From Rugao, China to Tallahassee, Florida [SLIDE SHOW]

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By: Lanetra Bennett
March 26, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - A municipal government delegation from the city of Rugao, China, sat down with Tallahassee Mayor John Marks Tuesday afternoon.

It was a part of the group's two-day visit to Tallahassee. The aim is to further boost economic, education, and cultural activities exchange between the two sister cities.

With the help of an interpreter, one of the leaders described their visit to area businesses, government leaders, universities, and even our WCTV studios.

Yao Shi, the Party Secretary of Rugao People's Congress, says, "We are very impressed by the innovations and the TV station. Also, the way of business model is in a way to be successful. So, there's a lot to learn and a lot to bring back home."

The delegation consists of Yao Shi, party secretary of Rugao People's Congress; Jianping Cui, Rugao director of foreign affairs and Overseas Chinese Office; Lucky Ni, vice director of the Rugao Economic Development Zone Management Committee; and Jin Zhang, president of the Rugao Culture and Broadcasting Group.

Mayor Marks visited China shortly after The Sister Cities initiative began two years ago.

The delegation leaves town Wednesday morning.

Tallahassee has a Chinese sister... city! Officials from the city of Rugao, China are in Tallahassee building on a relationship created last year when Tallahassee and Rugao were named Sister Cities.

The delegation will be in town through Wednesday and are visiting with local government, businesses, and educational institutions.

WCTV will bring you more from the Rugao delegation visit tonight on Eyewitness News.

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