"A New Open Power-China’s Choice for Building an Open World Economy" Summit Forum and New Book Launch Conference were held in Beijing.

  Facing the great changes that have never happened in the world in the past century, as a new open country, China, how to deal with the complicated and changeable external situation, how to maintain the multilateral trading system, how to promote an open, inclusive, balanced and win-win economic globalization, and how to coordinate the international and domestic situations through opening up have become major issues to achieve high-quality development by expanding opening up and deepening reform.

  In this context, on September 10th, China (Hainan) Reform and Development Research Institute and China Workers Publishing House hosted the "New Open Power — — China’s Choice for Building an Open World Economy "Summit Forum and New Book Release Conference. Li Xiaozhong, member of the Party Group of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions and director of the funding review committee, Dong Kuan, editor-in-chief of China Workers Publishing House, and Chi Fulin, president of China (Hainan) Reform and Development Research Institute delivered opening speeches. Peng Sen, President of china society of economic reform, Zhao Baige, Chairman of the Expert Committee of Landi International Think Tank Project of China Academy of Social Sciences, Song Xiaowu, former President of china society of economic reform, Zhang Zhuoyuan, member of China Academy of Social Sciences, Chen Wenling, Chief Economist of China International Economic Exchange Center, Cao Wenlian, Chairman of Silk Road Industry and Finance International Alliance, Zhao Ai, former Director of Regional Opening Department of National Development and Reform Commission, and Chang Xiuze, Professor of China Macroeconomic Research Institute, Jia Kang, chief economist of Huaxia Institute of New Supply Economics, Jiang Ruiping, former vice president of Foreign Affairs University, Wang Huiyao, chairman of globalization think tank, and Chen Weidong, director of Institute of International Finance of Bank of China, and many other domestic economists conducted in-depth discussions and exchanges on "forming a new pattern of all-round opening up" and "forming a new impetus for all-round deepening reform". From People’s Daily, Xinhua News Agency, Guangming Daily and Economic Daily,Nearly 50 media outlets including China News Service, Economic Information Daily, People’s Political Consultative Conference Daily, Phoenix Satellite TV, Xinhuanet, People’s Daily and China.com participated in the event. 

  In his opening speech, Li Xiaozhong, member of the Party Group of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions and director of the Fund Review Committee, pointed out that "New Open Power" fully interprets the general idea of promoting reform, transformation and development through opening up, and is highly strategic and forward-looking. The All-China Federation of Trade Unions will fully support the cooperation between China Workers Publishing House and China (Hainan) Reform and Development Research Institute, and will promote these important achievements and academic works in promoting China’s reform and opening up through staff bookstores all over the country, so that more readers can understand China’s reform and transformation. 

  Dong Kuan, editor-in-chief of China Workers Publishing House, pointed out that facing the uncertainty of world economic development, the theme of the annual report "New Open Power" shows firm confidence in China’s future development. As a publisher, I deeply feel that the China Reform Institute takes "directly remonstrating China’s reform" as its own responsibility, perceives and judges China and the world under the great changes, clearly points out China’s choice to build an open world economy, and continues to deeply integrate into the world and further expand its opening up. 

  In his opening speech, Chi Fulin, president of China (Hainan) Reform and Development Research Institute, pointed out that after 40 years of reform and opening up, China has opened its doors to all directions; From the opening of manufacturing industry to the opening of service trade; From the opening with emphasis on goods and services to the institutional and structural opening; From the participant of economic globalization to the promoter of economic globalization, it has embarked on a new road of opening up to the world. At present, in the face of the unprecedented changes in the world, China, as a new open country, insists on comprehensively deepening reform and opening up, and is promoting the formation of a new pattern of reform and development in the new era with a high level of openness. Professor Chi Fulin further pointed out that, as a new open country, the characteristics of the times that opening affects the overall situation, opening and reform are directly integrated, and opening forces reform are very prominent. It is necessary to coordinate the two overall domestic and international situations with openness and form a new impetus for deepening reform in an all-round way. To this end, first, accelerate the construction of a high-quality market economy with a high level of openness and give full play to the decisive role of the market in resource allocation; Second, strengthen the basic position of competition policy with high-level openness; Third, speed up the improvement of an international, rule-of-law and convenient business environment with a high level of openness; The fourth is to promote economic transformation and upgrading with a high level of openness. As a result, it will not only lay a solid foundation for high-quality development, but also form a more benign interaction with the world economy and bring more progress and prosperity to China and the world. 

  During the first session of the Forum, "Forming a New Pattern of All-round Opening-up", the participating experts held in-depth discussions on high-level opening-up. Zhang Zhuoyuan, a member of China Academy of Social Sciences, pointed out in his keynote speech that the most realistic, practical and operable thing at present is to promote reform through opening up. If the policy of developing private economy and mass entrepreneurship remains unchanged, China’s economic stability will have an important foundation. Zhao Baige, Chairman of the Expert Committee of the Landy International Think Tank Project of China Academy of Social Sciences, believes that two factors must be considered in benchmarking international economic and trade rules. First, the global governance structure is changing, and how developing countries and the younger generation can participate has become a realistic problem. Second, we should fully consider the factors of the fourth industrial revolution in benchmarking international economic and trade rules and standards. Chen Wenling, chief economist of China International Economic Exchange Center, pointed out that the world is universal, and it requires opening up, building an open world and making every country an open country. The opening of China is not only a high-level opening, but also a leading opening, a constructive opening, an institutional opening and an all-round opening. Wang Huiyao, chairman of the global think tank, believes that, first, we should increase the opening up of the free trade zone and give it greater autonomy; Second, we should join CPTPP to force reform; Third, it is suggested to set up the "Belt and Road" international steering committee, the international secretariat and the global "Belt and Road" arbitration institution; Fourth, the foreign investment law can be used as a breakthrough in the deadlock between China and the United States.Jiang Ruiping, former vice president of the School of Foreign Affairs, believes that after the world is "connected", the problems brought about by the impassability will become more serious. To form a new pattern of high-level opening in an all-round way, we need to create a new pattern of high-level opening around. Chen Weidong, director of the Institute of International Finance of Bank of China, pointed out that high-level opening is to establish an opening level that is compatible with the level of economic development and serves the sustainable development of the domestic economy; We must adhere to the two-way opening-up of introduction and going out; It is necessary to deepen the opening up of the coast, at the same time, promote the opening up of the inland and coastal areas, realize the linkage between the inland and the sea, and form and develop the cooperative region between the east and the west; It is necessary to promote a win-win opening that combines mutual benefit and universal benefits. 

  The second session of the forum focused on "forming a new driving force for comprehensively deepening reform". First, in the face of a great change that has never happened in a hundred years, China must deepen reform with a high level of opening up. Peng Sen, president of china society of economic reform, pointed out that at present, the international political and economic structure has undergone or is undergoing profound changes, turbulence and adjustment. In addition, the digital revolution and technological revolution are in the ascendant. On the other hand, China has made new steps in deepening market-oriented reform and independent opening-up. The next step is to deepen market-oriented reform and further deepen high-level opening-up. Cao Wenlian, chairman of the Silk Road Industry and Finance International Alliance, proposed to deepen the opening-up into international rules, so as to build a community of human destiny. In addition, China can play a more important role in promoting the global mobility of labor factors. Zhao Ai, former director of the Regional Opening Department of the National Development and Reform Commission, pointed out that only by comprehensively deepening the reform and strengthening the system integration, coordination and efficiency of the reform can we effectively cope with the great changes that have never happened in a century. Second, we should make great efforts to solve the key problems of reform. Chang Xiuze, a professor at China Macroeconomic Research Institute, pointed out in his speech that making good use of high-level opening-up forces deepening reform, realizing the internal and external flows of capital flow, technology flow, industrial flow, product flow and people flow, and promoting the rule-based and institutional opening-up, which makes the door of opening wider and wider. Jia Kang, chief economist of Huaxia Institute of New Supply Economics, pointed out that it is necessary to relax supply constraints, tap supply potential, and release the vitality and potential space of market players and innovative players.Song Xiaowu, former president of china society of economic reform, pointed out that China’s economy and society are facing three changes: one is from a big agricultural country to an industrial country and a service industry; the other is from a traditional planned economy to a socialist market economy; and the third is from an aging society. Based on this background and the achievements of 40 years of reform and opening up, we should actively participate in and promote globalization, and at the same time, we should do our own thing well in China. For example, major issues such as unbalanced urban-rural development, increasing income gap, inadequate protection of property rights, and inadequate free flow of factors should be solved as soon as possible. 

  At this forum, the China Reform Institute officially released the annual research report on reform in 2019, "New Open Power", and held the signing ceremony for the distribution of "New Open Power" by the National Staff Bookstore in 2019. Experts attending the meeting pointed out that China Reform Institute, as a reform think tank in China, publishes important research results in reform research reports every year. It is very necessary to choose the theme of "a new open power" and the timing of its launch is also very good, which will play an important reference role in promoting some major issues of comprehensively deepening reform and opening up. Lv Jing, deputy editor-in-chief of China Workers Publishing House, and Yang Rui, vice president of China Reform Institute, jointly signed the distribution agreement of "New Open Power" in 2019 by the National Staff Bookstore, which was introduced to the first-line grass-roots workers in China. 

  It is one of the important tasks for China Reform Institute to build "China Reform Think Tank" to launch a research report on China reform at the beginning of each year. In the past few years, the annual research report on China’s reform formed by China Reform Institute has been regarded as an important reference for drafting government planning and policy documents, and some have been designated as reading materials for leading cadres by many national ministries and commissions, provinces and cities, and some have become annual bestsellers, and have been translated into many languages for global publication and distribution, which has a wide impact at home and abroad. The 2019 annual research report on China’s reform, New Open Powers, is not only an important achievement of the reform think tank’s research on China and the world’s open reform under the great changes, but also a gift to the 70th anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China (PRC)! 

  It is understood that on October 26-27 this year, China (Hainan) Reform and Development Research Institute will co-host "China and the World under Great Changes — — The 85th China Reform International Forum held in-depth discussions on such topics as the trend and global influence of Sino-US relations, open Asia and the world, China’s reform and opening-up process and economic growth prospects, and opening wider to the outside world and deepening reform. (Shen Xiaomin/photo)