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Strengthen international energy cooperation to create more opportunities for the world
On December 11, at the 2020 China International Energy Conference and International Energy Cooperation and Innovation Forum in Beijing, the International Energy Spot Trading Platform of the International Energy Exchange of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area was officially launched for trial operation. Currently, the platform supports spot trading of more than ten varieties of crude oil, natural gas, coal, refined oil, and fuel oil. On the same day, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area International Energy Exchange also established a comprehensive strategic partnership with the U.S. Center for Sustainable Development, striving to explore new areas of cooperation based on the digital transformation of energy.
Mitchell F. Stanley, Chairman of the Center for Sustainable Development of the United States, stated that the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area International Energy Exchange Center will become an important platform for promoting trade in goods and services between China and the United States, and achieve common prosperity and environment for China and the United States. Benefit builds a new bridge.
Jiang Zengwei, the former chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, stated in his speech that China, as the world's largest energy importer, is playing an increasingly important role in the global energy field.
On December 7, the statistics released by the General Administration of Customs showed that from January to November, my country imported a total of 264.826 million tons of coal, a year-on-year decrease of 10.8%. In the same period, my country imported 504 million tons of crude oil, a year-on-year increase of 9.5%; imported natural gas was 90.436 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 3.92%.
Jiang Zengwei introduced that China maintains strong energy demand and has played an important role in stabilizing the global energy market. In recent years, China’s energy industry has achieved remarkable results. A green and diversified energy supply system is being established. The proportion of clean energy and renewable energy has increased significantly. A large number of new production base projects are under construction, green, low-carbon, and Environmentally-friendly energy consumption methods have increasingly become mainstream.
Jiang Zengwei said that energy cooperation is a key area of global cooperation, the globalized international energy cooperation system is becoming more and more perfect, the "Belt and Road" energy cooperation has achieved fruitful results, and China's role and influence in the international energy arena is constantly increasing. However, my country's energy still faces challenges such as high dependence on imports, insufficient international voice, and overcapacity. This requires energy industry organizations to play a better role, build an international energy trading platform, introduce more abundant energy supply entities, lead industry enterprises to strengthen cooperation with other countries, and realize the win-win development of China's energy and world energy.
Di Jiankai, president of the China Petroleum Circulation Association, said that the epidemic has brought many uncertain factors to the global economy, but new opportunities will be cultivated in the crisis and new situations will be opened in the changing situation. In the future, China's opening to the outside world will be further improved, opening up both domestic and international markets, forming a new development pattern in which the domestic and international double cycles promote each other, and will also create more development opportunities for cooperation between China and other countries in the world.
Hu Weiping, president of the China Overseas Development Association, believes that focusing on the post-epidemic era, exploring and recovering the energy economy, we should further "deepen global cooperation, actively promote the energy development of the "Belt and Road", and create a more open and inclusive energy cooperation system.
In the digital economy era, the free flow of data and information is not only a requirement for the development of the digital economy, but also an inevitable result of economic globalization and digital industrialization. In recent years, countries around the world have actively promoted the development of the digital economy to varying degrees. In this regard, Gong Jialong, chairman of the International Energy Exchange Center in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, said that the combination of digital economy and traditional energy is a powerful means to promote the upgrading and development of traditional industries. Sun Xiansheng, vice chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Investment and former Secretary-General of the International Energy Forum, believes that the current market for new technologies is huge, and my country has certain advantages in 5G, intelligence, and big data. If the advantages of digital technology continue to be used , Will embrace huge development opportunities.