President Xi Jinping will deliver a speech via video at the opening ceremony of the fifth China International Import Expo and the Hongqiao International Economic Forum on Friday, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
Noting that China is the world's largest new energy vehicle (NEV) market that cannot be neglected by international carmakers, Erwin Gabardi, CEO of Volkswagen Anhui said the company unwaveringly strives to implement its "In China, for China" development strategy.
He stressed full implementation of the new development philosophy and efficient efforts to coordinate the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic with socioeconomic development, saying that both the central and local authorities should be given full play to take the initiative in this work.
As the peak of outbreak disruptions recedes, policies regarding population flows and transportation have been adjusted accordingly. Recoveries in logistics, business activity and daily consumption have been quite noticeable.
The country's consumer goods market is gaining growth momentum fueled by better containment of the COVID-19 pandemic and a series of stimulus measures to spur consumption.