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Cixi City, China

Bakersfield's Sister City affiliate of Cixi (pronounced "Tsuh-Shee"), China is located northeast of the Zhejiang Province, China, near Hangzhou Bay, and northwest of Ningbo.  It is in the Yangtze River Delta, in the coastal open economic zone of China, and is within the triangle of the commercially active cities of Shanghai, Hangshou, and Ningbo.  Light industry is the largest sector of the city's economy although agriculture and heavy industry are also part of the thriving community.  Manufacturing includes food processing, textiles, crafts, chemicals, synthetic fibers, plastics, non-ferrous metals, machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment.  The bustling metropolis boasts over a million people with factories of various kinds forming the basis of a sound and diverse economy. In April 1996, Bakersfield Sister City hosted the first all California Sister Cities State Conference at the Holiday Inn Select. The centerpiece of that conference was a gala dinner on the evening of April 13, at which Bakersfield Mayor Bob Price and Cixi Mayor Hu signed an official agreement, affirming the Sister City affiliation of Bakersfield and Cixi. 

Map of Cixi, China MapFarming is a strong economic base, and much effort has gone into improving the industry and optimizing agricultural enterprises.  Cixi farmers engage in scientific and technological farming cultivation, production, processing, and exporting.  Modern agricultural techniques have helped Cixi become a national leader in agricultural endeavors.   

The City of Bakersfield became a Sister City affiliate of Cixi City, China, in March 1996 (Resolution 38-96).      

In June of 2007, the Hangzhou Bay Bridge linking Cixi to the northern shore of the bay and to Shanghai was completed, though it will not open to traffic until Spring of 2008. This bridge, which is 36 kilometers or more than 22 miles in length, is the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world and will shorten the distance from Shanghai to Cixi by 120 km, and the travel time from nearly four hours to two. Bakersfield Mayor Harvey Hall has been invited to attend the official dedication of the bridge in May 2008.

Very active and modern, websites relating to Cixi's economic bases abound. 

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