Chinese delegation arrives in capital city after delays

Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2002

JUNEAU - A delegation from Mishan, China arrived in Juneau on Monday morning.

The delegation is in Juneau to make official a new sister city relationship between the two cities, and to learn more about how Juneau has developed tourism. Mishan is on the northeastern border of China, a two- to three-hour drive from another of Juneau's sister cities, Vladivostok.

The four Mishan officials were originally expected Friday night, but visa problems delayed the trip. When the visas came through, they caught a plane scheduled to arrive in Juneau on Sunday night. That flight was delayed by fog, so they didn't arrive until Monday, said City Clerk Laurie Sica.

Today the delegation planned to tour the Douglas Island Pink and Chum hatchery on Channel Drive, the Salmon Creek powerhouse, Alaskan Brewery, Taku Smokery and the University of Alaska Southeast and meet with Juneau Economic Development Council Executive Director Lance Miller.

The four Mishan officials will leave Juneau on Wednesday.

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