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Mayor Foxx leads delegation to China
Mayor Anthony Foxx and a delegation of local business and civic leaders have begun traveling to China to meet with Chinese government and business leaders in Beijing, Baoding, Langfang and Shanghai. The delegation, which will last through Saturday, November 19, is Mayor Foxx’s first international visit since taking office in 2009. 
 
The visit will focus on economic development, including expanding investment in Charlotte, building on the City’s new EcoPartnership with Langfang and highlighting Charlotte’s emergence as a global energy hub. Additionally, the delegation will grow the relationship between Baoding and Charlotte beyond that of a traditional Sister City.


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Mayor Foxx and delegates visit elementary students in Langfang Mayor Foxx delivers letters written by fifth-grade students from E.E. Waddell Language Academy Chinese Immersion Program to elementary students in Langfang Mayor Foxx and delegates tour the ENN Group's facilities including its Eco City. ENN provides solar energy systems and plays a key role in the EcoPartnership Representatives from Baoding host Mayor Foxx and delegates and give a tour of a new industrial area promoting new, high-tech and new energy industries
Mayor visits Langfang students
Mayor visits Langfang students
Mayor visits Langfang students
Eco City Tour
Touring Baoding's High-Tech Zone
Representatives from Baoding met with Mayor Foxx and delegates prior to giving a tour of high-tech facilities Mayor Foxx and delegates meet with representatives at the Tianwei wind turbine manufacturing facility The delegation at Yingli Solar Company in Baoding In anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the Sister City relationship with Baoding, Mayor Foxx (left) and Mayor Li Qian signed a memorandum of understanding to recognize the occasion and various successful collaborations that have been accomplished since 1987. Students present a gift welcoming Mayor School to their school in Langfang.
Tour of Baoding's High-Tech Zone
Visit to Tianwei Facility
Yingli Solar Company
Sister City Signing Ceremony
Mayor visits Langfang School
Members of the delegation are pictured with representatives from Langfang and ENN after working on the EcoPartnership action plan. The EcoPartnership program focuses on and encourages a range of collaborative public-private activities to stimulate innovation and sustainable economic development in China and the U.S. Despite a 13-hour time difference between the U.S. and China, Mayor Foxx utilized technology to stay in contact with constituents in Charlotte. At a telepresence with local media, he and delegates discussed highlights from the trip, including various meetings that have been held and how Charlotte will benefit from the visit. Members of the local media took part in a telepresence with Mayor Foxx and delegates, who were in Beijing. Before departing China, Mayor Foxx and the delegation visited the Jetion Solar Corporation's facilities. In July, Jetion established its North American sales and service center in Charlotte. While touring Jetion Solar Corporation's facilities, Mayor Foxx and the delegation met with key leadership from the company. In July, Jetion established its North American sales and service center in Charlotte.
EcoPartnership Work Group
Mayor's telepresence
Mayor's telepresence
Delegation visits Jetion
Delegation visits Jetion