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Minister Chen Attended Ceremony for Unveiling Shanghai International Technology Exchange Center & Opening of China
Date: 2011-12-31    Source:Ministry of Commerce Website

The ceremony to unveil Shanghai International Technology Exchange Center and to open China (Shanghai) Online International Trade Center was held on December 26 in Shanghai. Yu Zhengsheng, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, Minister of Commerce Chen Deming and Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng jointly opened China (Shanghai) Online International Trade Center Platform. Minister of Commerce Chen Deming, Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng, Vice Minister of Science and Technology Chen Xiaoya, Commissioner of State Intellectual Property Office Tian Lipu and Deputy Mayor of Shanghai Ai Baojun delivered speeches respectively, and jointly signed the Cooperation Framework Agreement on Jointly Promoting Development of Trade in Technology & Establishing Shanghai International Technology Exchange Center.

Shanghai International Technology Exchange Center is a cooperation project between Ministry of Commerce and government of Shanghai City, aiming at constructing Shanghai international technology transaction platform and hosting China (Shanghai) international technology fair. Shanghai is speeding up to establish international technology exchange and transaction platform, vigorously developing trade in technology, which is not only of significance for Shanghai to construct international economic, finance, shipping and trade centers, but also an objective need for China to become a trade power from a big trade country.

China (Shanghai) Online International Trade Center is jointly developed by Ministry of Commerce and government of Shanghai, and operated by China International Electronic Commerce Center of MOFCOM and Shanghai Foreign Trade Computer Center. It is a supporting service project for Shanghai to develop into an international trade center city. The project will be developed in two phases. Focusing on construction of public information service platform in commercial sector, and relying on resources of public information service of Ministry of Commerce and commercial information resources in Shanghai, Phase I provides comprehensive, accurate and authoritative public commercial information and decision-making support service. Phase II aims at promoting functioning service of the platform, focusing on domestic and foreign trade, and oriented by market need; at the same time, combining the construction of platform on national modern service sector, it is to form public service platform system on e-commerce. Phase I has been completed and officially put into use.