On the morning of May 26th, Mr. Gong Zheng, Deputy Secretary of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Governor of Shandong Province, met with Preston McAfee, Chief Economist and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, in Jinan.
Gong Zheng expressed welcome to the guests and introduced to them the latest development of Shandong. Shandong has given top priority to the project of fostering new growth drivers to replace old ones in pursuing economic development, and facilitating economic transformation, upgrading and structural adjustment. This also presents more space for the two sides to step up cooperation, said Mr. Gong. Microsoft, as a world leading supplier of software, service, equipment and solutions, has many managerial experiences and models which are worth learning by Shandong enterprises. Gong hoped that the two sides could identify development objectives, strengthen cooperation in smart manufacturing, robots, internet of things, and new energy, jointly build high level platforms for innovation and business start-ups, speed up cooperation projects under discussion, and strive to realize complementarity and win-win development.
Preston McAfee introduced the growth of Microsoft in Shandong and the key areas for cooperation for the next step. He expressed interests in deepening cooperation and exchanges with various levels of Shandong and making Microsoft a firm partner for Shandong’s transformation and upgrading.
Wang Hua, Secretary-General of Shandong Provincial Government, Wei Huaxiang, Deputy Secretary-General of Shandong Provincial Government, She Chunming, Director-General of the Department of Commerce of Shandong Province, and Zhang Weike, Deputy Director of the Department of Commerce of Shandong Province, also attended the meeting.