On October 15, the 2021 China Textile Industry “Belt and Road” Conference was held in Huzhou, Zhejiang, with in-depth participation from leaders of national ministries and commissions and local governments, representatives from the China Textile Federation, overseas government agencies and business associations, and industry leaders. With the theme of “sustainable dual circulation of trade and investment”, based on the strategic basis of expanding domestic demand, we will accelerate the integration of domestic and foreign trade, study and judge policy trends for industry development, and issue major guidelines.
At the meeting, the Consumer Goods Industry of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Cao Xuejun, first-level inspector of the department, Xu Yingxin, vice president of the China National Textile and Apparel Federation and chairman of the Textile Industry Branch of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and Xiang Lemin, deputy mayor of the Huzhou Municipal People’s Government, delivered speeches respectively. Gao Yong, Secretary of the Party Committee and Secretary-General of China Textile and Apparel Federation, delivered a keynote speech. The meeting was chaired by Liang Pengcheng, director of the Marketing Department of the China Textile and Apparel Federation and executive vice president of the Textile Industry Branch of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.
Gao Yong pointed out that China’s textile industry’s foreign investment and cooperation After two extraordinary years, the COVID-19 epidemic has had a greater impact on China’s textile industry’s foreign investment. The growth rate of our industry’s foreign direct investment has slowed down significantly in 2020; by the first half of this year, the industry’s foreign investment has shown a recovery growth trend. The investment scale reached US$950 million, a year-on-year increase of 101.3%, accounting for 11.5% of my country’s manufacturing overseas investment during the same period.
At present, countries along the “One Belt and One Road”, especially those in Southeast Asia and Africa, are the key areas for overseas greenfield investment in the textile industry, attracting a large number of new investors in the industry. Investment in increasing production capacity. For the textile industry, it is of great significance to the high-quality development and transformation and upgrading of the industry to actively and steadily carry out international cooperation, comprehensively consider and optimize domestic and foreign production capacity layout, integrate and utilize high-quality global resources, and consolidate the core position of the industry in the international textile supply chain. .
Cao Xuejun pointed out in his speech that the “14th Five-Year Plan” period is a critical starting period for starting a new journey of building a modern country on the basis of building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way. Based on the new stage, the development of the textile industry must be based on the fundamental purpose of meeting the people’s needs for a better life, with the theme of promoting high-quality development, and with deepening supply-side structural reform as the main line, and must form a stronger innovative, higher added value, and more Build a more flexible, safer and more reliable industrial and supply chain to build a higher-level textile power. Deepening international textile cooperation is an inevitable requirement for high-quality textile development. It should be based on strengthening the domestic industry. It is necessary to enhance risk prevention and control awareness, build a mutually beneficial and win-win industrial chain supply chain, and expand diversified markets. This is in line with the requirements for promoting high-quality development in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road Initiative” and is also a necessary strategy for the development of a strong textile country.
Xu Yingxin said at the meeting that as a staunch supporter of the “Belt and Road” cooperation and the “Belt and Road Initiative” “An important participant in the construction of China’s textile industry, China’s textile industry has always adhered to the concept of mutual benefit and win-win international cooperation and development, and has achieved remarkable results. After eight years of hard work, China’s textile and apparel industry has become a leading and demonstration industry for the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, and cooperation along the routes has yielded fruitful results. Since 2000, the total foreign direct investment in China’s textile and apparel industry has exceeded US$11 billion, mainly to countries and regions along the “Belt and Road”. Adhering to the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” has become an industry consensus.
Xiang Lemin said that in recent years, under the guidance of China Textile Industry Federation and other units, Huzhou’s modern textile industry has made high-quality development pace. On the one hand, Huzhou has accelerated the “green and quality” development of the industry, forming a full industrial chain from textile raw materials, weaving to textile home textile end products. The current annual output value exceeds 70 billion yuan and has 4 listed companies. On the other hand, Huzhou actively serves enterprises to better “go global” and promotes enterprises to deeply participate in the “Belt and Road” construction.
In the exchange and sharing session set up by the conference, people from Representatives from governments, institutions and enterprises at home and abroad, including the Kenya Investment Authority, Sri Lanka United Apparel Association Forum, Antai Group, Jialinjie Enterprises, China Textile Industry Economic Research Institute, Huzhou Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Guangxi Council for the Promotion of International Trade, etc., gathered around the “Sustainable Belt” Exchanges were made along the way on ‘cross-border investment’ and ‘mutually reinforcing domestic and foreign market dual circulation’.
The “Textile Industry Development Endowments of African Countries” was released on-site and the potential for cooperation in the China-Africa textile industry,” and announced the establishment of the first batch of overseas liaison offices of the China Textile International Capacity Cooperation Enterprise Alliance in five countries including Egypt, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Zambia.
According to reports, the China Textile Industry “One Belt, One Road” Conference is held every two years, with the theme of the international layout of the textile industry and “One Belt, One Road” cooperation. The most authoritative and professional industry event. Since the national “One Belt, One Road” initiative was proposed in 2013, the conference has been successfully held four times in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Shengze, bringing together global industry development experience and cross-border wisdom to discuss the capital, production capacity and market of Chinese textiles and world textiles. The way to integration and win-win.
This conference is guided by the China National Textile and Apparel Federation and the Huzhou Municipal People’s Government, and is organized by the Textile Industry Branch of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the China Textile International Capacity Cooperation Enterprise Alliance , China InternationalSponsored by Huzhou Municipal Committee of Trade Promotion Council.