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14th Chongqing-Taiwan Week Opens to Bring New Opportunities

By DENG, YANICHONGQING|Nov 09,2022

Chongqing – This year marks the 35th anniversary of the exchanges between Chongqing and Taiwan. The 14th Chongqing-Taiwan Week opens on Nov. 7 and will run until Nov. 11 in Chongqing. It is an important activity of Chongqing-Taiwan exchange and cooperation, which has been organized for 13 years since 2009.

This year’s Chongqing-Taiwan Week features 16 activities in four sections, aiming to enhance the level of exchange and cooperation between Chongqing and Taiwan. More than 600 guests from Chongqing and Taiwan will participate in the events online and on-site.

Hu Henghua, mayor of Chongqing, made the speech, “Nearly 4,000 Taiwanese friends have received residence permits in Chongqing. Activities such as direct flights to Chongqing and Taiwan and ethnic exchanges have flourished in the city.”

“Well-known Taiwanese enterprises, such as Acer, Asus, Foxconn, Quanta, Inventec, Chuang, Compal, and Pegatron, have invested in Chongqing. There are more than 2,000 Taiwan-funded enterprises in Chongqing, and the contract value exceeds 30 billion US dollars. The trade volume between Chongqing and Taiwan reached 64.69 billion yuan last year. At present, Chongqing has become a preferred option for Taiwanese enterprises to invest, and Taiwan has become an important trading partner of Chongqing,” he added.

The 14th Chongqing-Taiwan Week opens on Nov 7 in Chongqing. (iChongqing/ Deng Yan)

Set Cross-straits Industrial Cooperation Zone in Chongqing

Chongqing was approved to develop the country’s sixth cross-strait industrial cooperation zone. In the model of one district and three parks, Chongqing selects Chongqing High-tech Zone Industrial Park, Fuling District Industrial Park, and Yongchuan District Industrial Park as a cross-strait industrial cooperation zone in Chongqing.

The Chongqing Cross-Strait Industrial Cooperation Zone continues to concentrate on developing electronic information, intelligent manufacturing, biotechnology, agricultural food, and other industries.

Chongqing will continue improving policies, measures, and financial support systems to optimize the business environment. The zone is expected to be an important demonstration platform for national economic and trade exchanges and cooperation with Taiwan.

In addition, the zone will attract Taiwanese enterprises to participate in Chongqing’s economic and social construction and introduce high-quality industries, core technologies, and talents from Taiwan to Chongqing.

35 years Chongqing-Taiwan exchange achieved fruitful results

Chongqing-Taiwan exchange and cooperation in various fields have achieved fruitful results in 35 years. Taking economic and trade exchanges as an example, some manufacturing-oriented Taiwan-funded enterprises began to settle in Chongqing in the year 1990, represented by Chongqing Baiji Kitchen Appliances Co, Ltd. In June 2010, the Cross-straits Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), an important milestone in the history of Cross-strait development, was signed in Chongqing, highlighting the important status of Chongqing in cross-strait exchanges.

Chongqing has set up seven Taiwan-related industrial parks and holds the Chongqing-Taiwan Week and Taiwan enterprises’ business visits in the western part of China yearly.

Chongqing has built the largest Taiwan-invested laptop computers production base and laptop computers industry cluster worldwide, becoming an important gathering place for Taiwan-invested enterprises to invest in the western part of the Chinese mainland.

(Zhou Wanting, as an intern, also contributed to the report.)

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