U.S. cities promote themselves, look for new markets in China
Sacramento and Lodi delegations are among those seeking to expand trade beyond Beijing and Shanghai
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- Visit China with the Lodi Chamber Of Commerce
What: A nine-day trip to Shanghai, with visits to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and more.
When: Starting Oct. 23.
Cost: $2,350 per person, or $2,300 for chamber members. The cost includes airfare, hotel stays and three full meals daily.
Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 6:07 am
Bodyguards in tow, a rising star in China’s Communist Party, Sun Zhengcai, marched through a vast trade show last week in Chongqing, a municipality of nearly 30 million people. Suddenly, Sun and his entourage made a detour when a sign caught his attention — a pavilion showcasing Sacramento.
“Ni hao!” Sun said, greeting the 20-odd delegates from the California capital with handshakes. He didn’t stay long, but it was the kind of moment the California contingent had hoped for after traveling 7,000 miles.
Saturday, May 24, 2014 6:07 am.