An International Forum on Free Trade Zones Development (FTZS) 2021 was opened in Nanjing on 10 December 2021. With the theme of "Open innovative cooperation, Foster new functions on free trade", the Forum aimed to build consensus on economic globalization, trade and investment facilitation, and to promote exchanges and cooperation among global free trade zones. Dr. Jonathan Choi was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the Forum online. He put forward eight suggestions on China's high-level opening of free trade zones.
The International Forum on Free Trade Zones Development was the first high-level forum on free trade zones held in China since the establishment of its pilot free trade zone. This forum is jointly organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the Jiangsu Provincial government and the World Free Zone organization, and supported by the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC.