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Jose C. Paz, Argentina

Source:   Date:2017 - 05 - 08

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On September 16, 2016, a delegation led by Chairman Wan Taoyuan of the CPPCC Xiangyang Municipal Committee visited Argentina and signed a letter of intent for establishing sister city ties with Mayor Ishii of Jose C. Paz. The two sides had deep talks over cooperation in projects such as new energy vehicles, trade of agricultural and sideline products and real estate, expecting that they could create a better environment for all-dimensional exchange and cooperation, including strengthening economic and trade cooperation, based on the platform of sister cities, seek and facilitate more practical economic and trade cooperation, and achieve mutual benefit and double win.

On February 19, 2017, a delegation led by Mayor Ishii visited Xiangyang and a number of units there such as ZOTYE Auto, Camel Lithium Battery, Public Transport Company, Dongfeng Xiangyang Traveling Car Co., Ltd. and Surpass Sun Electric, and entered into a cooperation agreement on purchase of new energy automobiles with Dongfeng Xiangyang Traveling Car Co., Ltd.

During the talks between Mayor Ishii and leaders of Xiangyang City, the two sides communicated about cooperation in culture, education, tourism, sports and other dimensions and reached a consensus. The two cities signed an MOU on exchange and cooperation and would jointly strengthen friendly exchanges in different fields and promote the establishment of formal sister city ties in future.

Introduction to Jose C. Paz

Jose C. Paz is a prefecture-level city in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Situated in northwest Buenos Aires Province, it is 35km away from the capital of the Republic of Argentina, with a total population of about 270,000.

In July 1912, José Clemente Paz died in Montevideo and was a diplomat, journalist and founder of the La Prensa newspaper before death. His friend Alturbe proposed to commemorate him, which was supported by local people. Therefore, the “Committee to Commemorate Journalists” was established, with General José Garmendia acting as the Chairman. They negotiated with national and local authorities, requesting to rename the town as Jose C. Paz and giving the same name to Peace Railway Station and a street in the city. On May 5, 1913, the request was approved by the provincial government.

The city shows slight topographic undulations, which is typical in Pampas. The strata are comparatively deep, composed of 3dm deep humus soil and clay stratum underneath. There is no vast land without buildings or afforestation on it at present.

Jose C. Paz seldom witnesses tall buildings and the highest building is Tower Plaza Center. Medium to low-level residences sit in most areas in the city while medium- to high-level or high-level residences sit in the central area. Main industries include porcelain, textile and food, and one of the most outstanding enterprises is a refrigerator manufacturer.

In September 2016, an economic and trade delegation from Xiangyang visited Jose C. Paz, Argentina

In September 2016, the delegation negotiated with the Government of Jose C. Paz

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