Aerial photo taken on Nov. 8, 2019 shows the Nanning Area of China (Guangxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Qin Guanghua)
The 11th Pan-Beibu Gulf (PBG) Economic Cooperation Forum, a platform to discuss cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), kicked off on Thursday in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Themed "Focusing on international gateway ports, jointly building a new international land-sea trade corridor," the forum mainly concerns two categories: China-ASEAN port cooperation and integrated land-sea development.
Photo taken on Jan. 23, 2019 shows a warehouse of JD CENTRAL, a joint venture between Thailand's retail conglomerate Central Group and China's JD.com, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Xinhua/Yang Zhou)
The forum is being attended both online and offline by over 200 guests from China and ASEAN.
China's trade with ASEAN stood at 3.38 trillion yuan (about 502 billion U.S. dollars) in the first three quarters of this year, data from the General Administration of Customs shows.