Chinese vice premier meets General Electric chief

BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang has called for cooperation with the United States in sectors such as high-end manufacture, energy saving and environmental protection.

Li made the appeal during a Tuesday meeting in Beijing with Jeffrey R. Immelt, General Electric Co.'s (GE) chairman and chief executive officer, according to a press release issued by Li's office on Wednesday.

Li hailed current Sino-U.S. relations, urging the two sides to implement the top leaders' consensus and push forward bilateral ties.

He reviewed the two countries' efforts at transforming their economic development modes, saying there is great potential for Sino-U.S. cooperation in high-end manufacture, energy saving and environmental protection, new energy, bio-industry, green development and the next generation of communication technology.

Li suggested GE, which has set up more than 50 exclusive or joint ventures in China, expand cooperation with its Chinese partners in a much more open manner and reach a situation that will benefit both sides.

Immelt, who is also the chair of U.S. President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, reiterated his company's long-term commitment to further cooperation with China.


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