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Vice Mayor Shu Xinggang Meets with Australian Guests

Updated: 2019-04-18

On the afternoon of April 11, Shu Xinggang, Standing Committee member of the CPC Changsha Municipal Committee and executive vice mayor of Changsha, met with Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou, Mr. Jason Robertson.

In recent years, Changsha has maintained close exchanges with Australia. The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding on trade, investment, and education cooperation. Changsha opened direct flights to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. The Changsha Federation of Industry and Commerce led private entrepreneurs to participate in the Changsha Chamber of Commerce in Australia opening ceremony.

In addition, the Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Offices of Hunan and Changsha organized 6 Changsha traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) experts to Australia to care for overseas Chinese in Australia. They provided over 500 free health consultations for overseas Chinese in Australia.

Shu related that Changsha is an important node in the "Belt and Road", enjoying sufficient talents, sound industrial chains, and a good business environment. Australia is rich in cultural tourism resources, and advanced in environmental protection industry and green buildings. He hoped that the two sides will strengthen cooperation and exchanges in economy and trade, tourism, and sustainable urban development. He welcomed more Australian enterprises to invest and start businesses in Changsha.

Mr. Robertson recounted that Changsha has a good business environment. GHD, an Australian urban architecture design consulting firm, has set up a branch in Changsha. Woods Bagot, an Australian firm specializing in architectural design, also participated in Xiangjiang New Area’s key projects design. The Changsha-Australia exchanges and cooperation have a good foundation and lots of advantages. He hoped that the two sides will cooperate on a long-term basis and in broader areas.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: wqb.changsha.gov.cn