Hongqiao International Economic Forum

Answers for FAQs about the Hongqiao International Economic Forum

1. What is the full name of the forum?

A: The full name of the forum is Hongqiao International Economic Forum or Hongqiao Forum.

2. What is the background and purpose of the forum?

A: The Hongqiao International Economic Forum is held on November 5 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). At the first forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech entitled “Work Together for an Open Global Economy That is Innovative and Inclusive.”

Following the new trend of global economic development, the forum focuses on the new challenges of global economic development and highlights open, innovation-oriented, inclusive, balanced and win-win development. It provides a high-end dialogue platform for governments, the business community and academia worldwide to tackle risks and challenges, pursue cooperation and development, offer advice and suggestions, seek the way forward for the world economy, put forward the “Hongqiao wisdom” and “Hongqiao proposals”, promote the sustained and healthy economic development, create a better business environment for enterprises, and bring more benefits to the people.

3. Who are the sponsors, organizers and cooperative units of the forum?

A: The forum is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Shanghai Municipality, and organized by China International Import Expo Bureau and the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). The cooperative units are the World Trade Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and International Trade Centre.

4. What is the overview of the Third Hongqiao International Economic Forum?

A: The 3rd Hongqiao International Economic Forum was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) on November 4, 2020. President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote video speech. Han Zheng, Vice Premier of the State Council, Hu Chunhua, Vice Premier of the State Council; and Li Qiang, Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the CPC, attended the conference in Shanghai in person. Leaders of relevant countries and heads of international organizations attended the opening ceremony online or in person.