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'Summer Davos' to include more China topics

2014-08-22 12:17 Xinhua Web Editor: Qian Ruisha

The upcoming Summer Davos in North China's Tianjin will feature more Chinese topics, as local organizers take a more active role in the annual event.

Zhang Jun, a coordinator for the 2014 forum, said that a number of local topics, including Confucius and Chinese pop music, will be discussed at this year's event.

"We took a more active role this year by submitting topics about China in advance so we can present what Chinese people care about on an international stage," Zhang said.

In the past, local organizers regarded themselves as hosts rather than participants, Zhang said. "But now we know the importance of getting the world's elites to talk about China and help us tackle our problems."

Five Tianjin high-tech companies have become eligible to take part in this year's forum, where the world's best converge. It is an opportunity for international exchange and for foreign companies to get a better understanding of their peers in China.

"It's very important for China to be talked about in this way. It will be beneficial in many ways," said Wang Hezhen, another government coordinator.

Since the first Summer Davos meeting, or the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, in 2007, the Chinese port cities of Dalian and Tianjin have been hosting the event every other year.

The three-day meeting will open in Tianjin on Sept 10.

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