“Agreement to Establish Sister State/Province Relationship between the State of California of the United States of America and Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China”
California, Oregon and Washington agreed to trade goods with China. Source
“The State of California of the United States of America and Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as ‘both State and Province’),
Following the Memorandum of Understanding on the Friendly Exchanges and Cooperation between the State of California of the United States of America and Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China signed on 15th April 2013 in Guangzhou,
Considering the importance of enhancing the mutual understanding and friendship between American and Chinese People,
Believing that developing a close State-Province partnership will be beneficial to the social and economic prosperity of both State and Province,
Pursuant to The Three Joint Communiqués and other agreements between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China,
Have agreed, through friendly consultations, to enter into Sister State/Province Relationship.
I. According to the principle of equality and mutual benefits, both State and Province will proactively push for the growth of two-way trade and investment by leveraging their advantages and complementary industries, technologies and market opportunities. There will also be joint commitment to concrete initiatives in areas including but not limited to science and technological innovation, low-carbon development, environment conservation, clean energy, education, training, tourism and cultural exchange.
II. Leaders and designated organizations for liaison of both State and Province will keep in touch for timely and effective communications on matters related to the State-Province collaboration or of common interest. Both State and Province will work to ensure that relevant government departments, business sectors, education institutions and research institutes are appropriately engaged in the concrete cooperation in the fore-mentioned areas.
This agreement shall come into force on the day of signing by representatives of both governments. It will be valid for five years, and remain in force unless either side proposes to terminate it.
Signed in San Francisco on the Twenty-First day of September, 2014, this agreement is written in English and Chinese languages, both in duplicate and deemed equally authentic.”
Edmund G. Brown
Governor of the State of California
The United States of America
Governor of Guangdong Province
The People’s Republic of China