Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

China Link Has Coast A[euro][approximately]on Brink of Boom'

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

China Link Has Coast A[euro][approximately]on Brink of Boom'

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Byline: Bianca Clare

ONE generation plants the trees, another gets the shade.

A delegation of officials from the Shaanxi Province of Tongchuan in China met with the Sunshine Coast Council yesterday to pave the way to stronger business and tourism relationships.

The visit came just days after Councillor Jenny McKay returned from a trip to sister city Xiamen, in China's south-east, aimed at promoting the region.

Cr McKay said the quick stopover was all about building solid foundations for future partnerships.

aWe get many, many inquiries from foreign delegations ... we then do our research and we see those who have great opportunities,a she said.

aToday was really just a meet and greet, the Sunshine Coast on show, and hopefully they will go away with a good impression.

aWe acknowledge there is a lot of work we need to do here, even providing in the future our own interpreters.''

Economic Development portfolio councillor Lew Brennan also welcomed the delegation's arrival. …

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