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Chinese VP encourages overseas Chinese entrepreneurs to participate in China's development

06-19-2011 10:47 BJT

BEIJING, June 18 -- Chinese Vice president Xi Jinping is encouraging overseas Chinese business people to participate in China's next stage of development and promote communication and cooperation between China and the rest of the world.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R, front) meets with representatives attending the congress of the China Overseas Chinese Entrepreneur Association, in Beijing, capital of China, June 17, 2011. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

China's ongoing economic restructuring and transformation of its development pattern offers important opportunities for overseas Chinese entrepreneurs, said Xi, while meeting on Friday representatives from the Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs Association who were in Beijing attending the association's second congress.

People of Chinese origin residing overseas, returned overseas Chinese and their relatives, as well as overseas Chinese entrepreneurs have made significant and irreplaceable contributions to China's development in the past, he said.

Xi encouraged the meeting's attendees to actively participate in China's modernization and push forward communication and contact between both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

He also hoped that overseas Chinese compatriots could play a major role in boosting cross-culture exchanges and expanding economic cooperations between China and other nations.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (C, bottom) poses for a group photo with representatives attending the congress of the China Overseas Chinese Entrepreneur Association, in Beijing, capital of China, June 17, 2011. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Editor:Sun Luying |Source: Xinhua

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