Program to Help Lure Investors to Shenzhen
Port cities of Shenzhen and Houston in America is more than 13,000 kilometers apart, but even with the distance both cities have ties in businesses forged as they became sister cities in 1989 a fact that Houston business leaders remember during a forum held in Houston with the theme Invest in Shenzhen/Build a Winning Future.
To increase the benefits of the people and companies from both cities, organizations are willing to build and strengthen the friendship further and ensure international cooperation. The director general of Invest Shenzhen a government agency Li Shu has described that city as a great city that has grown from a small fishing village into a metropolis and became one if the largest import and export cities in China. Shenzhen has transformed and became a city of innovation in which the city of Houston has seen the consistency of the innovation in the city’s business environment which makes it on the top of the innovation force of China.
Just of north of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is working on promoting more innovative technologies and participates in strategic industries to become a financial leader, just as they have became a leader in IT technologies. And as Shenzhen became one of the major cities in China, Houston is emerging as a world leader in energy.
Shenzhen and Houston has long been exchanging educational, cultural, economic and social information since 1984, five years after both cities decided to formalize the sister cities program after a Shenzhen delegation visited Houston. Then in 1994 a delegation from Houston visited Shenzhen and joined in the celebration of the Lychee Festival and ever since visits from either cities were made.
Houston has described Shenzhen as a city of many cultures with an economy friendly environment that has grown well in the six emerging industries.