Changshu delegation in city to build education ties

Date published: 8 May 2017

Mayor Cr Jenny Hill will promote stronger education ties with China when a delegation from Sister City Changshu City arrives in Townsville for a two day visit today.

The five member group of high ranking officials is on an education delegation to the city and will meet with Cr Hill and leading education and training organisations during the visit.

Cr Hill said the delegation’s visit was important to promote Townsville’s education sector to China.

“Townsville and Changshu have worked hard to build stronger ties in recent years and we see education as an area of great potential for growth,” Cr Hill said.

“We already host up to 2000 overseas students, and there are great opportunities to expand those numbers particularly through study tours.”

Townsville Sister Cities chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said:   “We are extremely pleased that the Changshu group includes highly influential city officials who will be meeting with Townsville’s leading education and training groups and touring facilities over the two days.”

The Changshu delegation comprises:

  • Madam Zhao Hong, Vice-Mayor Changshu Municipal Government
  • Mr Dai Fubao,   Director Labour and Personal Bureau of Changshu, Economic & Technological Development Zone
  • Mr Wang Wai,   Director, Changshu Southeast Sub-district Administration
  • Madam Dai Yafang,    Vice Director, Changshu Foreign Affairs Office
  • Madam Gu Yong,   Vice Director, Changshu Education Bureau