US state of Maryland to help Shanghai prepare for 2010 World Expo
Governor of the US state of Maryland Robert Ehrlich announced in Shanghai
recently night that Maryland will conduct all-round cooperation with Shanghai
for the preparation of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
A series of contracts
worth US$15 million were signed in Shanghai between businesses from Maryland and
China, covering the fields of medical health, education and training,
construction design, biological medicine.
Ehrlich said Maryland enjoys many
advantages in service trade, traffic, environmental protection, spaceflight,
biology and information. He said he believed that Maryland's experience in urban
construction will be helpful to Shanghai.
Ehrlich was heading a Maryland
delegation to Shanghai for a two- day visit. During the trip, an
international-level hospital jointly established by Maryland and Shanghai was
inaugurated in Shanghai.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business of the
University of Maryland also announced here to expand its EMBA training program
from Beijing to Shanghai. The Maryland-based construction design company RTKL,
also opened its Shanghai office during the trip.
China has become the most
attractive market of the world and Maryland's cooperation with Shanghai will
surely help boost the competition of Maryland's companies, said
Located at the eastern part of the United States, Maryland is noted
for its service industry and high-tech industries. The state started business
exchanges with China since early 1980s. In 1996, the state opened the Maryland
Center China in Shanghai, helping companies from Maryland to explore business in