From October 25th to 27th, 2019, Director Wu Zhong was invited to deliver a speech on the “Belt and Road Initiative” and Industrial Cooperation, which is a parallel session of the Guangzhou International Conference on “Understanding China,” on how to promote industrial development and attract investment in developing countries. The former Pakistani Prime Minister, the former Greek Prime Minister, and the former Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization also attend the session to exchange ideas and views.
"Understanding China" was jointly sponsored by the National Innovation and Development Strategy Research Association, the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs, and the 21st Century Council. Before the meeting, President Xi Jinping met the representatives of foreign guests in the Great Hall of the People and sent a congratulatory letter to the meeting. Huang Kunming, head of the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, attended the opening ceremony. Li Xi, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Communist Party Secretary of Guangdong province, delivered a keynote speech. Ma Xingrui, Governor of Guangdong Province, was the moderator of the session. More than 600 people, including more than 30 world-renowned politicians, strategists, scholars, and entrepreneurs, including the former President of Mexico and the former Prime Minister of Italy, attended the meeting.