Rural Revitalization Inspection Tour with MOFCOM
AmCham China was honored to be invited and assisted the Ministry of Commerce to convene member companies to participate in the rural revitalization inspection tour to Guang’an District and Yilong County in Sichuan Province from April 11 to 14, 2023 let by Deputy Director General Zhang Fan from America and Oceania Department.
In the morning of April 12, the local governors of Guang’an led the inspection group to visit the Long’an pomelo parent garden and pomelo processing plant in Qunce Village, Long’an Township.
Then, the inspection group visited the Aizhong New Energy Industrial Park.
In the afternoon of the 12th, the Guang’an Investment and Cooperation Experience Exchange Meeting with American Companies was held. Party Secretary of Guang’an Municipal Government Zhang Tong delivered a speech, and local officials and company representatives attended the meeting. At the meeting, Zhang Fan and Deputy Director General from Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce Jing Linping made speeches respectively. They hoped that American companies in China will further identify cooperation opportunities with Guang’an through this trip and better contribute to the high-quality economic and social development of Guang’an. President of Albemarle China who is also the Vice Chair of AmCham China Xu Yang and other company representatives shared their insights on their companies’ strategy in China, investment decision making process, and corporate social responsibility related issues.
After the meeting, the inspection group continued to visit Lier Circular Industrial Park and Guang’an – Shenzhen Industrial Park in Guang’an Economic Development Zone.
On April 13, the inspection group came to Yilong County and visited the water sanitation facility donated by Air Products at Zhu De Red Army Primary School, the clinic room donated by Emerson Electric at Tonggu Township Primary School, and the basketball court donated by Dow Chemical Company at Yinshan Primary School. Senior management from the schools introduced the school curriculums and educational resources and facilities. The inspection group also went to Tonggu Township and Tumen Township to see the agricultural development and rural revitalization progress in these areas.
On April 14, the Yilong Investment and Cooperation Experience Exchange Meeting with American Companies was held. During the meeting, Jing Linping put forward specific requirements for the investment promotion work of Yilong County, Deputy County Governor Xu Erfu made a speech on investment promotion, and some American companies representatives made speeches. Zhang Fan pointed out that American companies are playing an important role in supporting China’s rural revitalization. He hopes that companies will continue these efforts and better integrate their business into China’s new development pattern to jointly unfold new chapter of China-US pragmatic cooperation.