Resolution K1084-2011

Recognizing Yunnan Province and Chongqing Municipality of the People's Republic of China as a "Sister City" with New York City

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  • Mar 26, 2012: adopted

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing Yunnan Province and Chongqing Munici-
pality  of  the  People's  Republic of China as a "Sister City" with New
York City

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride  in  acknowledging  its
"sister city" relationships; and
  WHEREAS, The State of New York believes that it would be beneficial to
promote  cooperation  in  all  fields,  and therefore, is supporting and
developing mutually beneficial partnerships between Yunnan Province  and
Chongqing  Municipality,  one of the largest cities in the world, of the
People's Republic of China and New York City, the largest  city  in  the
United States; and
  WHEREAS, They believe that establishing such a partnership will deepen
their  mutual  understanding,  strengthen  their  mutual  trust,  expand
consensus, and enhance their cooperation; and
  WHEREAS, They will  launch  and  promote  study  visits  and  exchange
programs between all special commissions and representative offices, and
will  provide  necessary  support to facilitate the exchange and cooper-
ation among relevant departments and enterprises in the fields of econo-
my  and  trade,  culture  and  art,  education,  tourism,  environmental
protection,  sustainable  energy  development,  IT,  logistics, and life
sciences, among other fields; and
  WHEREAS, One such study visit was a trip by a delegation of  New  York
State  legislators,  the Asian American Business Development Center, and
the New York in China Center to Beijing from October 21st through  Octo-
ber 30th, 2011; and
  WHEREAS,  Also  planned  is  the  visit of the Chinese Consul General,
Ambassador Sun Guoxiang, to Albany, New York on March 14, 2012; and
  WHEREAS, The New York in China Center will also help promote  friendly
cooperative activities for both sides; and
  WHEREAS,  The State of New York is pleased to begin this new relation-
ship with Chongqing Municipality of the People's Republic of China; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
recognize  Yunnan  Province  and  Chongqing Municipality of the People's
Republic of China as a "Sister City" with  New  York  City;  and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  Ambassador  Sun Guoxiang; John Wang, President of the Asian
American Business Development Center; Michael Liang of the New  York  in
China  Center;  and  to  dignitaries  of  the Chongqing Municipality and
Yunnan Province.

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