Dreaming in Shanghai
from Shanghai Daily.com
CDFA’s Office of Public
Affairs issued an announcement today, that California
Week was opened in Shanghai last week at which there is an exhibit at the
city’s downtown Yandang Road of the best agricultural and lifestyle products
from the state.
reported on Shanghai
Daily.com, to further bolster
business ties between China and California in the United States, the event was
planned when California Governor Jerry Brown visited Shanghai in April as he
joined a celebration of setting up a trade and investment office in the city to
enhance economic cooperation.
“We hope to bring Shanghai
people a real taste of California,” said Karen Ross, secretary of California
Department of Food and Agriculture.
CDFA Secretary Karen Ross chats with
an exhibitor at the first
California Week. The US Consul General in Shanghai Robert Griffiths
(behind Secretary Ross) was also present.
California is a gateway of
the United States to the Asia Pacific. It is home to 53 companies in the
Fortune Global 500 list and also a major producer of agricultural products.
Last year, more than 584,000
Chinese tourists visited California, where over 25,000 Chinese students
The four-day event, which
showcased many things California — from wine, soft drinks, fruit and snacks to
culture and attractions, aimed at building up a “California brand.”
As a major exporter in the US
to Asia, California sold US$13.6 billion in goods to China last year.
In June, Chinese President Xi
Jinping and his American counterpart Barack Obama had a summit in California,
which was an historic meeting to build up a closer bilateral relationship
between the world’s two biggest economies.
Last month, China’s National
Development and Reform Commission signed an agreement with California to
strengthen collaboration in the areas of climate change and low-carbon
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