Exhibition of 40 Years' Development of Jiangsu International Friendship City Relations: Infrastructure
2018-10-19 19:58:00

As China started the reform and opening up in 1978, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping directly approved the first international sister city relationship in Jiangsu Province, between Nanjing and Nagoya of Japan. After 40 years of unremitting efforts, Jiangsu has entered into friendship ties with 317 provinces (states or cities) and friendly exchange ties with 416 regions in 60 countries on five continents, covering the world's major economies, emerging economies and regional powers.

This exhibition focuses on the overall development of Jiangsu's international sister cities initiative in the past 40 years through many precious pictures and materials. The exhibition highlights the initiative’s achievements in promoting the major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, the "Belt and Road," Jiangsu’s economic and social development as well as people's livelihood, particularly since the 18th CPC National Congress. The exhibition shows Jiangsu's confidence and determination to continue to lead China's opening to the outside world and encourages people from all walks of life and international friends to support and participate in the international sister city efforts.


Lianyungang signs a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the Lithuanian Railway and the Klaipeda Port Authority.

The launching ceremony of the China-Central Asia freight train route from Lianyungang to Almaty.

Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov attends the launch of the Lianyungang-Kazakhstan-Europe international container line.

China-Europe freight train, carrying containers, departs from the Suzhou West Railway Station.

The first China-Europe freight train from Nanjing to Moscow departs from Nanjing North Railway Station.

The trans-Pacific Ocean container ship “COSCO Europe” at the Container Terminal of Lianyungang Port.

The Uzbekistan eastbound transit train enters the China-Kazakhstan Lianyungang Logistics Base.

For more information about Exhibition of 40 Years' Development of Jiangsu International Friendship City Relations, please visit the Nanjing Library from Oct. 22 to Nov. 11.

Source: jschina.com.cn Editor: Nicky