Shanghai mayor meets Yum China CEO and vows strong support
Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong met Joey Wat, chief executive officer of Yum China Holdings, Inc, and her delegation on Monday.
Ying said the Shanghai government is implementing new development concepts and promoting high-quality development to create high quality livelihood for the people.
The food safety concerns the people’s livelihood and health, and it closely relates to the city’s efforts in building itself into a globally influential tourism and consumer city.
Yum China has witnessed Shanghai’s opening-up and reforms and it has taken part in the city’s development. The city hopes the company can keep innovating business models and improving its food safety to achieve better development in the city.
As the country’s testing field for opening-up and reforms and a hotspot for investment, Shanghai will keep building law-abiding, international, and convenient business environment for companies operating in the city, Ying added.
Wat said that ever since the first franchise of KFC opened on the Bund, over 500 branches have mushroomed across Shanghai. The corporation has grown together with local suppliers.
Yum China, Tricon’s China operation, is accelerating the innovation process of its business models, strengthening its equipment research and development, and it attaches great importance to food safety and is striving to provide Chinese consumers with more varieties of safe food, Wat added.