DC mayor sends delegates to reap Chinese investments

March 27, 2013 - 2 minutes read

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Photo Credit: DC China Center.com

D. C. Mayor Vincent Gray has his sights on networking far beyond District limits. In a press release Friday he detailed Deputy Mayor Hoskins’ efforts to organize a business-development delegation to China from March 23 through the end of the month. Joined by other administration representatives, university faculty and private sector delegates, the group will travel to three cities throughout the country to strengthen ties with one of the world’s largest growing economies.

Through this visit, Mayor Gray hopes to diversify D.C.’s economic opportunities and strengthen its presence in the global marketplace. During visits to three cities on the tour — Beijing, Shanghai and Suzhou — the delegation will explore opportunities to increase foreign investment in the nation’s capitol. The delegation hopes to attract different technology companies and persuade them to open research and development operations here. Additionally, the delegation aims to facilitate academic partnerships between major academic institutions in China and major universities in the city, including American University, George Washington University, Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.

The Bridging Nations Foundation and its international counterpart, the India-China Center, are set to open registration for an additional Leadership Delegation to China to take place this summer. The itinerary includes two weeks of visits in three major Chinese cities: Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. The trip includes the Clean Energy Expo China 2013, which will focus on sustainable solutions for the globe’s energy future.

To sign up for access to registration in the coming month please visit: http://bridgingnations.org/leadership-delegation-to-china.php

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