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Two-thirds of Ningbo's "Four-Up" Enterprises Have IT Personnel

In recent years, the degree of informatization of Ningbo enterprises has been increasing. The picture shows the intelligent workshop of a private enterprise in Haishu District. (Photo by Xu Zhanxin

According to the latest preliminary statistics of informatization, among the 19984 “Four Tops” enterprises in our city, 13,314 companies have IT personnel, accounting for 66.6% of all “Four Tops” companies.

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Ningbo will form a CEE Commodity Purchasing Alliance

The mellow taste of Polish Milk, the fragrant Bulgarian rose water, the romantic and clear Czech crystal... With the increasing business exchanges between Ningbo and CEEC, Ningbo locals are not unfamiliar to these Central and Eastern European imports. What good products and good news will the second China-CEEC Expo bring to us?

It is learned that, as the host of the Expo, Ningbo plans to fully expand imports from Central and Eastern European countries in the next five years and establish a Central and Eastern European Commodity Purchasing Alliance to build Ningbo into a bridge and window for Central and Eastern European products to enter the domestic market.

The function of this alliance is not just to organize a group to shop in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Expo to boost China-CEEC economic, trade ties

BEIJING -- Companies in the Central and Eastern European Countries are likely to receive a boost in export orders as Chinese consumers are more familiar with their products.

More than 6,000 buyers from across the country are expected to hunt for deals at the upcoming China-CEEC Expo & International Consumer Goods Fair.

To be held from June 8 to 11 in the eastern city of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, the fair is expected to be attended by over 300 CEEC companies, featuring products including private aircraft from Slovenia, high-end kitchen appliances from the Czech Republic and popular skincare brands from Poland.

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Cixi sees closer trade ties with CEEC

Cixi, a county-level city in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, has seen increasingly closer trade links with Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) in recent years.

In the first four months of this year, Cixi's trade volume with CEEC surpassed 1.3 billion yuan ($200 million). Specifically, imports surged 48.3 percent year-on-year to 124 million yuan, while exports amounted to 1.206 billion yuan, up 20.36 percent year-on-year.

Numerous local private companies have benefited from closer China-CEEC ties under the Belt and Road Initiative. One such example is Ningbo Careline Electric Appliance Co Ltd. The company's exports of air fryers to Hungry and the Czech Republic achieved triple growth from January to April.

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Ningbo's imports from CEEC see robust growth Jan-April

The trade volume between Ningbo and 17 Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) amounted to 11.96 billion yuan ($1.84 billion) in the first four months of this year, a year-on-year growth of 48.8 percent.

Specifically, the city's exports to CEEC stood at 9.27 billion yuan, up 27.9 percent year-on-year, while imports surged 241.2 percent to 2.69 billion yuan.

Private enterprises still take up the lion's share of the city's trade with CEEC. Their trade volume with the 17 countries increased 51.3 percent to 9.49 billion yuan, making up 79.3 percent of the city's total.

Chen Yi, general manager of Ningbo Dijia Vida International Trade Co Ltd, said that the company's imports from CEEC has expanded from only milk from Poland in 2015

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