Exchange with Foreign Countries and Taiwan
Its exchanges with foreign countries and Taiwan increase progressively with deepening of reform and opening-up as well as the normalization of the direct route to Taiwan. In 2011 32 groups and 56 person-times of personnel from Yuhuan went abroad for business and 67 groups and 100 person-times of foreigners visited Yuhuan for business in succession. Its liaison and exchange with Hong Kong Sodality of Yuhuan Townese and Taiwan Sodality of Yuhuan Townees increased and the friendship association activities for Yuhuan Federation of Overseas Chinese, Yuhuan Federation of Overseas Compatriots, Yuhuan Federation of Returned Students and Yuhuan Federation of Taiwan Compatriots were developed orderly. In January, 2011 New Year Concert was held and Austrian Strauss Philharmonic Orchestra of totally 70 persons did a show in Yuhuan; Yucheng High School signed the letter of intent with the First-grade High School of German Kroc Schnee for establishment of sister-school relations. In February, the delegation from Yilan Taiwan visited and surveyed Yuhuan. In April Taiwan Taizhong Agricultural Delegation of 13 persons came to Yuhuan for survey; in July, Slovakia Consul General in Shanghai visited Yuhuan with the party of 6 persons; the members of the 3rd Taizhou “Root-Seeking Tour” Summer Camp participated by 33 teenagers of Chinese origin from 6 countries including USA and Holland visited and experience Yuhuan Agro-Sightseeing Park. In September, Fiji Ambassador in China Esala Teleni surveyed Yuhuan with his party of 2 persons.
Foreign Economy and Trade
In 2010 Yuhuan achieved the self-managed import and export of 3.466 billion US dollars (ranking first in the city and an increase of 14%) including export amount of 3.247 billion Yuan (ranking second in the city and an increase of 18.5%). It continuously ranked first in the export of such three industries as valves, auto parts and furniture. Its foreign trade enterprises with performance increased by 74 so that it accumulatively had 1067 such enterprises and continuously stood at the top of Taizhou. The transformation and upgrading of foreign trade was continuously promoted. It achieved export amount of 5705 million US dollars in hi-tech products, an increase of 8.87%. In the same year, more than 461 enterprises successively participated in 36 shows including Guangzhou Fair, Brazilian Int’l Show for Parts of Heavy & Commercial Vehicles and Las Vagas Show for Auto Parts. Their products have been sold to more than 160 countries and regions in the world. In 2011 it achieved the actually used foreign investment of 98.94 million US dollars, an increase of 336%, hitting a historical high. SEB’s investment in Supor project became the largest investment attracting project of Taizhou in 2011. Besides, Yuhuan’s newly increased overseas investment amounted to 12.00 million US dollars, ranking first separately in Taizhou.