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BC and China sanction partnerships

LNG Industry,

On 24th November, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark witnessed Teresa Wat, the minister of international trade, sign an agreement between the ministry and the Sichuan Department of Commerce to further enhance economic relations between the two countries and explore areas of potential cooperation in the future. The agreement also promotes BC as an ideal investment destination for liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.

Other agreements included:

  • An agreement between the ministry and the Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission (COFTEC) which highlights the commitment from both the BC government and COFTEC to promote trade and investment links.
  • An agreement between Royal Roads University and the Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications to create a joint degree in emergency and disaster management.
  • A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between China New Energy Chamber of Commerce Biomass Energy Industry Association and the Office of the British Columbia Representative in Asia and Investment and Trade Commissioner to further explore trade and investment opportunities in BC.
  • A MoU between the University of British Columbia and Kailuan Energy Chemical Group to develop mutually beneficial, collaborative research, development, and demonstration related to the production and processing of coal, coal related chemicals and natural gas.
  • An agreement between Corvus Energy (BC) and Dunhuang Libio (China), to provide energy integration of large-scale wind and solar energy generation to the Chinese state grid.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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