Chongqing– Mr. Antonio Yung is the envoy for the Sacramento-China Office of California Capital. He is a strategic thinker with deep experience in the field of information technology and a leader with extensive knowledge of technology, operations, and finance.
The representative office he serves is also a member of the California Trade and Investment Representative Office in China, established by the Governor of California. Mr. Yung established the first foreign trade and education representative office in Chongqing on behalf of the Sacramento City Government, which has become a gateway for Sacramento area businesses and institutions to enter the Southwest China market, as well as guiding direct foreign investment.
Sacramento is California’s center for politics, medical technology, advanced agriculture, and transportation. It is also home to many Californian industries and trade organizations and is a world-class development center for autonomous vehicles, agricultural technology, food safety, and clean energy.
In the past, California has been an early adopter of new technologies, such as electric vehicles, as the Sacramento government implements policies and incentives before the state and federal governments. As a result, 50% of all Evs are driven on the road in California. In light of this, Yung sees the benefits of cooperation in China. Chongqing has a large population and a strong industrial and technological base. I believe we should leverage each other’s strengths in order for both sides to succeed.”
Through cooperation and exchange with Chongqing, Sacramento learned the importance of inclusive economic growth, as in the US, economically disadvantaged and elderly populations are often left behind by new technologies. The adoption of smartphones among senior citizens in Chongqing was very high. When Sacramento implemented 5G technology and networking, we considered the experience of Chongqing.”
The City of Sacramento has a representative office for economics, trade, and education based in Chongqing, which has made great efforts to promote cooperation between Chongqing and California, including the California Life Pavilion and California Commodity Exhibition and Sales Zone, which have introduced high-quality products from California.
Chongqing University has established positive, cooperative relations with the University of California, conducting academic and scientific exchange activities for teachers and students.