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Sister city: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Updated : 2013-05-30

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Harbin and Chiang Mai became sister cities on April 29, 2008.

Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand and capital of Chiang Mai Province, is a political, economic and cultural center in north Thailand. It is also a well-known summer resort and retreat, as well as a traffic hub, thanks to its location on a plain along the upstream of Ping River, a major tributary of Chao Phraya River. It is also known for its handicrafts, and produces silk umbrellas, silverware, lacquer wares, teak carvings and ceramics.

Since 1999, the city of Harbin has sent more than 20 Chinese teachers to Montfort College in Chiang Mai.

A 5-member delegation led by the Deputy Mayor of Chiang Mai visited Harbin from January 4 to 9, 2006.

The Counselor to the Mayor led a delegation from the Chiang Mai government and its Trade Promotion Council to the China Harbin International Economic and Trade Fair, from July 14 to18, 2006, in a bid to tap the Harbin market.

Wang Tieqiang, Deputy Director of Harbin Municipal People's Congress, visited Chiang Mai with a delegation from April 28 to 29, 2008, and signed an agreement with the mayor of Chiang Maito become sister cities.