Saturday, June 20, 2015

Chinese Vice Premier Liu visits Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, via NetEase.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong visited Pittsburgh on Friday and met with mayor Bill Peduto, writes the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong met Friday with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, commencing her three-city visit to the United States.

Ms. Liu’s visit with Mr. Peduto included a gift exchange and a closed-door discussion.

Flanked by at least 10 members of her delegation, Ms. Liu followed Mr. Peduto as he showed her around the City Council chambers and gave a brief summary of local history, telling her how Pittsburgh evolved from an industrial giant to the tech-med-education center it is today.
A press release from the mayor's office on Friday, June 19, details the purpose of the visit and the recent partnerships between Pittsburgh institutions and China.