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5 things you probably didn't know about Jiangmen, China

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Prince George mayor Shari Green is in JIangmen, China this week. She is hoping to develop a sister-city relationship with the Chinese community of nearly 4.5 million that is found 100 km northwest of Hong Kong. In fact, this is the mayor's second trip to Jiangmen in a year- she and members of council visited in November 2012. With all the emphasis on Prince George and Jiangmen learning more about each other, we decided to share five things you probably didn't know about Jiangmen, including:

  • Jiangmen is famous for sending people away
  • The name Jiangmen is the "butt" of many jokes
  • The people of Jiangmen aren't afraid to speak out- and even held a public protest this summer
  • It's tough to have a dog in Jiangmen
  • Prince George isn't the only city who wants to be on Jiangmen's good side

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