The Rose Bowl float, "Making Friendships Across the Pacific," co-produced by Alhambra and its Chinese sister city Rizhao was warmly received at the 2011 Pasadena Rose Parade. Consul General in Los Angeles Qiu Shaofang, deputy Consul General Bian Lixin, Alhambra Mayor Stephen Sham and a delegation from the Rizhao city appeared at the event. The delegation also held a seminar in Los Angeles to discuss future economic cooperations and investment opportunities with local officials and professionals.
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