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Friday, October 29 2021 - 22:45
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Dialogue with Shandong 2021- Germany-Shandong Industry Cooperation and Exchange Seminar kicks off
JINAN, China, Oct. 29,2021/Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On October 28th, Dialogue with Shandong 2021- Germany-Shandong Industry 
Cooperation and Exchange Seminar got underway in Jinan. People from a wide 
range of sectors from Germany and Shandong gathered to promote inter-government 
dialogue, industry linking and project cooperation, and to write a new chapter 
in a history of friendly cooperation.

Li Ganjie, Secretary of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, attended the 
Seminar and took the opportunity to meet with Martin Wansleben, CEO of DIHK, 
and Ansgar Kriwet, Member of the Management Board Sales of Festo. A number of 
people delivered speeches at the Seminar, and these included: Zhou Naixiang, 
Deputy Secretary of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Governor; Gao 
Yan, Chairperson of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade 
(CCPIT); Stephan Weil, Minister President of Lower Saxony of Germany; Melanie 
Huml, Deputy Minister President and Minister of State for European and 
International Affairs of Bavaria of Germany; Frank Ruckert, Charge d'Affaires 
of Embassy of the Germany in China; and Shi Mingde, President of the 
China-Germany Friendship Association. In addition to introducing the major 
development strategies of Jinan, Qingdao and Shandong to attendees in the 
context of the 14th Five-Year Plan, the Seminar included expert discussion 
groups and cooperative experience-sharing sessions.

Dialogue with Shandong 2021- Germany-Shandong Industry Cooperation and Exchange 
Seminar was co-hosted by the People's Government of Shandong Province, the 
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), and DIHK. With 
the theme 'Strengthening Cooperation in Innovation and Seeking Industrial 
Development', the event included thematic workshops, a series of industry 
linking meetings, and on-the-spot discussion meetings. The seminar was 
conducted both online and offline.

More than 50 German institutes and enterprises came to Shandong to attend the 
event. Among them were more than 30 Fortune 500 companies, among them Siemens, 
Volkswagen, and Festo, as well as many lower-profile industry leaders. The 
industry exchange and linking meetings included four sessions: Sino-German 
Scientific and Technological Innovation, High-end Equipment Manufacturing, 
Building Energy Conservation, and Environmental Protection Technologies.

Several industries in Shandong Province and Germany are complementary and as 
such, there are close economic and trade exchanges. Germany is Shandong 
Province's largest trading partner in the European Union. From January to 
September 2021, Shandong Province's total amount of import and export trade 
with Germany amounted to CNY49.93 billion, up 18.3% YoY.

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

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