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30 Aug 2011

Chinese market opens its doors to Québec businesses

<div id="agrandir" style="cursor:hand;font-size:10px;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/" onclick="popup.open('http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/PDF/actualites/Charest_MGT_Chine_cavalia_2.jpg')">Click to enlarge</div> <span style="font-size:10px;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/">Premier Charest and Minister of International Relations Monique Gagnon-Tremblay with representatives of Cavalia and Airhouse.</span>

Nine Québec companies have signed agreements with Chinese partners during the economic mission to China led by Premier Jean Charest. The Premier is accompanied on the mission by Minister of International Relations Monique Gagnon-Tremblay and Clément Gignac, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade.

Announcements have been made by the following Québec companies:

  • Hydronov announced the start-up of an initial organic fish and vegetables production centre in China.
  • N-TECK announced the signing of its first contract with the Haichang Land Corporation Group, concerning the construction of eight model homes and an upscale, wood-framed hotel in northeastern China.
  • Mokko Studio and Beijing Wanhao International Animation Co. announced that they have reached an agreement regarding the creation of a major multimedia production, research and training complex.
  • World Supply Xchange signed a one-year renewable agreement with its partner T-Grand International (Tianjin) concerning recycled container exports to China.
  • ICAM Technologies announced the signature of a contract with reseller Value Creation International, which will allow it to offer its full array of information systems solutions in China.
  • TeraXion consolidated its business agreement with the distributor Luster Light Tech.
  • Birks announced that it now has a Hong Kong subsidiary.
  • Genacol signed an important agreement with Tianjin-based JKY International with respect to the distribution in China of its leading natural health product.
  • Cavalia announced that a series of performances will be staged in Beijing starting in 2012, at the invitation of its local partner, Airhouse.

On the third day of his mission to China, Premier Charest met with Yang Jiechi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Their previous meeting dates back to 2005, when Yang Jiechi was Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs. Their 2005 discussion revolved around the timeliness of developing relations between Québec and Chinese province and the possibility of opening a Chinese consulate in Québec. Since then Québec and Shandong have become close partners and, in June of this year, the Chinese government opened a consulate general in Montréal.
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