Mayor of London Boris Johnson met Beijing’s Deputy Mayor, Chen Gang, at City Hall earlier today. The two men discussed ways Beijing can contribute to London’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 including contributions which could be made by collaborations between London and Chinese universities.
Mayor Johnson said: “I returned from my visits to Beijing with a wealth of experience and ideas for the London Games. These were boosted by today’s meeting where Mr Chen Gang has underlined Chinese interest in contributing to a fantastic Games and even better legacy. I believe these proposals can provide the foundation for a stronger and broader programme of partnership and collaboration between our two cities in different economic and cultural areas.”
Today’s meeting follows talks between the pair during the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Mr Chen Gang also met with the Olympic Delivery Authority boss David Higgins and was given a tour of the Olympic Park.