The author is the deputy director of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation and the director of the Hongqiao International Economic Forum Research Center.
The Shanghai Hongqiao International Central Business District, one of the business hubs in the Yangtze River Delta region, stands out in its appeal to global investors for its vast growth potential.
A shopping festival for imported goods opened in the city of Shanghai in East China on Aug 25.
Shanghai Hongqiao International Coffee Harbor was certified on Aug 4 as a coffee trading and exhibition platform, and is expected to realize annual trading volume of 10 billion yuan ($1.47 billion) beginning in 2025, backed by a percolating Chinese coffee market whose size may exceed 1 trillion yuan by that year, industry experts said.
A webinar titled Swiss and Foreign Companies in Shanghai Hongqiao International CBD: Investment Opportunities, Recovery and Trade Outlook was organized by Swiss Centers China and the administrative committee of the central business district on Thursday.
More than 30 companies and institutions have signed agreements to attend the fifth China International Import Expo. It shows the firm confidence of all parties to participate in the expo and their optimism about the Chinese market.
Shanghai announced a 50-measure action plan on Sunday to fully assist domestic and foreign enterprises to recover from challenges brought by COVID-19 over the past months and reboot the city's economic vitality.
Shanghai Customs recently issued 39 measures to support Hongqiao in its bid to become a commercial bridge connecting to global markets.