Scottish official vows closer cooperation with China on finance, new energy

08:03, July 09, 2010      

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Scotland will strengthen cooperation with north China's industrial city Tianjin in trade, finance, education and new energy, according to a joint statement signed by officials from the two sides Thursday.

"The joint statement highlights Scotland's interest in developing long-term ties with Tianjin in areas such as financial services and renewable energy," said First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, who signed the document.

Salmond, who led business groups to Beijing and Shanghai prior to his visit to Tianjin, said he hoped Chinese and Scottish firms could ink deals on renewable energy, finances, and life science.

With a potential wind power generating capacity of 36.5 billion watts, the use of wind power in Scotland ranks among the top in Europe. Scotland is also a leader in developing offshore wind power farms.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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