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Municipal leaders met with Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 16-07-28
 

  XIANNING - Li Jianming (Party Secretary of Xianning Municipal Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of Xianning Municipal People’s Congress) and Ding Xiaoqiang (Deputy Secretary and Mayor) on Wednesday met with Mr. Joseph Zadrozny (Chinese name: Zhou Chongshan), Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan. Both sides want to promote exchange in economy and trade, culture and education to realize win-win cooperation.

  Li extended a warm welcome to Zhou. Li said that Xianning is “south gate” of Hubei province and “back garden” of Wuhan, against the mountain in the south and close to Yangtze River in the north, with abundant nature appearance and well-protected ecological resources, the famous hometown of tea, hometown of phyllostachys pubescens, hometown of hot spring, popularly known as the city of osmanthus fragrans and hot spring. Xianning has long history and culture: the Three Kingdoms Ancient Battlefield in Chibi is the place of classic battle of defeating with a force inferior in number and the allusion of “borrowing east wind” in history; Yangloudong is one of sources of the Sino-Russian Tea Road, with rich tea making technology and tea resource. It has obvious regional advantages and convenient traffic, high-speed rail to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, many expressways connecting central China and west China, 138-kilometer-long golden waterway of Yangtze River.

  Li said that these years Xianning persists in green development road and average growth of GDP is 11% in the period of the “12th Five-Year Plan”, higher than that of the country and Hubei province. In the first half of this year Xianning suffered from severe flood disaster, but the whole city worked together to fight against disaster to keep steady development, with better “report card” in economic and social development, of which GDP increased by 8.1% year on year, the added value of industries above a designated scale increased by 8.4%, foreign trade export and foreign investment maintained rapid growth. During the period of the “13th Five-Year Plan”, Xianning will persist in innovation-driven and green development road, pay more attention to innovative, coordinative, green, open and sharing development, promote development quality and effect, and build green heart in central China and international ecological city. Li hopes to enhance exchange and cooperation with the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan, introducing more advanced technology, capital and management experience from the United States to jointly create better future.

  Zhou thanked Li and Ding for the warm reception at present unusual times of flood control and disaster relief. He said that the Consulate District covers Hubei, Hunan, Henan and Jiangxi provinces, with increasingly frequent economic and cultural exchanges between USA and China, Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan will start expansion construction. Then there will be more power to support activities in the Consulate District, enhance mutual understanding, promote urban trade development and economic contact, and do more meaningful work for US-China exchanges in economy and trade, culture and education. Zhou said they plan to provide visa service to the United States for the Consulate District at the end of 2017.

  Municipal leaders: Wang Hanqiao and Xiong Zhengyu attended the meeting. By Xiang Dongning, Chen Xizi and Cao Wen (www.xnnews.com.cn)


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