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High Quality Gathering of Global Innovation Resources - JITRI and UK 8GT Enter into Cooperation at the Sino-British Business Forum Attended by Prime Minister Theresa May

Recently, the British Prime Minister Theresa May paid an official visit to China. When meeting with Teresa May on February 1, President Xi Jinping pointed out that, since the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Britain, our cooperation in various fields has led to fruitful achievements. The successful state visit to the UK in 2015 has opened the “golden prologue” of Sino-British relations. China and the UK will strengthen pragmatic cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, science and technology, environment, humanities & culture and the Internet, etc., promote the healthy and stable development of Sino-British relations in the new era, bring more benefits to the peoples of the two countries, and provide more supports for the prosperity and stability of the world. This is the first visit to China since Teresa May’s assumption of office as Prime Minister. It was described by President Xi Jinping as jointly building an enhanced version of the “Golden Age”. During Teresa May’s visit to China, the two countries have entered into a number of bilateral cooperation documents.

As one of the important events during her visit to China, Theresa May attended the Sino-British Business Forum in Shanghai on February 2 and delivered a keynote speech. JITRI attended the forum on invitation. During the forum, Director Liu Qing signed the memorandum of understanding on behalf of JITRI with Lord David Willetts, Chairman of UK 8GT and former Minister of State for Universities and Science. The signing ceremony was witnessed by the British Liam Fox, UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Mr. Lester, CEO of 8GT and Hu Yidong, JITRI’s Secretary of CPC Committee, etc. According to the agreement, JITRI and 8GT will jointly launch a venture capital and growth fund to attract outstanding British innovation projects to settle in China. The successful cooperation between JITRI and UK 8GT has implemented a series of cooperation consensus reached by the leaders of China and UK.

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