Taicang seeks cooperation with Benelux countries
Representatives of the Taicang Investment Promotion Bureau pose with authorities of the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, on Nov 17. [Photo/WeChat account: TCinvest]
A delegation of the Taicang Investment Promotion Bureau visited the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai on Nov 17.
The delegation, led by Gu Chao, deputy director of the bureau, met with Ian Bennink, general manager of the chamber, to discuss cooperation opportunities between Taicang and companies from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
The Benelux Chamber of Commerce is officially recognized and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in China.
Consul-generals of the three countries were briefed on Taicang's business environment and invited to visit the city.
The Taicang Investment Promotion Bureau introduces the city's business environment. [Photo/WeChat account: TCinvest]
Ian Bennink said he once visited Taicang in 1995 and shares deep ties with the city.
According to him, Benelux Chamber of Commerce pays close attention to the development of Benelux companies in Taicang and appreciates the support provided by the local government.
He added that the chamber is interested in promoting cooperation between Benelux universities and the Taicang campuses of Northwestern Polytechnical University and Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.
Taicang now has 400 German companies and the cooperation with other German-speaking countries is key to building a pilot city for Sino-German cooperation, according to the Taicang Investment Promotion Bureau.