On June 8, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin presided over a regular press conference. A reporter asked a question. The World Bank and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development have released their latest reports a few days ago, raising their economic growth forecasts for the world and major economies in 2023. Among them, the World Bank predicts that China‘s economy will grow by 5.6% in 2023, and the OECD predicts that China‘s economy will grow by 5.4% in 2023. Both mentioned that China‘s reopening has brought impetus to the development of the world economy. What is China‘s comment?
Wang Wenbin said that recently, many international organizations and institutions, including the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, have raised their forecasts for China‘s economic growth this year, and some institutions have even raised them several times in a row. confidence in the future. The Chinese economy will continue to play an engine role and contribute to the recovery of the world economy.
Wang Wenbin said that we have also seen that many executives of multinational companies have recently set off a “wave of visits to China” to cast a “vote of confidence” in the Chinese economy. Foreign businessmen value the huge opportunities brought about by China‘s strong economic recovery, and are optimistic about China‘s continuously improving business environment. They have expressed full confidence in the Chinese market and will continue to invest in China in an all-round way. According to a recent research report by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, 97% of the interviewed foreign-funded enterprises rated as “satisfactory” or above the foreign investment policies issued by the Chinese government since the fourth quarter of last year, and their satisfaction with obtaining financial services, market access and other indicators exceeded 80%. . According to a report released by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, factors such as China‘s market size, strong demand, rapid commercialization of R&D results, and sufficient local talents have prompted a large number of European companies to carry out local R&D in China. Nearly 60% of the interviewed companies said that in the future Five years will increase research and development expenditures in China. The survey results of the American Chamber of Commerce in China also show that 66% of American companies in China will maintain or increase their investment in China in the next two years.
Wang Wenbin emphasized that China will continue to unswervingly promote high-level opening up, and is committed to creating a better market-oriented, legalized and internationalized business environment for companies from all over the world. We welcome more foreign-funded enterprises to invest in China, deeply cultivate the Chinese market, and share development dividends.