Bellevue Mayor Signs MOUs in China

The city of Bellevue signed several MOUs while Mayor Conrad Lee was in China on Governor Inslee’s trade mission recently. One signed between Bellevue and Beijing Construction and Engineering Group International means that the construction giant, one of the largest in China, will likely establish an office in Bellevue. BCEG has dozens of offices worldwide, including in the US through its subsidiary, BCEGI-USA, and tends to be involved in infrastructure and building construction.

Another MOU, with the Chaoyang District of Beijing, is aimed at assisting with cross-border investments in technology, media, and telecommunications. Technology innovation in both cities is promoted through the agreement, and Chaoyang could also open a small office in Bellevue as a result of the MOU, according to a press release.

“I’m pleased to have the opportunity to represent Bellevue on this important trade mission. The MOUs we have signed will help to promote international business development through construction and engineering projects,” Mayor Lee said, in a statement. “I look forward to building stronger cultural and economic relations between China and Washington that will result in greater economic growth and investment in Bellevue, our region and our state.”

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