Chinese Chairholder SUIBE held book launch for World Trade Report 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
On December 10th, “Book Launch World Trade Report 2020: Government Policies to Promote Innovation in the Digital Age” was grandly held online. This seminar was organized by the World Trade Organization(WTO), Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC), MOFCOM, China Society for World Trade Organization Studies (CWTO), WTO Law Research Society of China Law Society and Shanghai University of International Business and Economics（SUIBE）, and co-hosted by the School of Trade Negotiation of SUIBE, WTO Chair Institute-China, SUIBE, World Trade Organization Research Center, SUIBE, and Shanghai Center for Global Trade and Economic Governance (SC-GTEG), SUIBE. This seminar was supported by the WTO Chairs Program (WCP).
Mr. Qian Keming, Vice Minister of Commerce, Mr. YI Xiaozhun，Deputy Director-General of WTO, Mr. CHONG Quan，Chairman, China Society for World Trade Organization Studies, Mr. Robert Koopman, Chief Economist and Director of Economic Research and Statistics Division of WTO, Mr. Marc Auboin, Counsellor of Economic Research and Statistics Department of WTO, Ms. Xu Ankai, Economist of Economic Research and Statistics Department of WTO, Enkai Jianguo, Vice Chairman of CWTO, Mr. Qu Weixi, Vice President of CAITEC, Mr. Xu Qingjun, Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the WTO and other leaders and guests attended this online seminar.
The World Trade Report 2020, released by the WTO, focuses on "Government Policies to Promote Innovation in the Digital Age". The report focuses on the latest trend of global trade and points out that the world economy is shifting toward digitalization and informationization. Focusing on the topic of " Government Policies to Promote Innovation in the Digital Age ", the report analyzes the policies and trends of governments supporting the transition to digital economy, promoting digital innovation, economic innovation and technological progress in recent years, as well as the impact of this trend on trade flows and global business, and provides useful insights for the possible global trade pattern in the future.
The welcome speech was delivered by Professor Xu Mei, Vice Chairperson of the Executive Committee, SUIBE at the Opening Ceremony. Mr. Qian Keming, Vice Minister of Commerce, Mr. YI Xiaozhun，Deputy Director-General of WTO, Mr. CHONG Quan，Chairman, China Society for World Trade Organization Studies, delivered opening speeches respectively. This seminar was chaired by Zhang Lei , the WTO Chair Holders of the WTO, and Dean of the School of Trade Negotiations, and WTO Chair Institute-China of SUIBE.