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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Leads A Trade Delegation with Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping in Los Angeles(习近平主席访问洛杉矶市长,安东尼奥•维拉莱格萨)

Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles mayor, and Xi Jinping met in late May to discuss US-China relations. Discussions during the trip included expanding daily flights from China to Los Angeles and adding direct flights from second-tier Chinese cities (i.e. Chongqing & Chengdu). Xi referred to Los Angeles as the "epicenter" of the U.S.-China relationship.
Contact Info: 
Barbara Demick, LATimes

Los Angeles Times: "For Villaraigosa, no lame-duck treatment in Beijing" (Author: Barbara Demick)

Type of Exchange: 
Port of Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
Los Angeles World Airports
Participants (Types): 
Mayor of Los Angeles, Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping
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Exchange Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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