Mayors travel to China to promote economic strengths, attract investors


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Businesses in China may have never heard of East Contra Costa County, but they soon will as a small group of Bay Area mayors, including ones from Antioch and Oakley, are visiting this week to promote the area’s economic strengths with hopes of attracting new investors and fostering business ties. Organized by China Silicon Valley, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Silicon Valley with branches in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the trip is the first the group has taken since the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s trip focuses on the green development of cities, business expansion, and deepening international relationships through...