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Sister City

Zibo, China

General information
  • Location: Center of Shandong Province, China
  • Area: 5,938 ㎢ (151 ㎞ from north to south, 87 ㎞ from east to west)
  • Population: About 4,530,000
  • Homepage: http://www.zibo.gov.cn
Local characteristics
  • Zibo is a unique industrial city in China's Huanbohai Zone that is open to the coastal area of Shandong Peninsula. It is known as "The City of Porcelain" and “The Hometown of Silk.”
  • Located at the heart of Shandong Peninsula, it borders Mt. Tai — one of the natural heritages of the world — to the south, and Yellow River — the milk of the Chinese people — to the north.
  • China is rich in resources; about 50 different kinds of minerals have been found in the country. It is a major source of bauxite, fire clay, industrial limestone, kaolin, coal, and iron. These high-quality resources are evenly distributed in the major production sites throughout Shandong Province.
Background of sisterhood

We pursue common benefits and development based on our regional circumstances and similarities.
The two cities with a similar historical tradition and a similar cultural background mutually cooperate with each other to 『succeed and develop the local culture and promote economic development』. We have maintained a good relationship with each other ever since we signed the cooperation agreement on November 28, 2002.

Expected outcomes

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Expected outcomes
AreaExpected Outcomes
Culture/art, tourism
  • Understanding and international awareness of diverse cultures and arts
  • Exchange of human resources in the areas of culture, arts, and porcelain
Small/mid-sized companies
  • Building of an international infrastructure by exchanging the advanced technologies and information of the two cities’ respective companies
  • International exchange and cooperation between the two cities for their respective industrial products
Private exchanges
  • Global awareness through cultural exchanges and field trips
  • Exchange and cooperation between local schools (elementary/middle)
  • Human and material exchange/cooperation between social organizations for women, seniors, etc.
Administration
  • Mutual training of government officials in administration and technology
  • Joint development by benchmarking advanced administration systems and policies