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Toledo's China Connection

Mayor Mike Bell and a delegation representing Toledo's economic interests traveled again to China in May, 2011. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, atop the Empire Building in China, shakes hands with Wu King Hung, who with a partner bought The Docks in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, atop the Empire Building in China, shakes hands with Wu King Hung, who with a partner ...
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Toledo Mayor Mike Bell atop the Empire Building in Shenzhen, China. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Mayor Mike Bell atop the Empire Building in Shenzhen, China.
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Kathy Carroll, left , director of the Toledo Symphony, and Scott Prephan, a real estate broker who spearheaded some of the initial Toledo-Chinese relations, enjoy a traditional dinner with the delegation after arriving in Shenzhen. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kathy Carroll, left , director of the Toledo Symphony, and Scott Prephan, a real estate broker who spearheaded some of the ...
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Yuan Xiahona, center, embraces Mayor Mike Bell, right, and his mother, Ora Bell at dinner in Shenzhen. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Yuan Xiahona, center, embraces Mayor Mike Bell, right, and his mother, Ora Bell at dinner in Shenzhen.
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Toledo mayor Mike Bell visits KoolPower, of the Regional Growth Partnership, in China. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo mayor Mike Bell visits KoolPower, of the Regional Growth Partnership, in China.
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Scott  Prephan, Dean Monske, Mike Bell, Simon Guo,  Amy Chang, Jim Lindsay, Dean Niese, and Michael Farrar at Tech Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Scott Prephan, Dean Monske, Mike Bell, Simon Guo, Amy Chang, Jim Lindsay, Dean Niese, and Michael Farrar at Tech Park.
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Toledo Mayor Mike Bell meets Zhu Haowen, mayor of Qinhuangdao, China. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Mayor Mike Bell meets Zhu Haowen, mayor of Qinhuangdao, China.
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Mayor Mike Bell and Mudanjiang Vice Mayor Zhu Naizhen share a laugh while at meeting in Beijing. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayor Mike Bell and Mudanjiang Vice Mayor Zhu Naizhen share a laugh while at meeting in Beijing.
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Mayor Mike Bell receives a gift from Mudanjiang Vice Mayor Zhu Naizhen. Mr. Zhu is planning a trip to Toledo this summer. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayor Mike Bell receives a gift from Mudanjiang Vice Mayor Zhu Naizhen. Mr. Zhu is planning a trip to Toledo this summer.
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Mayor Mike Bell gives a gift to Mudanjiang Vice Mayor Zhu Naizhen. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayor Mike Bell gives a gift to Mudanjiang Vice Mayor Zhu Naizhen.
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While in Beijing, Mayor Mike Bell receives a gift from Zhao Talimu, president of the Beijing Conservatory. Kathy Carroll, the Toledo Symphony's president and chief executive, is at the mayor's right, while Amy Chang, the symphony's associate principal cellist, is at far right. The Toledo Symphony is trying to secure performance dates at the Shenzhen Concert Hall and the Beijing Conservatory. Enlarge | Buy This Photo While in Beijing, Mayor Mike Bell receives a gift from Zhao Talimu, president of the Beijing Conservatory. Kathy Carroll, the ...
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Dean Monske, head of the Regional Growth Partnership, far left, and Mayor Mike Bell meet in Beijing with Mudanjiang Vice Mayor Zhu Naizhen and Li ZhenGou, far right, chairman of YouBo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dean Monske, head of the Regional Growth Partnership, far left, and Mayor Mike Bell meet in Beijing with Mudanjiang Vice ...
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Xia Xu, right, the artistic director of Shenzhen Concert Hall, welcomes the Toledo Symphony cellist Amy Chang, left and director Kathy Carroll. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Xia Xu, right, the artistic director of Shenzhen Concert Hall, welcomes the Toledo Symphony cellist Amy Chang, left and director ...
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Amy Chang offers an impromptu piano performance at Shenzhen Concert Hall. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Amy Chang offers an impromptu piano performance at Shenzhen Concert Hall.
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Mayor Mike Bell walks with Zhang Guoqiang, deputy secretary and director of Qinhuangdao Foreign and overseas Chinese Affairs Office. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayor Mike Bell walks with Zhang Guoqiang, deputy secretary and director of Qinhuangdao Foreign and overseas Chinese Affairs Office....
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Scott Prephan, left and Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, center, talk in Beijing with John Olago-Aluoch, a cousin of President Barack Obama and a Kenyan Parliament member. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Scott Prephan, left and Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, center, talk in Beijing with John Olago-Aluoch, a cousin of President ...
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Toledo Mayor Mike Bell stands with his parents, Norman and Ora Bell, during a stop at the Bird's Nest in Beijing, the site of the 2008 summer Olympics. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Mayor Mike Bell stands with his parents, Norman and Ora Bell, during a stop at the Bird's Nest in ...
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Kathy Carroll examines some Chinese swords in a shop. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kathy Carroll examines some Chinese swords in a shop.
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Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, left, and his father, Norman, on top of the Great Wall of China. Blade Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, left, and his father, Norman, on top of the Great Wall of China. Blade
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Scott Prephan, investment broker for Dashing Pacific Group Ltd., sits on a camel that was used on the walk to the Great Wall of China. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Scott Prephan, investment broker for Dashing Pacific Group Ltd., sits on a camel that was used on the walk to ...
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Dean Monske, left, president of the Regional Growth Partnership, and Scott Prephan, of Dashing Pacific Group Ltd., walk on top of the Great Wall of China. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dean Monske, left, president of the Regional Growth Partnership, and Scott Prephan, of Dashing Pacific Group Ltd., walk on top ...
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