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Note from World Trade Center


St. Louis Sister Cities at the International Institute's 
Festival of Nations

St. Louis Sister Cities' committees and volunteers participated in the International Institute's Festival of Nations last weekend. Many families stopped by the booth to take part in the Sister Cities' passport activity, and make arts and crafts from around the world. 

Festival attendees learned about 
St. Louis' Sixteen Sister Cities while getting some hands-on experience and exposure to other cultures.

To see photos from the Festival of Nations, please click here.


This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and China, and bilateral trade and investment has grown from $2.3 billion in 1979 to $636 billion in 2017. 

Closer to home, we celebrate the first Sino-American sister cities relationship between St. Louis and Nanjing, while US-China trade tensions are at an all-time high.

What does this mean for the next 40 years?

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