HOUSTON Cheap Women's New Balance 574 Yellow Navy Shoes , May 17 (Xinhua)-- China and the United States are highly complementary with great potential for deepening cooperation in the field of technology innovation, government officials and entrepreneurs said here on Tuesday.

The 2nd U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) kicked off in Houston on Tuesday with the participation of senior officials and entrepreneurs from the two countries.

Li Qiangmin, the Chinese consul general in Houston, said at the summit that innovation has become a new engine for the cooperation between China and the United States.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said "we have about 18 billion dollars worth of business with China, and that is between the city of Houston and China on the annual basis. It is my hope that I am going to do everything I can to increase that relationship between the two."

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In a congratulatory letter to the summit, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said decades of relations between Texas and China have brought advantages to both, in the forms of mutually beneficial trade and valuable cultural exchange.

"In the decades to come, this relationship will continue to be one of the world's most significant as the United States and China work toward common goals of prosperity, strength and peace," he said.

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"It is an excellent platform for companies to leverage significant resources from China to accelerate their growth and to expand their market potential," he said.

The UCIS aims to facilitate collaboration between innovative technology companies, venture capitalists, private equity, startup accelerators and incubators.

It is also expected to help Chinese investors access and invest in the best-in-class technologies and products located in the U.S., as well as help U.S.-based technology companies source investors and partners who can help them to access the Chinese market.

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Gu Xinliang, a 56-year-old teacher in Henan Province, sells his watermelons with carved characters. (Photonews.dahe)

(ECNS) -- A 56-year-old teacher in a central Chinese village has managed to sell out 3 Cheap Women's New Balance 574 Jade Green Shoes ,000 kilograms of watermelons in a saturated market, just by writing creative Chinese characters on them, local news portal dahe reported.

Gu Xinliang said he sold only one watermelon in a whole morning on July 20 at his roadside stall in Heimiao village, Jiaxian County of Henan Province. Later, in a totally unconscious gesture, he began scraping on them with his fingernails.

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An hour later, a woman in her twenties stopped her car to purchase the two watermelons. She said she bought them especially for her grandmother and mother, even though the price was 0.1 yuan (about $0.002) higher.

Seeing it as a good marketing opportunity, Gu created more characters and terms on watermelons, which were all bought by passers-by. It took him only several minutes to provide the added value to an ordinary fruit.

Gu sold his 3 Cheap New Balance 597 Shoes ,000 kilograms of watermelons in 11 days, including some with customized writing on them. The business success helped him sell 1,000 kilograms of muskmelons too.

Gu finished high school and now teaches Chinese at a primary school. He said he had been keen on Chinese calligraphy from an early age, but had never received formal education because of too many siblings and financial difficulties.

But in his spare time, Gu often teaches himself calligraphy and helps write couplets for neighbors during the Spring Festival, China's Lunar New Year Cheap New Balance 597 , and other occasions, free of charge.

Gu Xinliang, a 56-year-old teacher in Henan Province, sells his watermelons with carved characters. (Photonews.dahe)

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Car sales were recorded at 91,471 units last month, or 11.4 percent up from a year earlier, data from Indonesia's Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) showed.

On a monthly basis, the figure was also higher than 88,537 units sold in the previous month.

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