Wang Qiang, a member of Xuzhou Municipal Standing Party Committee and the secretary of Party Working Committee of Economic and Technical Zone in Xuzhou
Dr. Cindy Cui, the chairman of VLP Global Innovation Center and the New Silicon Valley Offshore Incubator
Newell Arnerich, senior adviser of the VLP Global Innovation Center and mayor of Danville, California
On May 30th, a delegation led by Zhuang Zhaolin, the Deputy Party Secretary of Xuzhou and the mayor of Xuzhou Municipal People's Government, including Wang Qiang (a member of Xuzhou Municipal Standing Party Committee and the secretary of Party Working Committee of Economic and Technical Zone in XuZhou) , Wang Lianyun (the director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Xuzhou Municipal People's Government)， Zhang Ying ( the director of the Commerce Bureau of Xuzhou ) and Xia Youfeng (a member of Working Committee of Economic and Technical Zone in Xuzhou and deputy director of Administrative Committee of Economic and Technical Zone in Xuzhou ) came to visit the VLP Global Innovation Center in San Ramon, San Francisco Bay Area in the United States, and the two sides conducted in-depth exchanges. Dr. Cindy Cui, the chairman of VLP Global Innovation Center and the New Silicon Valley Offshore Incubator gave a warm reception to Mr. Zhuang and his delegation. A dozen of guests, including Newell Arnerich (senior adviser of the VLP Global Innovation Center and mayor of Danville), Dr. Kevin Smith (the president and co-founder of the VLP Global Innovation Center), Matthew Wright (a representative of the 16th district in California) , Greg Hitchan, (founder of Tri-valley Venture Capital), Frank Nemirofsky (founder and president of Exphand) , Janis Arnerich (a famous American expert on early childhood education), Samira Ramzanali (co-founder of Brilliant Minds Academy), Xu Jianren (famous photoelectric product expert in North America) and Pei Hong (founder and president of BunBao in San Francisco Bay Area) and some media representatives attended the exchange conference. The conference was hosted by Audrey Liu, the marketing director of VLP Global Innovation Center.
Guests were watching the promotional video of VLP Global Innovation Center.
Dr. Cui, the president of VLP Global Innovation Center and the New Silicon Valley Offshore Incubator, expressed her feelings in her welcome address. She said: “I am so excited today. It reminds me of the time when I stood in the classroom of my university to deliver my Ph.D thesis defense more than 20 years ago. Xuzhou is not only the location of my Alma mater -- China University of Mining and Technology, but also my second hometown. Today, I am in the same mood as in my graduation defense to report my work progress and future development plan in the United States for more than 20 years after my graduation to the leaders in my hometown." Afterwards, as a promotional video of VLP was playing on the LED screen, Cindy introduced the background of VLP to Mr. Zhuang and reported the current work progress and planning of VLP Xuzhou, hoping that the construction of VLP Xuzhou Base can create an industrial supporting space with facilities including an international innovation lecture hall, a Silicon Valley innovation experience hall, a five-star standard hotel, a 5A office building and talent introduction apartments within industrial parks in Xuzhou East Station owned by VLP partners in China. By converging global innovation network, absorbing resources of Global 500 members, investment institutions, governments and scientific research institutes and holding various global summits and industry summits, VLP will become the “East Gate”, landmark and international mark of Xuzhou.
Zhuang Zhaolin, the Party Secretary of Xuzhou and mayor of Xuzhou Municipal People's Government delivered a speech
In his speech, Zhuang Zhaolin, the Deputy Party Secretary of Xuzhou and the mayor of Xuzhou Municipal People's Government, said that it made him very moved when Dr. Cindy Cui said she regards Xuzhou as her second home. Located in the junction of four provinces, Xuzhou is now economically powerful, especially in traditional industries, such as energy, building materials, metallurgy and machinery, which are pillar industries of Xuzhou. Meanwhile, Xuzhou is a pearl on the Beijing-Hangzhou canal. In the era of high-speed rail, Xuzhou is one of the first cities to be connected to the bullet train system. Today, Xuzhou has several high-speed railway lines and there will be more lines extending to all directions in the future. From the past, to the present and the future, Xuzhou's position as a transportation hub is unshakable. Xuzhou's economic engine is also rapidly upgrading. If you want to know the economic development of Xuzhou, you can go to development zones, high-tech zones, big data industrial parks and logistics parks. It can be said that the development of Xuzhou is very promising in the future! Mr. Zhuang also sincerely invited Dr. Cindy Cui and VLP to accelerate Xuzhou's innovation of enterprises, to introduce the most cutting-edge science and technology, to precisely connect Xuzhou with international financial capital, to help US-China enterprises achieve win-win cooperation and to promote development and globalization of Xuzhou. Together, we will make Xuzhou an international hub for science, technology, talents and innovation with its unique geographical advantages.
Newell Arnerich, the senior adviser of VLP Global Innovation Center and mayor of Danville, greeted the guests in Chinese. He said: over ten years as mayor, he has been deeply impressed by the growing cooperation between US cities and Chinese cities. At the same time, on behalf of Danville and VLP after introducing Silicon Valley's development and abundant resources, he also issued a welcome certificate to Mr. Zhuang and his delegation and was sincerely looking forward to enhancing interaction with Xuzhou citizens through platforms built by VLP and landing projects to make contributions to the development of Xuzhou.
Wang Qiang, a member of Xuzhou Municipal Standing Party Committee and the secretary of Party Working Committee of Economic and Technical Zone in Xuzhou made a speech
Subsequently, Wang Qiang, a member of Xuzhou Municipal Standing Party Committee and the secretary of Party Working Committee of Economic and Technical Zone in XuZhou, introduced the Economic Development Zone of Xuzhou and policies for inviting outside investment. Dr. Kevin Smith, the president and co-founder of VLP shared the status quo of the VLP and its development model with the theme of "the innovative thinking of Silicon Valley incubators and unique mode leading global innovation trend". Both sides also discussed and exchanged views on the projects of VLP, exchanged gifts and took photos.
exchange of presents
At the end of the meeting, in an interview by well-known media—— Silicon Valley Times, Wang Qiang, a member of Xuzhou Municipal Standing Party Committee and the secretary of Party Working Committee of Economic and Technical Zone in Xuzhou City stated: " I have been to silicon valley many times, but this time is particularly impressive and inspiring, which gives me the deepest impression of Silicon Valley. Through the in-depth understanding of VLP, I feel that the aspiration and development of VLP are very consistent with today's social, economic and industrial development of Xuzhou! At the same time, I think the prospect of VLP is promising in Xuzhou, as well as other regions of China!"
In an interview by the Silicon Valley Times, Mr. Wang spoke highly of VLP
conference of exchange
Mayor Zhuang and his delegation visited the VLP Global Innovation Center
Xuzhou in China, located in the Longhai economic belt, is an important node city in the economic corridor of New Eurasia Continental Bridges among key integrated transport hub cities in China, giving priority to the construction of the centers of Huaihai economic zone cities and the cohesion of "four centers" in recent years. We will continue to improve the city’s competitiveness, industry support, urban carrying capacity and spillover effet. Winning the UN Habitat Award and holding the "World Cities Day" successfully, Xuzhou has become a model city awarded by the State Council because of its excellent performance of transforming old industrial base. Through sharing experiences of promotion of urban transformation and development all over China, Xuzhou is among national innovative cities and national model cities of intellectual property rights protection.
Landscape of Xuzhou
Xuzhou is one of the industrial, commercial, logistical, informational and financial centers in Huaihai economic zone and one of the important economic, commercial and foreign trade centers in Jiangsu province. In recent years, urban functions of Xuzhou have been constantly improved and commerce, logistics, tourism, real estate and financial industry have also rapidly developed. Xuzhou is one of the important material distribution centers, capital agglomeration centers and transportation hubs in the junction region of Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan and Anhui provinces. The city's economic advantages are gradually enhanced; the geographical advantages continue to increase and unique advantages in the construction of a regional financial center are emerging. The "list of classification dominance of Chinese cities " issued by China Institute of City Competitiveness has shown that Xuzhou ranks second in the "China's top ten cities for investment environment" and "China's top ten cities for investment attraction". Xuzhou has witnessed sustained economic and social development, rapid development of urban and rural areas, remarkable improvement of people's living standards and coordinated development of the“Three Civilizations”. A prosperous, civilized and harmonious Xuzhou is rising rapidly.
VLP (VLP Global Innovation Center) is a platform for innovation, incubation and acceleration integrating Global high-tech, innovative talents and ecological service network jointly invested and established by the New Silicon Valley Offshore Incubator and The Vault, an ecological incubator and accelerator for innovation, ranking No.1 in San Francisco and among the top ten in The United States. Its headquarter in the US is set up in the financial center of San Francisco and San Ramon in California, converging authoritative experts and professional management teams in many fields and offering a platform for investment, incubation and communication between China and the United States in real time.
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