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Hannover Messe highlights importance of Germany-China cooperation in Sustainable Industry

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Hannover Messe highlights importance of Germany-China cooperation in Sustainable Industry

2024-04-23 20:26 Last Updated At:20:47

German industry insiders who are attending the Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial show, say that it is of vital importance to foster stronger cooperation in sustainable development with China as the two countries can share experience with each other when faced with a series of challenges amid industrial transformation.

The industrial trade fair kicked off on Monday with a clear emphasis on carbon-neutral production and hydrogen fuel cells.

The exhibition, focusing on "energizing a sustainable industry," runs until Friday and has attracted almost 4,000 exhibitors from around 60 countries and regions.

Among them, Chinese exhibitors accounted for 30 percent of the participants, second only to the host Germany, according to the organizer.

German firms, industrial clusters and professional agencies have extended welcome to their Chinese peers, expressing the hope that the two sides can exchange views on technological trends in the latest industrial fields and new cooperation opportunities.

"We have continued to expand our cooperation with China, especially in the fields of industrial technology innovation, climate protection, sustainable development, intelligent mobility and artificial intelligence (AI). China is making major breakthroughs [in the sectors mentioned above]. We can learn from each other and grow together," said Stephan A. Vogelskamp, managing director of automotiveland.nrw.

The booth of "Invest in China" has made its seventh consecutive appearance at the show, providing a panorama of cooperation between China and Germany for visitors.

Those who visited the booth said that there is huge potential for cooperation between the two sides in both traditional sectors such as mechanical manufacturing and automobiles and emerging sectors including digitalization and AI.

"Germany and China can learn from each other in many areas, especially at a time when the global economy is being rocked by trade disputes. Germany and its most important trading partner - China - should work together for fair competition and win-win cooperation on important occasions, including the Hannover Messe," said Volker Treier, chief executive of Foreign Trade with the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).

Established in 1947, the Hannover Messe is known as one of the leading industrial trade fairs worldwide.

Hannover Messe highlights importance of Germany-China cooperation in Sustainable Industry

Hannover Messe highlights importance of Germany-China cooperation in Sustainable Industry

China will achieve the world's highest reduction in carbon intensity in the shortest time in history, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin at a press conference in Beijing on Thursday.

Wang made the remarks when asked for comments on the Advisory Opinion delivered by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Tuesday in response to the request from the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law, as well as China's role in the case.

"On the evening of May 21, Beijing time, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea delivered an advisory opinion concerning climate change. China noted that the advisory opinion affirms that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is at the core of agreements adopted to address climate change and points out that while fulfilling environmental protection obligations under the framework of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), countries need to take into account relevant international rules and standard in the UNFCCC," Wang said.

"In the case concerning this advisory opinion, under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Ecological Civilization, China has deeply involved itself in the whole process. We submitted written proceedings to ITLOS and for the first time in history participated in the oral proceedings. Upholding the spirit of respecting international rule of law and bearing in mind the overall interest of the international community, China stressed the fundamental and core position of UNFCCC in addressing climate change and proposed constructive opinions, making contribution to improving the global climate and marine governance system. China's effort has been applauded by various parties," he said.

"As a responsible major developing country, China implements a national strategy of actively responding to climate change and will achieve the world's highest reduction in carbon intensity in the shortest time in history. Responding to climate change and its adverse effects is the common cause of humanity. China stands ready to work with the international community to enhance solidarity and coordination to address climate change and the conservation of the marine environment to find a path to achieve harmony between man and nature," Wang said.

China to achieve world's highest carbon intensity reduction in shortest time in history: spokesman

China to achieve world's highest carbon intensity reduction in shortest time in history: spokesman

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