The Chinese official said he believes this will create a “cultural exchange .... (and) we will learn from each other.”
Fledderman revealed the Chinese “really wanted a sister city relationship. They were interested in doing exchanges on every level.” He hopes this connection will lead to “jobs and a better understanding of each other’s cultures.
“We live in a global economy, and we have companies in our community that are doing business in China. It’s important for us to not only support those companies but also the future potential economic development that we need to move forward with.”
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