China, UK urged to step up intercity alliances
Chinese and British cities should expand their cooperation to better tap opportunities from the nation’s Belt and Road Initiative, city officials from both sides said at an event in Beijing on Wednesday. The annual event was jointly held by the China Center for Urban Development and the Urban-EU-China project team of the European Union. Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and Manchester in the UK were recognized for their efforts in promoting intercity cooperation. Joanne Roney, chief executive officer of Manchester Municipality, said that the 32-yearlong cooperation between the two cities should be regarded as a good example for intercity cooperation.