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China (Ningbo) International Forum of New Materials opened

Today, Ningbo is once again the focus of the field of new materials home and abroad.

From November 9 to 12, opened China (Ningbo) International Forum of New Materials 2011, a forum hosted by Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, China Material Research Institute, Zhejiang University and Ningbo Municipal Government.

Attendants to the forum include experts in the material science field from 27 countries including the USA, the UK, Russia and Japan.

The hosts of the forum believe that that with the new projects, new concepts and new technologies brought to the forum, the forum will mace positive impact on the field of new materials in China and that the forum this year will be more influential than ever.

The forum opened in Ningbo in 2005. In 2004, the output of Ningbo in the field of new materials was only 29.9 billion yuan. But in 2010, it increased to 71 billion yuan, covering 33.49% of the total output of hi-tech products of the city in the year.

The success of the forum has resulted in the brisk development of the industry of new materials in Ningbo. Today, with such leading institutions as the Material Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ningbo Institution of China Arms Academy, Ningbo has formed a vigorous R&D industrial system of new materials and it has owned a number of technologies with independent intellectual property rights.

With the help of the forum, Ningbo is deepening the combination of industry, academia and the research community so as to strengthen the R&D of technologies of new materials and build an innovative industrial system with independent intellectual property rights and to be in a commanding height in the industry.

Ningbo striving for a city strong in modern logistics

As an important port city, Ningbo is appointed one of the 21 nodal logistic cities of China. In recent years, Ningbo has developed both the hardware and software logistic facilities, and basically turned itself into a traffic artery of the country. At the cost of over 100 billion yuan, Ningbo has built some large infrastructural traffic facilities like the Hangzhou Bay Bridge, the Yong-Tai-Wen Railway and the Zhoushan Mainland-Island Link.

In the first year of the 12th Five-Year-Plan Period, Ningbo gave greater emphasis on modern logistic industries and set its targets that Ningbo should build a modernized logistic system that is capable of stretching its service scope to the region of the Changjiang River Delta, the middle and western parts of the country and connecting to other logistic systems of the world. On the understanding of the importance of a modern logistic network, in the following five years, Ningbo will go on improving the transport network to build a comprehensive traffic system, promote the construction of a transportation network with the port as its backbone, and improve the comprehensive traffic network. It will speed up the construction of such projects as the circle network of freight and passenger railways and the Yong-Jin Railway, so as to realize the seamless connection of the urban transportation network and the transporting and distributing network

The 13th China Plastics Expo opened

On the morning of November 6, the 13th China Plastics Expo opened in the International Conference and Exhibition Center of China Plastics City in Yuyao.

Attendants to the opening ceremony include officers and officials of the government and social organizations like Liu Fan, Li Shousheng, Qian Guijing, Pan Zhengyi and thousands of guests and merchants from home and abroad.

The expo this year has 2,000 exhibition stalls and the exhibition area totals 42,000 square meters, with five areas for raw materials, mode machinery, plastic machinery, plastic products and technological and information of plastics. 293 enterprises from 19 countries and regions including USA, UK, Germany, Japan, South Korea and Russia came to the expo. Of the enterprises, there are large enterprises like ASCEND of USA, Formosa Plastics, and Taiwan Plastics, which bring their newest technologies and products to the expo.

The other day, at the signing ceremony of the 13th China Plastics Expo, 19 joint venture projects were signed. Of the projects, 4 are foreign-funded ones, with the investment totaling 330 million US dollars and the contract foreign capital utilized totaling 170 million US dollars. 9 are domestic-funded ones, with the investment totaling 6.46 billion yuan. 6 are technological projects, and the total investment amounts to 206 million yuan

Jiangdong Supermarket Festival opened

On the morning of November 6, the 3rd Jiangdong Supermarket Festival, a part of the Ningbo Gourmet Festival 2011, opened at the Jiangdong Shop of CR Vanguard. The festival will last from November 6 to 14 and 9 supermarkets in Jiangdong District of Ningbo are members of the shopping festival.

Ningbo turns over 1.96 billion dollars at Canton Fair

The 110th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) recently closed. According to statistics of Ningbo Foreign Economic Cooperation Bureau, the turnover of export of the Ningbo delegation reaches 1.96 billion US dollars, an increase of 5% over the previous year. EU, Asia and the Middle East are the top three for the turnover.

Statistics of the news center of Canton Fair show that the turnover of export of the Fair this year totals 37.9 billion US dollars, an increase of 3% over the previous year. The turnover with Europe and USA drops down radically, both dropping down by about 20% against the last year. In contrast, the emerging markets are relatively more prosperous. The turnover to such emerging economies like India and Russia increases by 9%, and the turnover to Africa, Asia and Latin America increases by 39%. Out of the increasing market demands after the earthquake, the turnover to Japan has an increase of 28% over the previous year

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