2016 Sino-US Entrepreneurs’ Forum Held in Qingdao

In the morning of April 9th, 2016 Sino-US Entrepreneurs’ Forum opened in Qingdao. Guo Shuqing, Deputy Secretary of CPC Shandong Committee and Governor, Hao Ping, Vice Minister of Education, and Li Qun, Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Shandong Committee and Secretary of CPC Qingdao Committee attended the forum and delivered speeches. 

Guo Shuqing extended congratulations to the forum on behalf of Shandong provincial leadership. Entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity enrich our life and make the world colorful, said Guo. As an important cradle of Chinese civilization, Shandong has been advocating and pursuing innovation since ancient times, and has created glorious history. Today, entrepreneurship and innovation has become a new trend. We support and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in various sectors and by all groups of people. Taking the opportunity of building Shandong peninsular independent innovation demonstration zone, we will make pioneering effort in formulating innovation incentive policies and improve the market’s leading role in facilitating technology innovation. We will encourage the development of crowd innovation, crowd sourcing, crowd supporting and crowd funding, in a bid to build a platform for starting up business and innovation. We will strive to build a business environment that could meet international standard, protect intellectual property rights, and provide quality and efficient service to all our investors. We welcome all entrepreneurs to grow and prosper in Shandong. 

In his speech, Hao Ping said that entrepreneurship and innovation is an important part of China-US cultural and personnel exchange. He hoped that all the participants could make pioneering effort, think outside the box, find inspiration during competition and cooperation, and strive for better performance. 

Li Qun said that entrepreneurship and innovation is the necessary path toward a better future for the city. Qingdao is creating a city of innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity. He welcomed more companies, investors and entrepreneurs to come to Qingdao, and Qingdao would provide more support for everyone. 

Zhang Rong, President of Shandong University also delivered a speech on the forum. Zhang Xinqi, Mayor of Qingdao and Wang Hua, Secretary-General of Shandong provincial government attended the forum. 

The 2016 Sino-US Entrepreneurs’ Forum was jointly hosted by Shandong University and Qingdao municipal government. Over 10 leaders in innovation, entrepreneurship and investment sectors from China and the US made keynote speeches or remarks on the forum. 

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