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Consul General Yang Guoqiang addressed Students from University of Illinois

Consul General Yang Guoqiang made a speech at Developing Future Global Leaders Event in Chicago, which was hosted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Nov. 21. This overseas exchange program will organize 30 students from the University to visit China at end of this year.
Consul General Yang emphasized that China-US relationship has become one of the most important relationships for either side. The United States and China committed to work together to build a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefit in order to promote the common interests of both countries and to address the 21st century's opportunities and challenges. Although at present the differences between the two countries have been exaggerated, the economic and trade exchanges and cooperation have being increased rapidly.
Consul General yang Guoqiang said, China is at the stage of economic and social transition and working hard to accelerate the economic transformation from export-driven pattern to domestic-consumption-driven one. In order to promote domestic demand and consumption, China has raised the average income of its residents and enlarged infrastructure investment. At the same time China is taking concrete steps to increase imports from abroad which will probably amount to a total of $ 8 trillion within next five years. It is predicted China's overseas investment will also be increased substantially. China's growth means much more business opportunities for the US and the rest of the world. 
Consul General Yang also encouraged young students to visit China and promote mutual understanding between the two countries.
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