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Visit to MassChallenge

BOSTON - On January 3rd, 2018, the Guangzhou Liaison Office in Boston team visited MassChallenge with Sarah Delude, the International Business Strategy Manager from the Mayor's Office of Economic Development.

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MassChallenge is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. It runs the world's largest startup accelerator, accepting over a hundred applicants each year, and awards almost $2 million in prizes, without taking equity. Its express mission is to foster a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes their ability to define their future and is empowered to maximize their impact. 

The team took a tour of MassChallenge with Naila Jahan, MassChallenge's Global Partnerships Coordinator, who showed us around the work spaces, conference rooms, and other gathering areas inside the MassChallenge facility.

After the tour, our team sat down with Naila to get a more in depth explanation of MassChallenge, its business model, and its mission. The team gave a formal introduction for the Guangzhou Liaison Office in Boston, and also discussed opportunities for collaboration and partnership between MassChallenge and the city of Guangzhou.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to MassChallenge, and would like to thank you Naila Jahan and Sarah Delude for helping make the visit possible. We look forward to working together with MassChallenge in the future.

2018 Inauguration of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

BOSTON - The Guangzhou Liaison Office in Boston was invited to attend the inauguration ceremony of Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Monday, as he took the oath of office for his second term on January 1st, 2018. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden presided over the ceremony at the Cutler Majestic Theater, and praised Walsh for his character and efforts to continue his tireless work on behalf of the people of Boston. 

In his speech, Mayor Walsh stated that he will prioritize the fundamental middle-class opportunities in the city: strong 21st-century schools, good jobs, and affordable homes in safe neighborhoods. As he put it himself, Mayor Walsh promises to continue working, “to make a better Boston for everyone.”

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Meeting with the Global Affairs Team, Mayor's Office of Economic Development

BOSTON - Our office team met with Sarah Delude and James Colimon of the Global Affairs Team, Mayor's Office of Economic Development at Boston City Hall, for the purpose of discussing cooperation between the city of Boston and the city of Guangzhou. We reviewed the Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 2016 between the two cities, which agreed to further strengthen exchanges and cooperation in such fields as economy, trade, culture, education, technology, healthcare and medical research, tourism, and other fields of mutual interest. 

We look forward to working together with the city of Boston and establishing partnerships based on the framework outlined by this renewed Memorandum of Understanding.