Today, many people feel that globalization has brought about various problems. And I dont think so. I think today is the time for real globalization. Ma Yun said that today is yesterday, the original, traditional and industrial era of globalization is coming to an end. The globalization of the new, real and digital age has just opened up.
He said that in the past, globalization was dominated by developed countries and large enterprises. In the future, globalization should lead developing countries and small and medium-sized enterprises to the world. In the past 30 years, 6000 large enterprises have decided to globalize. In the future, 60 million small and medium-sized enterprises should decide globalization.
In a new round of globalization, China will change from selling and selling to buying and buying. The last globalization was driven by the consumption of 300 million people in the United States; this globalization in China is the domestic demand of 1.4 billion people, which will drive the next round of real globalization and drive the world economy. For entrepreneurs, the future opportunities are in Chinas small towns with millions of people.
Ma Yun believes that if China went out in the past, it was necessary for people to go out, machines to go out and funds to go out; todays Chinas going out needs information going out, service going out and value going out. Globalization is an ability to serve the world, not to make world money. Chinese enterprises should firmly go global instead of conquering the world.
2020 should be said to be a turning year. I have discussed with many entrepreneurs and found that we are more or less anxious. Among all the great uncertainties today, Mr. Ma said, digitization is certain. The next decade will be the last decade for traditional industries to promote digitization.
Im very glad to meet you all in Haikou. After the epidemic, we know that meeting each other is a very precious thing.
This is the first time that the annual meeting of green companies has been held in Hainan, and it is also the first time that so many entrepreneurs from China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) have come to Hainan collectively. When we come to Hainan this time, we have no other ideas. We just want to support the free trade port, because at this time, China needs to be more open and more in line with the world!
The year 2020 is very special, and the future must be a watershed in history. Hainans becoming a free trade port must also be a historic choice. I hope that the Hainan conference of CEC will also become a meeting across the times. After the outbreak of the epidemic, the beginning of new globalization and the arrival of the whole digital age, CEC entrepreneurs can create in this period of history Unique value.
I was in Wuhan yesterday, and I went to Wuhan with more than 30 directors of CEC. Watching Wuhan on TV a few months ago was really difficult. This time I came to Wuhan, I really felt that Wuhan was a heroic city with heroic temperament. The epidemic is over. We should think about how to revive the economy. The purpose of economic rebirth is not to go back to yesterday or to the past, but to see the future from the epidemic situation, see the trend and seize the opportunity at a higher level.
This time I came to Hainan from Wuhan. I think its a coincidence. There seems to be something inevitable. Two years ago, President Xi announced the strategy of building Hainan free trade port and opening up in an all-round way. Two years later, great changes have taken place in the world pattern. However, I still believe that we must persist in opening up and globalization. Especially after the epidemic, I believe that all the doors in the world should be opened by ourselves. No door is naturally open.
At this time, adhering to globalization is more important and meaningful than ever. Now Hainan is standing at a new historical starting point. The construction of a free trade port is not a simple opportunity for Hainans development, nor is it an opportunity for Chinas economic development, but a historical responsibility to explore new globalization for the world.
Today, many people feel that globalization is facing many problems. I dont think so
Today is yesterday, the old, the traditional, the industrial age of globalization is coming to an end. The globalization of a new, real, digital age has just opened up.
We need to keep going out. I remember that our former people went out to find the gap. We felt that others had done a good job in this and that one. Today, many of our Chinese enterprises are going abroad, or many Chinese people are looking for feelings. When were looking for feelings, were actually going backwards.
The last globalization was driven by the consumption of 300 million people in the United States; this globalization in China is the domestic demand of 1.4 billion people, which will drive the next round of real globalization and drive the world economy. Import is not the end point. Import will ultimately force Chinas industrial upgrading and consumption upgrading, and promote the development of modern service industry.
For entrepreneurs, the future opportunities are in Chinas small towns with millions of people. I dont know if you know how many cities in China have a population of over 1 million. I made a preliminary statistics in 2014. There are less than 12 cities with a population of 1 million in the United States and 167 cities in China with a population of 1 million. However, the infrastructure construction of 1 million people and the huge industry born of 1 million people are far from being well developed. With a population of nearly one million cities, maybe we will have 300 in the future, and these places will burst out with huge consumption potential. Domestic demand is absolutely not driven by the rich. It should meet the needs of every ordinary people. The pull of domestic demand of ordinary people is the real sustainable development value of domestic demand.
Third, new globalization is an ability to serve the world.
The core of globalization is to create value, create jobs in other countries and regions, and do things that cannot be done locally. If we say that in the past, Chinas going out must require people to go out, machines to go out and funds to go out; todays Chinas going out needs information going out, service going out and value going out. Globalization is an ability to serve the world, not to make world money.
What we want to win back is not only profits, but also respect. What we want to show is not a strong country, but a good and beautiful country. We dont want to transfer excess capacity, but to create new and different values, respect local culture, local values, local religions and beliefs, and respect for everyone There are different mechanisms and systems in different countries. We have to believe that the world is beautiful because it is different. Its all like you, its not good. Its like everybody else.
My judgment of the future: the future must be good, it is difficult in the near future, and even more difficult in the medium term. Its a bumpy period for the plane to pass through the clouds, so we should grasp the steering wheel and fasten the safety belt. But the most important thing is to have a vision of the future. When you never look at today, todays difficulties are not difficult. When you only look at today and compare with yesterday, you will be more and more frustrated.
Among all the great uncertainties today, I think digitization is certain, and digitalization will transform all industries in an all-round way. Not every enterprise has to transform, but every enterprise must upgrade and complete digital upgrading. Now dont worry about the old Wang who has been competing with you for 20 or 10 years. What you need to worry about is those Xiao Li that you dont know and havent seen. These people have never appeared. They have no burden. They adopt new technologies, dare to innovate and dare to use the Internet. These young people will be the hope of China, but it may also be the pressure that everyone here may encounter. In the end, it is not the Internet enterprises that beat you, but the enterprises that make good use of Internet technology. I hope all enterprises must think about it today, and upgrade their management, organization and products by using data.
The next decade will be the last decade for traditional industries to promote digitization. In fact, 20 years ago, in many provinces I have been to, I kept talking about the impact of the Internet on the retail industry and the manufacturing industry. We didnt respond to it. Until Taobao, tmall, Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent got up, we suddenly felt that wolf was coming. In fact, wolf has always been there.
If you are not prepared for change today, I believe you must be the target of digital poverty alleviation in ten years. To this day, it is a pity that many entrepreneurs are still saying that the digital revolution is a scaremonger, and that digital technology and Internet technology are just simple tools. I would like to tell you that digital technology will redefine manufacturing, retail, technology, means of production and everything else. Soon, this technology will lead to changes in all production relations in the whole society.
In fact, the more industries far away from technology in the future, the more industries that have not been transformed by technology, the greater the opportunities. In fact, as long as a lot of enterprises invest more technology, more talents and more ideas, the benefits and values obtained will be very certain. Today, if you are purely an Internet company, you may not have a return, but if you turn your traditional enterprise into a digital one, your return is certain.
The key to the digital transformation of traditional industries lies in the concept, the key lies in the concept. The responsibility must lie in the top leaders, not in the technical departments, and the enterprises whose leaders do not change must not be the enterprises with foresight and responsibility.
The epidemic situation will always end, but Xinguan disease may accompany mankind for hundreds of years or even thousands of years. Now, the virus may live longer than any of us. We should learn to adapt, and our epidemic prevention should also learn to change from routine epidemic prevention to normal epidemic prevention. Perhaps in the future, most hospitals will have a new crown Department, which is a possible situation for long-term coexistence.
2020 is destined to be a year to change history. When we were in Wuhan, CEC entrepreneurs put forward the following requirements: entrepreneurs are not equal to rich people, and rich people are not necessarily entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are the high-quality assets of a country and a nation. When the country is in a crisis, entrepreneurs do not need to be ordered to come forward voluntarily. The epidemic is a sudden disaster, and we must take the initiative to take the responsibility; entrepreneurs are also duty bound to recover the economy after the epidemic.
All enterprises, entrepreneurs here, if your enterprise has not experienced three or five disasters in ten or twenty years, your enterprise will never be able to withstand the blow. The more the world changes, the more at the turning point of history, the more entrepreneurs have to bear. We do these things not to win applause, not to win affirmation, not to win some policy support, but we believe, we like, and we believe that we should communicate with the world with a vision of the future and a strategic perspective, through us My own efforts, let the world become better and better.
Source: Economic Observer: Wang Xiaowu, editor in charge_ NF