Nantong strengthens ties with China Electronics Co
A signing ceremony for cooperation between Nantong and China Greatwall Technology Group Co is held during the Nantong delegation's visit to China Electronics Co in Beijing on Jan 12. [Photo/ntfabu.com]
A delegation headed by Xu Huimin, secretary of the Nantong Committee of the Communist Party of China, and Wang Hui, the city's mayor, visited China Electronics Co (CEC) in Beijing on Jan 12.
The trip was meant to promote the cooperation with the key State-owned enterprise in the new-generation information technology industry, smart city construction and modernized urban governance.
Rui Xiaowu, chairman of CEC, welcomed the Nantong delegation and stated that the group looks forward to cooperating with Nantong. He noted that Nantong boasts an advantageous location and is full of potential.
"It has made great progress in industrial transformation and upgrading, especially in the new-generation IT industry," said Rui.
According to Xu, Nantong has maintained stable economic and social development over the past few years and is currently experiencing new opportunities brought about by the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta region.
A "3+3+N" manufacturing industrial system has taken shape in the city. The system involves three pillar industries – IT, shipping and marine engineering, and high-end textiles – and three emerging industries – intelligent equipment, new materials, and new energy.
At the meeting, the Nantong government and China Greatwall Technology Group Co, a subsidiary of CEC, signed a cooperation agreement to build an innovation center in Nantong, which will include a research, development, and computer manufacturing center, as well as an adapting center for hardware and software.
Xu said that Nantong is rich in land resources and has a favorable business environment. He expressed hope that CEC would open more sci-tech research institutes in the city and help improve the city's urban governance.