July 19, 2017

All smiles at city's free trade zone

David Preston (left), president and CEO for China at Boehringer Ingelheim, introduces the German drugmaker's operations to Shanghai's Party Secretary Han Zheng yesterday when Han inspected the city's free trade zone. Han called for unremitting efforts to stick to a central government plan to build the FTZ into one in line with the highest international standards. He said the zone should become a pioneer to deepen the new-round development of reform and opening-up. He urged the zone to make further progress in innovation, and to better serve the national strategies such as the Belt and Road initiative and the development of the Yangtze River economic belt. He asked the FTZ to continue to simplify the process of opening businesses in the zone.