Ontario Takes Green Technology To China



    McGuinty To Promote Environmental Companies On Follow-up Mission To China

    TORONTO, July 9 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Premier Dalton McGuinty will lead a trade mission to China in October to
promote innovative Ontario companies in China and create jobs, opportunity and
prosperity back home.
    The mission will include representatives from about 25 Ontario companies,
and focus on promoting the province's strengths in environmental technologies.
The delegation will visit Shanghai and Nanjing. The delegation will then join
other premiers as part of the Council of the Federation visit to Beijing and
Chongqing.
    China's economy is the second largest in the world, behind only the
United States. Their efforts to reduce pollution present opportunities for
Ontario companies. China has recently introduced stronger environmental
protections and set a target to reduce major pollutants by 10 per cent between
2006 and 2010.

    QUOTES

    "China is taking important steps to reduce pollution and Ontario
companies have many of the solutions they need. New markets for our companies
will lead to more jobs for Ontario families," said Ontario Premier Dalton
McGuinty.

    
    QUICK FACTS

      -  China is investing $175 billion in environmental protection
         (http://english.gov.cn/2006-07/18/content_338372.htm) between
         2006 and 2010.

      -  Ontario has 2,600 environmental technology companies.

      -  Premier McGuinty visited China in 2005 on a 12-day trade mission
         (http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/news/Product.asp?ProductID=526&Lang=EN)
         that included more than 125 people from 100 different organizations.
    

    LEARN MORE

    Read about Ontario's leadership in environmental technologies
    (http://www.oce-ontario.org/Pages/COEEarth.aspx?COE=EA).

    See how Ontario is attracting investment (http://www.2ontario.com/) from
    around the world.

    Learn more about the growing links (http://venturesdialogue.ca/) between
    Ontario and China.

    
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