Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit reiterated in Berlin on
September 17 that as China is to join the World Trade
Organization (WTO) very soon, Germany and China should open
up more cooperative projects to deepen mutual ties.
Speaking at a news reception introducing the
Sino-European Business Congress at the Asia-Pacific Weeks
Berlin 2001 opened on September 18, Wowereit said China's
infrastructure construction in Beijing's preparation for the
2008 Olympic Games and mammoth environment protection
operations all open up new spheres for cooperation.
China's State Council Information
Office Director Zhao Qizheng said at the reception that as
China and EU are promoting ties in political, economic,
scientific, educational and cultural spheres, Sino-EU
cooperation will witness vast potentials.
Germany alone, Zhao said, it has a lot to tap in the Chinese
Rolf Eckrodt, a DaimlerChrysler
Group executive and COO of the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
in Tokyo, told the reception that Germany and other EU
countries should now turn their focus on the Asia-Pacific
China's ready entry into the
WTO will offer breakthrough in vast economic chances, he
It is of vital importance to
invest in China, he said, adding: "I am fully confident
of investing in the fast expanding country."
(China Daily 09/19/2001)