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we hope that through this visit, we can strengthen our corp., thus facilitating cooperation, the exchanges between the governments and the companies between the two sides. as the largest economy in the u.s., california boasts the resources and a strong advantage in high tech, bio-science, agriculture, fisheries, and the forestry, and even tourism. and in terms of cooperation with china, california enjoys exceptional economic, cultural, and geographical locations and advantages. it is always is the gateway of the united states to china.
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as the economic and trade cooperation between china and the united states and california deepens, now we believe that trade and investment keeps growing. china is the third largest export destination for california. many multinationals like hp, intel, cisco, and chevron are doing well in china. they're making money in china. at the same time, as the close relationship is going on, many chinese companies are working in san francisco in california. i would like to name a few. the tsl, ciuts, just to name a few. these are successful chinese companies working here. as the american companies in
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china, the chinese companies working in california in san francisco are also making contributions to job creation and the development of the economy in local areas. we're thinking these are very good signs. as the previous speakers mentioned, we paid a visit to the united states last february. governor brown proposed that we set up a working group for the u.s., a state, and china provinces to cooperate. we call this a working group, a joint working group of provinces and the states. at that time, the vice president made a very good, very positive
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response for the proposal. after the vice-president returned to china, we worked very hard on the proposal and my visit this time is to further the proposal. to make further follow-up of the proposal. yesterday morning, the delegation was in sacramento so we had a very good and successful and fruitful discussion with the lieutenant governor newsome and secretary ross. we believe when the working group is set up, it will tap the cooperative potential between our two sides while in many areas such as infrastructure, new energy, biomedicine, electronics,
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information industry, agriculture, and high and manufacturing. mayor lee echoed positive statements to our proposal before we came to this seminar. we had a very good meeting with mayor lee. he and san francisco will give us positive and strong support. i would like to say thanks to mayor lee. we also -- always believed san francisco is an important port and trade and cultural center in the western part of the united states. it has a long history of business and cultural exchange with china. as i come to san francisco this
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time, i have some new feelings. i have been to san francisco many times but no time like this time that makes me more convinced that both sides share a stronger desire for corp. and no time like this time that i sense -- for cooperation. there are nmany opportunities in front of us, especially in the field of infrastructure. as i said this time, i have a delegation of 100 people coming from 40 companies. many of them in fact specialize in infrastructure field.
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the closely followed -- they have been closely following the projects in city developments, in airports and seaports renovations, and real-estate, and high-speed railways. some have already had the experience in engineering design, construction, and management in the united states. so i hope that you will have candid discussions on infrastructure and many other fields and keep a close touch and eventually come to corp. -- cooperation on a win-win basis. ladies and gentleman, friends, we believe bilateral relations matter greatly to the economic
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and trade relations. leaders have reached consensus on building a cooperative partnership based on mutual research and that if it for the 21st century -- and benefit for the 21st century. guided by the consensus, china and u.s. relations are now moving ahead on a healthy track. which we think will help a healthy development of the bilateral economic [inaudible] there are a number of figures that can show that benefit we have from our corporation. last year in 2011, our total trade volume reached $447 billion. for the first half of this
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year, we recorded trade volume of $231 billion u.s., an increase of 12%. china is of the first largest and growing market. china is the no. 1 market for agriculture for u.s. agricultural products like soybeans and cotton. soybeans are 60% of -- is sold to china. one-third of u.s. cotton is sold to china. china is also an important market for u.s. automobiles and aircraft. china also is in long-term market for u.s. service industry. in this area, the u.s. has done
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a long time service. at the same time, the chinese want to prepare -- entrepreneurs are interested in making investments in the united states so there are more and more chinese companies coming to the united states and investments. according to chinese statistics, for the last 18 months, the chinese investment in the united states grew by 18-40% -- by 14%. it is up to $6 billion. the investment is still a small figure. it is growing very fast. today, our common interests have expanded and interdependence has
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been deepened. now, as the impact of the financial crisis still lingers, both china and the united states have committed to transforming their economic growth. their economic growth models by increasing input in some new areas like new energy, high- tech, high end manufacturing, i.t., bioscience, etc. these could translate into new corporation -- cooperation opportunities. the u.s. as you know is implementing its export initiatives and select u.s. programs while the chinese government is implementing its
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plan. one of the main contents of the plan is to expand tschida's domestic demand -- tschida's domestic demand. so for the next five years, -- china's domestic demand. we will import 10 trillion dollars of food from abroad including those from the united states. also, china is now working very hard on a global strategy. we encourage the chinese companies to work, to invest in foreign countries, including the united states. with this drive going on, i believe more and more chinese companies will come to invest in the united states. if we embrace all these efforts together, i am sure the result will benefit both countries on
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both sides. history and the facts have proven that china and the u.s. or sino-u.s. corp. is no zero sum game. rather, it is always win win and win win always prevails. as the two countries are at development level, the two countries have a divergent history and political system, it is natural and normal that we can encounter some difficulties in disagreement and frictions during the course of our cooperation. that we should make a greater endeavour to expand our common interests and to properly deal with these differences.
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the chinese government will make rigorous efforts to create a more leveling -- a more level playing ground for investors in china. we will step up our ipr protection and further open up our market. at the same time, we also strongly urge the u.s. side to loosen its export controls to china and also urged the u.s. government to treat the chinese enterprises working in the united states in a fair manner. i think as long as we were close together -- work close together, we will find more and more opportunities and we will find
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more and more when-when results. -- win-win results. i hope that the seminar could be a catalyst to boosting cooperation between china and california and san francisco. and help bring more tangible benefits to the economy and the people of both countries of both sides. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, vice minister. now we will proceed with the signing ceremony. that will be emceed by [unintelligible] >> [speaking foreign language]
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good morning, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. i am from the investment promotion agency. it is my honor to be the emcee of the signing ceremony today. matt have the honor of inviting the distinguished leaders -- may i have the honor of inviting the distinguished leaders to the podium for the signing ceremony? [speaking foreign language] let's invite the hon. avenue sen -- gavin newsom, honorable edwin lee, the hon. minister of
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the deputy of commerce, the consulate general of china in san francisco, the minister of the embassy of china in the u.s. [speaking foreign language] and the tenant governor newsome is mcclaren's -- lt. gov. newsom is joining us. [speaking foreign language]
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for the first year, the investment promotion energy and china sf to sign a memorandum of understanding. they are recycling the purchase contract. congratulations. [applause] [speaking foreign language]
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let's invite both to sign the letter of tintend for soybean purchase -- intent for soybean purchase. congratulations and thank you. [applause] [speaking foreign language] let's invite the china chamber
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of commerce and paramount. and blue diamond. the china chamber of commerce and blue diamond growers to sign the project on imports of all men's -- almonds. thank you. congratulations. [speaking foreign language] ladies and gentlemen, this is the end of the signing ceremony. congratulations to the organizations and companies and thanks to the distinguished leaders witnessing the ceremony. thank you very much.
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when a resident of san francisco is looking for health care, you look in your neighborhood first. what is closest to you? if you come to a neighborhood health center or a clinic, you then have access it a system of care in the community health network. we are a system of care that was probably based on the family practice model, but it was really clear that there are special populations with special needs. the cole street clinic is a youth clinic in the heart of
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the haight ashbury and they target youth. tom woodell takes care of many of the central city residents and they have great expertise in providing services for many of the homeless. potrero hill and southeast health centers are health centers in those particular communities that are family health centers, so they provide health care to patients across the age span. . >> many of our clients are working poor. they pay their taxes. they may run into a rough patch now and then and what we're able to provide is a bridge towards getting them back on their feet. the center averages about 14,000 visits a year in the health clinic alone. one of the areas that we specialize in is family medicine, but the additional focus of that is is to provide care to women and children. women find out they're pregnant, we talk to them about
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the importance of getting good prenatal care which takes many visits. we initially will see them for their full physical to determine their base line health, and then enroll them in prenatal care which occurs over the next 9 months. group prenatal care is designed to give women the opportunity to bond during their pregnancy with other women that have similar due dates. our doctors here are family doctors. they are able to help these women deliver their babies at the hospital, at general hospital. we also have the wic program, which is a program that provides food vouchers for our families after they have their children, up to age 5 they are able to receive food vouchers to get milk and cereal for their children. >> it's for the city, not only our clinic, but the city. we have all our children in san francisco should have insurance now because if they are low
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income enough, they get medical. if they actually have a little more assets, a little more income, they can get happy family. we do have family who come outside of our neighborhood to come on our clinic. one thing i learn from our clients, no matter how old they are, no matter how little english they know, they know how to get to chinatown, meaning they know how to get to our clinic. 85 percent of our staff is bilingual because we are serving many monolingual chinese patients. they can be child care providers so our clients can go out and work. >> we found more and more women of child bearing age come down with cancer and they have kids
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and the kids were having a horrible time and parents were having a horrible time. how do parents tell their kids they may not be here? what we do is provide a place and the material and support and then they figure out their own truth, what it means to them. i see the behavior change in front of my eyes. maybe they have never been able to go out of boundaries, their lives have been so rigid to sort of expressing that makes tremendous changes. because we did what we did, it is now sort of a nationwide model. >> i think you would be surprised if you come to these clinics. many of them i think would be your neighbors if you knew that. often times we just don't discuss that. we treat husband and wife and they bring in their kids or we treat the grandparents and then the next generation. there are people who come in who need treatment for their heart disease or for their diabetes or their high blood
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pressure or their cholesterol or their hepatitis b. we actually provide group medical visits and group education classes and meeting people who have similar chronic illnesses as you do really helps you understand that you are not alone in dealing with this. and it validates the experiences that you have and so you learn from each other. >> i think it's very important to try to be in tune with the needs of the community and a lot of our patients have -- a lot of our patients are actually immigrants who have a lot of competing priorities, family issues, child care issues, maybe not being able to find work or finding work and not being insured and health care sometimes isn't the top priority for them. we need to understand that so that we can help them take care of themselves physically and emotionally to deal with all these other things.
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they also have to be working through with people living longer and living with more chronic conditions i think we're going to see more patients coming through. >> starting next year, every day 10,000 people will hit the age of 60 until 2020. . >> the needs of the patients that we see at kerr senior center often have to do with the consequences of long standing substance abuse and mental illness, linked to their chronic diseases. heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke, those kinds of chronic illnesses. when you get them in your 30's and 40's and you have them into your aging process, you are not going to have a comfortable old age. you are also seeing in terms of
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epidemics, an increase in alzheimer's and it is going to increase as the population increases. there are quite a few seniors who have mental health problems but they are also, the majority of seniors, who are hard-working, who had minimum wage jobs their whole lives, who paid social security. think about living on $889 a month in the city of san francisco needing to buy medication, one meal a day, hopefully, and health care. if we could provide health care early on we might prevent (inaudible) and people would be less likely to end up in the emergency room with a drastic outcome. we could actually provide prevention and health care to people who had no other way of getting health care, those without insurance, it might be more cost effective
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