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Hunan Government, Lincolnshire County Council to Further Cooperation

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Xu Dazhe (R), deputy secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and the governor of Hunan Province, meets with Lincolnshire County Executive Councilor Colin Davie (L) on November 13, 2019.
 
Hunan Provincial People’s Government and the Lincolnshire County Council representatives sign a memorandum concerning establishing a working team for a five-year plan for friendly exchange and cooperation. 
 
On November 13, the Hunan Provincial People’s Government and the Lincolnshire County Council inked agreements including a memorandum concerning establishing a working team for a five-year plan for exchanges and cooperation between the two governments. 
 
Xu Dazhe, deputy secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and the governor of Hunan Province, met with Lincolnshare County Executive Councilor Colin Davie and his delegation, and attended the signing ceremony. 
 
Wang Qun, secretary general of the Hunan Provincial People’s Government and Lincolnshire County Councillor Barry Dobson were present at the meeting and the signing ceremony. 
 
Hunan and Lincolnshire share a good cooperation foundation. In October 2018, the two established a friendly province-county relationship. This March, Governor Xu led a delegation to Lincolnshire and brought about a number of cooperation programs. 
 
Based on the agreements made at this meeting, Hunan and Lincolnshire will collaborate with partners like the Midland Engine to formulate a five-year plan for friendly exchange and cooperation based on existing results. Projects are specified in each cooperative field in a bid to accelerate progress. 
 
Governor Xu stated that, Hunan in central China has picturesque natural landscapes and many talented people. It is a manufacturing and agriculture powerhouse for China. In recent years, Hunan has been carrying forward the innovation-oriented opening and development strategy to lead the development of central China. It maintains a strong development momentum with its economic growth rate faster than the national average.
 
Lincolnshire, as a major member of the “Midland Engine”, is one of the U.K.’s most successful investment attractors and economic growth locations  in recent years. Hunan and Lincolnshire share a good cooperation foundation and complementary economies. With concerted efforts of both sides, the consensus reached is being implemented step by step. Xu hoped the two sides will, with this momentum as a new starting point, study each other, leverage their comparative strengths, and make win-win results. Pragmatic cooperation will be expanded in such field as local governance, economy and trade, industrial development, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, education, and cultural tourism. Hunan and Lincolnshire friendship will be a model in the “golden era” of China-UK cooperation. 
 
Colin Davie said that Lincolnshire and Hunan share a similar geographical location, industrial foundation, and trade development. They enjoy huge cooperation potential. Lincolnshire is willing to deepen its sister-city relationship with Hunan, diversify its cooperation models, and expand cooperation to benefit both places. “We sincerely invite Mr. Xu Dazhe to attend the 5th UK-China Regional Leaders Summit next year,” said Colin.
 
Changsha Wangcheng Economic Development Zone and Lincolnshire Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a cooperative industrial park. Hunan Industry Polytechnic signed an agreement with Lincoln College to establish friendly ties. Changsha Furong Datong Primary School and Lincoln Minister School inked a friendly relationship agreement.  
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government www.enghunan.gov.cn
 
Translator: Pang Yuehui; Xiao Juan
 
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn