Automobile industry in China is developing very fast, which brings great business opportunities. In 2006,China was ranked the third in the world only after the United States and Japan in terms of auto sales.As the vehicle population in China is rocketing, a series of related social problems are emerging. Howto fast develop auto industry, and at the same time, protect our living environment? A green project is in urgentneed.
To raise more attention from the public and government on this issue, 2007 Interna-tional Forum on Chinese Automotive Industry Development (2007 IFCAID) was held onSeptember 7, 2007 in Tianjin Binhai New Area. Thanks to the orgazination of China Au-tomotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC), Society of Automotive Engineersof China (SAE-China), China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), ChinaAutomotive News and Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), the4-dayForum turned out a great success and attracted thousands of visitors from homeand overseas.
Mr. Zhao Hang, Presidem of CATARC, delivered a welcome speech on the openingceremony. During the short period of the Forum, 70 professional experts, 30 governmentofficers and 300 auto enterprises directors presented. This forum supplied a good stagefor each side to communicate with others and exchange ideas.