Premier Li Keqiang sent a letter of congratulations on Nov 22 to the 2nd High-level International Conference on Doing Business Practice and Reforms held in Beijing. The Symposium was co-organized by the Ministry of Finance, the city of Beijing and the World of Bank from 22 to 23 November. Under the theme of Improving the Business Environment for A More Dynamic Economy of China and the World, It served as a platform for exchanging experiences and jointly promoting business environment reform. Liu Kun, the Minister of Ministry of Finance delivered an opening speech at the opening ceremony chaired by Zou Jiayi, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Finance. Ding Xuedong Ding, the State Council Executive Deputy Secretary-General and Yin Yong, the Member of Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal Committee and Vice Mayor of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, also attended the conference.
Minister of Finance Mr. Liu Kun stated in his speech that driven by the Doing Business Report of the World the Bank, the Ministry of Finance joint hands with the government of the Beijing and Shanghai to conduct a record number of reforms to improve the operating environment and China's business environment will always keep pace with the best in the world. The strong momentum of Doing Business reforms has supported China's ease of doing business ranking up 32 last year and climbed to 31 this year from 46 last year. These reforms have earned China a spot among the 10 fastest Doing Business reformers around the world for two consecutive years.
Mr. Liu Kun pointed out that we would keep pace with the best of the world and promote reform through further opening-up for a market-oriented, law-based, international business environment. We would conduct pragmatic measures to address the actual requirements of the enterprises to increase their sense of gain and satisfaction of the supporting policy. We would make tailored solution with consistent effort at the area the Doing Business Report suggest to improve, to further optimize the business environment.
About 350 participants from the World Bank’s business environmental policy consulting team, leaders and experts from more than 10 countries including the UK, Japan and Russia, relevant officials from the Chinese government, and leaders from 31 provinces and regions gathered for the event.