Photo Gallery 027: 2016 Silicon Valley Mayors' China Trip
摘要： From May, 23rd to 29th, a special delegation of 8 Silicon Valley mayors, vice mayors as well as several entrepreneurs visited major innovation and science centers in Shanghai, Chongqing, Zhengzhou and Beijing, sought for potential investors and promising startup projects. In TMTpost Photo Gallery 027, we recorded Silicon Valley mayors' one-week trip through both videos and pictures.
From May, 23rd to 29th, a special delegation, composed of 8 Silicon Valley mayors, vice mayors as well as several entrepreneurs, visited major innovation and science centers in Shanghai, Chongqing, Zhengzhou and Beijing, sought for potential investors and promising startup projects.
“It’s another sort of way to attract investment. While mega cities can afford to set up offices in China, we have to seek for investment ourselves,” an official in the delegation told TMTpost. During the one-week trip, Silicon Valley mayors, who might also be lawyers, teachers or Congressmen before public office, they attended 5 innovation summits, paid visit to local officials in four cities. However, the schedule was too tight, and they didn’t have much time to have in-depth conversation with Chinese local officials. As a matter of fact, while Silicon Valley mayors still had limited understanding of China after the trip, Chinese officials seemed to be very familiar with the US, whether the political system, or culture and history. Some Chinese local officials could even communicate with Silicon Valley mayors in English and tell them what they saw in Silicon Valley. “It’s great that Chinese local governments are eager to seek for and nurture innovation, but it’s after all not an easy business,” a Silicon Valley mayor commented.
In TMTpost Photo Gallery 027, we recorded Silicon Valley mayors’ one-week trip through videos and pictures.
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Translated by Levin Feng (Senior Translator at PAGE TO PAGE), working for TMTpost.