By Tim Kowols
Door County Board Chairperson Dave Lienau hopes the 25 slots slated for Chinese students from the sister city of Jingdezhen is the start of great cultural exchange between the two areas. In addition to working at local businesses through the J-1 Visa program, the hope is for students from both countries take advantage of travel abroad educational opportunities, whether it is at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College campuses in Door County or Jingdezhen University and Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. Lienau says it is a relationship both sister cities could benefit from in the long run.
Door County officials visited Jingdezhen last October, the fourth time a delegation has made the trip since the two became sister cities over 12 years ago.