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US County of Fairfax

( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2013-07-05

About the county

The county of Fairfax is located on the east coast of the United States and is one of the five cities and 10 counties that constitute the metropolitan area of Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. With a mild climate and proper rainfall, the county is easily accessible and is noted for its thriving industry and trade. The county covers 1,024 square kilometers and the population is 830,000.

Establishment of friendly relations

The two places began friendly exchanges at the end of 1993 with the efforts of Professor Zhu Zhengyin of the Shanghai Institute for International Studies and He Fangming, honorary chairman of the America-China Affairs Council of the United States, and with the support of the Chinese embassy in the United States.

On March 29, 1994, the two regions signed the Letter of Intent on Friendly Relations Between Jiading District of Shanghai Municipality of the People's Republic of China and Fairfax County of Virginia State of the United States of America. In October of the same year, the two places signed an agreement on further strengthening friendly exchanges.

MAIL TO DISTRICT CHIEFgaoyun@jiading.gov.cn

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Jiading Fahua Pagoda

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