Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli (R) meets with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey R. Immelt of General Electric Co. in Beijing, capital of China, June 10, 2014. [Xinhua/Li Tao]
BEIJING -- Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli met here Tuesday with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey R. Immelt of General Electric Co., urging the firm’s closer cooperation with China.
Zhang said currently China-U.S. trade and investment cooperation has been constantly expanded and the two countries’ interests are more interconnected.
China’s efforts in deepening reform and building an open economy system would benefit sustainable development of both countries’ companies, he said.
The vice premier called on GE to seize opportunity to facilitate cooperation with China in various areas, and form with its Chinese partners a community of shared interests.
Zhang hoped GE would make positive contribution to China’s economic and social development, as well as the growth of the new type of China-U.S. relations.
Immelt, who is also the chairman of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, said GE would continue to implement its commitment to and investment in China, vowing to contribute to China’s reform and economic and social development.