Vice President Xie Yuan Meets Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado, U.S.
On October 14, CPAFFC Vice President Xie Yuan met with Governor John Hickenlooper of the State of Colorado, the United States.
Vice President Xie welcomed Governor Hickenlooper on his first visit to China. He said that Chinese President Xi Jinping just concluded a state visit to the U.S. in September, and Governor Hickenlooper came at an important junction of China-U.S. relations. China-U.S. sub-national cooperation is the foundation of the overall bilateral relationship. During President Xi’s visit, the CPAFFC successfully held the Third China-U.S. Governors Forum in Seattle. Six Chinese governors and five U.S. governors attended the Forum. There are 244 pairs of sister state/province and sister cities between China and the U.S. today. More than 10,000 people are travelling between the two countries every day. It is hoped that Governor Hickenlooper’s visit will further promote exchanges and cooperation between the two sides in the fields of economy and trade, science, research and education.
Governor Hickenlooper thanked the CPAFFC for hosting the Colorado delegation. He said that Colorado is now among the fastest growing economies in the U.S., and one of the best centers for innovation and start-ups. Colorado cannot make success without partnering on international stage. China’s achievement in the past 30 years is remarkable. There is no better partner for Colorado than China. He expressed the wish to visit China more frequently in the future with a plan to visit Kunming and Nanjing next year, to further promote mutually beneficial cooperation between Colorado and China.