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The Grand Opening of the 23rd China Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair(CAF)

Date:2016-11-14 09:21

Theme: Morden Characteristic Agriculture: Innovation and Leading

Qi Xuchun, Keith Conneman, Lou Qinjian jointly pressed the start button. Hu Heping made a speech. Han Yong, Chen Deming attended the ceremony.

At 10 o'clock in the morning, after the national anthem, Qi Xuchun, Vice Chairman of CPPCC National Committee, Kei Konan, Vice Chairman of German Federal Parliament Alliance Party Group, Lou Qinjian, Party Secretary of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, and Chairman of the Standing Committee of Shaanxi Provincial People 's Congress, pressed the start button togethe to inaugurate the 23rd China Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair. Qi made a keynote speech in the following Yangling modern agriculture high-end forum.

Deputy Party Secretary of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, Governor Hu Heping made the opening speech. Han Yong, Vice Chairmen of CPPCC , Member of the Standing Committee of CPPCC National Committee and Chen Deming, President of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits attended the ceremony which was presided over by Xu Nanping, Vice Minister of Science and Technology.

Leaders in attendance for the opening ceremony and the Modern Agriculture High-end Forum are: Member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, Former Minister of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce Liu Fan, Chief Planner of Ministry of Water Resources Zhang Zhitong, Chief Engineer of Ministry of Agriculture Wang Zhicai, Vice Minister of the State Forestry Administration Peng Youdong. Guests from Taiwan are like followings: Qiu YI, Doctor of Economics of Taiwan University, the Director of Taiwan Economic Research Institute The meeting was also attended by foreign guests Michelle Maiwen, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland; Endura Pascal, Chairman, Standing Committee of Land, Agricultural Resources and Environment, South Sudan; Kurishbaev, Former Minister of Kazakhstan Ministry of Agriculture, President of Severin University of Agriculture. Leaders in attendance from Shaanxi Province are: Wei Mingzhou, Member of the Standing Committee of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, Party Secretary of Xi’an Municipal Committee of CPC, Executive Vice Governor Yao Yinliang, Liu Xiaoyan, Member of the Standing Committee of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, Secretary of Provincial Committee of CPC, Li Xiaodong, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People's Congress, Vice Governor Feng Xinzhu, Chairman of the CMC of Yangling Demonstration Zone, Li Xiaodong, Vice Chairman of Provincial CPPCC, Sun Qixin, President of Northwest A&F University, and Wang Xinchun, Commander of Shaanxi Armed Police Corps.

In the speech, Governor Hu said that Yangling is not only the National Agricultural High-tech Industry Demonstration Zone, but also one of three China’s (Shaanxi) Free Trade Zones under construction. Under the guidance of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council and with the support of national ministries, Yangling insists on Dual-wheel driving of scientific and technological innovation, deepening integration of agricultural development and industrial transformation, coordinating internal demonstration and opening to the outside world. Yangling has played a supporting and leading role in China's agricultural modernization since its inception 19 years ago. As a national 5A-level comprehensive agricultural exhibition, CAF has been held successfully for 22 sessions, making it a first-class and internationally renowned event, greatly favored by farmers. It is a concrete action to carry out the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech and the spirit of the National Conference on Science and Technology Innovation. It is an exploration and practice of developing the advantages of agricultural and rural development with the new concept of development. It will surely push forward the supply side reform of agricultural industry, speed up modern agricultural construction and the expansion of international agricultural exchanges and cooperation.

With the theme of "Morden Characteristic Agriculture: Innovation and Leading", 2016 Yangling Modern Agriculture High-end Forum was held after the opening of the 23rd CAF. Qi delivered the keynote speech entitled “Leading agricultural modernization with new ideas ".

Qi pointed out that it is basic human rights to life and the basis of all human rights that everyone should have food to eat. At present, the outstanding global problems, such as the fluctuation of international food price, the increasing constraint of population and resource , climatic anomaly, have posed great risks to the agricultural production. In addition, the growth of world population and the increase of industrial grain have resulted in a new round imbalance that the gain output has a slower growth than the demand, making the world's food problem a great chanllenge. As of now, there are still nearly 800 million people suffer from hunger around the world. Developing agriculture and eradicate poverty and hunger remain to be the major challenge of mankind. Chinese government is always taking a clear position on safeguarding world food security.

Qi emphasized that with great improvements of scientific innovation, demonstration effect and the level of international cooperation, Yangling Demonstration Zone has fulfilled the historical mission assigned by the country over the past 19 years since its establishment. At present, Yangling has a broad development prospect, and will show a new role in promoting the development of the world modern agriculture.In the critical period of building a well-off society in an all-round way, and solving the difficult problems in development, we must adhere to the development concept of innovation,coordination, greenness, openness and sharing, and comprehensively improve the quality benefit and competitiveness of agriculture to promote the sustainable development of agriculture. With China's fine tuning of its economic growth from a rapid one to to a high-middle level, the major issue remains to be solved is how to promote the modernization of agriculture.We should adhere to the concept of innovative development, and constantly enhance the vitality of modern agriculture. We should adhere to the concept of coordinated development, and accelerate completion of agricultural and rural development. We should adhere to the concept of green development, and advance the healthy and sustainable development of agriculture; We should adhere to the concept of open development, and promote international agricultural exchanges and cooperation. We should adhere to the concept of shared development, and realize the goal that farmers benefit in Modern agricultural construction.China's economy is highly correlated with the world economy. The Development of Chinese Agriculture is inseparable from the world, while the development of world agriculture also needs China’s participation. China is willing to forge ahead with other countries to promote innovation and development, devote major effort to the new world agricultural sci-tech revolution, and make new contributions to human development.

Guests and friends from home and abroad like Kevin Kahneman, Chen Deming, Michelle Mai Aiwen, Ndola Pascal, Kurishibayef delivered wonderful speeches around the theme of modern agriculture, food security at Yangling Modern Agricultural High-end Forum which was presided over by Feng Xinzhu.

People in attendance for the opening ceremony and Modern Agriculture High-end Forum are as follows: leaders from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Commerce, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, General Administration of Quality Supervision, All - China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Association for Science and Technology, China Institute Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Chinese Academy of Forestry Sciences. Leaders from 16 provinces (cities, districts) such as Beijing, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Zhejiang, Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing, Guizhou, Yunnan, Gansu, Qinghai.

Before the opening of the 23rd CAF , accompanied by Lou Qinjian, Hu Heping, Han Yong and Chen Deming, Qi visited the High-Tech Museum and the International Pavilion.

On November 5th, Qi Xuchun, Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, Keith Conneman, Vice-Chairman of the German Federal Parliament Alliance Party Group, and Lou Qinjian, Party Secretary of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, Chairman of Provincial People's Congress, jointly press the start button for the opening of 23rdCAF.

Qi Xuchun, Kitty Conneman, Lou Qinjian, and Hu Heping are seated in the front row of the opening ceremony.

Qi Xuchun is delivering a keynote speech

Governor Hu Pingping addresses the opening speech

Ms. Kitt Connan is making a speech

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Rresentatives of foreign consulates in Xi'an attend the opening ceremony

The panoramic view of Yangling Modern Agriculture High - end Forum(2016)