LAHORE: Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) 1st Online Business Forum-Industrial Expo & Online Video Conference today in collaboration with the Department of Commerce of Shandong Government of China. Mr. Zarak Khan, President PCJCCI, while opening the conference, said that under the prevailing global pandemic it is inconvenient to hold meetings and conferences directly. The online business communication is the best choice to continue economic life in this situation, he said and assured to activate online forums for streamlining the smooth bilateral trade with China in this hour of crisis. The current initiative has been taken to digitally link our member companies with Chinese enterprises of construction material, hardware and machinery primarily to strengthen our construction industry under the promotional package of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, he said and informed that the concept of this online business interaction is to avoid physical concentration of business people but simultaneously carry on business operations through digital links. He further informed that, the commerce department and 16 commerce bureaus of Shandong province had provided the fullest assistance to connect different Chinese companies with the Pakistani counterparts. Commenting on the video conference, Mr. Moazzam Ghurki, Senior Vice President PCJCCI informed that the major trade of the world was slipping into a ‘halt’ due to Coronavirus pandemic, but the PCJCCI has found a way to get rid of this turmoil to some extent. Our Chinese counterparts has designed this exhibition in a very positive way by providing, online display of products and by providing opportunities to our member Pakistani companies, he said adding that many substantial companies from China and Pakistan were participating in this online video conference session. He especially thanked the companies; Dezhou Qunfeng Machinery Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Qingdao Baronage Technology Co. Ltd, Shandong Chemicals, Shifeng Group Co. Ltd and China Vietnam Trading Company, who took active part in the conference from China. From Pakistan, Sun Power Energy Utilizers, Ittehad Chemicals limited, Netsol, Institute Pvt. Ltd and many other Pakistani companies actively participated in this online business forum, he said. Mr. Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General PCJCCI, talking on this occasion, informed that PCJCCI would organize more conference of this nature in collaboration with Chinese Commerce Departments. He told that more than 200 companies were connected with each other through video conference and engaged at massive scale.