Chicago Will Host the U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference October 22 - 23

Bensenville, Illinois - Jul 09, 2015


After five years of hard work, we have a new and very exciting visual representation of the Chicago - Shanghai partnership. Here is China Committee co-chair Bill Spence with the details:

I'm very pleased to report that "Stone Talk," the sculpture from Shanghai by renowned artist Yu Jiyong commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Chicago's sister city relationship with Shanghai, has been installed in a small garden at the entrance to the new field house in Ping Tom II. First discussed between Shanghai officials and Mayor Daley at the Shanghai Expo 2010, the 9 ton, 16 ft. tall granite and steel obelisk took five years to reach its final destination. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Shanghai's Vice Mayor Xu Zezhou both gave remarks at the statue's unveiling.

You can read more of the story, with thoughts from Mayor Emanuel, on the CSCI website. We'd like to thank Ernie Wong, Kitty Pon, Ray Lee, and Ray Chin for their efforts on this project.

In continuing to implement the Gateway Cities Agreement signed by Mayor Emanuel in December 2013, Chicago Deputy Mayor Koch and officials from World Business Chicago leave July 12 on an economic development mission to meet with business leaders and government officials in Shanghai, Shenyang, Beijing and Hangzhou.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that Chicago will host the U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference October 22 - 23, connecting business leaders, government officials and citizen diplomats from the U.S. and China. Register and get additional details here.

Please find many more news stories and events below, and, as always, please email myself or CSCI Program Manager Heather Joerger with news you would like shared in next month's newsletter!

All the best,
Jon Macha
The China Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International

Source: China Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International

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