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Chicago Leads Global Conversation Around Urban Waterways

  Chicago is continuing to lead the global conversation around the use of waterways in urban centers. On March 12 and 13, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo convened 17 mayors spanning five continents, 11 countries and who represent 44 million people for the Urban Waterways Forum in Chicago. The event, co-hosted by…

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Sister City Exchange Addresses Elder Services in Shanghai, Chicago

A delegation of social services professionals from the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau visited Chicago from August 1-6, 2016, for an immersive look into Chicago’s aging policies and programs. This third annual exchange follows a delegation from Shanghai visiting Chicago in 2014, and a delegation from Chicago visiting Shanghai in 2015. The 2016 program focused specifically…

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Chicago Delegation Visits Shanghai for Second Annual Social Services Exchange

An eight-member delegation of interdisciplinary social services professionals from Chicago visited Shanghai from October 24–31, 2015, to learn about Shanghai’s aging policies and programs. This second annual exchange follows a delegation from Shanghai visiting Chicago in 2014. The city of Shanghai has a population of over 24 million, and 2.7 million of its residents are…

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Top 5 Moments from the 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference

From Sister Cities International: This year’s U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference was an incredible display of citizen and subnational diplomacy at its best as Chicago played host to nearly 200 delegates from China and the U.S. at the 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference. Business and municipal leaders, along with citizen diplomats, attended the conference. This monumental convening created…

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U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference This Week

Presented by Sister Cities International, the 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference will connect business leaders, government officials, and citizen diplomats from the U.S. and China. The Conference will celebrate the 30th Anniversaries of Chicago’s sister cities Shanghai and Shenyang and will provide best practices and networking opportunities for the continued success and growth of U.S.-China…

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Mayor Emanuel Welcomes Delegation from Shanghai

Today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed Mr. Xu Zezhou, and a Shanghai delegation to Chicago. Mayor Emanuel and Mr. Xu held a bilateral meeting where they discussed strengthening business and cultural ties on the 30th anniversary of their Sister City relationship. “I welcome Vice Mayor Xu Zezhou and delegation to Chicago and am pleased to continue…

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Shanghai Social Services Delegation Visits Chicago

Six social services delegates visited Chicago from Shanghai, China from July 12–17, 2014 as part of Chicago Sister Cities International’s ongoing social services exchanges. Their visit focused on learning about Chicago’s social services practices for aging populations and sharing their best practices in these fields. As part of the exchange, the 2014 Chicago-Shanghai Social Service…

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Chicago Builds Ties with China

A delegation of 105 people, including businesses interested in investing in Chicago, senior Ministry of Commerce officials, and senior officials from eight Chinese cities recently visited Chicago. The trip was part of the Gateway Cities Agreement signed by Mayor Emanuel and the Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Chao in December 2013. The delegation, led by…

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Chicago-Shanghai Sister City Award

Last week, Chicago and Shanghai shared the award for Best Overall U.S.-China Sister City Award at the 2014 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference. Read a full recap of the conference at www.sister-cities.org.

Nancy Tom Honored at White House

CSCI China Committee member Nancy Tom was one of fifteen women honored by the White House as an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) “Champion of Change” on May 6, 2013. Nancy has volunteered as a member of the China Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International since the sister cities agreement was signed between Chicago and…