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Posted on: 16 December, 2019

‘Yangzhong Official Visit Another Major ‘Milestone’ in Strengthening CQ’s Relationship with China’

This weekend marked another major ‘milestone’ in Central Queensland’s strengthening relationship with China when Livingstone Shire hosted an official Government delegation from Yangzhong City, one of China’s leading centres for solar energy innovation and manufacture.

The reciprocal visit follows two delegations lead by Mayor Bill Ludwig to establish formal ‘sister city ’relations in 2017 and ‘sister schools’ relationship with the Capricorn Coast’s three secondary schools in March this year.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the visit gave us an opportunity to continue to actively explore and advance cooperation in areas such as economic trade, industry, education and tourism.

“The relationship with Yangzhong is a perfect match for both Livingstone Shire and the greater CQ region,” Mayor Ludwig said.

“From primary production and natural resources to industry, innovation, education, tourism and lifestyle Central Queensland is in a pivotal position to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the huge and rapidly growing China markets.

“The visit by the Yangzhong delegation highlights the growing interest from China in relation to developing those trade and investment opportunities.

“The opportunities to cooperatively work toward realising the international education vision of the schools of both sides are equally important and will create a platform to promote long-term international understanding through educational exchanges of teachers and students.

“An exciting part of the official visit was the confirmation that a feature international movie will be filmed in China and here on the Capricorn Coast next year.

Deputy Mayor of Yangzhong Mrs Dongmei Sun said the movie titled “The Legend of the Dancing Dragon” will celebrate the friendship between the Chinese and Australian people as reflected the strengthening bonds between the sister cities of Yangzhong and Livingstone Shire.

“It is planned to release the movie, “The Legend of the Dancing Dragon", through international film festivals and tells the story of the long-standing cultural exchange and the profound friendship between the Chinese and Australian people.

“It is hoped that Australia's beautiful cultural tourism resources can be positively reflected in the film so as to promote the beautiful Capricorn Coast and Australia to the Chinese people and enhance the emotional exchange and cultural interaction between the two peoples,” Mrs Sun said.

An official Australian launch of the “The Legend of the Dancing Dragon" movie project will take place on Tuesday this week in Yeppoon. The Director and film crew members will also take the opportunity to visit potential sites for the filming of the Australian components of the movie.
Yangzhong Official Delegation Members included:

Mrs Dongmei Sun, Deputy Mayor of Yangzhong Government
Mr Jianguo Tao, Party Secretary of Youfang Township
Mr Jianguo Tao, Party Secretary of Youfang Township
Mr Weimin Chen, Vice Director of Baqiao Town
Mr Xuejian Fang, Director of Yangzhong Culture, Sports, Media and Tourism
Mr Zhiyang Lu, Director of Tianhe Tourism Development Company Pty Ltd, Yangzhong
Ms Jing Xia, Vice Director of Yangzhong Foreign Affairs Office
Zhu Minlong, Managing Director Quinlong Investment Company

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