On June 28th, ChinaSF welcomed a delegation from the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress (上海人大) to San Francisco's City Hall. Following a special tour of the historic building, we joined Mark Chandler, Director of San Francisco's Office of International Trade and Commerce, for an exclusive conversation. Both parties emphasized the significance of the Sister City relationship between San Francisco and Shanghai started by then Mayor Dianne Feinstein, now nearly forty years ago. Director Chandler remarked at its lead role in "connecting people and building ties" between two equally dynamic and growing cities. ChinaSF is grateful for the opportunity to strengthen bonds and foster collaboration across the Pacific.

About Shanghai: Shanghai is a booming metropolis and one of Asia's most populous cities with nearly 25 million people. Known as the Paris of the Far East, it also boasts the world's largest port and is China's preeminent financial center with its Pudong District. While being one of China's most modern cities, it still maintains its traditional cultural and historical features, such as the Bund.