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Hi-Tech Fair provides opportunity for Gwinnett in China

Gwinnett officials' trip to China isn't just about recruiting Asian businesses. Taking part in the 10th Annual China Chongqing Hi-Tech Fair, leaders are also making connections with European companies, a press release said.

Attending the worldwide event were global innovators including Siemens, which began in Berlin, California company Oracle, China Telecom, China Mobile, Southwest Aluminum Group, Peregrine Semiconductor, Dubbo Group of Denmark and Remondis of Germany.

"Our delegation is focused on attracting foreign direct investment into Gwinnett County and the United States," Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson said in the press release. "We are actively seeking to create a more robust economy locally and further implement the strategic goals of the Partnership Gwinnett initiative."

The fair is a professional exhibition to display technologies in equipment, information, communication and electronic products, electronic information, new material and energy, biomedicine and the advanced technologies and achievements in advanced manufacturing, modern agriculture and other fields.

Attendance at the Chongqing Hi-Tech Fair provides our delegation with an exclusive opportunity to meet companies and network with international business leaders that would be otherwise inaccessible. Meeting them all in Chongqing -- an aggressively growing municipality invested heavily in developing global business -- positions Gwinnett to become a immediate participant in that strategy; directly giving us the advantage over our competitors," said Nick Masino, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce senior vice president of economic development and Partnership Gwinnett. "These efforts will serve to fortify Gwinnett and Metro Atlanta as the premiere location to conduct business in the United States."

Joining Johnson and Masino on the trip are Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash, state Sen. Don Balfour, the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Stella Xu, Matt Blitz of the U.S.-China Cultural Exchange and businessman Monty Chiu.

The delegation will return to Gwinnett Monday.

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Cleanupguy 2 years, 8 months ago

The first few times we sent an intrepid delegation on this expensive junket to China we heard the same grand promises. Just wondering what's different this trip - aside from a nice vacation, that is.

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kevin 2 years, 8 months ago

Just another high cost trip for politicians. Why do we keep letting them spend so much of our tax money simply to go on vacation in search of more Asian business? Why aren't these people spending this money on local business or attracting U.S. investments? Apparently Gwinnett had already sold it soul overseas.I hope the voters think about htis when they go to the polls next election here is Gwinnett. This electorate of ours has really gotten stupid. They keep re-electing the same politicians while complaining all the time, and they volunteer to put additional taxes on themselves in believing that politicians are not lying to them about spending this "extra" money. The State & the County should be spending what is presently collects and no more; period. Can't you see that anyone could be a politician when all you do is spend other people's money; and the more the merrier. We should be calling these people down for going on these trips to nowhere, for nothing. As for China, they already own our national debt. What more do you want to sell to them, our country also? Enough.

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Cleanupguy 2 years, 8 months ago

Even more disturbing is the ever DWINDLING voter turnout. Only 60% of those eligible to vote have even bothered to register. We had a 10% turnout that re-elected Bannister, and a 5% for Nash. Perhaps soon it will be just you and I electing the next one.

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kevin 2 years, 8 months ago

This indicates how many non-Amercians we have living in metro Atlanta that do not want to get involved in politics and/or illegals as well.

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R 2 years, 8 months ago

It’s interesting that our COUNTY leaders can tour the globe to build relationships with other countries representatives that involve business opportunities for Gwinnett County and as Bucky said the USA itself. Yet our state is in court with the US Justice Department who claims that these leaders have NO legal authority to do so and yet our tax dollars are spent. Gwinnett taxes fund the Chamber in part and they take the trip.

We met with SIEMENS in CHINA but we could a lot of that by just staying home, since they are ALREADY in GA., talk about a flight just for the miles …

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