CDI, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Bay Area Council Economic Institute and Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada jointly hosted seminars themed on “Belt and Road” Initiative, the development of bay area and financial innovation. With the purpose of introducing the circumstance of CDI delegation paid visits to three cities including Chicago, San Francisco and Vancouver from December 10 to 17
On December 11, CDI and Chicago Council on Global Affair jointly hosted a seminar themed on “China is changing the future of the world” in Chicago. In the seminar, CDI delegates deemed that the international cooperation model should encourage overseas companies' entry to China and Chinese companies' expansion abroad with the main focus on the “Belt and Road” Initiative. On one hand, the cooperation seeks the mutual benefits with countries along the “Belt and Road” through promoting the cooperation on infrastructure construction, public education, policy making and etc. On the other hand, the “Belt and Road” Initiative encourages to integrate national strategies and plans with developed countries. The other participants had profounder understanding on the “Belt and Road” Initiative through the seminar.
With the idea of exchanging the experience of bay area development, CDI also hosted World Bay Area’s Development Seminar with Bay Area Council Economic Institute on December 13 in San Francisco. Dr. Sean Randolph, senior director of Bay Area Council Economic Institute, shared the experience of the San Francisco Bay Area in building a global innovation center while Dr. Guo Wanda from CDI analyzed the significance of the establishment of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great Bay Area and Shenzhen. CDI delegation visited Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and discussed the development of the “Belt and Road” initiative on December 15 in Vancouver. CDI delegates talked about the prospect of RMB Internationalization under “Belt and Road” initiative. What is more, two institute exchanged the views of the policy mechanism of Hong Kong under the “One Country, Two System” policy.
The tour expanded the business connection with international financial institutes and enhanced the business integration. Moreover, through seminars, participants from different countries showed their own perspectives on the ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative.