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Liuzhou forges friendly relationship with Ami-machi, Japan
 updatetime:2019-09-04 16:40:14   View:0 Source:en.gxzf.gov.cn

The city of Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region entered into a friendly exchange relationship with Ami-machi, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan after 23 years of contact to further strengthen cooperation in culture, education, agriculture, and fire fighting between the two sides.

Ami-machi has a population of 48,000 and spans an area of 70 square kilometers. It is developed in industry, agriculture, and commerce, as well as education and medical care. In 2018, the GDP of Ami-machi was about 17.5 billion yuan ($2.44 billion), with the per capita GDP reaching $50,000.

Liuzhou began to interact with Ami-machi in 1996, and the two places signed a letter of intent to establish a friendly relationship in 2012. Communication has been concentrated in the fields of government, culture, education, agriculture, and fire protection, with friendly exchanges and common development of both sides promoted.

Liuzhou and Ami-machi have sent 21 government delegations to each other in the past 23 years. Cultural delegations from Ami-machi composed of professional teachers in fields like flower arrangements, tea ceremonies, and Japanese cuisine have been sent to Liuzhou for free teaching and lectures for teachers, students, and residents. Martial arts associations, as well as music and dance troupes of Liuzhou were also sent to Ami-machi to spread Chinese traditional culture.

In addition, Ami-machi has received free agricultural technicians from Liuzhou for a three-month to six-month training course on crop cultivation since 2001. The two sides have also carried out student exchanges and various forms of communication on the prevention and control of fires in wooden buildings.

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