoting technological cooperation and business exchanges between enterprises of the two countries, analyzed the future cooperation opportunities between China and India in many fields such as IT, energy, automobile, aerospace. He said that the center is willing to provide specific services such as market research, resource docking, and business development for enterprises in Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone, to help enterprises enter the Indian market.

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Sharing by Bhekie Mamba, Dean of School of science, technology and engineering of University of South Africa

Bhekie Mamba, Dean of School of science, technology and engineering of University of South Africa, indicated that China and South Africa are very active in university cooperation, especially in the fields of clean energy and energy storage. However, at present, the cooperation between enterprises of two countries is relatively lacking. We hope to promote the exchange of science and technology and talents between two countries through the "the Belt and Road" initiative.

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Sharing by JianXin Li, Director of International Joint Research Center for Separation Membrane Science and Technology

JianXin Li, Doctor of University of Stellenbosch, Director of the International Science and Technology Cooperation Project between China and South Africa, Director of International Joint Research Center for Separation Membrane Science and Technology, shared the experience of Harvard automotive, Hisense, Huawei and other enterprises of expanding business in South Africa, and introduced the current situation and future opportunities of cooperation between two countries in the fields of energy, water resources, wastewater treatment and so on. Dr. Jianxin Li said that at present, the mutual understanding between enterprises of the two countries needs to be strengthened, and more opportunities should be created to promote the exchanges between enterprises of two countries in the future.

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Sharing by DeLu Wang, Chairman of Great Wall Enterprise Institute

DeLu Wang, Chairman of Great Wall Enterprise Institute, give out three suggestions on how Xiamen Torch High tech Zone can play a platform role in the future to strengthen the cooperation of BRICs science and technology parks. First, actively strive for a higher position, promote the establishment of the provincial and ministerial joint conference system, and strive for the BRICs Innovation Center to become a fixed topic of the BRICs ministerial meeting. Second, establish the BRICs science and Technology Park community and the BRICs digital economy industry cooperation promotion center. Third, Build a BRICs technology transfer platform.

During the free discussion session, the leaders of relevant departments and university in Xiamen who participated in the seminar introduced a series of important activities to promote BRICs practical and innovative cooperation to Chinese and foreign guests and enterprises representatives.

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Speech from ZhiWei Chen, Dean of School of international Chinese education and School of overseas education of Xiamen University

ZhiWei Chen, Dean of School of international Chinese education and School of overseas education of Xiamen University indicated that in order to speed up the construction of BRICs innovation center, we need to focus on the field of human society and cultural exchanges. The college is willing to provide language talents for enterprises and institutions for carrying out BRICs cooperation in Xiamen.

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Speech from RiDi Chen, Level 4 investigator of the Foreign Economic Department of Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Commerce

RiDi Chen, Level 4 investigator of the Foreign Economic Department of Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Commerce, introduced the mutual investment and trading situation between Xiamen and BRICs countries, and said that China has great investment potential in the BRICs countries. In order to promote the globalization of enterprises in Xiamen, Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Commerce has issued a number of supporting policies. First, making policies to support Xiamen enterprises to invest in BRICs countries, such as loan subsidies, insurance subsidies for overseas projects, etc. Second, giving financial subsidy to Xiamen enterprises who participate in overseas exhibitions. Third, setting up contact stations globally to play the role of "matchmaking" in order to assist enterprises in market investigation. In addition, researcher Chen introduced that the "BRICs Green Investment Forum" will be held in the future, and invited guests to attend.

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Speech from ChunHong Chen, Deputy director of foreign affairs translation passport visa center of Xiamen Foreign Affairs Office

ChunHong Chen, Deputy director of foreign affairs translation passport visa center of Xiamen Foreign Affairs Office indicate that as a platform for Xiamen's foreign communication, the Xiamen Foreign Affairs Office is willing to assist foreign experts who participating in this seminar to come to Xiamen for communication and cooperation. For enterprises in Xiamen that carry out overseas business, the Foreign Affairs Office has currently introduced three helping ways which are providing advice, solving problems, and matchmaking. For example, it has put forward 17 measures to benefit enterprises, launched APEC business travel cards to help on globalization of enterprises, optimized the invitation of foreigners to China, and held communication activities by using the resources of embassies and consulates, sister cities, and international associations. Ms. Chen hoped that more enterprises will participate in the BRICs and BRICs + related activities of the Foreign Affairs Office in the future.

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Speech from YanMei Zhang, Director of Liaison Department of China Council for the promotion of international trade Xiamen Committee

YanMei Zhang, Director of Liaison Department of China Council for the promotion of international trade Xiamen Committee introduced the main functions of CCPIT as a trade and investment promotion agency. At present, CCPIT has established contacts with more than 200 countries, set up seven overseas liaison offices in BRICs countries to provide information consultation and trading services, established a trade promotion early warning center and a foreign-related commercial legal support platform, and jointly held activities such as national promotion conferences, economic and trade fairs with embassies and consulates and business associations of various countries. At the same time, Minister Zhang extended an invitation to guests and enterprise representatives to participate in the "BRICs + cross border e-commerce Summit Forum" held in August.

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Speech from Rong Huang, Member of innovation Department of Xiamen Municipal Bureau of industry and information technology

Rong Huang, Member of innovation Department of Xiamen Municipal Bureau of industry and information technology indicated that the Bureau of industry and information technology is working with four deployment units to jointly build eight cooperation platforms for enabling BRICs countries, promote mutual recognition of standards, assist Xiamen enterprises to participate in the research and formulation of industry standards, and hope that more enterprises will participate in the future.

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Speech from ShanPing Qi, Business Director TPV Display Technology (XiaMen) Co., Ltd.

In the enterprise Q&A session, ShanPing Qi, Business Director TPV Display Technology (XiaMen) Co., Ltd., said that the company encountered difficulties in the area of entry and exit countries, lacking talents, market expansion when carrying out cooperation business with Brazil and Russia, especially in logistics, science the rising cost made it difficult to carry out overseas business. In this regard, Ms. Binna Zhang, the Chief economist of Management Committee of Xiamen Torch High-Tech Zone, said that she would actively coordinate with relevant departments to help enterprise solving problems.

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Concluding Speech from Ming Li, Deputy director of Xiamen construction BRICs Innovation Center Leading Group Office

At last, Ming Li, Deputy director of Xiamen construction BRICs Innovation Center Leading Group Office, summarized the seminar. He revealed that the BRICs innovation center has made breakthroughs in the three areas which are policy coordination, talent training and project development. Especially in the area of talent training, the Innovation Center has held 27 sessions of science and technology park management and intellectual property protection training, with more than 600 thousand participants from 40 countries.

He also said that the construction of the BRICs innovation center has a long way to go, and he hopes that this seminar will become the beginning of further BRICs dialogues in the future. He looks forward the participants of this seminar, including Xiamen municipal Party committee office units, Chinese and foreign experts in the field of scientific and technological innovation, and Torch High-Tech zone enterprises will make more contribution to the construction of the BRICs innovation center, and create a better future together.