First Beijing International
Commercial Business Festival opens
The 2000 Beijing Chaoyang International Commercial Business
Festival, the first of its kind in Beijing, opened Tuesday
evening, aiming at making a modern city name-card and
jointly building international commercial business.
During the four-day festival period, a number of Chinese
and overseas economists, government officials and experts
of Central Business District (CBD) construction gathered
to discuss the building of Beijing's CBD.
Beijing municipal government will announced during the
festival the planned area for CBD construction and will
collect the Beijing CBD building plans from experts both
at home and abroad.
An economic and trade fair, a real estate exhibition,
singing performances and fashion show and a number of
other exhibitions will be held during the festival.
Organizers of the festival said the holding of the festival
is aimed at pushing ahead the building of Beijing's CBD
and the city' s modernization drive.
Beijing plans to build a 3.99-square-kilometer CBD in
the eastern part of the city.
The festival has attracted Nokia, Motorola and a number
of other world famous corporations.
The Beijing municipal government has arranged more than
40 projects valued at over US$10 million for seeking partners.
The festival will be a regular event in the coming years.
Top Beijing officials and some senior officials from
central government and organizations attended the opening
of the festival.