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Vicenza, December 2018


Vicenza, Italy, and Guiyang signed a friendship agreement during the Ninth China-Italy Innovative Cooperation Week in December 2018. The agreement will promote deeper cooperation in high technology, big data, high-end manufacturing, education, culture, and tourism between the two cities.

Berkeley, May 2018


A friendship memorandum of understanding between Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou province and Berkeley, California, the United States was signed during a symposium related to big data on May 26, 2018. At present, both cities are conducting extensive bilateral cooperation on science, economy, and culture with a main focus on educational collaboration.

Cupertino, May 2017


A friendship memorandum of understanding between Cupertino, California, USA and Guiyang was signed during the first North America Blockchain Fintech Summit on Jan 7, 2017. On May 28, 2017, the delegation from Cupertino participated in the Big Data Expo held in Guiyang, and signed a friendship agreement to expand cooperation with Guiyang.

Silicon Valley, 2016


To promote the construction of a big data comprehensive pilot zone, senior officials from Guizhou province visited Silicon Valley, California, USA in 2016, hoping the preferential policies Southwest China provides and its abundant resources will help generate more collaboration and exchanges between Guizhou and San Francisco. The zone was established in Guiyang in 2016, and it was the only one of its kind approved by the central government to carry out research and development in big data.

Burnaby, April 2014


Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada and Guiyang, China signed a friendship agreement on April 17, 2014. The Burnaby Council and Burnaby Artists Guild visited Guiyang and engaged in cultural exchange activities with local artists. The two cities expect to develop extensive cooperation in education, culture, tourism, trade, and environment protection.

Fort Worth, October 2011


The Guiyang delegation visited Fort Worth, Texas, USA and signed a friendship agreement in October 2011. Since then, the two cities have organized several interexchange activities. A summer camp project to exchange students has played an important role in developing the friendship between two cities. In 2016, every June 14 to 16 were made as Sister City Day for Fort Worth and Guiyang.

Palmerston North, August 1992


Palmerston North, the seventh largest provincial city in New Zealand, signed a friendship agreement with Guiyang on August 17, 1992, becoming the first international sister city of Guiyang. Over the past 20 years, both cities have witnessed bilateral cooperation and exchanges in agriculture, education, tourism, trade, and technology, which have greatly promoted their mutual development.

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