In 2003, Nanning made great efforts to escalate interregional economic cooperation and exchange. First, delegations of governments and enterprises, and enterprises concerned from other regions are warmly welcome to investigate Nanning’s investment environment, and economic and trading talks were held. The year saw over 20 groups (times) with 300 persons of the economic and trading delegations, enterprise visiting delegations, and delegations of “100 enterprises entering Guangxi” organized by Guangxi from Beijing, Tianjing, Nanjing, Wenzhou, Zhengzhou, Fuzhou, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Xiamen, and Kunming visit the city, and the enterprises and project owners concerned of Nanning are organized to hold talks with their respective counterparts and to promote their economic and trading cooperation and exchange with the governments and enterprises from other areas. Second, full advantages were taken of the opportunity of the state’s western development strategy, especially the state’s focus of development on Nanning-Guiyang-Kunming Economic Zone, the inter-regional economic cooperation with the cities in South China Economic Zone is strengthened, the investment attraction of funds, technology, talents from the eastern developed areas and coastal opening cities is intensified, the transfer of industries from eastern coastal areas, especially Guangdong Province, is actively received, so that the eastern enterprises can be attracted to the “west”, to develop and set up their businesses in Nanning,. Third, delegations are organized to attend the 15th Mayors’ Joint Conference of the Southwest Economic Zone, and the Joint Conference of the Mayors from the Capitals of the Minority Nationalities’ Autonomous Region and the experiences and approaches of pushing the regional economic cooperation in the new circumstances are exchanged and studied together with the brother cities, so that the reasonable and orderly flow of various kinds of production factors in the region such as economy, science and education, talents, and resources can be promoted and the inter-regional economic and trading cooperation and exchange can be accelerated. Fourth, based on the guideline of “intensifying opening up, and promoting the integration progress of economic cooperation and development”, the cooperation in the major economic and trading activities among the economic coordination regions is further intensified to jointly promote the economic development of each city. Delegations are organized by Nanning Municipal Government to attend the 7th China East-and-West Cooperation and Investment and Trading Conference, Changchun International Agriculture and Food Expo (Trade Fair), Guangzhou Expo, Zhejiang Investment and Trading Conference, China Fair for International Investment and Trade in Xiamen, 6th China Beijing International Scientific and Technological Industrial Expo, and 5th China Hi-Tech Fair Shenzhen 2003 to further strengthen the economic and trade cooperation with domestic cities and help enterprises develop the domestic market.