Rauner promotes Illinois-China ties on international trip
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently talked with Chinese officials about increasing trade, investment and economic cooperation during his first international trade trip.
"I'm honored to be here because of the special friendship between China and Illinois," Gov. Rauner said, according to a press release. "We have 400 Illinois companies in China creating thousands of jobs, and China has 60 companies headquartered in Illinois, including Wanxiang, Decatur's Fuyao Glass and Bank of China in Chicago. We shouldn't stop there. I'm personally committed to expanding this economic relationship to benefit the people of Shanghai and Illinois."
Rauner was welcomed by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the vice chairman of the Shanghai 12th Committee.
"I highly appreciate your decision of choosing China as one of your destinations at your first foreign visit as the Governor of Illinois,” CPAFFC President Xu Kuangdi said, according to the press release. “We must strengthen our friendship through more exchanges and cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, education, etc., to benefit our two peoples, and people of the world."