Shanghai Party chief meets US senator, calling for closer cooperation

Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang met Steve Daines, US Senator of Montana, and his delegation yesterday.

Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang met Steve Daines, US Senator of Montana, and his delegation yesterday.

Li said this year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s opening-up and reforms and as the country’s economic center, Shanghai is working hard to build itself into an international economic, financial, trade and shipping center as well as a technology and innovation center to exert its service functions and radiating effects.

The city has extensive cooperation and exchanges with many regions of the US, especially in areas like trade, education, technology and research, and cultural industries. Many successful US companies have participated in and witnessed the process of Shanghai’s opening-up. And the city will keep improving the business environment for both Chinese and foreign companies, including US firms.

Li hoped that Senator Daines could help promote and deepen Shanghai’s cooperation with the US in economy and cultural industries through his visit.

Daines said China’s achievements and changes since the opening-up and reforms have been impressive. And the Sino-US bilateral relationship is one of the most important in the world. He said his visit can help facilitate the two countries’ cooperation and exchanges in various industries.

Zhuge Yujie, secretary-general of the CPC Shanghai Committee, also attended the meeting.


Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang meets Steve Daines, US Senator of Montana.

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