German Delegations Touring China, Vietnam
Nov. 21 (EIRNS)–The 10-year partnership between the German state of Bavaria and the Chinese province of Guangdong was extended today, during Bavarian Minister President Horst Seehofer’s visit to the province. It is reported that more and more Western high-tech firms are establishing branches in this province, which is among the wealthiest in all of China, with its 100 million citizens. Before signing the agreement, Seehofer will visit the Audi auto-making site in the city of Foshan, and also the special trade zone of Shenzen, where he will have a tour of Huawei and that firm’s research center. Bavaria will also establish a representation of its own there, separate from the German government’s diplomatic presence.
German industry is holding its 14th Asia-Pacific Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, attended by several hundred entrepreneurs and experts of Germany and of Asian countries, plus the Prime Ministers of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, the ASEAN Secretary General, and the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Hong Kong. German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel keynoted the event, speaking, beyond the usual EU soundbites, even of a “fascinating perspective” for EU/European economic dealings with Asia.