China and Get in2 China Group Ltd. have had a fantastic year of progress and development. In 2011, China’s GDP grew by 11.1 percent in the first half of the year, and 10.3 percent during the second half. At the same time, Get in2 China Group Ltd. had a record year of providing high quality internship and language programs for those wanting to experience the exciting culture of China.
A steady stream of foreign investment, relatively low labor costs, and scientific and technical innovations, all lead us to believe that China's economy will stay on its rapid growth path over the next two or three decades, generating 8 million new jobs every year. With 1.3 billion potential consumers, China is considered the ultimate investment opportunity, making the Chinese business environment increasingly more competitive at home and abroad.
Get in2 China Group Ltd. is also striving to mirror the success of China with our ongoing commitment to acquiring new information, improving our infrastructure, and focusing more on the clients we serve. We will do this by focusing on our long-term development, as well as our short term needs, in order to further improve our company's strong foundation.
The Get in2 China Internship Program brings students and graduates from all over the world to experience the exciting culture that China has to offer. We believe that our internship programs encourage the exchange of ideas and contribute to an increased understanding of how life and business work in China. To date, we have partnered with major companies, such HSBC, Lenovo, IBM, Google, Apple, and others. By working alongside these prestigious corporations, we are able to bring the highest quality education to our graduates and students who enroll in our programs.
As we look forward, we are excited about the year ahead and what it will bring. We are also pleased to announce that in 2012, Get in2 China Group Ltd. will be opening an office in Shanghai, which will allow us to continue offering high-quality, professional services to our clients.
The Get in2 China team is committed to connecting both people and businesses with China, and we look forward to continuing to provide our high-quality services in the future.