Chinese-Colorado connection reinforced

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More than 30 representatives of Chinese companies attended a Chinese Chamber of Commerce Machinery and Electronics meeting last week hosted by Gov. Bill Ritter in Denver.

Business representatives from Colorado and China signed a memorandum of cooperation designed to promote business investments, cooperation and job-creation.

The agreement targeted several economic sectors, including renewable energy, clean technology, information and communication technology and bio and life sciences.

The Chinese delegation was visiting the United States as part of a larger business and government group researching opportunities to expand trade and investments.

China is Colorado’s third-largest export market. In 2008, Colorado businesses exported $508 million worth of products to China, primarily electronic equipment, base metals and cements, medical equipment, industrial machinery, and raw hides and skins.