SACRAMENTO – On the heels of last weekend’s meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco, Yuan Nansheng.
The meeting builds on the significant diplomatic and business exchanges between California and China over the past year and a half, including the Governor’s Trade and Investment Mission to China in April and meetings with President Xi last weekend in Rancho Mirage and last February in Los Angeles when Xi was Vice President of China.
During the Trade and Investment Mission, Governor Brown met with China’s Premier, China’s Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, top government officials from Shenzhen, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Shanghai and China’s Ministers of Commerce and Environmental Protection, signing the first agreements ever between a subnational entity and Chinese Ministries.
The Governor also opened the California-China Office of Trade and Investment in Shanghai, delivered remarks on climate change at Tsinghua University in Beijing, met with the U.S. Ambassador to China at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and spoke at forums hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce – South China and American Chamber of Commerce – Beijing.
Last weekend, Governor Brown also met with a number of other Chinese government officials, including: National Development and Reform Commission Chairman Xu Shaoshi, National Development and Reform Commission Deputy Director Liu He, Ministry of Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai and Chinese Consul General of Los Angeles Qiu Shaofang.
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