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Some members of the Philippine delegation and Chinese Officials posed before attendees of the Philippine
Investment Opportunities Forum during CIFIT 2021 held in Xiamen, 8 to 11 September 2021.
(L-R) VC (Commercial) Mario Tani of PTIC Shanghai, Ms. Faith Bautista of PCG Xiamen, Acting Head of Post
of PCG Xiamen Elaine Mae Laruan-Hernandez, Agricultural Counselor Ana Abejuela of Beijing PE,
Ambassador Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Xiamen Municipal Committee Chen Qiuxiong,
MOFCOM Inspector Li Hongwei, STR Glenn Penaranda of Beijing PE, Tourism Counselor Rene Reyes of PCG Shanghai,
and CITEM Business Representative Raymond Tan.

Xiamen, 14 September 2021 --- The Philippines takes center stage for the second time in a row, as it stands as Guest Country of Honor of the 21st China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) held at the Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China on 7 to 11 September 2021.

The Philippine delegation, headed by Ambassador Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana of the Philippine Embassy in Beijing and included Special Trade Representatives of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, and members of the Philippine Consulate General in Xiamen, held a series of activities to convince Chinese officials, business leaders and investors to do business in and with the Philippines.

With the theme “Make It Happen in the Philippines”, a Philippine Investment Opportunities Forum, a Philippine Construction and Infrastructure Forum, a Global Biz with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, and an Online Round Table Meeting with Chinese Investors were carried out online and offline, taking advantage of modern technology to reach out to a wider audience which was limited by stringent anti-CoVid protocols and tight security measures. 

CIFIT 2021 PR 4 of 6Ambassador Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana (center) is joined by Chinese officials led by Fujian Deputy Governor
Madame Guo Ning Ning (2nd from left) during the Opening Ceremony of the Philippine Pavilion at the
2021 CIFIT held in Xiamen from 8 to 11 September 2021. 
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Left Photo: Ambassador Jose Santiago L. Sta Romana addresses business leaders during the Philippine Construction
and Investment Opportunities Forum during CIFIT 2021 held in Xiamen, 8 to 11 September 2021.
Right Photo: The big LED screen at the 420 sq.m. Philippine Pavilion shouts “Make It Happen in the Philippines”
during CIFIT 2021 held in Xiamen on 8 to 11 September 2021. 
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Left Photo: Ambassador Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana, Philippine Ambassador to Beijing and head of the Philippine delegation to CIFIT 2021
and STR Glenn Penaranda of Beijing PE responds to members of the Chinese media during the 21st CIFIT with the Philippines as Guest Country of Honor.
Right Photo: Fujian Province Governor Mr. Wang Ning and Ambassador Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana observes anti-Covid protocols
as they greet each other before a Dinner tendered by the former to VVIPs who attended CIFIT 2021.