Rogue Valley hosts Chinese

Southern Oregon is all excited about a visit from two Chinese delegations who will be visiting local business and tourism locations. Unfortunately, no part of the visit involved educating the local reporters about Chinese history.

The weekend visit fulfills a long-standing goal for Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point, who joins Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland, and Rep. Sal Esquivel, R-Medford, on the steering committee.

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The great leap forward in Chinese tourism came in December 2007 when the U.S. Travel Association was able to sign a memo of understanding, allowing it to market the country as a leisure travel destination.

From the Southern Oregon Mail Tribune.

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