According to the China-ASEAN Expo Secretariat, the theme of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo is “Building the Belt and Road, Promoting Digital Economy”, which indicates that the Expo will continue to build the Belt and Road Initiative and contribute to the upgrading and development of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area. It will also focus on the cooperation between China and ASEAN countries in such key fields as economy, trade and digital economy.
The Expo will plan more high-level exchanges, and promote the building of "Belt and Road" Initiative and in-depth integration of the development plans of ASEAN countries. Meanwhile, it will enrich the "Belt and Road" exhibition, as well as launch the first cross-border e-commerce exhibition and the RCEP exhibition, in order to offer participating companies a platform for pragmatic cooperation. In addition, this year is the China-ASEAN Digital Economy Cooperation Year, which echoes the "digital economy" in the theme of this year's Expo. The organizer will make targeted arrangements for the exhibition and plan a series of activities to promote the cooperation on digital economy.