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Chinese guests help plant foundations for future in Brueton Park

Sarah Mason 19th Sep, 2018

BRUETON Park is set to look prettier after a Gingko Biloba tree was planted as part of a visit from a group of Chinese dignitaries.

The ceremony was recorded for broadcast by a Chinese television crew.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Flo Nash, welcomed those from Changzhou, China, who spent two days in the borough, culminating in a tree planting ceremony in the park.

The delegation visited Jaguar Land Rover and looked around Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens and Berkswell.

The visit was part of an ongoing relationship between Solihull and Changzhou, located in eastern China, with the two having signed a ‘sister cities’ agreement in 2016.

Following a welcoming speech a Gingko Biloba tree, the national tree of China which is believed to have healing properties, was planted.

Xu Fangzhong, the leader of the Changzhou delegation, spoke about the importance of the friendship between Solihull and the Chinese city, with particular reference business and tourism.

He also spoke about how the HS2 project mirrored high speed railways in Changzhou.

Solihull Mayor said: “I am delighted to welcome our friends from Changzhou, it is marvellous that Solihull has links all over the world.”

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