As reported in the Washington Post, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will visit China next month, leading a delegation of business and civic leaders looking for partnership opportunities in areas such as education and biotechnology. As described in the article,
Leggett is scheduled to host a reception for the business community in Shanghai. The group will also visit the Zhangjiang biotech and pharmaceutical park, known as “Drug Valley.” In Benxi, a city in the northeast near the provincial capital of Shenyang, the delegation will learn about the massive medical complex planned by the central government called “China Medicine Capital.”
In Xi’an, one of the country’s oldest cities, Leggett will finalize the county’s newest sister city agreement to foster cultural understanding and trade. Xi’an joins Gondar, Ethiopia and Morazan, El Salvador. Xi’an No. 1 Middle School, which is actually a high school, will also partner with the county’s Winston Churchill High School in Potomac.
For more information, see the full story from the Post.