Kaiping City, China
China became Mesa's fourth Sister City on October 18, 1993.
Kaiping consists of three port cities, Changsha, Xinchang, and
Dihai, on the southeast part of the Pearl River delta that
incorporated in 1993. The city has a population of approximately
During Mayor Willie Wong's term in office, Mesa was contacted by
several Chinese cities seeking an association in the United
States. Since Mayor Wong and many Valley residents of Chinese
heritage have family roots in the Kaiping area, Kaiping was
Wong led a delegation to Kaiping in October 1994. An official
delegation from Kaiping returned the visit in June 1996. Kaiping
invited Mesa to bring a trade delegation to an April 1997 Trade
Currently the Mesa Sister City Association is developing a
student and teacher exchange program with Kaiping. In May 2000,
a group of students and faculty members from Mesa Community
College visited Kaiping for several weeks, assisting with
English language classes at one of Kaiping's middle schools.
Additional exchanges are being planned.
For more information on the activities of the Kaiping Committee,
please contact Mike Huang, 602-882-4710 or
City of Mesa
PO Box 1466
Mesa. AZ 85211