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Council seeks to renew ties with Chinese city

Friday, 18th June, 2010

* (From left, back) Vice Director of the Administrative Committee of Taixing Economic Development Zone Gu Pengcheng, Director of executive office of Taixing Municipal Government Gu Aijun, Clr Bob Algate and Council General Manager Frank Zaknich. (Front) Mayor Wincen Cuy, Mayor of Taixing Municipal Government Gao Yazi and Vice Mayor of Taixing Municipal Government Huang Hongqi. * (From left, back) Vice Director of the Administrative Committee of Taixing Economic Development Zone Gu Pengcheng, Director of executive office of Taixing Municipal Government Gu Aijun, Clr Bob Algate and Council General Manager Frank Zaknich. (Front) Mayor Wincen Cuy, Mayor of Taixing Municipal Government Gao Yazi and Vice Mayor of Taixing Municipal Government Huang Hongqi.

City Council representatives met with a delegation from Taixing City, China, this week in a bid to revitalise the Sister City relationship between the two.

Councillors met with the Taixing delegation, now visiting Australia and New Zealand, on Wednesday in Sydney.
The delegation included Mayor Gao Yazi and Vice Mayor Huang Hongqi of Taixing Municipal People's Government and representatives of the Taixing Municipal Government Administration and Jiangsu Taixing Economic Development Zone.
The Sister City relationship between Broken Hill and Taixing was formed in 1998.
It aimed to freely exchange people, ideas and cultures to enhance the friendship and mutual understanding and goodwill of the residents of the two cities.
Councillor Bob Algate said the lunch meeting had gone well.
"During the meeting the City of Broken Hill progressed its earlier invitation to the City of Taixing for consideration of revitalising all aspects of this friendly relationship and that all avenues of economic development, trade opportunities, friendship and cultural exchange be explored to the mutual advantage of both communities" said Clr Bob Algate.
"Council has taken the first important steps to do so."

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