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2024 Summer Davos in east China to explore next frontiers for global growth

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2024 Summer Davos in east China to explore next frontiers for global growth

2024-06-18 19:09 Last Updated At:19:57

The 2024 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions, or Summer Davos will be held from June 25 to 27 in northeast China's coastal city of Dalian with the main theme being the "Next Frontiers for Growth," according to a press briefing in Beijing on Tuesday.

Established by the World Economic Forum in 2007, the event is held annually in China, alternating between the two port cities of Tianjin and Dalian.

The meeting is back in Dalian after five years. The first Summer Davos was held in the industrious city in 2007, and this year will mark the 8th time the city has hosted the event.

More than 100 senior political leaders, from around 30 countries and regions will participate in the meeting. "The 2024 Summer Davos will be held at the Dalian International Conference Center from June 25 to 27. Over 1,600 leaders and innovators from business, government, civil society and international organizations will gather in Dalian to explore a way forward for sustainable development of the global economy around the theme of 'Next Frontiers for Growth'," said Chen Shaowang, mayor of Dalian.

The meeting will run about 200 activities and over 50 livestreaming sessions open to the public, including the Opening Plenary, the China Economic Outlook and Cooperation in a Competitive World. "We have designed nearly 200 activities around the theme, focusing on six major topics: China and the world; entrepreneurship in the age of artificial intelligence; new frontiers for industries; investing in people; and connecting climate, nature and energy," said Chen Liming, Greater China chairman of the World Economic Forum

Pan Jiang, director-general of the Department of International Cooperation with the National Development and Reform Commission, expressed his hope that the story of China and its economic situation, modernization drive and high-level opening-up will reach more ears through the meeting. "The annual meeting is expected to highlight China's impressive economic and social progress, as well as its commitment to high-level openness. The 2024 Summer Davos will also present the international community with the opportunities arising from China's modernization journey," said Pan.

Officials also said that the meeting this year in Dalian highlights digitalization, trade and cultural exchanges and green transformation. There will be 520 new energy vehicles handling guest reception during the event.

2024 Summer Davos in east China to explore next frontiers for global growth

2024 Summer Davos in east China to explore next frontiers for global growth

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Program launched to promote exchanges between Chinese and African children

2024-07-15 01:17 Last Updated At:03:17

A program aimed at promoting communication between Chinese and African children was launched in Beijing on Sunday.

A welcome ceremony held at the China National Children's Center saw dozens of children from Namibia, South Africa, Somalia, Uganda and the Central African Republic gather together with children from China.

A variety of activities were organized for the children, including games, dance and martial arts performances, and a group painting session.

In the center's intangible cultural heritage area, they experienced the charm of traditional Chinese culture as they made scented pouches and shadow puppets.

Huang Xiaowei, vice president of the All-China Women's Federation, said that children carry the future and hopes of China and Africa, and that exchanges between children will inject new vitality into the continued development of the China-Africa friendship.

The program is being hosted by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the All-China Women's Federation. Over the next six days, children from China and the five African countries will also visit sites such as the Palace Museum in Beijing, as well as cultural sites in central China's Henan Province.

Program launched to promote exchanges between Chinese and African children

Program launched to promote exchanges between Chinese and African children

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