City to host Chinese delegation

District of Suzhou, China, that is scheduled to visit Southern California in April or May.Councilman Mario Guerra asked the city to host the delegation after he traveled to Suzhou, China last year as part of a group of mayors sponsored by the Latin Business Association. The City Council allocated $2,000 to cover hosting expenses. Guerra also asked the council to consider making the Wuzhong District Downey's next sister city to spur "economic development, cultural exchange and mutual trade relations." Scheduled to take part in the delegation is Shen Kunsheng, deputy consultant with the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Wuzhong District; Yue Linfang, director of Wuzhong's development and reform bureau; Jiang Lianbao, director of Wuzhong's health bureau; Qian Jianwei, director of Wuzhong's city construction and environment protection working committee; Jin Mingde, Wuzhong's deputy secretary-general of the Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries; and Li Caiying, chairman of the Suzhou Wuzhong Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. -Eric Pierce, city editor

********** Published: March 24, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 49