|Robert G. Gottschalk, vice mayor of Millbrae, says that over 50 percent of residents in the city are Chinese people. (People's Daily Online/ Han Shasha)|
San Francisco, April 17, (People’s Daily Online)--At least ten mayors from the San Francisco Bay Area will pay a visit to China and seek cooperation with local governments and enterprises in June.
China Silicon Valley, a San Jose-based non-profit organization, announced Thursday the launch of its “Silicon Valley Mayors’ Delegation China Trip” project, which may further promote exchanges and cooperation in innovation and green industry between the two countries.
The delegation, consisting of at least 10 mayors and enterprise representatives from Silicon Valley, will embark on the trip on June 16, 2014 and return on June 27. The mayors will visit Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Shenzhen during this 11-day trip.
Stephanie Xu, president of the organization, said, “A number of exciting events have been designed for the trip, including meetings with local government officials, breakfast/luncheons with investors, Smart City discussion, and meetings with CEOs from top local high tech companies.”
Ray Mueller, mayor of the Menlo Park city, said that he is excited to visit China. He hopes to meet some local companies, especially some innovative technology companies to invest in Menlo Park. He said, “Menlo Park is known because it’s the global headquarters of Facebook and also the premiere destination of venture capital in the United States. Menlo Park is trying to encourage the development of more incubators from China.”
“We are much interested in encouraging manufacturing and economic development to our area,” Marilyn Librers, council member of Morgan Hill told People’s Daily Online. “We have excellent schools, affordable housing, beautiful location, diverse community and outstanding recreation facility,” she added.