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17 Oct 2013

Three agreements between Québec and Chinese partners signed in Beijing

Minister Jean-François Lisée marks the 15th anniversary of the Québec Government Office in Beijing.

Minister Jean-François Lisée, who is continuing his mission to China, marked the 15th anniversary of the Québec Government Office in Beijing by attending the signing of three agreements between Québec and Chinese partners:

  • Agreement between Alliance numérique and the China Cultural Industry Association to promote collaboration between the Québec and Chinese video game industries
  • Agreement between McGill University and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications to strengthen existing ties and to develop a research and training collaborative framework
  • Agreement between Novalux and CAEG for a new martial arts project entitled “IMMORTAL CHI, the quest for balance,” a show fully funded by the Chinese Ministry of Culture

The Minister also held a series of meetings in Beijing where he said that he would like to see a deepening of economic, academic and institutional relations with the Asian giant.

Mr. Lisée recalled that Québec is by far the Canadian province with the strongest foothold in China. He also mentioned the establishment of a Chinese Consulate General in 2011 and the opening of a branch of the Bank of China in Montréal last week.

During an address before an audience of some 350 Chinese, Québec and Canadian business people at the General Assembly of the Canada-China Business Council, the Minister insisted on the need for a direct air link between Montréal and Beijing.

The Québec delegation will conclude its mission to China in Shanghai, where it will promote Québec know-how in the fields of green construction, fashion and culture.

Québec Government Office in Beijing
Alliance numérique
McGill University

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