China Festival in Moscow Gathered more than a Million Participants

From 13 to 15 September 2019, Moscow hosted the China Festival in Moscow, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China and the 70th anniversary of the Russian-Chinese diplomatic relations establishment. ACEX acted as the official representative of the event organizing Committee.

On September 13, representatives of the China and Russia Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the Chinese Embassy in Russia, the government of Moscow, the Society of Russian-Chinese friendship, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Russian export center and other state and public organizations of China and Russia met at the Hyatt Regency Petrovsky Park to participate in the business forum "Digital economy – development without borders".

The forum opening ceremony was entrusted to the Deputy Vice-rector of the NIU "Higher School of Economics", Professor Alexey Maslov, who welcomed the participants and thanked everyone for their interest in the event.

"We are pleased to welcome our colleagues, our friends and representatives of the entire spectrum of Russian-Chinese people's diplomacy to the Russian-Chinese business forum," said Sergey Luzyanin, First Deputy Chairman of The Russian – Chinese friendship Society and Director of the Far East Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Also, with a welcoming speech to the business forum participants there were:

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Russian Federation Zhang Hanhui;

  • The State Duma Deputy of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Head of the Fair Russia faction Sergey Mironov;

  • Commissioner under the Russian Federation President for the protection of the businessmen rights, Chairman of the Russian Part of the Russian-Chinese Committee for Friendship, Peace and Development Boris Titov;

  • Xu Jinli, General Representative of the China International Trade Facilitation Committee and the China Chamber of International Trade in the Russian Federation;

  • President of the Russian-Asian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs Vitaly Mankevich

and other representatives of major Russian and Chinese companies with significant weight in the global business community.

After that, all the participants of the forum moved to the conference rooms for industry sessions of the program on the following topics:

  • "Digital economy ecosystem and Smart cities".

  • "Digital logistics and e-Commerce".

  • Humanitarian aspects of digitalization: education and tourism".

  • "Presentation of Guangdong province of China".

Miroslav Zolotarev, First Russian Worldwide Logistics Alliance ACEX Board Director, Multimodal Logistics Center Head of the Russian-Chinese Chamber for Machinery and Innovative Products Trade Facilitation, and Alexander Galkin, Commercial Director of the Logistics family NAWINIA, spoke at the session "Digital logistics and e–Commerce", presenting a report on "Digital optimization of project logistics China-Russia.

"Nawinia Logistic Family took an active part in the forum business program, where I, as a representative of the company, was able to offer a solution to optimize project logistics, using modern digital technologies. This issue is relevant due to the growth of imports from China complex project supplies: drilling rigs, factories, oversized industrial equipment, - says Alexander Galkin, Commercial Director of NAWINIA Logistic Family.. "Our company thanks the organizers and the ACEX Alliance for the invitation to dialogue! »

On September 14 and 15, the exhibition complex of VDNH hosted the entertainment program of the festival. During the program, everyone could enjoy the sound of Chinese folk instruments, take part in national dances, take pictures with colorful representatives of the region, as well as try this country "taste".

At the Industry square, visitors were able to see the art objects of the festival, which were created by masters from China, as well as an exhibition of pandas’ sculptures. The summer cinema hosted master classes in calligraphy, jianzhi arts and crafts, as well as Chinese language lessons and a tea ceremony.

In addition, in the framework of the festival in Moscow there was a football match and the Friendship Cup at CSKA arena.

"The China festival in Russia in the proposed format was held for the first time. Its difference from similar events is that it was rather not a political festival about friendship and partnership, and not an economic forum with the tasks of global geopolitics and macroeconomics. It was a festival of cooperation at the level of business, education, tourism, it means that the main issues were issues of cooperation between companies in the field of trade relations, issues of attracting the mutual flow of tourists, cultural exchange and the education system of China. There has been a lot of talk recently about the development of trade relations with China and the fact that it is Russia's main trade and economic partner. Therefore, it is very important to support this with practical things, meetings between businessmen and the celebration of the 70th anniversary of a new China state creation, namely the People's Republic of China, was a good occasion to strengthen relations. In 1949, our country (at that time the USSR) was the first to recognize the creation of a new China, the first to send diplomats there, to allocate a loan of $ 300 million, and to help build more than 10 industrial enterprises. China called the USSR at that time "elder brother". Today, China is completely different, it is a powerful economic power and the most important geopolitical and economic partner of Russia", - says Miroslav Zolotarev.

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