"Open and innovative China is our most important market!" Interview with Suris, Senior Executive Vice President, Therese, France
Beijing, 9 Nov (Xinhua) the title: "Open and innovative China is the market we value most!" Interview with Suris, Senior Executive Vice President, Therese, France
Xinhua News Agency reporter Yu Jiaxin
"China has a huge market size, an innovative environment and an open policy. It is our most valued market! " Therese, France, executive vice president of the world, Suris said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency reporters a few days ago.
A few days ago, after attending the opening ceremony of the second Expo in Shanghai, she non-stop moved to Beijing, attended the Sino-French economic summit held in Beijing on the 6th, and attended the signing ceremony of Chinese and French enterprises. Of the $15 billion "bill" signed by China and France, Therese accounted for three.
One is the agreement on cooperation in the modernization of air traffic management; the other is the cooperation agreement on aviation innovation; and the agreement on the field of physics jointly signed with some Chinese and French universities.
Stroll around the blog, talk about customers, sign big orders. The tight schedule of Suris had little time to breathe, but the fatigue of the journey did not stop her enthusiasm and excitement to attend the meeting.
Suris, who came to the Expo for the first time, recalled the feeling of participating in the exhibition and went on and on: "the number of people in the pavilion was shocking, I didn't expect it to be so large, and guests from all over the world were gathered, and we were not only able to showcase our latest products and technologies." It was an unforgettable event to meet partners from all over the world. "
Last year, Therese was unable to attend the fair because of a conflict with an air show. In order to avoid the second session, they signed up several months in advance and moved all their company's high-tech products here. "at an exhibition, our high-tech products were unveiled, and the Expo was the first." She said.
Why is Suris so excited about a grand event, a signing, a trip to China? In her words, "A more open, innovative and win-win China is the greatest attraction to us."
The fate between Therese and China began 40 years ago. After these years of development, Therese's business in China is booming. At present, the total number of employees is about 2400. There are eight office locations, three joint ventures and two innovation centers in the country. And Beijing is one of them.
The rising number of tourists in China and the growing demand for aviation and transportation have shown Therese great potential.
"China is expected to become the world's largest market for civil aviation, and its scale and importance are self-evident." Suris said that Therese has the world's leading aerospace, ground transportation, digital security technology, the Chinese market has a huge demand, the two sides can work together to make a big cooperation cake.
When it comes to innovation, she laments, "China is really a very suitable place for innovation." Suris is pleased to see that compared with other countries, China has more and more technical talents in areas such as big data, artificial intelligence and cyber security, which has also contributed to the continuous improvement of Therese's R & D capabilities. "Today, we produce in China, not only for China, but also for the world."
Therese's business in China is also growing because "China is becoming more and more open".
"China is becoming more and more open and these changes are visible." With several trips to and from China in the course of the year, Suris was impressed by the continuous improvement of the business environment in China. "in particular, the introduction of the Foreign Investment Law places more emphasis on the protection of intellectual property rights, which will bring a more attractive business environment to multinational corporations, including Therese."
Openness, innovation and win-win cooperation. These elements also make Therese look forward to tapping the potential of cooperation with Chinese companies in the future. In the future, Therese will deepen its cooperation with Chinese partners in areas such as rail transit signal system upgrades, safer applications of UAV systems in aviation and the promotion of more convenient and reliable communications systems in the age of the Internet of things, Mr Therese said.
"there is no doubt that we will continue to increase investment in R & D in China and work with more local small and medium-sized enterprises to inject more vitality into our innovation." Suris said.
After the interview, Suris will catch the same day's plane back to Paris. For the future cooperation, she is full of expectations: "I believe it will bring us more surprises!"