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Zhang Weiguo Meets Chairman Essner of Wyeth-Ayerst Ltd.

Zhang Weiguo, Vice-governor of Jiangsu Province, met Mr. Robert Essner, Chairman of Wyeth-Ayerst Ltd. of America, and his entourage at Jinji Lake Hotel on April 3 with the presence of Zhou Weiqiang, Executive Member of CPC Suzhou Municipal Committee and Deputy Mayor of Suzhou.

Wyeth-Ayerst Corporation is one of the Fortune-500 enterprises and a global leader in prescribed medicine and health food production. Wyeth-Ayerst established a subsidiary pharmaceutical company with a total investment of USD 29.9 million in Suzhou in 1991 and began production in November 1994. Its products range in 19 prescription and non-prescription drugs, from anti-biotic and women's health protection medicine to multi-vitamin and calcium supplements. 

Zhang Weiguo expressed warm welcome for the visit by Chairman Essner and his group, saying that Wyeth-Ayerst Corporation had been old friend of Suzhou and began investment project as early as the 90s of last century, and he hoped that the corporation would bring new project into SIP. Mr. Essner said that since his first visit to Suzhou in 1999, great changes had taken place here, and he would make serious surveys of the investment in SIP and determine the next step of investment in Suzhou.

April 4, 2007

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