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Boao International Forum on Modern Logistics and Free Port Development

A Brief Introduction to Ningbo (http://www.ningbo.gov.cn)
 
  Ningbo, located in the middle of China's coastline and on the southern flank of the Yangtze River Delta, is divided from Shanghai by the Hangzhou Bay. Ningbo has an area of 9365 square kilometers and a population of 5.6 million people.
Ningbo was famous to be a main harbor of foreign trade ever since ancient times. It was the starting point of "road of silk" and "road of china" through sea. Ningbo has grown into one of the four international deepwater harbors in China. And the State Council authorized the establishment of the Meishan Island of Ningbo as a Free Trade Zone on Feb. 24, 2008. Ningbo enjoys a privileged right of economic management at provincial level, which gives a great impetus to its economic prosperity. It has now opened the nation-level economic and technological development zone, Ningbo tax-free zone and Daxie development zone.
 
 
  While Ningbo boasts of advanced transportation and communication facilities, it is also well known for its social stability, unsophisticated residents and developed science and technologies. Ningbo has gradually broadened its relations with other countries. Ningbo now has set its goal to become one of the most modern harbors in China.
 
A Brief Introduction to ZJITS and CICGF (http://www.zjits.com)
 
 
  Zhejiang Investment & Trade Symposium (ZJITS) and China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF) are held in Ningbo from June 8th to June 12th each year. They are comprehensive events in Zhejiang featuring foreign economic and trade exchanges. During the nine Symposiums since 1999, over 2798 projects were accumulatively signed, involving total contractual investment of over US $24.7 billion. Starting from 2002, the Fair was launched annually together with the Symposium, resulting in accumulative export turnover of US $4.648 billion. The Symposiums and Fairs over the years have also introduced a great many human resources and scientific& technological results from home and abroad. These years every Symposium and the Fair have been attracting over 10 thousand foreign guests annually.