Commission members on official visit to China to discuss economy, financial services and innovation

18/09/2018 - 03:50
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The EU and China work together on a large number of economic, financial and innovation matters. It is against that backdrop that, on 17 September, Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis (Euro and Social Dialogue, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union), Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) and Commissioner Carlos Moedas (Research, Science and Innovation) will travel to China to engage with political authorities and business representatives to foster our cooperation. Vice-President Dombrovskis will meet a number of Chinese officials and business leaders, including Liu Kun, Minister of Finance of China; Liu Shiyu, Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and Zhang Xuyang, Vice-President of Baidu Group. Commissioner Bieńkowska will start her trip in Chengdu to meet with Mr Yin Li, Governor of Sichuan and to deliver the opening speech at the 13th EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair. She will furthermore visit company sites in the area of smart manufacturing, display products and intelligent systems and engineering construction. In Beijing, both Commissioners Moedas and Bieńkowska have meetings with their Chinese counterparts from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Science and Technology. In Tianjin, Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moedas will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) 12th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, which is co-chaired by Commissioner Moedas. The Vice-President will take part in the panel discussion "Strategic Outlook on Europe". See full agenda of the Vice-President and Commissioners. Further information on this year's EU-China tourism year and on EU-China cooperation and economic and financial dialogues is available online. (For more information: Christian Spahr – Tel.: +32 229 50055; Lucía Caudet – Tel.: +32 229 56182; Annikky Lamp – Tel.: +32 229 56151; Victoria von Hammerstein – Tel.: +32 229 55040)

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