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Ohio Mayor Visits China to Form Relationships with Sister Cities

Mike Bell, mayor of Toledo, Ohio visited China to build relationships with Chinese investors. Mayor Bell felt that the trip was extremely successful, as he and a team of businessmen formed great relationships with Chinese officials and businessmen in addition to closing a deal that will bring prosperity to Toledo. Mayor Bell believes that forming the relationship with the mayor of Qinhuangdao (Zhu Haowen) was critical because the two mayors working together from two different parts of the globe could pay off in the future.
Contact Info: 
Ingazio Messina (, 419-729-6171)
Type of Exchange: 
Participants (Types): 
mayor, businessmen
Number of Participants: 
Exchange Date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2011
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