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Consul General Li Qiangmin to Houston attended the opening ceremony of the U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit and the InnoStars Competition

(From Chinese Consulate General in Houston)

2019/05/24

In the morning of May 16, Consul General Li Qiangmin attended the opening ceremony of the 4th U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit and the 3rd InnoStars Competition and delivered welcoming remarks. Minister Counselor Chen Futao of Chinese Embassy in the the United States, Vice Consul Wang Yu and Liu Hongmei of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, Chairman of the Bush China-U.S. Relations Foundation Neil Bush, Chief development officer of Houston City Andy Icken, and more than 400 innovative institutions and companies from China and the United States attended the summit. U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackon Lee, Congressman Al Green and Peter Olsen, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg sent congratulatory letters to UCIS 2019.

 

Consul General Li Qiangmin addressed at the opening ceremony

At the opening ceremony, Consul General Li extended warm welcome and good wishes to the participants. He expressed that the U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit had been held for four years, which had facilitated many major cooperation and had become one of the most important, effective and influential platforms for U.S.-China innovation cooperation. He also said that cooperation between two countries is irresistible. The demand for innovation cooperation is still strong. Local cooperation, especially the cooperation between cities and states, has always been the cornerstone of U.S.-China cooperation. It is hoped that this summit will further promote bilateral cooperation to a new level. It is hoped that the innovative institutions of two countries will seize the opportunity to promote pragmatic cooperation and make new and greater contributions to consolidating the foundation of local and non-governmental cooperation between the two sides.

The 4th U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit and the 3rd InnoStars Competition were held in Westin Hotel, Houston from May 16 to 17. The summit was supported by the Chinese Consulate in Houston, co-sponsored by the U.S.-China Innovation Alliance and the China Science and Technology Exchange Center. Changsha city participated in the summit as the main guest city.

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