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Monday, October 28, 2013

Chinese Sister City Delegation Visits Town Hall

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A delegation from Westport’s sister city, Yangzhou, China, visited Westport today. The guests comprised of five officials and a translator, pose with Westport hosts Eileen Zhang, a native of Shanghai who is Westport’s director of information technology, and Eileen Flug, moderator of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM). They are:  Chen Weiqing, Yangzhou Municipal People’s Congress vice chairman; Lin Zhengyu, Yangzhou Municipal People’s Congress, secretary general; Yin Jianping, Yangzhou Bureau of Transportation, party secretary and vice director; Gu Yuanzhou, Yangzhou Municipal People’s Congress, vice director of Finance and Economics Commission; Jiang Xudong, Yangzhou Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, vice director, and Miao Jing, Yangzhou Municipal Foreign Affairs Office. According to Flug, Yangzhou will celebrate its 2,500th year in 2015. The 18-year relationship between Westport and Yangzhou was formed in First Selectman Bill Seiden’s term. First Selectman Diane Farrell paid an official visit to Yangzhou during the 10th anniversary of the sister city relationship. First Selectman Gordon Joseloff was not present due to conflicting commitments. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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