Ottawa and Beijing Sign Sister Cities Agreement

Ottawa and Beijing have signed a sister city agreement making it the 27th pair of sister cities between China and Canada. Beijing's deputy mayor said that he hoped to encourage cooperation in the hi-tech industry and city construction. As part of a millennium project for friendly exchanges, Beijing will invite academics in Ottawa to attend a Beijing hi-tech week, and Ottawa will help train professionals from Beijing.
Information summarized from:  Xinhua: Comtex