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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -
Four delegates from Handan, China, are in Dubuque for two days to learn more about the city. Dubuque has been sister cities with Handan, China, for 30 years. During those two days delegates will meet with local business and educational officials. The primary goal of the visit to Dubuque is for the delegates to gain a broader understanding of the Greater Dubuque Development Cooperation.
Kevin Lynch is a member of the Dubuque City Council.
"We are just exploring opportunities that may exist for business exchange or cultural exchanges. They have brought a long a lot of photograph exhibits that we will put together and be putting on display in the not to distant future, he said. "we are also exploring educational opportunities too."
Zhang Xiaozhong is Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Handan Municipal People's Government.
"We hope that through this visit we can benefit from the exchanges in education, business and cultural. This includes the exchange of students and the teachers. The main purpose of our business is to have more opportunity for economic corporation." Xiaozhong said.
Lynch hopes this visit will allow more educational and business opportunities for Dubuque in Handan, China in the future.
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