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Dialogue with Shandong -- the Japan-Shandong Industry Cooperation and Exchange Seminar gets underway
JINAN, China, Aug. 10, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Strengthen cooperation between Shandong and Japan to create a better future

The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shandong Sub-council 
(the Sub-council) released information about the seminar, called Dialogue with 
Shandong -- Japan-Shandong Industry Cooperation and Exchange, which was held 
simultaneously on July 30 at several venues in Jinan, Tokyo and Osaka. 
High-profile people from a range of industries gathered on the cloud and 
engaged in fruitful online discussions.

At the seminar, comprehensive discussions took place about local industry 
cooperation between China and Japan against the background of the ongoing 
COVID-19 pandemic. This gave opportunities to present advantageous industries 
and relevant policies regarding the Jinan-Qingdao-Yantai International 
Investment Industrial Park, and to introduce cooperative projects currently in 
full swing as well as to consider cooperation needs. Concurrently, two industry 
connection seminars related to medical care, health care and high-end equipment 
manufacturing, as well as two Sino-Japanese city cooperation seminars in Jinan 
and Qingdao were held. As the organizer, the Sub-council ensured the smooth and 
efficient staging of the event.

This event boosted confidence in local economic and trade cooperation between 
China and Japan and encouraged a new wave of similar local cooperation. It also 
helped to achieve some pleasing economic and trade cooperation outcomes, with 
agreement on 17 projects being reached. The Sino-Japanese industry talent 
exchange and cooperation program and the platform for the transfer and 
transformation of Sino-Japanese industrial technology achievements were also 
established.

Leaders including Liu Jiayi, CPC Shandong Provincial Committee Secretary, Li 
Ganjie, Governor of Shandong Province, and others attended the event. Toshihiro 
Nikai, Japanese Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General, Yukio Hatoyama, 
former Prime Minister, Hideki Makihara, Deputy Minister of Economy and 
Industry, and Yutaka Yokoi, Ambassador to China, sent congratulatory videos. 
"This is the first online high-end exchange event between Chinese local 
government leaders and Japan", said Sasaki Nobuhiko, Chairman of Japan External 
Trade Organization. "It is an unprecedented online event." 

Source: China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shandong 
Sub-council

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