China Textile RoundTable
By DENG Qiwei As a pageant for China textile and apparel industry, China Textile Round Table Annual Meeting 2010 with a theme of “Restructuring for Innovative Development” was held in Beijing under the aegis of “China Textile” Magazine
and China Textile Economic Research Centre on Jan.27,2010. CEOs from some representative textile and appeal manufactories including Beijing
Dahua Tiantan Group, Oerlikon (China) Technology Co., Ltd together with the officials from State Statistical Bureau, the National Development & Reform Commission, State Council Development and Research Center and CNTAC attended this conference, delivering some important speeches regarding to the
trend and measures for China textile economic growth in 2010.
A t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h i s c o n f e r e n c e , Ya o Jinyuan, senior economist from State Statistical B u r e a u , s h a r e d h i s v a l u a b l e u n d e r s t a n d i n g r e g a r d i n g m a c r o e c o n o m i c t r e n d a n d p o l i c y instruments of China in 2009. He pointed out that China is the first country that checked the economic down tendency in 2009, thanks to stimulus package including expanding domestic market, adjusting industrial structure released by Chinese government. The growth rate of China’s GDP reached 8.7% compared with 2008.
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He indicated, among other things, China’s textile industry made a major but my opinion is that I would rather contribution to China’s economic growth and social stability because it see an inflation of a small percent is a labor-intensive industry that can resolve the unemployment problem than see a high unemployment by providing more job opportunities for people livelihood. In addition, he c a u s e d b y d e f l a t i o n . P e o p l e predicted that China’s economy will pose an upward stance in 2010 as a h o u g h t t h e g l o b a l e c o n o m i c t
result of industrial structure optimization and upgrading. downturn as a crisis, but I consider
Mr Babacan, CEO from Oerlikon (China) Technology Co., Ltd, reviewed it was an opportunity for indusry this experience from 2007 to 2009. promotion. Looking back over he t
“Oerlikon invested several plants in different parts of China including
Shanghai, Wuxi, Suzhou, Tianjin and Beijing, employing 4,200 staff in Asia.
In the year of 2007, Oerlikon achieved a remarkable business performance
in China; however, in the year of 2008 and 2009, we suffered the negative
growth remarkably owing to the global economic downturn and the
recession has continued to the first half year of 2009. In order to cope with
the global economic downturn, many countries’ government issued several
stimulus policies, nevertheless, the desired effects are not evident. On the
contrary, China’s textile industry has achieved a remarkable performance in
2009. Thanks to the policy of Invigorating plan for textile industry released
by Chinese government, we are the beneficiary from these stimulus
policies. At this moment, I want to express my acknowledgement to all my
customers and suppliers in China; what’s more, I would like give my most
sincere thanks to China.
Many people considered the invigorating plan may cause the inflation,
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y e a r o f 2 0 0 9 , n e w b l o o d President Xu Wenyin from China Cotton Textile Association, Mr. Zhen Zhiyi, h a s b e e n t r a n s f e r r e d t o of president of China Chemical Fiber Textile Association, Mr. Zhu Minru, president t e x t i l e i n d u s t r y, w a s h i n g China Nonwovens & Industry Textiles Association and President Yang Shibin from out backward productivity. China Knitting Industry Association expatiated on the industrial situations of 2009 Chinese government plays according to their perspectives and looking forward to the development in 2010. a n i m p o r t a n t r o l e d u r i n g the period of the so- called new blood transfer, several measures including i n d u s t r i a l r e l o c a t i o n a n d u p d a t e s i s s u e d w i t h t h e purpose of strengthening the competitive ability for China’s textile industry. “
At the end of this conference, Mr. Sun Huaibin, spokesman of CNT AC,
s u mm a r i z e d t h e p u r p or t o f Yang Shibin emphasizedth e textile industry is a system holding this conference. that covers different branch industries; however, they have is necessary for us to “It close relationships with each other. A unified strategy hold this meeting because should be carried out with the purpose of improving the China’s textile industry is update of China’s textile industry at a coordinated level. In facing a economic situation addition, he also pointed out the trends of China’s Knitting complicated and volatile Industry in the year of 2010—Fashion, Function andWidely both at home and aboard. Application. Many factors restricted our Zhen Zhiyi considered the importance of innovation industrial development such and restructuring for textile enterprises: restructuring as resource, demand and can change the backward situation and innovation can environment. We should turn maintain the sustained development for enterprises. In our traditional perspectives 2010, China’s textile enterprise should keep their eye on of labor-intensiveness and these two keystones. He also reviewed the development primary processing into high- of China’s chemical fiber textile industry in the year tech, high-quality and deep of 2009: “The differentiation rate of China’s chemical processing. “Restructuring fiber products has picked up 5% in 2009 due to the for innovative development technological update and rearrangement of product mix.” is necessary for China’s He also predicted that China’s chemical fiber industry textile industry at this critical will step an upward runway in 2010 owing to the large moment.” demand from related industries.
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