China Eximbank Successfully Held the 4th Senior Executive Training Program for Its Major Cooperative Partners


The 4th Senior Executive Training Program for China Eximbank’s Major Cooperative Partners was held successfully in Beijing and Hangzhou. 15 senior executives from 10 countries and international organizations participated in the program. Zhang Wencai, Vice President of China Eximbank, attended the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the program.

The program resumes for first time after the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and it is held in the run-up to the 3rd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. It aims to pursue a global partnership of people-to-people exchanges, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation, and shared development, and to deepen the collaboration between China Eximbank and governments in BRI participating countries as well as international and regional multilateral institutions. On top of that, it strives to build a premium platform for participants to exchange experiences in reform and development and explore opportunities for future cooperation.

In Beijing, a series of lectures were delivered on the topics of green finance, China’s foreign policy, experience of reform and opening-up and major achievements of poverty alleviation for the participants to get the picture of the achievements and experiences gained in China’s development over the past decades. The participants also tried their hands at carved lacquer to feel the unique charm of China’s intangible culture heritage. All the participants highly praised the arrangement for the pragmatism, diverse forms and distinctive features.

Meanwhile, the program served as a platform for exchange through round-table discussions and business pitching, where representatives from the Bank’s relevant business departments introduced their products and services, responded to the concerns and demands of participants and explored potential opportunities for cooperation. In so doing, the Bank strives to meet the needs of its partners in a targeted way, boost the high-quality development of its business, better match its financial products with the development strategies of the participants host countries, and improve the relevance and effectiveness of its services.

After the Beijing part of the program, the participants embarked on a journey to Hangzhou for cultural tours and field trips, experiencing China’s rich historical and cultural heritage and vigorous development process in a multifaceted way. They visited Yucun Village in Anji county, one of the demonstration sites of Zhejiang Province’s “Ten Million Projects”, to witness China’s outstanding achievements in rural revitalization, low-carbon transformation and ecological civilization. They had a clearer view of China’s new theories and practices in the fields of digital economy and new energy by calling at leading enterprises such as Ant Group and CHINT. In addition, they also visited the China National Silk Museum to appreciate the history and heritage of the ancient Silk Road, and watched Impression West Lake, a grand open-air show on West Lake, to feel the long-standing traditional Chinese culture up close. These activities help the participants better understand and recognize China’s economic and social development as well as its profound cultural heritage, and sowed the seeds of friendship in a short time for the Bank to deepen international cooperation and seek common development with its foreign partners.

As President Xi Jinping pointed out, friendship, which derives from close contact between the people, holds the key to the sound state-to-state relations. People-to-people connectivity is the foundation and support for policy, infrastructure, trade and financial connectivity. This year’s program has contributed significantly to strengthening the emotional bonds with the Bank’s cooperative partners from overseas, and the participants affirmed that they have harvested knowledge and friendship during the time. It is a trip to enhance understanding, deepen mutual trust and expand cooperation. As a specialized financial institution supporting foreign trade, investment and international economic cooperation, the Bank will continue to play well the unique role of the training program and explore new channels and ideas to promote international communication, strengthen knowledge sharing and information exchanges with partners around the world, and keep on building consensus, learning from others, and working hand-in-hand for win-win cooperation, so as to make greater contributions to the high-quality development of the Belt and Road cooperation.