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DAS of US DOC Delivered Keynote Speech at the Forum

Invited by USCEA, Mr. Bruce Blakeman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of US DOC and newly appointed Special Adviser to the Secretary of US DOC for China by President Bush, along with 14 US city mayors, about 50 US company executives and more than 1100 Chinese government officials and company executives attended 2003 US-China City Business Cooperation Forum and 2003 Business Matchmaking Conference, which were held in Shanghai Galaxy Hotel from November 3 through November 5, 2003.

Mr. Blackman delivered keynote speech regarding US-China trade issues. About a week ago,Mr. Blackman just accompanied Secretary Evans of US DOC to meet with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. At the Forum, he expressed his optimistic view for the future of US-China business development,and praised highly for the taking place of the forum as a timely event at a critical moment of US-China trade relationship.

During the conference, USCEA and Zhejiang TV jointly produced a special TV program: US-China Mayors' Dialogue. Mr. Blakeman, 14 US city mayors and 14 Chinese city mayors participated in the program as well.