(Kyushu region) Mission Dispatch Program: Business Networking Project in the Huadong Region of China (Suzhou-Shanghai Economic Mission) (FY2008)
In China, which continues to enjoy remarkable economic growth, environmental issues such as water quality and air pollution have been escalating the challenges in recent years. The country is, therefore, making efforts toward environmental conservation and saving energy. The Kyushu region, on the other hand, has accumulated extensive technology and know-how regarding the environment and energy conservation due to its past experience in overcoming serious industrial pollution. Given these circumstances, IIST sent a mission to Suzhou-Shanghai in China to promote business exchanges, focusing mainly on environmental technologies and energy-saving technologies. The networking mission was organized to coincide with the 13th Kyushu-China Industrial Technology Conference and the China International Industry Fair.
Dates: November 4(Tuesday.) - 7 (Friday), 2008
Organized by: Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST), Kyushu-China Industrial Technology Conference Committee, Organization for Promotion of Internationalization of Kyushu Economy, Kyushu Industrial Advancement Center
Co-organized by: Kyushu Bureau of METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
Places: Shanghai and Suzhou, People’s Republic of China
(Chairman, Kyushu-China Industrial Technology Conference Committee)
(Director-General, Kyushu Bureau of METI)
(Director, International Exchange Dept., IIST)
42 other participants
Due to worsening environmental pollution problems involving water, air, and soil in China, the Chinese government is tackling the highly crucial issue of environmental preservation, as noted in the 11th 5-Year Plan. Not only is China educating the Chinese people and cultivating domestic environment-related industry and business, but the country is also emphasizing the importance of partnering with Japan.
In addition to deepening understanding of Chinese government policies for improving environmental issues, the participants had considerable exchanges with their counterparts through business networking and business discussions (Shanghai International Industry Fair). According to the questionnaire survey conducted after returning to Japan, 10 instances of detailed business discussions took place during the 13th Kyushu-China Industrial Technology Conference and 6 instances during the China International Industry Fai .
International Exchange Dept.