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Quality farm produce to be exhibited in HK

The Hong Kong Gourmet Festival is to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. To deepen cooperation with Hong Kong in agro-cooperation and increase market share of Ningbo farm produce in HK, 51 companies of Ningbo will take part in the fair.

It is introduced that the to be exhibited farm produce of Ningbo include fruits, mountain specialties, aquatic products, cereal oils, livestock, etc, mostly famous brands. Meanwhile, some process of food making, farming techniques and tea serving ceremonies will be showcased, too. During the fair, Ningbo shall offer some 200 projects for invitation of investment.

Love for the people's army

On the eve of the Army Day, residents of a neighborhood community of Haishu District are sending their regards to the soldiers of the people's army.

First Zhejiang Lawyers Forum Held in Ningbo

On July 30, the first Zhejiang layers forum sponsored by the Zhejiang Lawyers Association was held in Ningbo. The lawyers and scholars gathered to discuss Zhejiang marine economy. Officials present included Li Zhihai, vice chairman of Zhejang People's Congress, Lu Hongbin, vice chairman of
National Lawyers Association, Mr. Hu Hulin, Mr. Zhao Guangjun, Mr. Zhuo Xianglai, Mr. Wang Dianchang, and so on.

In his speech, Mr. Li Zhihai said judicial departments, lawyers associations, and lawyers as well much develop an awareness of maritime strategy. They should have a sense of urgency, seize the opportunities of developing a demo marine economic zone in Zhejiang and expand legal service scope. He said, they should focus on studies on comprehensive development of the sea, ocean transportation, logistics, modern marine industrial system, maritime ecological protection, etc. Lawyers associations must integrate resources, set up platforms and step up efforts in cultivating talents of marine economy. They need to work their best to establish a modern legal service system so as to achieve a win-win development of the lawyering and marine economy.

The forum consisted of a main venue and five sessions.  Wang Dianchang and Liu Ting made speeches on national maritime strategy and marine economy and Zhejiang's development program of marine economy respectively.

Ningbo Wins Honor for its Livelihood Improvement

Ningbo came out among the 50 candidates as the model city in livelihood improvement in the 2010 Chinese Cities Livelihood Achievements Introductory Meeting held in Beijing July 29.

"The municipal government of Ningbo has been attaching great importance to people's livelihood improvement and has put in large sums of money in social security, employment, job placement, housing, education and culture. The financial expenditure has been further oriented to livelihood improvement. The social security system has covered all the urban and rural areas. The educational system is complete, with the attendance rate in compulsory educational period reaching 100%. The public cultural service system has been improving", said the prize-giving words.

The title was shared by the cities of Hangzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, Nanjing, Tianjin, Foshan, Chongqing and Tangshan.

This promotion activity was jointly sponsored by the Oriental Outlook Weekly, China Mayors Association and Fudan University. The survey was conducted against the indexes of education, healthcare, living, social security, public cultural services, ecology, social security and life.

A total of 50 cities were selected, and Ningbo was ranked the third place.

Singapore-Ningbo Commodity Fair opened

The 3rd Singapore-Ningbo Commodity Fair opened in Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 20. With the official establishment of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Zone, the fair this year aims to help enterprises of Ningbo explore the ASEAN markets.

Like China Fair in Benin, the Singapore-Ningbo Commodity Fair is a second large fair Ningbo organized in a foreign country. This is a step Ningbo takes to help the enterprises of foreign trade to seize opportunities in the China-ASEAN Free Trade Zone, and Singapore has given lots of help to Ningbo's endeavor. With over 180 stalls, the Singapore-Ningbo Commodity Fair was participated by over 200 representatives from 115 enterprises. There are over 1,000 varieties of commodities of household appliances, household goods, gifts and food exhibited on the fair. It attracted quite a number of merchants from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand and the intent purchases value over 2.6 million US dollars.

It is learned that with the progress of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Zone zero tariff has been implemented for over 7,000 varieties of commodities and this to a great extent has promoted the trade between Ningbo and the ASEAN countries and the free trade of goods has been basically realized. In the first half this year, the value of the bilateral trade of Ningbo and the ASEAN reaches 3.29 billion US dollars, increased by 41.5% above the same period of the previous year, covering 7% of the export of Ningbo in the period. The ASEAN has become Ningbo's fifth largest trade partner.


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