CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTIONS TO MARK ANNIVERSARIES OF SISTER CITY RELATIONSHIPS WITHSHANGHAI, CHINA AND SHENYANG, CHINA
2015 Marks 30 Years of Fruitful Relationship between
Chicago and Shanghai, China and Shenyang, China
CHICAGO, January 23, 2015 –On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Chicago City Council passed resolutions to mark the 30 year sister city anniversaries with Shanghai, China and Shenyang, China. The resolutions were presented to the Honorable Wang Yong, Acting Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was present to congratulate Acting Consul Yong.
Chicago and Shanghai, China and Shenyang, China have collaborated on a number of projects throughout the past 30 years. In 2014, Chicago and Shanghai shared the award for Best Overall U.S.-China Sister City Award from Sister Cities International. Chicago, Shanghai and Shenyang are also all signatories to the Gateway Cities Agreement to grow economic collaboration between Chicago and China.
Since 1960, Chicago has forged sister city relationships with a total of 28 sister cities, making Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) the largest and most active organization of its kind in the United States. Through CSCI, Chicago has built meaningful relationships with 28 cities in 27 countries on 5 continents. These relationships continue to grow and evolve, building on already strong existing ties.