Shanghai, Taizhou advance bilateral ties | Updated: 2023-07-05

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The highly anticipated Shanghai-Taizhou Week commenced at the Shanghai International Convention Center on July 4.

The gathering welcomed more than 350 esteemed guests, including representatives from Fortune Global 500 companies, State-owned enterprises, industry leaders, foreign consulates, and international business associations.

To cater to a wider audience, the conference also hosted seven parallel sessions, simultaneously held in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

In his address, Li Yueqi, Party chief of Taizhou, expressed hope that Shanghai will increase support for industries, scientific innovation, culture and tourism, and talent development. He emphasized the mutual desire to create a successful new chapter in the partnership under the umbrella of the national strategy for integrated development in the Yangtze River Delta.

Renowned for its thriving manufacturing industry, Taizhou ranks fourth in the number of listed companies among all prefecture-level cities in China. It has garnered fame as a major production base for new energy vehicles and auto parts, as well as a global trade hub for raw materials in the pharmaceutical industry.

One of the highlights of the opening ceremony was the presentation of awards to 18 global investment and cooperation partners of Taizhou by Li Yueqi and  Shen Mingquan, acting mayor of Taizhou.

The ceremony also witnessed the signing of numerous pivotal projects spanning sectors such as new materials, new energy, automobiles, culture, and tourism. These initiatives are set to inject fresh momentum into Taizhou's industrial growth and urban development.

In addition, the event saw the premiere of a 10-episode TV special entitled "Exploring the Yangtze River Delta - Discovering Taizhou" presented by Phoenix TV. This captivating series offers viewers a mesmerizing glimpse into Taizhou's breathtaking landscapes, delectable cuisine, and rich cultural heritage.