Shanghai mayor meets boss of communications giant Nokia

Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong met Risto Siilasmaa, chairman of Nokia, the huge Finnish multinational communications company, on Tuesday.


Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong met Risto Siilasmaa, chairman of Nokia, the huge Finnish multinational communications company, on Tuesday.

Ying advised Siilasmaa that Shanghai is building its global technology and innovation center and is promoting the Free Trade Zone.

Shanghai has attracted many foreign companies as it takes a leading role in innovation and reforms, Ying said. It will keep creating a more law-abiding, convenient, and fair market environment for foreign companies.

He said Shanghai is home to many foreign research institutes, technologies and talents. It will work hard to provide improved policies and services to help better develop research institutes in the technology and innovation center.

Nokia has collaborated with Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell to form a new joint venture named Nokia Shanghai Bell. Ying hoped the company could use Shanghai's innovation environment and resources to become better and stronger.

Siilasmaa said Shanghai is a twin city with Espoo, the Finland city that is home to Nokia's headquarters. He said Nokia has located many R&D centers in Shanghai and it will contribute further to building Shanghai as a smart city.



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