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Sharing Detroit and Auto Industry’s Comeback Story at China’s G20 Summit

Detroit and the automotive industry’s comeback will be highlighted in a new featurette at the G20 Summit for global leaders in September. It is part of a project by China’s Zheijang Satellite TV, who visited the region last week to document cities and states across the United States where there have been significant Chinese investment. The visit included a profile of Warren-based automotive, manufacturing and assembly solutions provider Paslin, which was recently acquired by China’s Wanfeng Auto Holdings Group.

As part of the featurette, Justin Robinson, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s vice president of business attraction; Maureen Krauss, senior advisor of economic development at the Chamber; and Brian Connors, executive director at the Michigan-China Innovation Center, shared the economic impact of Chinese companies on the automotive and manufacturing industries in Southeast Michigan while also highlighting Detroit’s post-bankruptcy revitalization. Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development and Paslin also hosted a tour of the city, in partnership with the Chamber, featuring the General Motors Renaissance Center, Campus Martius Park, and the Detroit riverfront.