The Xi'an Municipal Government held a cooperation forum with Alibaba Group on May 14.
Li Mingyuan, deputy secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and mayor of Xi'an, and Wen Jia, vice president of Alibaba Group, delivered speeches at the forum.
Li said that Alibaba is an “old friend” of Xi'an and the two sides have close exchanges and interactions with fruitful cooperation results.
Xi'an will improve service quality to create a good business environment for enterprises and cooperate with the needs of the projects and ensure that cooperative projects are put into production on time, Li noted
As an important node city of the Belt and Road Initiative, Xi’an has obvious location advantages and huge development potential. "I hope that Alibaba can further strengthen the confidence and determination to invest in Xi'an and find new cooperation areas between enterprises and the city," he added.
Xi'an and Alibaba will explore new retail innovation models, accelerate the reform pace and introduce more new projects. They will deepen pragmatic cooperation, share development opportunities, and work together to create a new smart city model that leads in the country, according to Li.
Wen Jia said: "Every time I go to Xi'an, I can feel different changes. The city's openness and execution continue to improve, and the future market prospects are broad."
"Alibaba will seize the development opportunities, give full play to its own advantages and continue to increase investment cooperation. We will take Xi'an as the first choice for the application of the latest technology products, and make greater contributions to the construction of intelligent management in the city and the promotion of digital city development," she said.