Door County Board of Supervisors Chairman Leo Zipperer signed a friendship (sister city) agreement with the Honorable Huang Kangming, vice mayor of Jingdezhen City, in June 2010. The agreement is valid for five years to promote cooperation between Door County and Jingdezhen for their mutual benefit.
Exploring a trade route may seem like something from the past, but 10 emissaries from Door County have set off for China to do just that.
This week a delegation representing Door County is on their way to visit the county's designated "sister city" or "friendship city" of Jingdezhen, China. They plan to the China Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair, meet with local officials and seek ways to increase both cultural and business exchanges.
The journey to Jingdezhen began almost a decade ago with a simple "hello" from Brian Linden, who together with his wife, Jeanee, operate the Linden ...