On January 8, 2018, the Dialogue on Joint Building of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor was held at Wudu Hotel, Chongqing. Chairman and Party Secretary of COSCO SHIPPING Capt. Xu Lirong attended the dialogue and delivered a keynote speech on building the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor (ILSTC) and international cooperation.
On the afternoon of January 7, Mr. Chen Min’er, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee, Mr. Tang Liangzhi, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee and Mayor of Chongqing, and Mr. Ren Xuefeng, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee had a cordial meeting with a delegation led by Capt. Xu Lirong at the auditorium of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee. Mr. Chen fully recognized the unique contributions made by COSCO SHIPPING in ILSTC construction by developing railway-waterway intermodal transport and integrated logistics service in Chongqing. He also expressed the hope that COSCO SHIPPING will optimize its resource allocation in Chongqing and western regions to make international trade flows smoother, faster and cheaper and give a further boost to ILSTC construction.
The dialogue was chaired by Vice Mayor of Chongqing Liu Guiping. Mayor of Chongqing Tang Liangzhi and Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing made opening remarks. Assistant Commerce Minister Ren Hongbin, Assistant Foreign Minister made keynote speeches.
Capt. Xu was also invited to an agreement signing ceremony for jointly building ILSTC by western provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities before the dialogue.
Mr. Huang Xiaowen, Executive Vice President of COSCO SHIPPING and Mr. Han Jun, Assistant to the President of COSCO SHIPPING and President of COSCO SHIPPING Logistics, as well as heads of related divisions and subsidiaries were also present at the activities.