On March 13th, 2017, a delegation led by Ren Xuefeng, Deputy Party Secretary of Guangdong Province and Party Secretary of Guangzhou, visited the headquarters of COSCO SHIPPING in Shanghai. They met and had amicable communications with Capt. Xu Lirong, Chairman of the Board and Party Secretary of COSCO SHIPPING Group. Also present at the meeting were Wan Min, Director of the Board, President and Deputy Party Secretary of COSCO SHIPPING; Zheng Jianrong, Party Secretary and the Head of the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province; Chen Zhiying, a Standing Committee member of Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee and the Executive Vice Mayor of Guangzhou; Pan Jianguo, a Standing Committee member and the Secretary-General of Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee; Ye Weilong and Huang Xiaowen, two executive vice presidents of COSCO SHIPPING.
Xu Lirong reviewed the sound cooperation between COSCO SHIPPING and the Guangdong and Guangzhou governments since the establishment of the new Group last year, and extended his appreciation for the great support and assistance from Guangdong leaders. He also expressed that COSCO SHIPPING would further broaden and deepen its all-around cooperation with Guangzhou and make greater contributions to Guangzhou in its development to an international shipping hub.
Ren Xuefeng expressed his thanks to COSCO SHIPPING for its contributions to Guangzhou’s economic and social development. He pointed out that Guangzhou is now learning from the advanced international experiences and taking institutional innovation as the core to further facilitate investment and trade, and building the Nansha Free Trade Zone into a high-level portal for the opening up. Meanwhile, Guangzhou is also taking the strategic emerging industries as the breakthrough to accelerate the building of a high-end, high-quality and high-tech system for modern industries. The effort is now in sound momentum. Therefore, Guangzhou welcomes COSCO SHIPPING to intensify its investment and business in the city and hopes to create a better future together with the company.
Also attending the meeting were the heads of relevant commissions, offices, bureaus and enterprises in Guangzhou, the heads of relevant divisions and offices of COSCO SHIPPING Headquarters, and executive managers from COSCO SHIPPING Lines, COSCO SHIPPING Bulk and COSCO SHIPPING Ports.