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Vice President Xie Yuan meets with Mayor Turner of Houston

Time:2017-12-07Editor:Wang YangResource:Department of American and Oceanian AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

On December 7, Vice President Xie Yuan met with T.H.Sylvester Turner,Mayor of Houston in Beijing. 

Vice President Xie extended warm welcome to Mayor Turner on behalf of CPAFFC and introduced the function of the association, as well as the friendly exchanges it carried out with American partnerships. He spoke highly of the leadership and determination of Mayor Turner when leading Houston people to combat Hurricane Harvey and appreciated his vigorous support in promoting Houston-China relationship. He also expressed his hope to conduct more concrete cooperation between Houston and the local governments of China.

Mayor Turner thanked CPAFFC for the invitation and hospitality. He said that the 72-member international trade mission he led this time was the biggest one in Houston history. These members came from all walks of life, which fully demonstrated the willingness and determination of Houston to promote cooperation with China. He said that Houston took the lead in energy, health care, aeronautics and technologies worldwide, and  hoped to deepen cooperation with China in the above-mentioned areas.

Wang Yu, Chinese Deputy Consul General in Houston, Hao Zhongwei, Deputy Director General of American and Oceanion Department and Li Luxia,Vice Chairwoman of CCPIT Beijing Sub-Council also attended the meeting. Vice President Xie Yuan and Mayor Turner attended Beijing-Houston Trade&investment Forum hosted by CPAFFC after the meeting.

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