News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/14/2015 12:27:00 PM to 8/14/2015 12:32:25 PM.

News Flash

Executive - Press Release

Posted on: August 14, 2015

[ARCHIVED] County Executive Gordon, Council President Bullock & Councilman Powers to Travel to Qiqihar, China

County Executive Thomas P. Gordon, New Castle County Council President Dr. Christopher A. Bullock, and Councilman William Powers are scheduled to travel to Qiqihar, China in an effort to foster New Castle County’s relationship with its sister city and to share ideas on education, culture, and the economy. The New Castle County delegation is scheduled to leave early Monday, August 17 and to return the night of Monday, August 24.

The trip by the New Castle County delegation comes after the visit to New Castle County by Qiqihar officials in November 2014 when the sister city agreement, written in English and Chinese, was signed by County Executive Gordon, Council President Bullock, and Qiqihar Mayor Sun, Shen (Zhe) at the Westin Hotel. The agreement states, in part, the “County and Qiqihar City shall promote exchanges, cooperation and development between the parties in the fields of economy, trade, science, technology, culture, education, sports, tourism, etc.”

“We want to repay our sister city, Qiqihar, for the respect she showed us in visiting us and cultivating its relationship with New Castle County,” County Executive Gordon said. “In addition, we have to be aware that a relationship between the two largest economies in the world has to start at a micro level. To that end, we can decide the world is our oyster and make opportunities that benefit us economically and culturally.”

Qiqihar is the second largest city in the Heilongjiang province in People's Republic of China with roughly 1.5 million people in the metropolitan area.

"This is an opportunity to build upon the goodwill and commonalities shared between two global economies,” Council President Bullock said. “I’m also hopeful to explore with Executive Gordon and Councilman Powers the viability of bringing Chinese investment to New Castle County."

Councilman Powers, a farmer in Townsend, said he was looking forward to learning more about Chinese agriculture and opportunities for American farmers.

“Grain, meat, and poultry are some of the main things the United States still exports,” Councilman Powers said. “Given our strategic location, there might be opportunities for New Castle County to help American farmers get their goods into China.”


Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Executive - Press Release

Disaster Declaration Update

Posted on: October 27, 2021

WOW! What is going on with the sun?

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Holiday event canceled at Carousel Park

Posted on: December 5, 2016
Mannequin Challenge moment (3).jpg

Donations sought for prom gown giveaway

Posted on: November 15, 2016

“Year of the Senior Citizen” Declared

Posted on: February 11, 2016

County resumes normal operating hours

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Fishing begins at Glasgow Park

Posted on: November 16, 2015
Isaiah Thompson.jpg

Plummer Center Escapee Captured

Posted on: June 10, 2015

County’s New Website Now Live

Posted on: March 18, 2014

New Castle County Dog Licenses Due March 1

Posted on: February 24, 2014