The sixth “Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe” on 10 and 11 October 2014 at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce is expecting a particularly high-ranking guest: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang confirmed his attendance. “We are very pleased that a Chinese prime minister will participate at our conference for the second time. After Wen Jiabao in 2006, it will be Li Keqiang in 2014”, says the chamber’s president Fritz Horst Melsheimer. “This is great honor and confirms the high importance of the “Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe” and Hamburg as gateway for the China“e Chinese government.”
First conclusion after the reforms
The “Hamburg Summit” will take place almost a year after the reform decisions of the Third Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. The plenum had passed a large number of far-reaching reforms, especially in the economic sector. “The Hamburg Summit provides an excellent opportunity to draw a first conclusion, and to discuss how seriously China pursues the implementation of the reforms, and the challenges linked to the Chinese reform process”, states Melsheimer.
Strengthening domestic consumption
Target of extensive reforms is the change towards a sustainable economy and an increase focus on domestic consumption. “This process provides great opportunities for German companies, particularly in the areas of environmental protection, export management and logistics”, Melsheimer emphasises.