More than 1,900 leaders in politics, business and media fields as well as youth leaders, technology pioneers and young scientists from over nighty countries and regions carried out heated discussions on the forum theme, namely “Creating Value through Innovation”. Innovation has become the hot topic in this Summer Dovos forum.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday stressed the government's determination in reform while acknowledging difficulties.Li noted China's reform in the past years has been carried out in a step-by-step, unremitting and non-stop manner, and that the government ramped up efforts to deepen reform since last year.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with World Economic Forum (WEF) Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab in Beijing on May 28, agreeing on closer cooperation between China and the institution.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will speak at the 2014 New Leaders Meeting of the World Economic Forum in north China's Tianjin on Sept.The New Leaders Meeting, also known as the Summer Davos forum, has been held in China annually since 2007.
Only 10 percent of the total number of companies being probed by Chinese antitrust authorities are foreign enterprises, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday, dismissing speculation that foreign companies are being targeted.
The upcoming Summer Davos in Tianjin will feature more Chinese elements in various activities before its opening. The events of "Welcoming Summer Davos, seeking the most beautiful scene in Tianjin" photography competition, "Davos Goes into Colleges" and "50 Foreigners' Talking about Tianjin" have been held already.
The 2014 Tianjin Summer Davos Forum, also known as the Eighth Annual Meeting of the New Champions, will be held with a more sustainable and environmentally friendly fashion this year. "Tianjin will host the conference following a thriftier model and reduce unnecessary spending," said Wang Hezhen, deputy director of the Tianjin Event and Conference Office.
Chinese and foreign experts had a brainstorming session ahead of the upcoming Summer Davos here on Thursday, emphasizing the necessity to inspire innovation.