From May 18 to May 24, Secretary of the Taizhou Municipal Party Committee Lan Shaomin led a group to the USA and Canada, where they carried out economy and trade exchange activities, signed a memorandum on establishing sister city with Oakland County, Michigan, the USA, held a special marketing event of pharmaceutical industrial development, visited a batch of pharmaceutical companies, connected to a group of industrial projects, and obtained fruitful results. Lu Chunyun, a member of the Taizhou Municipal Party Standing Committee and Secretary of the Party Working Committee of Taizhou National Medical Hi-tech Development Zone, attended the activity.
Taizhou and Oakland County signed a memorandum on establishing sister city which specified that both sides would together turn to strengthening exchange of science, education, economy and trade, expand friendly communications between governments and people of both sides, cooperate in five aspects including business trade, education and research development, life health, environment and energy, tourism and social affairs, give play to respective advantages, construct mechanism platform, guide scientific division and efficient allocation of high-quality projects, advantageous companies, excellent talents and good resources, and develop jointly.
Canada is a major area of R&D and production of bio-pharmaceutical industry in North America and owns several world famous companies and R&D institutions. The delegation especially visited the Canadian Chinese Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Association, the Jiangsu Chamber of International Commerce and other biological technology industrial organizations and investigated University of Toronto and MaRS Discovery District on the spot.