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Mr. Wang Yang Met with US Delegation

Mr. Wang Yang, Party Secretary and Chairman of the Standing Committee of People's Congress of Chongqing City met with visiting US government officials and USCEA leaders in Kingworld Hotel in Chongqing on June 27, 2007. Ronald Bew, SBA Former Associate Deputy Administrator and Director of Richmond District, VA, Ted Ellis, Chairman of International Council of US National League of Cities (NLC) and Mayor of Bluffton, Indiana, Dr. George Wang, President of USCEA and Member of International Council of NLC, Daisy W. Lynum, Mayor Pro Tem and Commissioner of Orlando, Florida, Nelson Harris, Mayor of Roanoke, VA, Jerry Libbin, Commissioner of Miami Beach City, Florida, Mylo Einarson, City Administrator, Grafton, North Dakota, and Jean Marc Pelletier, Mayor of City of Brossard, Quebec, Canada attended the meeting.

On behalf of the Municipal Party Committee and Government of Chongqing, Wang Yang warmly welcomed the delegation to visit this beautiful city. As he introduced to the visitors, Chongqing is the only city in the China's western area that is directly under the supervision of the Chinese central government, and the only new experimental zone authorized by Chinese State Council for conducting comprehensive urban-rural reform nationwide. It is a critical city in China's "Developing West" Strategic Plan. Wang Yang told visitors that Chongqing put high priority on the cooperation with cities and companies in North America, and encourage Choingqing's small-medium sized firms to develop global market. Chongqing needs to know more about America, and vice versa. He hoped that the 2007 US-China Matchmaking Conference will build a bridge to help improve the mutual understanding, and lead to prosperities for the companies in both countries.

The 2007 US-China Business Matchmaking Conference was co-organized by US-China Exchange Association, Foreign Trade Commission of Chongqing Municipal Government, US Small Business Administration, and US National League of Cities. In addition to the US government and USCEA leaders, Robert Brown, President of Kentucky World Trade Association, David Burton, Chairman and CEO of National Minority Manufacturing Institute, and David Bruno, Vice President of American International Trade Center also attended the meeting with Mr. Wang Yang.