B.C. Premier Christy Clark met today with the vice premier of the State Council of China, and a
delegation of senior ranking Chinese officials
Premier Christy Clark met today with His Excellency Wang Qishan, vice premier of the State Council of China, and a delegation of senior ranking Chinese officials to strengthen ties and continue to improve cultural and trade relations between B.C. and China.
"B.C. values its strong relationships with China and we want to maximize B.C.'s potential as a destination for Chinese investment and as a North American hub for trans-Pacific trade, business and cultural exchange," she said.
"This meeting provided an excellent opportunity to build on some of the successes resulting from our trade mission to China and explore further opportunities for co-operation between our governments."
As part of the BC Jobs Plan, in November 2011 the premier led the largest trade mission in the province's history, promoting B.C. as a safe harbour for investment.
The focus of the jobs and trade mission was to strengthen existing relationships between B.C., China and other Asian markets, open doors for new relationships and set the stage for future opportunities in the region.
Vice Premier Wang is one of four vice-premiers of the State Council serving under Premier Wen Jiabao.
The State Council is the cabinet that oversees China's government, manages the state budget and is responsible for policy implementation from the national to the local level.
JOC NEWS SERVICE