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Antioch Mayor Hernandez-Thorpe Completes 2nd Part of China Trip

Antioch Mayor Hernandez-Thorpe Completes 2nd Part of China Trip focused on fostering Sister City Partnerships and Climate Change

Hernandez-Thorpe invited to address over 50 international Mayors at Chongqing’s Green City Development Summit and join Chongqing in Friendship City Partnership by Mayor Hu Henghua;

Final part of trip will focus on international investment and trade

What: Green City Development— Building Green, Resilient and Inclusive Cities

Who: Lamar Thorpe, Mayor, City of Antioch (contact this email to schedule 1 on 1 zoom interviews)

When: May 22, 2024

Where: Nan’an District, Chongqing, China

Visuals (Mayor’s Remarks at Green Development of Cities Summit)

(Meeting with Deputy Director of Education) 

(Mayor Lamar Hernandez-Thorpe interviewed by Chongqing reporter)

(Mayor Lamar Hernandez-Thorpe gets briefed by communications aide re. Friendship City Opportunity) 

(Silicon Valley Mayor Delegation including Mayor Lamar Hernandez-Thorpe Prepare for Green Development of Cities Summit)

(Mayor Hu Henghua and Mayor Lamar Hernandez-Thorpe)


The Mayor is participating in the 2024 Silicon Valley Mayors' China Trip, which China Silicon Valley will organize from May 19 to 26. China Silicon Valley is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 to foster investment, business, and tourism exchanges between China and Silicon Valley. This is the first trip back to China organized by China Silicon Valley since the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

The 2nd part of Antioch Mayor’s China Trip was hosted by Chongqing Municipal Government. The Chongqing government emphasized the importance of inter-cultural understanding by developing sister-city partnerships. In addition the government hosted a Green City Development Summit focused on building green, resilient and inclusive cities to mitigate the impacts of climate change. 

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