Assemblymember Peoples Traveling to Beijing, China as Part of Trade Mission to China with Other State Legislators

April 17, 2008
Buffalo – Assemblymember Crystal D. Peoples announced today that she will be traveling next week to Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai, China as part of the 2008 New York State Legislators Trade Mission to China. The trip, hosted by John Wang, President of the Asian American Business Development Center, is part of an ongoing effort to promote greater New York- China trade development.

The Office of Senate Minority Leader Malcolm T. Smith is the Legislators’ liaison in the coordination of this trip. Assemblymember Peoples was invited to be a Delegate along with Assemblymember Dennis Gabryszak (143rd District) and NYC Councilman Larry Seabrook. The delegation will be briefed on the rapidly developing business environments and market conditions of the most economically developed cities and provinces in China.

Additionally, the delegation will discuss and explore cooperation with provincial leaders to facilitate increasing business and trade activities between New York State and the various provinces they will visit. The week-long visit will allow Assemblymember Peoples and the other delegates the opportunity to experience China’s economic progress and prosperity first-hand and allow a better understanding between people of two different countries. The trade mission is organized with special assistance and support by the Chinese Consulate General in New York and coordinated by the Chinese Peoples’ Institute of Foreign Affairs.

Peoples said, “The fact remains that the U.S. continues to partner with China in widespread trade and foreign affairs. The State can develop better relationships by seeing first hand the business environments and market conditions that are often broadcast in our media. I believe this opportunity is a great experience for me and other legislators to work towards a better state, one that is geared to increasing economic opportunities in our communities and lead towards a better economic future for Buffalo. The trip has not been funded using any tax-payer money. ”