China-Germany Automobile Congress Forum 2021, jointly sponsored by Investment Promotion Agency of Ministry of Commerce of China, Changchun Municipal Government, FAW Group Corporation, and Department of Commerce of Jinlin Province, was held at FAW’s Hongqi Assembly Hall on Oct 19.
With the theme of “Innovation for a Greener Future”, the forum focused on the macro development trends of automobile industry and cooperation opportunities between China and Germany, and discussed the positive impact of promoting carbon neutrality and building a new development pattern on the development of automobile industry, as well as innovative development in hotspot sectors such as power batteries and intelligent vehicles. In particular, the forum also provided a platform for in-depth exchanges between Chinese and German automobile enterprises and comprehensive promotion of Changchun International Automobile City.
Wang Zilian, Mayor of Changchun Municipal Government handed over the forum flag to Mr. Hendrik Barkeling, representative of the Mayor of Berlin, where will held the forum next year.
Jing Junhai, Party Chief of Jilin Province, Chong Quan, Chairman of China Society for World Trade Organization Studies (CWTO), and Hendrik Barkeling, Director of the General Economic Office of the German Embassy in China delivered speeches respectively at the forum. Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, Vice President of the German Bundestag, and Wu Ken, Chinese Ambassador to Germany delivered congratulatory speeches respectively via video links. Wang Zilian, Mayor of Changchun Municipal Government handed over the forum flag to Mr. Hendrik Barkeling, representative of the Mayor of Berlin, where will held the forum next year.
Jing Junhai, Party Chief of Jilin Province, made a speech at the forum on Oct 19.
“For the 14th Five-Year Plan period, Jilin Province will continue to give full support to FAW in building a world-class enterprise, and give full support to Changchun city in developing a world-class international automobile city”, said Jing Junhai, Party Chief of Jilin Province, in his speech.
Xu Liuping, Chairman of FAW Group Corporation, delivered a keynote speech at the forum on Oct 19.
“China’s automobile industry is now in a crucial transition period with both opportunities and challenges,” said Xu Liuping, Chairman of FAW Group Corporation in his speech, adding that FAW will give high priority to the development of new energy vehicles (NEVs) and intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs), accelerate the industrial transfomation and technological innovation, and attach great importance to the development of Hongqi, Jiefang, Bestune and other independent brands, and make every efforts to build FAW into a world-class automobile enterprise.
“Looking into the future, both Chinese and German auto industries will draw on each other’s strengths and enhance cooperation, share the benefits of the industrial transformation and development of Chinese automobile industry,” said Xu Liuping. “FAW Group Corporation and Volkswagen (Audi) Group will jointly build FAW-Volkwagen (Audi) into a fine example and benchmark of Sino German automobile industry coopeation, and lead China’s automobile industry joint venture and coopration to a new level in a new era. “ said Xu Liuping in his speech.