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Cape readies for visit from ‘sister city’ delegates

Four from Baise, China to tour city in February

January 10, 2019

As with an new relationship, Nita Whaley says forming a bond with Cape Coral’s sister city in Baise, China, will take some work....

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reyemm

Jan-12-19 3:38 PM

Enjoying a balmy subtropical climate, Baise is gifted with a wealth of agricultural resources. It is traditionally strong in subtropical fruit, characteristic livestock and aquatic products, vegetables and tea, tobacco and sugar production.

Baise is the largest producer of tobacco and tea in Guangxi, and also a top-ranking supplier of mongo (a sweet yellowish fruit) nationwide. Baise’s Xilin County enjoys a national reputation for its sweet tangerine. Leye County is at the forefront of organic farming in China. Zhongping Village in Tiandong County is known for its shallots, and Langfu Village in Lingyun County produces Baihao (Pekoe) Tea, a popular brand in tea-obsessed China.

With the application of modern technologies and machinery, local agricultural productivity has shot up, bringing substantial benefits to rural residents. In 2011 the output value of the farming, fishery, forestry and animal husbandry sectors exceeded RMB 20 billion for the first time.

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reyemm

Jan-12-19 3:32 PM

THIS IS CHINESE SOCIALISM...PERIOD

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reyemm

Jan-12-19 3:32 PM

and placing up-and-coming college graduates in official village posts, also won accolades from regional and national leaders. Baise’s experience in building “clean government” has been highlighted in several regional and national meetings. The Baise Uprising Museum has also been named by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection as a base for moral education of public servants. It is the only such base in Guangxi.

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reyemm

Jan-12-19 3:30 PM

Innovative and Honest Government

Baise was the first city in Guangxi to set up outreach centers in villages to provide on-site services, survey opinions directly from the people and handle grassroots-level issues as they arise. It is also among the first in the autonomous region to establish a municipal legal service center and require every town and township to have a legal affairs commission. The Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee has recommended that local authorities nationwide learn from their innovations in rural work. The measures, such as ensuring transparency in the appointment and promotion of town and township officials, and placing up-and-coming college graduate

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reyemm

Jan-12-19 3:28 PM

With respect to social undertakings, Baise is committed to ensuring equal access to public services for all citizens and providing them with a higher quality of life. Headway is made tackling poverty and halting environmental degradation. The new old-age insurance for rural residents and basic medical insurance for city dwellers covered the whole population earlier than scheduled. And almost all those who qualify are receiving the basic subsistence allowance.

Subsidized housing projects are rolled out in both urban and rural areas. Housing options include renovated cottages, rent-controlled apartments and low-income homes. In the fight against rural poverty, new infrastructure has been built, new sources of income explored and settlements in inhospitable or inaccessible regions relocated with the consent of the local population.

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reyemm

Jan-12-19 3:16 PM

FYI..In the 19th and early 20th centuries Baise served as a centre for opium traffic, with processed opium from Yunnan and Guizhou being collected there by Cantonese merchants for shipment to Nanning, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Since 1949 some industries have been developed in the city, including power generation, coal mining, sugar refining, tobacco curing, rice milling, and ceramic manufacture. Completion in 1997 of the Nanning-Kunming (Yunnan province) rail line, which passes through Baise, has greatly improved the city’s communication links. Pop. (2002) 126,893.

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reyemm

Jan-12-19 3:04 PM

"This visit is the beginning of a business and cultural exchange that will ultimately benefit both Cape Coral and Baise," said Mayor Joe Coviello.....WHAT A COMPLETE IDIOT!!! No wonder this guy couldn't make it in business. I would list the 100's of problems with this posture but it isn't worth the effort. I look down, shake my head, and say " WHAT AN IDIOT!!".

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