New development pattern embraced by multinational firms

2021-03-10 12:02:12

Editor's note: Despite global uncertainties and the lingering economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, China plans to achieve GDP growth of over 6 percent, create new urban jobs and reduce energy consumption as it enters the 14th Five-Year Plan period this year. China Daily spoke to senior executives from multinational corporations to get their views on key macroeconomic policies, potential growth opportunities, and how their businesses can benefit from and contribute to a more prosperous China. Q1:China has embarked on a "new development stage" according to government officials. Do you anticipate any significant changes to your strategy in the country in the long run as a result of the change? Q2:What are the key takeaways for your company from the 14th Five-Year Plan and the 2035 long-term development goal? How will your company adapt to China's new growth paradigm? Q3:What are your views on China's plan to achieve self-sufficiency in key technologies? Do you see your company playing a key role in fostering healthy international cooperation and in supporting the country's indigenous research and development efforts? Q4:What are your views on the new opening-up initiatives like the updated negative list in free trade zones and the steps to boost foreign investment and economic recovery? Q5:China has announced an ambitious goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060. Do you think these goals are in line with your sustainable development strategy and how does your company plan to support the country's efforts?