International activities: delegation visit to China

On behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology has been trying to set up a meeting on biotechnology and medical technology between a German and a Chinese delegation for several months.

Following a long period of stagnation in the negotiations with China on this working group’s first meeting, progress can now be reported. Unfortunately, the Chinese side did not accept the Federal Economics Ministry’s suggestion to hold the first meeting during Biotechnica China in Shanghai at the end of May, but instead proposed the Chinese biotech trade fair in Changsha from 20 to 23 August as a location for the first meeting. The Federal Economics Ministry agreed to this proposal in order to avoid further delays.

It would be helpful if some companies could attend the meeting and the Federal Economics Ministry would certainly welcome this. If you are interesting in attending the meeting, please contact the BIO Deutschland office (e-mail:

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