INNOVATION SHANGHAI CHINA-US ZHANGJIANG FORUM

Working Closely with Los Angeles, Innovation Leads to a New Life Innovative Shanghai, China-US Zhangjiang Forum Was Successfully Held

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(Los Angeles, June 7th, 2017) Innovative Shanghai, China-US Zhangjiang Forum was successfully held in Los Angeles. With its efforts to build "Zhangjiang Science City", Zhangjiang Hi-Tech District of Shanghai and with Los Angeles being one of the “World's Top 20 Science and Technology Centers", they partnered up with a forum on science innovation.

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Lushan Sun, Deputy Consul-General of Consulate General of the People's Republic of China(PRC)in Los Angeles, Xianzhi Lv, Director of Technology Department of Consulate General of the PRC in Los Angele

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Kathryn Barger, Supervisor of Los Angeles County, 5th district

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Wei Xu, Shanghai Municipal Government Spokesman

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With “Innovations to Create a Better Tomorrow” as its theme, this forum was hosted by the Information Office of Shanghai Municipality and Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Government, and it was co-organized by Zhangjiang Hi-Tech District Management Committee and EDI Media Inc. of United States. Kathryn Barger, Supervisor of Los Angeles County, 5th district, Lushan Sun, Deputy Consul-General of Consulate General of the People's Republic of China(PRC)in Los Angeles, Xianzhi Lv, Director of Technology Department of Consulate General of the PRC in Los Angele, Hua Liu, consul of Consulate General of the PRC in Los Angele, Mike Gatto, former Assemblyman of California, California State Commissioner on Water and Environment, Stephen Sham, City Mayor of Alhambra, Tony Wu, City Council of West Covina, Eric Eide, Representitive of Los Angeles City Mayor Office were among the dignitaries. Over 100 local elected officials and Shanghai government officials, scholars, researches and professionals from the technology industry attended the event.

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Guests from both counties shared the fact that Los Angeles, famous for Hollywood, earns the title of "the City of Innovation" because of its Antelope Valley; whereas Shanghai, since 2015 has been creating its science innovation center with a global influence. This year is essential to focus on the construction of Shanghai Scientific Center. Guests recognized that both cities have paid close attention and have seriously invested in scientific innovations, environment control and technology development. Once common ground was found, subjects were discussed enthusiastically.

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Representative of Zhangjiang Hi-Tech District Management Committee, Futao Yang, Foundry General Manager of San Ramon, General Electric Company, P K Gaisie, Mike Gatto, former Assemblyman of California, California State Commissioner on Water and Environment, and Project Manager and Aerospace Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Anita Sengupta made their keynote speeches regarding the construction of Zhangjiang Science City and the comparison of Innovation and entrepreneurship between the two countries, as well as future innovative scientific collaboration. Intellectual property professional Yongqing Hong hosted the roundtable discussion. Professionals from both countries, industrial leaders from the scientific innovation field discussed how innovation can lead to a better life and how to promote cross-border cooperation between Zhangjiang Hi-Tech District and other Chinese national science and technology innovation districts to cooperate with the US government and various Institutional cooperation.

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Participants spoke highly of the forum, saying that since China's reform and opening, there has been sustainable and rapid economic development, science and technology has also made remarkable achievements. China and the United States are important economic and trade partners, with China (Shanghai) free trade test area established, China and the United States can strengthen the business cooperation, personnel exchanges and thus have a broader prospect. This forum established a consensus and a better understanding between China and the United States on the construction of scientific innovation environment and sets up a strong platform for US companies and talents to go to Shanghai and conduct capital exchanges and project cooperation at Zhangjiang Hi-Tech District.

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