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CICPMC Helps SAP Deepen Cooperation with Beijing





A few days ago, China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC) invited Li Jinzhang, former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zhang Xiaoyu, Executive Vice President of CICPMC and Member of the Council of UPEACE as well as Xie Yanqi, Vice President of SAP China (vice president unit of CICPMC) visited Yin Yong, Member of the Standing Committee of Municipal Party Committee and Deputy Mayor of Beijing and hold meetings together.

Yin Yong said that as a non-governmental organization with advanced resources, CICPMC has contributed a lot to the development of Beijing. The Beijing Municipal Government and other relevant departments will continue to strengthen their connections with CICPMC. To this end, effective mechanisms will be established to provide better services and communication channels.

It is reported that Beijing plans to build a pilot free trade zone featuring technological innovation, digital economy and openness of the service industry, which will promote the building of a high-level platform for the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region and create a new pattern for higher level of reform and opening-up. By taking these measures, China’s service industry can be enhanced and the competitiveness of the trade in service be strengthened. Beijing also plans to build a comprehensive demonstration zone for greater openness of the national service industry. Efforts will be made on all fronts to strengthen the pilot projects so as to gain more experience that can be duplicated in other regions, which will give better play to the leading role of the pilot zones.

To promote the high-quality development of Beijing, Shunyi District intends to build the Sino-German Demonstration Area of Beijing International Cooperation Industrial Park. As a leading German enterprise and a model of Sino-German cooperation, SAP enjoys the support of the Municipal Government in developing businesses in Beijing.

As Zhang Xiaoyu introduced, CICPMC is the only non-governmental organization approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China that specializes in the work of multinational corporations. It has more than 3,700 multinational corporations as its members. CICPMC has co-organized twelve sessions of the International Roundtable of Multinational Corporations’ Leaders with UNDP, UNCTAD, UNEP, UNIDO, UNGC and UPEACE. Among them, ten sessions were held in CBD (Beijing Central Business District).

Zhang Xiaoyu said that CICPMC stood ready to corporate with Beijing to help more multinational companies settle down in this city and facilitate the construction of Beijing Free Trade Zone. He also stated that to promote the construction of the free trade zone, CICPMC was prepared to hold the Forum for the Corporation between Beijing Free Trade Zone and Multinational Corporation at the 13th International Roundtable of Multinational Corporations’ Leaders.

Xie Yanqi thanked the Beijing Municipal Government for its attention to SAP. She expressed SAP’s aspiration to actively participate in the construction of important projects in Beijing, such as new infrastructure building, industrial Internet and cloud computing, all of which are vigorously advocated by the central government. With the help of cutting-edge technologies, SAP would strive to facilitate the implementation of national strategy through innovation-driven development. SAP also hoped to tap into the potential of its Innovation Empowerment Center to promote the digitalization of industrial clusters in Beijing. Committed to the slogan of “in China, for China”, SAP would take concrete actions to serve the needs of the Chinese government and enterprises.

Founded in Germany in 1972, SAP is a leading supplier of enterprise software with worldwide reputation. Since its entry into the Chinese market in 1995, SAP has accumulated over 15,000 Chinese customers, 80% of which are small and medium-sized enterprises.