On June 7th, 2019, Michigan State government and the Michigan-China Innovation Center held the second Michigan China Week at Detroit. More than 300 members from both China and Michigan, representing various organizations in fields including but not limited to science, commerce and politics, took part. Among them were the Consulate General of China in Chicago; Garlin Gilchrist, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan; Rick Snyder, former Governor of Michigan; Brian Connors, President of MCIC; Xiaoming Liu, Deputy Director of the National People’s Congress; as well as representatives from CGCC-Chicago.
Nearly 40 Chinese enterprises, based in various provinces of China, joined Michigan China Week. They spoke at local forums, toured Michigan enterprises, and communicated with local organizations over banquets. Through various activities over the Week, visitors from China experienced the beauty and passion of this economic center of the Midwest; they found both the hospitality of Michigan organizations and their wish to promote communication and collaboration memorably. The Michigan China Week succeeded in building a platform for further commercial dialogue between China and the United States, locating new areas, means, as well as models by which such communication may take place.
Following the week, representatives from CGCC-Chicago followed the Consulate General on a visit to Chinese enterprises based in Michigan. Over twenty initiatives congregated to discuss commercial challenges brought about by recent shifts in China’s relationship with the United States. Michigan is, to the CGCC, both a center for Chinese manufacturing enterprises and a focal point for CGCC’s membership service. CGCC looks forward to introducing more of its projects to Michigan, with the goal of bringing better services to Michigan based enterprises.