On October 31st, the International Seminar on High-quality Development of China's Regional Economy under the Belt and Road Initiative was successfully held in Lecture Hall 209 of the New Library of Qiyi Road Campus of Hebei University, and the online part of the conference was held simultaneously on Tencent Conference Platform. The opening ceremony of the seminar was presided over by Yin Chengyuan, vice president of the School of Economics of Hebei University. Chen Hongjun, member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee and vice president of Hebei University, and Cheng Xinxuan, abbot of the School of Economics attended the seminar and delivered opening speeches. Dong Yan, researcher of the Institute of World Economy and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Jin Tianxing, Secretary of the Party committee of the school of economics, Hebei University, Xia xuecang, deputy secretary of the Party committee and vice president of the school, and responsible comrades and professional teachers of relevant departments attended the opening ceremony offline and participated in relevant seminars.
Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward, the cooperation between China and other countries along the road has deepened day by day. This seminar invited 15 experts and scholars from home and abroad to discuss the theory and practice of regional economic development under the Belt and Road Initiative from the perspective of interdisciplinary, and make suggestions for realizing the high-quality development of regional economy.
After a brief opening ceremony, the first phase of the meeting officially began. The first phase was presided over by Professor Dong Yan, Director, Researcher and Doctoral Supervisor of the International Trade Office of the World Economic and Political Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor Renuka Mahadevan from the University of Queensland, Australia, made an empirical study and analysis on "the impact of foreign direct investment on carbon emissions"; Professor Tong Jiadong, director of the Economics Academic Committee of Nankai University and deputy director of the Trade and Economics Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, expressed his views on double circulation and national economic security, which is thought-provoking; Professor Zhao Zhongxiu, president of Shandong University of Finance and Economics, chairman of the Economic and Trade Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, and academician of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, expressed his expectation for BRICS cooperation under the global changes; Researcher Li Xiangyang, Doctoral Supervisor and Dean of Asia-Pacific and Global Strategy Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, gave his own opinions on the path choice of high-quality development of "the belt and road initiative".
The second phase of the meeting was presided over by Professor Cheng Xinxuan, Abbot of School of Economics and Doctoral Supervisor of Hebei University. Vice President university of international business and economics, Government Special Allowance Expert of the State Council, and Professor distinguished professor Hong Junjie, "Changjiang Scholar" of the Ministry of Education, elaborated on the research on the "the belt and road initiative" trade and investment index; Professor Sheng Bin, Dean of the School of Economics of Nankai University, Member of the Discipline Evaluation Group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, Distinguished Professor, a "Changjiang Scholar" of the Ministry of Education, and Doctoral Supervisor, expressed their views on the global economy and China's high-level opening up; Professor Song Hong, Deputy Director of the American Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Researcher and Doctoral Supervisor, made a wonderful speech on China's choice of regional cooperation under the new situation; Professor Jiang Ping, a member of the Discipline Evaluation Group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council and a doctoral supervisor, made a report from three aspects: paying attention to the added value of institutional departments, objectively interpreting GDP, and accurately judging the macroeconomic operation situation.
The third phase of the meeting was presided over by Professor Tu Xinquan, Dean and Doctoral Supervisor of China WTO Research Institute in University of International Business and Economics. Professor Park Sukjae, Minister of Circulation and Business Department of South Korea's Youshi University, and Doctoral Supervisor, described the research and enlightenment of Xinji County's economic structure development from the background of the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei; Professor Xiao Hongye, a member of the Appraisal Group of Applied Economics of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council and a doctoral supervisor, carefully analyzed China's regional competitiveness, which was very convincing; Professor Qiu Dong, winner of the special allowance of the State Council, convener of the discipline evaluation statistics group of the National Philosophy and Social Science Planning Project, and doctoral supervisor, believes that high-quality development means a higher-level market game; Professor Dong Yan, Director of the International Trade Office of the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Researcher and Doctoral Supervisor, focused on the high-quality development of China's regional economy and the construction of institutional open highland.
The fourth phase of the meeting was presided over by Professor Ma Wenxiu, doctoral supervisor of Institute of Japanese Studies, School of Economics, Hebei University. Professor Tu Xinquan, Dean of China WTO Research Institute in university of international business and economics, published the connection between the Belt and Road Initiative construction and WTO reform; Professor Feng Yao from the University of West Virginia in the United States expressed the view of additive stochastic frontier with fixed effect; Professor Mi Jun, a member of the Chinese Democratic Progressive Party, deputy chairman of Sichuan University Branch and School of Economics of Sichuan University, made suggestions on the connotation, challenges and countermeasures of promoting the high-quality development of "the belt and road initiative".
In the question-and-answer session, the participants exchanged eagerly.
At the closing ceremony, Professor Cheng Xinxuan, Abbot of the School of Economics and Doctoral Supervisor of Hebei University, made a concluding speech on the tense and efficient meeting. The meeting was successfully concluded with warm applause.
Since General Secretary Xi Jinping put forward the "the belt and road initiative" in 2013, remarkable achievements have been made in the construction of "the belt and road initiative", which has injected new impetus into the economic and social development of countries and regions along the road and brought tangible benefits to the people of all countries along the road. In the post-epidemic era, the seminar was successfully held by combining online and offline, which is in line with the current background of normalization of epidemic prevention and control and economic development trend, and has played a positive role in promoting the joint construction of "the belt and road initiative" to continue to advance in the direction of high quality.