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Views of Chinese Provincial Leaders on the Second China-US Subnational Legislatures Cooperation Forum

Time:2017-09-27Editor:Yang XueheResource:Department of American and Oceanian AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall


 Zhang Xuan, Chairwoman of the Standing Committee of Chongqing Municipal People's Congress


The interaction between subnational people’s congresses of China and subnational parliaments abroad are advised to focus on strengthening the experience exchanges in subnational legislation and supervision so as to promote pragmatic cooperation. The topics of this Forum are scientific and specific reflecting real situations and common interests of China and the United States. Through candid and in-depth exchanges, participants have enhanced mutual understanding and mutual trust and deepened friendship, which is of positive significance to furthering mutual pragmatic cooperation. Chongqing Municipality would like to strengthen joint venture cooperation with the US in the fields of integrated circuit, intelligent equipment, automobile manufacturing, internet of things, big data and cloud computing, as well as deepen the exchanges and cooperation in education, science and culture.



Fan Zhaobing, Executive Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Hebei Provincial People's Congress


This Forum has built a new platform and developed new space for deepening subnational cooperation between China and the United States. The cooperation between subnational legislatures will promote the healthy and stable development of China-US relations. We suggest we utilize this platform to promote multi-layer, wide-range and high-quality China-US subnational pragmatic cooperation, especially to provide successful experience, advanced urban management concept and technology in easing international metropolis function for the planning and construction of Xiong’an New Area of Hebei Province. Hebei would like to carry out pragmatic cooperation with the US in the fields of information and technology industry, equipment manufacturing, energy saving, environmental protection, agriculture, new energy resources, biological pharmacy and etc.


Sun Yongchun, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Guizhou Provincial People's Congress


Topics of this Forum reflect the needs of times and exchanges at the Forum are in-depth and pragmatic. The business participation from China and the US has added more substantive significance to the bilateral collaboration. Guizhou Province is now accelerating the development of electronic information industry led by big data, pharmaceutical and health-preservation industry with comprehensive health as the goal, modern high-efficiency mountainous agriculture with green, organic and pollution-free as standards, cultural tourism featuring ethnic and mountainous  characteristics, and new construction and building materials industry which focuses on energy saving, environmental protection and low-carbon emission. Guizhou looks forward to substantive cooperation with the US in the above fields.


Gong Pixiang, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial People's Congress


This Forum is of rich content and plentiful highlights. It is a need of times to  strengthen cooperation between Chinese provinces and US states of the Yangtze River and Mississippi River Basins, which may achieve demonstration effect and inject new driving force into the China-US subnational cooperation. Jiangsu Province has taken one seventh of total China-US trade volume for many consecutive years and has been playing a leading role in China-US subnational cooperation. It is our hope to further strengthen trade and investment with the US, especially in the fields of scientific and technological innovation, infrastructure construction, so as to achieve mutually beneficial and win-win development.


Zhu Hong, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Jiangxi Provincial People's Congress


China-US Subnational Legislatures Cooperation Forum is an innovative exchange mechanism. This Forum is of high standards and rich contents which has achieved great resonances and favorable effects. Legislative leaders, experts and business representatives from both countries have extensive communication. It has demonstrated the great importance of legislation and rule by law to infrastructure construction, data innovation and regional cooperation, and featured the needs of times. Jiangxi Province hopes to carry out substantive cooperation with the US in five fields that are new manufacturing economy, new service economy, green economy, smart economy and sharing economy.


Liu Liwei, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress


The Standing Committee of Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress serves the province’s economic and social development and attaches great importance to deepening multi-layer pragmatic cooperation with other countries and plays a bridging role for the “going-out” enterprises of Zhejiang province. At present, Zhejiang is making great efforts to foster and develop eight-trillion-yuan-worth industries including information, environmental protection, health, tourism, fashion, finance and high-end equipment manufacturing. Through the cooperation with the US, Zhejiang hopes to promote import volume of mechatronic high-tech products, develop cross-border electronic commerce, and continue bringing in excellent US-funded companies especially those in World top 500.



Chu Yaping, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Henan Provincial People's Congress


U.S. Trade and Investment Promotion and One-on-One Meetings between US States and Chinese Provinces are the most important highlights of this Forum. US state legislative leaders answered questions raised by Chinese enterprises from the legislative perspectives and meanwhile they learned the Chinese demands in the cooperation with the US. In addition, this Forum created a great opportunity for exchanges of sister-city programs between China and the United States. Both subnational governments could strengthen existing sister province-state or city relationship, meanwhile establish new connections and expand communication channels. In the future, Henan Province hopes to strengthen the cooperation with the US in the fields of economy and trade, air logistics, science and technology innovation, high-end manufacturing, education and infrastructure.



Wang Jianming, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Hubei Provincial People's Congress


The Standing Committee of Hubei Provincial People's Congress has been attaching great significance to foreign exchanges and established friendly relations with subnational legislatures of many countries and regions. It serves as a bridge for Hubei Province’s international cooperation in various fields and contributes to the local economic and social development. Concrete experiences learned from other countries in legislation and operations has also benefited its own work. As one of the hosts of this Forum, we hope that all participants can take the opportunity of this Forum to put joint efforts in key ares and programs and achieve complementary advantages by utilizing diverse forms of cooperation and bilateral and multilateral channels. Hubei looks forward to expanding the cooperation with the US in automobiles and auto-part manufacturing, environmental protection, agricultural technology, biotechnology and new energy.

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