In the past two weeks, two people asked me the progress of the Columbia China Sister City’s program. It is going pretty well.
Our Columbia China Sister City Delegation will begin their 2-week China Trip (Beijing, Xi’an, Nanjing, Liyang, Suzhou, Wuzhen, Hangzhou, Shanghai) in October. This delegate consists of state legislators, Columbia Association Board Members and staff, reporters and our residents. I really appreciate their interest in this trip. The trip is paid by each individual member.
From the idea of starting the “Columbia’s China Sister City” to this incoming trip, I really appreciate so many people’s contribution to make it happen: the China Sister Planning Committee Chair Ms. Jun Han and vice chair Mr. Hui Dong and other committee members, Columbia Association’s International MultiCulture Advisory Committee chair Laura Smit and other committee members, Mr. Len Lazarick ( from MarylandReporters.com) who got some many high profile people into the trip.
For some personal reason, I may not join the trip unfortunately and I wish them the best of the trip. If situations change, I may jump into the airplane and meet them in Liyang, Jiangsu, China.