Shanghai mayor meets British PM to discuss cooperation in trade, finance and cultural industries
Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong met Theresa May, prime minister of the UK, and her delegation last Friday.
Ying welcomed his guests and said China’s President Xi Jinping has ushered in a new era for Sino-Britain relationship, and the PM’s visit to Shanghai will promote Sino-Britain relationship to a higher level.
Ying said Shanghai is working hard to build itself into an international center of economy, finance, trade, shipping, and technological innovation, and will build itself into an international metropolis by 2035. Shanghai’s strengths are reforms and opening, and the city is also promoting economic globalization and trade liberalization.
Shanghai is willing to strengthen the cooperation with the UK in trade, finance, urban management, and cultural industries under the framework of strategic partnership, Ying added.
May said the UK and China have always had good relationships and cooperation in trade and cultural industries. The UK is willing to advance the relationship to a new height to benefit the people in both countries. The UK will participate in the upcoming China International Import Expo and wish Shanghai to host a successful 2021 Worldskills Competition.
The UK wishes to deepen the existing cooperation with Shanghai in trade, education, technological innovation, urban management, and skills, May added.
Barbara Woodward, Britain’s ambassador to China; Liu Xiaoming, China’s ambassador to Britain; and Xu Kunlin, vice mayor of Shanghai, also attended the meeting.