China's Guangdong seeks to bolster ties with San Francisco Bay Area

Added On June 11, 2019

A senior provincial official has said China's Guangdong Province wants more cooperation with the San Francisco Bay Area on innovation and the low carbon industry.

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Ouyang Weimin, Vice Governor of Guangdong, said on Friday that the San Francisco Bay Area, a world-renowned innovation hub, has made tremendous achievements in information technology, energy conservation, artificial intelligence, medicine and cultural innovation.
Ouyang made the remarks after a major business and investment conference aimed at promoting economic and trade ties between Guangdong and San Francisco.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Chinese): OUYANG WEIMIN, Vice Governor of Guangdong
"Guangdong Province and California are sisters to each other, and both sides are pushing forward their cooperation in various fields, namely, the political, economic, cultural and trade sectors. We must be a good example of bilateral economic and trade cooperation. For cooperation between the two bay areas, the two countries, and specifically between Guangdong and California, we attach our emphasis on the following work: establishing rules and platforms, and enforcing supervision."
The vice governor said Guangdong welcomes unicorns in Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 companies to invest in China's Greater Bay Area and work with Guangdong enterprises to foster growth.
Ouyang led a Guangdong economic and trade delegation to attend the 2019 investment cooperation conference between China and the United States in downtown San Francisco, which drew more than 400 people, including entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials from both countries.
SOUNDBITE 2 (English): JAMES CALDWELL, Chairman of US-China Green Energy Council
"Not only that made the whole world depends on us to take care of climate change, and stop wasting resources. So we both have to invest in making  our planet sustainable. We can't allow our differences to get in the way of that, because then we all suffer."
SOUNDBITE 3 (English): COURTNEY ELLINGTON, President of Chance Evoe Inc.
"This event was amazing. And it's amazing how the U.S. and China, they work together, and all of the different businesses offer their exporting services. Just listening to the panel, in spite of the things that's going on now, there are still love between the countries."
The Chinese provincial delegation also visited Los Angeles where it participated in the 2019 China-California Business Forum.