On 23 May, our senior partner Francesco Brugnatelli took part in the welcome Gala Dinner set up for the new Chinese ambassador Jia Guide, an event that fosters a special dialogue with the members of the Italy-China ICCF Foundation. The focus is on bilateral dialogue and the development opportunities for companies in the current geopolitical scenario.
“China’s continuous expansion and openness offer opportunities to companies from all over the world,” said Ambassador Jia Guide, in his opening speech, “For the 14th consecutive year, the country was the second largest import market and the second largest consumer market in the world. China wants to open its market to the world and welcome companies from all countries that wish to establish themselves there. The fact that a record amount of foreign capital of over US$189 billion was invested in China last year also shows that the vast majority of foreign enterprises are optimistic about the country’s development prospects. China will continue to build a stable, fair and reliable business environment, offering a wide market space and cooperation opportunities for companies from all over the world, including Italy’.
‘Today more than ever it is necessary to re-establish an objective dialogue that can lead to constructive cooperation to ensure a fair balance in economic and trade relations between our two markets,’ said Mario Boselli, President of the Italy China Council Foundation in his greeting. ‘I am increasingly convinced that China is not only an essential reality for Italian companies but also a strategic base for internationalisation in other Asian markets. Italy must also be increasingly understood for Chinese companies as a direct economic partner and gateway to the European continent’.