Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the B.C.-Guangdong Sister Province agreement and promoting exports in key sectors such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), agrifoods, clean technology and information and communications technology (ICT) are the focus of a fall trade mission to China by Premier Christy Clark.
Joining her will be International Trade Minister Teresa Wat who will also be making her first trip to Vietnam.
Premier Clark and Wat will travel to China Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, 2015, where they will make stops in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Wat will continue on to Vietnam until Nov. 11. This will be Premier Clark’s third trade mission to China since 2011 and Wat’s fourth mission to China since 2013.
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Oct. 30 Depart from Vancouver
Oct. 31 Beijing
Nov. 1 Beijing
Nov. 2 Beijing
Nov. 3 Beijing
Nov. 4 Guangzhou
Nov. 5 Guangzhou
Nov. 6 Shenzhen
Nov. 7 Hong Kong
Nov. 7 Return to Vancouver
News Releases related to the China Trade Mission:
Premier Christy Clark has returned from a China trade mission where she championed British Columbia’s capacity to help China in its pursuit of a cleaner and greener economy.
Premier off and running at Hong Kong Terry Fox Run - Nov. 07, 2015
Premier Christy Clark joined approximately 1,500 participants, including members of the Canadian business community, for the Terry Fox Run in Hong Kong as part of her trade mission to China.
WhiteWater West inks major deal with Ocean Park Hong Kong - Nov. 06, 2015
Richmond-based waterpark company, WhiteWater West, is making waves in China with the signing of a new agreement to develop an all-season waterpark in Hong Kong.
B.C. and Guangdong, China collaborate on climate change - Nov. 06, 2015
The B.C. government is opening doors in China for B.C.’s clean technology companies with the signing of two significant climate change and clean energy-related agreements.
Huawei, Telus to create 5G Living Lab in Vancouver (telecompaper.com) - Nov. 06, 2015
China-based technology company Huawei and Canadian operator Telus teamed up to establish a '5G Living Lab'.
Royal British Columbia Museum opens major new exhibition in China (royalbcmuseum.bc.ca) - Nov. 05, 2015
Premier Christy Clark and Prof Jack Lohman, CEO of the Royal British Columbia Museum, opened a major new exhibition in China exploring the first Chinese migration to Canada.
Poly Culture Group, China’s largest art and cultural company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish its North American head office in Vancouver, signalling that HQ Vancouver is well on its way to meet or exceed its target of attracting two international head offices to B.C. by 2017.
Asian demand breathes new life into B.C. clean-energy transportation tech (biv.com) - Nov. 03, 2015
“We’ve got some good partners in China now,” said McAree. “Really stable companies with deep pockets that are serious about trying to address these [pollution] problems, and it’s starting to pay off.”
Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company, Limited (TRC) for development of a new fuel cell module that will be designed to meet the requirements of tram or Modern Ground Rail Transit Equipment applications.
Trade mission to China focuses on clean energy and cultural ties - Oct. 30, 2015
Supplying China’s growing demand for clean energy technology and celebrating British Columbia’s strong cultural ties with China will be the major highlights of Premier Christy Clark’s third trade mission to China.
Royal BC Museum opens an exhibition in a Chinese Metro station (royalbcmuseum.bc.ca) - Oct. 28, 2015
In a first for a Canadian museum, the Royal BC Museum has opened a travelling photography exhibition, Guangzhou to British Columbia: The Chinese Canadian Experience, 1858 to 1958, at a major metro station in Guangzhou, China.
As the Terry Fox Run takes place throughout British Columbia today, Premier Christy Clark has announced she will be participating in the Annual Terry Fox Run in Hong Kong during her upcoming trade mission.
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the B.C.-Guangdong Sister Province agreement and promoting exports in key sectors such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), agrifoods, clean technology and information and communications technology (ICT) are the focus of a fall trade mission to China.
Singing the praises of sister province relations - Aug. 14, 2015
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the twinning agreement between British Columbia and China’s Guangdong province, the internationally acclaimed Guangdong Experimental High School Choir visited B.C. in August.
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