China, Japan and South Korea's business community issues joint statement to safeguard free trade

The 7th China-Japan-Korea Business Summit was held in Chengdu, Sichuan on the 24th. As a result of the summit, the industrial and commercial circles of China, Japan, and South Korea issued a joint statement expressing their common voice of supporting the multilateral trading system and opposing unilateralism and protectionism, highlighting the main line of technological innovation and win-win cooperation, and emphasizing the further improvement of regional economic integration. The statement said that to maintain free trade, we welcome the results of the negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) and look forward to the signing of the agreement as soon as possible in 2020. The industrial and commercial circles of the three countries called on the government to speed up the negotiation process of the China-Japan-ROK FTA, build a high-level China-Japan-ROK free trade area, enhance the level of regional economic integration, and create a more free and convenient trading environment for the industrial and commercial circles. The statement said that science and technology should be used to lead cooperation and innovation to promote development. The industrial and commercial circles of the three countries will grasp the development opportunities of digitalization, networking, blockchain, and intelligence, and promote the cooperation between the three countries' enterprises in 5G, artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities, forming development innovation and benefit integration. The new situation of growth linkage. In addition, China, Japan and South Korea will strengthen cooperation in the field of intellectual property protection to promote innovation and development. Call on the three governments to create an open, fair, transparent and predictable business environment, break the barriers restricting the flow of innovation elements, support enterprises to carry out technological exchanges and cooperation independently, promote the sharing of innovation resources and results, and achieve a strong and sustainable economy in the region and the world And balanced growth.