Third World Wenzhounese Conference held
The World Wenzhounese Conference was held from Sept 15 to 16, where 30 major investment projects were signed totaling a massive 44.99 billion yuan ($6.74 billion).
At the conference, seminars and cultural activities were held to promote greater interaction between Wenzhounese at home and abroad to further develop the city.
The organizers invited around 1,350 expats to join in discussions on city development, Sino-African cooperation, and Wenzhou's achievements on ophthalmology and optometry.
The conference, which has been held three times since 2003, began with a keynote speech given by Wang Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee and director of United Front Work Department of Zhejiang province.
Wang stressed the importance of Wenzhou, and urged Wenzhounese to play a leading role in developing the economy and improving social welfare.
Wang Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee and director of United Front Work Department of Zhejiang Province, gives a speech at the conference. [Photo from ouhuaitaly.com]
Xu Liyi, Secretary of Wenzhou Municipal Committee of the CPC, introduced a series of strategies and initiatives focusing on transforming Wenzhou. He said he looked forward to more overseas Wenzhounese returning and starting businesses in the city.
At the conference, held in Wenzhou’s Great Hall of the People, also honored outstanding citizens of the city.
Leaders sign deals for 30 investment projects. [Photo from ouhuaitaly.com]