Hobart Welcomes Delegates From City of Fuzhou, China
The City of Hobart welcomed a delegation from the City of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China in September 2014. This is part of an ongoing informal commitment to consider the possible forming of a sister city relationship. Fuzhou is the capital city of the Fujian Province in China which already enjoys a sister state relationship with Tasmania, one that stems back 34 years. There are a number of potential joint working opportunities between the two cities which include agriculture, aquaculture, education and tourism. As an early indicator of the desire of both cities and surrounding areas for cultural and economic exchange, three MOUs (memorandum of understanding) were signed between fruit growers and a Chinese supermarket during the delegation's visit.