Ting Calls San Francisco Delegation Trip to China “a Huge Success”

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(San Francisco, CA) – Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) hailed San Francisco’s Trade and Friendship Mission to China last week as “a huge success.”

“Our countries have much to learn from each other,” said Ting.  “As the world’s largest economies, the future of our relationship will change the world.”

As a member of the Trade and Friendship Mission, Ting met with a range of Chinese business leaders and dignitaries representing infrastructure development, telecommunications, green technology, and film.  In Mayor Edwin Lee’s absence, in Beijing, Ting was asked to lead the delegation and represent the delegation through many speeches in English and Mandarin.

Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Ting co-founded ChinaSF, a public-private partnership dedicated to creating economic development opportunities for Chinese companies looking to establish themselves in the Bay Area.

“This trip was a huge success in meeting new Chinese business leaders and laying the groundwork for new investments in California, especially San Francisco,” Ting added.

In follow up to this visit to China, Ting will meet with business leaders to discuss technology transfer through the Assembly Select Committee on Asia/California Trade and Investment Promotion, which he chairs.

“California is a global center for technology design and innovation but we rely on China to build it,” concluded Ting.  “We see this with cell phones, televisions, and more.  Technology transfer will really drive our economic ties, in both directions.  The large number of Chinese solar companies in San Francisco is proof of that.  We must build on this progress and recruit more Chinese businesses to invest and create jobs in California.”