On the 11th, Malaysia hosted the first China-ASEAN Online Business Conference. Lin Yutang, President of the Malaysia China-ASEAN Business Association, said that the current international business situation is becoming more and more complicated, and ASEAN and China’s bilateral cooperation should be strengthened.
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In his speech, Lin Yutang said that 2020 is the year of China-ASEAN digital economy cooperation. The digital economy has not only played a new melody of bilateral cooperation and development, but also It played an important role in the fight against the epidemic and the resumption of work and production.
He said that ASEAN attaches great importance to the development of the digital economy. In 2019, it formulated the”ASEAN Digital Integration Framework Action Plan 2019-2025″, and listed e-commerce in the priorities of ASEAN economic cooperation in 2020. Front position.
He pointed out that it is estimated that by 2025, the scale of ASEAN e-commerce will increase from US$100 billion to US$300 billion.
“This year’s situation is special. Due to the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the global economy has experienced a serious decline, and the economic and trade exchanges of multinational companies have been greatly affected. Under this, the trade between China and ASEAN countries has achieved contrarian growth. , Has become one of the few bright spots in the global economy.”
Lin Yutang said that ASEAN, as the first community in Asia, has also made remarkable progress in recent years. In 2019, it successfully jumped to the fifth place in the world. Big economy.
He said that China’s economy has always been in the process of high-quality development, and the pace and pace of opening to the outside world is also accelerating, providing the world with more opportunities for cooperation and creating more development dividends.
He said that since January, ASEAN has historically become China’s largest trading partner. As of the first half of this year, the bilateral trade volume between China and ASEAN reached 2.09 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 5.6%, accounting for 14.7%of China’s total foreign trade value.
He described that China and ASEAN countries live next to each other, and their friendship has a long history. Over the years, the two countries have had a friendly foundation of public opinion, the trade industry is highly complementary, cooperation has become increasingly active and close, and there is a strong demand for corporate cooperation. The more complex the situation, the more the two sides should strengthen cooperation to jointly seize opportunities and meet challenges. (Headquarters reporter Xu Quanle)