Mr. Andrew Splinelli, Director of Global Strategic Initiatives at World Business Chicago, and his delegation visited Shenzhen on November 9. During his time in the city, he also visited Invest Shenzhen and was received by Deputy Director Jia Changsheng.
During the meeting, Mr. Splinelli introduced the overall economic situation and the ecological innovation ecosystem of Chicago and Deputy Director Jia gave an overview of the city’s economy and the development of science and technology innovation in Shenzhen. Subsequently, the two sides explored prospects for cooperation between the two cities in the fields of economics and trade and investment, especially in science and technology innovation.
Chaired by the Mayor of Chicago, World Business Chicago drives the economic growth of the city. In December 2013, the Mayor of Chicago and the Minister of Commerce of the PRC signed an investment and trade cooperation agreement between Chicago and eight Chinese cities. World Business Chicago and the CIPA of the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC acted as the executing agencies respectively for the agreement’s working group. Over the past five years, through the joint efforts of the two sides, investment and trade between Chicago and China has achieved remarkable results.