Sino-German Industrial City Alliance joined by another 4 Chinese members
On October 16, the series of exchange activities of the 9th Plenary Meeting of Sino-German Industrial City Alliance (hereinafter referred to as “the Alliance”) were held in Sanlongwan Innovation Cluster. The meeting proposed to build the Alliance into a model platform for Sino-German local work to seek higher-quality Sino-German cooperation and development.
The Alliance has expanded to 47 member cities
Dr. Robert Hermann, Director-General of Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), the German guidance of the Alliance, said that China is Germany’s largest trade partner while Germany is China’s important trade partner and investment destination in Europe.
With the increasing influence of Sino-German Industrial City Alliance, new members applied to join every year. The four new Chinese member cities are Huzhou of Zhejiang Province, Xuchang of Henan Province, Luoyang of Henan Province, and Baoding of Hebei Province.
By far, the number of member cities of the Alliance has increased to 47. The Chinese member cities of the Alliance are all over the country, while the German member cities are mainly distributed in the most economically developed and innovative areas of Germany, such as North Rhine-Westphalia and Free State of Bayern.
First release of the Sino-German Enterprises Innovation Cooperation Report
During the alliance meeting, the 2020 Annual Report on Sino-German Local Economic Cooperation-the Current Situation and Prospects of Sino-German Corporate Scientific and Technological Innovation Cooperation under New Situations was released.
Last year, in addition to providing professional guidance for the Alliance’s economic cooperation, the Alliance Secretariat has also cultivated an Sino-German cooperation atmosphere through various featured brand activities to support enterprises’ cooperation with German counterparts in an all-round way. Particularly, during the COVID-19 epidemic this year, the exchange of epidemic prevention materials and video consolations and encouragement have brought the two peoples closer.
Facing the post-epidemic era, the Alliance Secretariat will further integrate the needs of enterprise cooperation and provide better services to enterprises in the Chinese and German cities of the Alliance.
Build a model platform for Sino-German local work
Sanlongwan, where the Alliance Secretariat is located, undertakes and shoulders the honor and mission of building the “Sino-German Industrial Services Zone” and the “Sino-European Urbanization Demonstration Zone”. It has promoted a number of scientific research-oriented industrial service organizations to settle and seamlessly connect with the local manufacturing industry in Foshan, which has created the Foshan path for the cooperation with Germany.
This year, under the guidance of the Alliance, Dassault Systems of France and Guangdong Bright Dream Robotics Co., Ltd. have signed a strategic cooperation initiative to build a joint innovation center in Shunde Robotics Valley and cooperate in intelligent manufacturing, intelligent construction, intelligent parks and other cutting-edge areas.