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Chinese Business Delegation visited Washington Headquarters of US DOC

In the morning on December 15, 2005, the Chinese Business Delegation of 14 people led by Dr. George Wang, President of USCEA, and Frank Cao, Chief Representative of USCEA China Office, visited the headquarters of US Department of Commerce (DOC) in Washington, DC.

Alain deSarran£¬Deputy Director of East Asia and Pacific Office of US DOC met with the visiting Chinese business delegation. During the meeting, Mr. deSarran emphasized the importance of the cooperation between the medium-small sized companies in the US and China, and briefed the visitors the plan of the set up of 19 US DOC commercial centers in China per the requirements of the US Congress. These 19 commercial centers will be located in the 19 second tier cities such as Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian, Xiamen in China.

As Mr. deSarran commented, China is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with tremendous market potentials. In 2005, the United States had become the China's 2nd largest trade partner and China had surpassed Japan as the 3rd largest trade partner of the US. As the two major economic engines of the global economy, the US and China have great influence on the global economic growth. Although some significant achievements have been accomplished on US-China economic cooperation, there are still a lot of work that can be done for the cooperation of medium-small sized companies between the US and China. The set up of the 19 commercial centers in China by US DOC is intended to support and help the US medium-small sized companies explore China's market. Mr. deSarran also appreciated the contributions made by USCEA in promoting the exchange and cooperation between the medium-small sized companies in the US and China, and wished that USCEA continue to play an active role in this field.