US firms commit to boosting supply chain cooperation at CISCE

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The first China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE) concluded in Beijing on Dec. 2. A total of approximately 200 agreements were signed during the expo, involving more than 150 billion yuan ($21 billion).

A total of 515 Chinese and foreign companies and institutions participated in the five-day event, attracting about 150,000 visitors, including more than 80,000 buyers and professionals.

As an open international cooperation platform, the CISCE attracted many U.S. companies, including Amazon, ExxonMobil, Apple, Tesla, FedEx, Intel, HP, Qualcomm, Honeywell, and GE Healthcare, accounting for 20% of the international exhibitors.

They each presented new products, technologies, and services, demonstrating that in the current era of global economic interdependence, only the integration and development of global industry and supply chains can support healthy economic growth.

GE Healthcare, Sinopharm jointly unveil high-end medical imaging brand

GE Healthcare (China), a leader in precision care, displayed its latest products and equipment in the Healthy Life Chain Exhibition Area. These included a high-end, large-scale "256-row CT scanner," a result of collaboration among various companies in the chain; a new, wireless "ultrasonic diagnostic probe" designed for more accurate and convenient clinical diagnoses; and the "SINO IMAGING" high-end medical imaging equipment brand, developed in partnership with Sinopharm. This is regarded as a living example of China-U.S. enterprise cooperation.

GE Healthcare (China)'s booth at the first China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE). [Photo provided to]

Chen Heqiang, general manager of GE Healthcare (China)'s supply chain, said that the CISCE had promoted the integration of domestic and foreign suppliers, as well as upstream and downstream suppliers, showing everyone a brighter outlook for common development. 

Chen said that GE Healthcare will take advantage of China's comprehensive industrial categories and improve its international competitiveness through collaborative innovation with Chinese suppliers.

HP commits to enhancing supply chain infrastructure in China

As one of the first U.S. tech companies to invest in China, HP showcased its 40-year journey in the country and its achievements in sustainable development at the Digital Technology Chain Exhibition Area. Representatives of the company also offered suggestions on how to develop the industry chain in the smart era at a sideline forum.

HP's booth at the first China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE). [Photo provided to]

Zhuang Zhengsong, global senior vice president of HP and president of HP Greater China Region, stated that HP will empower the digital transformation and upgrading of the industrial chain through high computing power solutions. The company aims to drive the quality and efficiency of the entire value chain through technological research and development, and to create innovative solutions for customers.

Zhuang added that the company will continue to use its high-quality products and services to advance local cooperation, further developing and improving the supply chain system in China.

Honeywell collaborates with partners to develop robust industrial ecosystem

Multinational conglomerate Honeywell showcased its advanced technologies and solutions in energy transformation at the Clean Energy Chain Exhibition Area. The company said it is committed to working with industry partners to support China's "dual carbon" goals and to strengthen the industry. The tech giant said it believes that open cooperation in the supply chain is key to the sustainable development of the global industrial chain.

Honeywell's booth at the first China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE). [Photo provided to]

Yu Feng, president of Honeywell China, said that China is taking the lead in reducing energy consumption intensity, contributing most to global ozone layer protection, and is the largest user of new and renewable energy worldwide.

Yu emphasized that China is actively embracing opportunities in the green and low-carbon economy, which will play a huge role in driving global responses to climate change.

Yu also highlighted that compared with other exhibitions, the CISCE paid more attention to exchange and cooperation among businesses across the entire supply chain, allowing enterprises to find their accurate position in the supply chain and find the most relevant and targeted partners.

Looking ahead, Yu mentioned that Honeywell will meet the needs of the Chinese market through a series of locally-based product developments and innovations, working alongside partners to build a robust industrial ecosystem.

FedEx emphasizes importance of global industry and supply chain integration

FedEx showcased its global connectivity at the Supply Chain Service Area with the theme of "FedEx Connecting the World." Using simulation models, graphics, audio-visuals, and interactive devices, the company demonstrated its latest service network and professional solutions in aviation logistics, as well as its latest efforts in sustainable development.

FedEx's booth at the first China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE). [Photo provided to]

Zhang Jialiang, senior vice president of FedEx, stated that since launching its business in China in 1984, FedEx has always attached great importance to the Chinese market, considering it a key element of the company's global strategy. He noted that the rapid growth of China's cross-border e-commerce will open space for growth in the logistics industry. FedEx remains confident about the high-quality development of China's economy and the investment and development opportunities within the country.

Zhang emphasized that as economic globalization continues to deepen, supply chains have become global public goods. The integrated development of global supply chains is crucial to promoting the recovery and development of the world economy. He stressed that deeply integrated supply chains, involving the free flow and optimized allocation of various production factors, are vital for supporting global economic development.

The positive responses of major U.S. enterprises at the CISCE underscored their role as key players and supporters of Sino-U.S. economic cooperation. These companies not only invest and operate in the Chinese market but also cooperate with Chinese companies on a global scale. 

Despite the rhetoric of so-called "decoupling" or "delinking" from China, these U.S. companies continue to pay close attention to the Chinese market and have pledged to strengthen collaboration with Chinese partners.

The consensus among these U.S. companies is clear: Cooperation and consultation are essential for creating a stable and prosperous global economy.

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