Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda proposed to establish 10 centers of energy-saving and environmental cooperation in China to promote environmental technology transfer from Japanese companies to China businesses.
According to Mr. Mitsuo Sakaba, press secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in the press briefing on December 28, these 10 centers will start to be constructed in 2008, but no specific schedule has been worked out yet. There will be three centers in Beijing, 2 in Shanghai, 1 in Dalian, one in Qingdao, one in Chengdu, one in Shenyang and one in Guangzhou.
The centers will be financed by the Japanese government but the business of tech transfer will be made in the between companies from the two countries.
Mr. Sakaba said these centers would offer information about technologies of energy-saving and environmental protection owned by Japanese companies, identify the needs of Chinese companies and help the match-making between Japanese suppliers and Chinese companies which are interested in buying those technologies.
By People's Daily Online