Official Visit of Consul General to Yangzhou (Jiangsu) from April 6-7, 2016

Official Visit of Consul General to Yangzhou (Jiangsu) from April 6-7, 2016 (Apr 8, 2016)

Official Visit of Consul General to Yangzhou (Jiangsu) from April 6-7, 2016

Consul General paid an official visit to Yangzhou (located in Jiangsu province) from April 6-7, 2016 and called on Party Secretary H.E. Zhengyi Xie. During the interaction, Consul General proposed a plan of cooperation with Yangzhou for 2016 which included the organization of a `Make in India Business Seminar’ as well as holding of an `India Culture Week’ in November 2016. Consul General also requested Party Secretary of Yangzhou to encourage leading companies from Yangzhou to take advantage of ongoing Make in India initiative and set up manufacturing units in India.

In addition, on 7th April forenoon, Yangzhou Municipal Government organized an `India-China (Yangzhou) Innovation and Business Investment Forum’ with focus on the Make in India campaign. The business event was presided by Chairman of Yangzhou CPPCC H.E. Hong Jinhua and attended by nearly 150 Chinese companies from sectors like bio-technology, urban transportation, infrastructure and renewable energies. A promotional film highlighting the advantages of the Make in India campaign was displayed and Consul General made a detailed presentation on the investment opportunities available to Chinese investors in each of the above outlined sectors. Interactive Q&A session followed the business seminar during which queries of Chinese companies on investment guidelines in India were answered.

Separately, Consul General also paid site visits to three leading companies from Yangzhou i.e. YAPP (has manufacturing units for plastic fuel tanks in Chennai and Pune), Famsun from the Muyang Group (has four sales offices in India) as well as Huajian Group (leading construction company with plans for investment in India).

Yangzhou (Jiangsu) is a key industrial hub in the Eastern China region and under the present leadership is trying to scale up their investments in foreign countries with a particularly strong focus in India.

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