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(SEOUL=Yonhap News) The Fifth Korea-China Economic Cooperation Forum is to be held on August 29 at KINTEX, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do with business representatives attending to seek for expanded exchanges between the two countries.
At the Forum, about 400 people are expected to come, including officials from the Chinese conglomerates, such as Alibaba, Huawei and China Construction Group, and officials from 200 Korean companies and organizations such as Hyundai Motors, POSCO and SK Group.
A large number of Chinese government officials from the Chinese Ambassy in Korea and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) are also expected to participate.
Kim Dong-yeon, the Finance Minister, will attend the Forum to host a meeting with business representatives from the two countries.
Experts and entrepreneurs from both countries with abundant field experiences will join as panels at the Forum under the theme of Expanded Exchanges at the Era of Korea-China New Cooperation.
They will seek for ways to cooperate on subjects such as strategies, future tasks and cooperation for building smart cities, and new opportunities to the economic cooperation in the Northeast Asian region.
It will be a forum for practical exchanges between the entrepreneurs from both countries with events including the signing ceremony of cooperation bewteen corporates and local governments of both countries, investment consultation, inspection of industrial sites and networking reception.
Moreover, a company that contributed to the development and exchanges of the two countries will be awarded with a contribution award.
The Korea-China Economic Cooperation Forum was established with the aim of pursuing friendship and mutual prosperity of the businesses from the two countries, and it is co-hosted by the Korea-China Private Economic Association and China-Asia Economic Development Association, and co-organized by Goyang-si City and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Korea.
"In this time of new cooperation opportunities in the Northeast Asian region, I hope this forum will seek for ways to cooperate in a different from the previous forums," said Chung Gwang-young, Executive Vice President for Chinese Regions.
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** This article was translated from Korean.
Source: Yonhap News (August 12, 2018)