Arkansas State, America -- Special Report on Sister Provinces of Henan, China III
Arkansas is a state in the south central region of the United States, not only a transportation hub between the east coast and west coast, but also a logistics center of strategic importance. Known as the “Nature State” for its beauty and livability, Arkansas is home to about 2.9 million people, Little Rock as its capital and the hometown of former President Bill Clinton.
The location of Arkansas. [Photo provided to arkansascityusa.com]
Arkansas implements the “free employment” policy and bans any forced union membership without any property tax calculated and collected, as the dwelling place of world-renowned enterprises such as Wal-Mart, Murphy Oil and Tyson Foods.
On June 12, 2010, Henan and Arkansas officially established a sister-province relationship.
Henan and Arkansas have attached great importance to economic and technological cooperation since their first negotiation. Their friendly relations are promoted by joint projects. To promote mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation, they focus on their cooperation in modern animal husbandry, establishment of Jinlong overseas plant in Arkansas, and introduction of advanced automotive electronics technology to Tianhai Group, etc.
河南省与阿肯色州自洽谈结好伊始就非常重视经济技术的合作，具有项目带动友好关系发展的特点。两省州应紧紧围绕金龙铜管在阿肯色州建厂、天海集团汽车电子产品技术引进和现代畜牧业合作等项目，推动双方互利共赢的务实合作。（来源/河南省委外办 翻译/赵汉青 审校/李文竞）