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Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, Oct. 30

30 Oct 2020, 22:30 GMT+10

SEOUL -- The China International Import Expo (CIIE) will substantially promote trade across the border amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic that has weakened global trade, an executive of a South Korean automaker has said.

"The CIIE is contributing greatly to promoting China's commitment to free trade to the outside world as well as substantially promoting trade," Li Hongpeng, chief business officer and vice president at Hyundai Motor Group China, said in a recent written interview with Xinhua.

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TASHKENT -- Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has voiced his country's support for the Western Europe-Western China international transport corridor and called for creating new links in the Central Asian region, the president's press service said Friday.

"First of all, we are talking about the pairing of the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Western Europe-Western China transport corridor with new railway projects in our region," Mirziyoyev said in a video message during the International Forum on Northern Economic Cooperation 2020.

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NAIROBI -- China's 14th Five-Year Plan is expected to catalyze equitable development domestic and abroad based on the country's robust economic growth during the past five years, a Kenyan expert has told Xinhua.

Cavince Adhere, an international relations researcher with a focus on China-Africa relations, said that unlike other countries, China's middle-range and long-range planning episodes feature stability, predictability and continuity of development programs.

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- The New Zealand government is providing its national branding support for New Zealand exporting companies who are participating in the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, New Zealand trade expert told Xinhua in a recent exclusive interview.

"The first CIIE was an experiment for New Zealand companies, because nobody had really been to a trade show quite like that one before. However, we found it was very successful. The New Zealand companies also found it very successful," said Fiona Acheson, regional director in Greater China of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

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