October 17, 2015

Visit by State Legislators 2015

At the invitation of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and China-US Exchange Foundation, the US Council of State Governments (CSG) delegation, led by Brain Sandoval,Governor of Nevada, visited Beijing, Shaanxi, Jiangsu and Shanghai from Oct 18 to Oct 25.The members of delegation also include Majority leader of Senate of Idaho,  Senator of Alaska, Representative of Minnesota, Senator of Kansas, Representative of Delaware, CEO of CSG. Li Ganjie,Vice Minister of Environmental Protection, Liu Dianxun,General Director of Investment Promotion Agency of Ministry of Commerce, Lou Qinjian, Governor of Shaanxi Province, Li Xueyong, Governor of Jiangsu Province met with the delegation.

During the stay in China, Nevada signed Letter of Intent between Shaanxi Province and Nevada on Developing Sister Province (State) Relationship with Shaanxi Province and MOU on Friendly Cooperation with Jiangsu Province. In addition, the delegation visited the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research in Shaanxi, Hohai University in Jiangsu, and the Department of Environmental Protection and Water Resources of Jiangsu Provincial Government to further the bilateral cooperation in areas of personnel training, scientific research and technological commercialization.









CSG President– Governor Sandoval of the State of Nevada

State Legislators from the state of Idaho, Alaska, Minnesota, Kansas and Delaware


Partner Organizations:

Council of State Governments (CSG)

Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC)

Program Overview Visit by State Legislators Since 2009, the Foundation has been engaging U.S. State Legislators to visit China in partnership with the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC). The program is made possible through support from the Council of State Governments (CSG). Sponsorship of visits by State Legislators is one of the Foundation’s efforts in supporting two-way cooperation between local governments in the U.S. and China.
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