Famous entrepreneurs from some of Wuxi's leading industrial companies attended an event entitled "For Chinese Industry Endorsement" at the China Silk Industry Museum in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, on April 10.
The activity forms part of a special series run by popular financial TV program Dialogue on China Central Television 2 (CCTV2) to highlight success in traditional industries such as manufacturing while many are enchanted with the internet and finance.
Wuxi industry leaders participating in the activity, including Jiang Xipei, chairman of the Far East Holding Group, and Zhou Haijiang, CEO of Hodo Group. They shared their business stories and discussed the development and upgrading of industrial enterprises.
"Wuxi entrepreneurs all hold the spirit of honesty, innovation and perseverance and we have the confidence to make the industry in Wuxi better and stronger," said Jiang.
Wuxi is the event's third stop, having first visited Shenyang in Liaoning province and Chengdu in Sichuan province. The Jiangsu city was chosen because it is the cradle of modern national industry in China and has undergone a momentous path and witnessed the ups and downs in national industry and commerce, said Huang Qin, vice mayor of Wuxi.
To further boost the development of industry, the Wuxi government plans to invest 20 billion yuan ($2.9 billion) in supporting industrial upgrades and technological innovation during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).
The entire program will be broadcast on the finance channel of CCTV in two weeks.