The NSW Government will help NSW companies wanting to invest in the booming Chinese economy with an ICT and Creative Media Trade Mission to China in July.
"NSW enjoys a strategic advantage over other states when it comes to the creative media industries, I want to exploit that on the international stage," Mr Iemma said.
The announcement was made while Premier Iemma officially visited the Consul General of People¡¦s Republic of China in Sydney, Mr Qui Shaofang at his Camperdown office.
"NSW is open for business, and that means working closely with our trading partner to promote trade and create more jobs for the people of NSW.
"The mission will visit Shanghai and Hangzhou and it is coincided with ChinaJoy 2006 ¡V a major international expo for digital interactive entertainment products, services and technologies.
"This will be a great opportunity for NSW and our business sector to showcase what we have to offer.
The mission is open to NSW export ready companies supplying ICT or Creative Media technologies. Opportunities for NSW exporters have been identified in the following sectors:
-Digital interactive entertainment
-Post production (Film and Television)
-Bandwidth solutions and software systems
"NSW enjoys strong and wide-ranging economic complementarities with China which bolster economic and trade ties,"Mr Iemma said.
"I look forward to seeing relations between Australia and the People¡¦s Republic of China continue to prosper.
Premier Iemma will deliver a keynote address at the 2006 NSW-Asia Business dinner to celebrate the long-standing friendship and business relationships between NSW and our partners in Asia.
The Joint Economic Meeting is scheduled to take place in Sydney later this year ensuring NSW is open for business with our Chinese partners.(Source: www.chinatown.com.au)