USCBC Gala showcases strengths in US-China Commercial Relations

Frisbie: “There is perhaps no more important or complex relationship in the world than that of the United States and China”

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 3, 2015 –The US-China Business Council (USCBC), last night at its annual Gala Dinner, hosted keynote speaker Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a distinguished leader who is advancing US-China relations. 
 
Governor Snyder recently led his fifth investment mission to China, with a focus on continued job-creating business growth and investment for Michigan. The governor, a leader from a key Midwest state, shared his perspective on the commercial relationship with China as we head into the election year.

In his remarks to more than 400 influential leaders from business, government, diplomatic and think-tank communities at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Governor Snyder said, “We have built strong relationships in China, visiting five times to make the case that there is no better place for Chinese companies to invest than in Michigan and that China can be great market for Michigan-made products. We’ve celebrated our economic relationship, but we also are proud of expanding our cultural ties, building great respect between Michiganders and the people of China.”
 
Mark Fields, president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company and Chair of the US-China Business Council, said: “Governor Snyder has placed a strong emphasis on growing this critical relationship with China. His efforts are aimed at making Michigan more globally competitive – and they are paying dividends.”
 
“Given the importance of the US-China relationship, and the need to support leaders who can successfully manage the political and commercial relations between the two largest economies in the world, USCBC was pleased to have Gov. Snyder join us as a keynote speaker. There is perhaps no more important or complex relationship in the world than that of the United States and China, so we applaud the governor’s consistent efforts to build ties and keep the relationship strong,” said John Frisbie, president of USCBC.