Jing Junhai meets with Kothrade.
On August 15, Jing Junhai, deputy secretary of the provincial Party committee and governor of Jilin Province, met with Kothrade, president of BASF’s Asia-Pacific area and chairman of Greater China region, and attended the signing ceremony of the strategic cooperation agreement. (Photo by Zou Naishuo)
On August 15, Jing Junhai, deputy secretary of the provincial Party committee and governor of Jilin province, met in Changchun with Kothrade, president of BASF’s Asia-Pacific area and chairman of Greater China region, and attended the signing ceremony of the strategic cooperation agreement between China’s FAW Group and German chemicals company BASF Group.
On behalf of the provincial Party committee, the provincial government, and Bayanqolu, secretary of the provincial Party committee, Jing Junhai extended welcome to the delegation led by Kothrade. He said that BASF is not only a Fortune Global 500 company, a chemicals business that enjoys a global reputation, but also an important cooperation partner of Jilin Province. Jilin attaches great importance to cooperation with German enterprises and are committed to exploring the European market, with more attention to be paid to German market. Jilin province is currently boosting the development of such emerging industries as new energy, intelligent networked vehicles, high-end equipment manufacturing and fine chemicals engineering. A new-type auto parts production base will be built in support of FAW Group’s innovation and development. Hongqi vehicles are expected to become a new economic growth point and help promote the all-round revitalization of Jilin province. Jing urged BASF to broaden its cooperation with the province’s companies, universities and research institutions in Jilin’s industrial upgrading, scientific research and professional training, and push the cooperation to a higher level by working together on a larger number of bigger projects.
Kothrade promised to deepen ties with the province, to accelerate technological innovation and research so as to get more achievements.
Before the signing ceremony, Jing Junhai watched the BASF Group's product exhibition, and discussed with Kothrade the application field and the prospect of cooperation.
Zhu Tianshu, Liu Xin, Xi Guohua and Wang Zhihou attended the meeting.