I was honored to lead a 30-member delegation to northeastern China to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sacramento's sister-cityhood with the City of Jinan. Our delegation included seven young men and women from Natomas Charter School who performed their "One Voice" song series at a number of venues - great youth ambassadors for our city, county and nation. I was also very proud to lead the delegation of 16 countries at the "Connectivity by Confucianism" conference where mayors and local leaders from places like Namibia, Australia and Sweden discussed solutions to common challenges from around the globe. Thanks to Grace Liu and the Jinan-Sacramento Sister Cities Corporation for making the trip possible, and for three decades of shaping the strong bond between our two cities and our cultures. No taxpayer funds were used for my participation. Read news release.