Shanghai and Quebec to boost cooperation in artificial intelligence and cultural industries
Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong met Philippe Couillard, premier of Quebec, and his delegation last Thursday, and both leaders were present at the signing ceremony of technological cooperation between Shanghai and Quebec.
Ying said Shanghai and Quebec have always had good cooperation and relationship, and Shanghai has established twin city tie with Montreal. The first Shanghai to Montreal direct flight opened last year and the two cities now have closer cooperation.
Ying informed his guests that Shanghai is working hard to build itself into an international center of economics, finance, trade, shipping, and technology and innovation center, and Shanghai welcomes scientists from all around the world to come to Shanghai and carry out scientific researches and pursue their careers.
Shanghai is willing to strengthen the technological cooperation with Quebec to advance development in fields such as artificial intelligence and also to beef up cooperation in tackling climate change, trade, cultural industries and tourism, Ying added.
Couillard said Quebec and Shanghai have a long history of friendship, and it’s good to see the two sign a series of cooperative agreements. Quebec is willing to strengthen the cooperation with Shanghai in carbon trading market, artificial intelligence, and cultural industries.
Weldon Epp, Canada’s general consul in Shanghai, also attended the meeting.