The 14th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention (WCEC) kicked off in Yangon, Myanmar on Saturday, gathering more than 2,000 overseas Chinese business leaders to discuss a plan of business expansion.
Under the theme of "An Opening Economy in Myanmar, A New Epoch in History," the four-day convention is hosted by Myanmar Chinese Chamber of Commerce with Wu Jiyuan (U Myint Shwe) as general chair.
With strong support of the Myanmar government, the WCEC is aimed at pushing the regional economic development in line with the world's changing economy and bridging world's Chinese entrepreneurs for cooperation.
It is also set to make use of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative to jointly explore the future development trend and space of Chinese businessmen as well as the world and Myanmar's economy.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Myanmar First Vice President U Myint Swe expressed delight at seeing the overseas Chinese entrepreneurs in Myanmar making linkages with business contacts in various countries around the world and contributing to the economic development of Myanmar.