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Ontario-Jiangsu Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU)

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Ontario-Jiangsu Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU)

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Premier Dalton McGuinty recognized Ontario 's special relationship with the Chinese province of Jiangsu , China by signing a renewed Memorandum of Understanding and Friendship with its Governor, Liang Baohuo.

Twenty years ago, Ontario and Jiangsu first signed a Friendship Accord, which paved the way for Ontario in China by fostering closer economic, educational, institutional and government ties between the two jurisdictions.

Under the renewed agreement:

  • The Ontario-Jiangsu Business Council will be created to promote two-way trade and investment and make recommendations to both the Ontario and Jiangsu governments.
  • Ontario district schools boards will be encouraged to develop closer ties with Jiangsu public schools and postsecondary institutions will be assisted to develop exchange programs and possibly joint-degree programs.
  • Ontario will host a jointly-organized Education Forum in 2006.
  • Ties will be promoted between Ontario 's public libraries and Jiangsu Provincial Library.
  • TVOntario and TV Jiangsu will explore opportunities for joint ventures.
  • Ministry of Transportation and Jiangsu Communications Department will develop an exchange program on transportation planning, design, road maintenance and Intelligent Transportation Systems.
  • Exchange programs will be developed for researchers and students focusing on life sciences, information and communications technologies, and materials and advanced manufacturing.
  • Increased collaboration will take place in the areas of agricultural and natural resources and an Environmental Sub-agreement will focus on energy conservation, environmental sciences and source water protection.
  • Ontario and Jiangsu will support cooperative agreements between hospitals in the two provinces. Both governments will endorse the importance of information sharing during public health emergencies.

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