Peng Wenya, deputy director of Tongling Foreign Affairs Office, and other officials from the office visited some foreign experts working in Tongling on the afternoon of February 3.
The group first went to Jingda Rea Special Enameled Wire Co Ltd to see Mr. Ted Hornbein, director of China operations of the US-based Rea Company.
Tongling Jingda Rea Special Enameled Wire Co Ltd is a joint venture co-invested by Tongling Jingda Special Magnet Wire Co Ltd and the US-based Rea Magnet Wire Company Inc. The company was established and put into operation in early 2009 and its products are widely used in refrigerators, freezers, air condition compressor motors and industrial motors. The two sides have jointly set up factories in Guangdong, Tianjin and other places.
During the visit, Peng Wenya and his colleagues learned about the progress of the company's application for APEC Business Travel Cards and the inoculation of COVID-19 vaccines.
In following, the group went to Tongling University to see Sophia, a foreign teacher who came to teach at the university from Argentina eight years ago. Now she has settled in the city and actively participates in the publicity and news coverage of the protection of the Yangtze River and other ecological environment protection activities.
On behalf of the municipal foreign affairs office, Peng Wenya presented flowers and epidemic prevention supplies to foreign experts in addition to New Year greetings. Peng Wenya said his office will give full play to its functions so as to improve the working and living environment for foreign experts in Tongling, and provide high-quality service for further opening up and international cooperation of the city.