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Seattle's Sister Cities
This special series highlights Seattle Sister Cities. Visit Nantes, France; Christchurch, New Zealand; Perugia, Italy; Reykjavik, Iceland; Daejeon, South Korea; and Chongqing, China.

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Chongqing, China
Chongqing (formerly Chungking) is the commercial, industrial and transportation hub of Southwest China. It is a key inland port located on the Yangtze River in mountainous Sichuan Province. For more information visit the Seattle International Sister City: Chongqing, China site.

Seattle`s Sister Cities: Chongqing, China

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Discover Chongqing, Seattle`s giant and booming Chinese Sister City, in a fast-paced half hour of Flying Tigers, great food and ambition, great pandas, and astonishing growth.


Daejeon, Korea
Daejeon ("Great Field" in the Korean language) is the Republic of Korea's sixth largest city with a population of 1.2 million. It is located in central Korea about 100 miles south of Seoul and is an important administrative, transportation, education, science, industrial center. For more information visit the Seattle International Sister City: Daejeon, Korea site.

Seattle`s Sister Cities: Daejeon, South Korea

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Explore Daejeon, South Korea, the vital center of Korea`s booming hi-tech economy, with reporter Mike James, in a vivid half-hour encounter with Korean innovation, passion, and food.
Nantes, France
Nantes was established in 1980 as a Seattle Sister City. Nantes, one of France's regional capitals, is a major seaport near the mouth of the Loire River in northwest France. For more information visit the Seattle International Sister City: Nantes, France site.

Seattle's Sister City: Nantes, France

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On this episode of the SEATTLE CHANNEL's Sister Cities documentary series, producer Susan Han visits Seattle's Sister City of Nantes, France on the estuary of the Loire River near the Atlantic coast. Nantes is France's 6th largest city, with a growing population of more than a half-million, and much in common with her Pacific Northwest sister.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch was established in 1981 as a Seattle Sister City. Christchurch is New Zealand's third largest city and the largest city in the south island. For more information visit the Seattle International Sister City: Christchurch, New Zealand site.

Seattle's Sister City: Christchurch, New Zealand

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Join host Mike James for a special program highlighting Seattle's sister city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch was established in 1981 as a Seattle Sister City. Christchurch is New Zealand's third largest city and the largest city in the south island.


Perugia, Italy
Perugia was established in 1991 as a Seattle Sister City. Perugia is north of Rome in central Italy. It is the capital of the region of Umbria and the region's cultural and economic center. For more information visit the Seattle International Sister City: Perugia, Italy site.

Seattle's Sister Cities: Perugia, Italy

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Join host Mike James for a special program highlighting Seattle's sister city of Perugia, Italy. Perugia was established in 1991 as a Seattle Sister City. Perugia is north of Rome in central Italy. It is the capital of the region of Umbria and the region's cultural and economic center.


Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik was established in 1986 as a Seattle Sister City. Reykjavik, the northernmost metropolis in the world, is the main port and capital of Iceland. For more information visit the Seattle International Sister City: Reykjavik, Iceland site.

Seattle's Sister City: Reykjavik, Iceland

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Join host Mike James for a special program highlighting Seattle's sister city of Reykjavik, Iceland. Reykjavik was established in 1986 as a Seattle Sister City. Reykjavik, the northernmost metropolis in the world, is the main port and capital of Iceland.




ABOUT THE SERIES

The SEATTLE CHANNEL series highlighting Seattle Sister Cities. Visit Nantes, France; Christchurch, New Zealand; Perugia, Italy; Reykjavik, Iceland; Daejeon, South Korea; and Chongqing, China. The City of Seattle has long been an innovator in developing relationships with cities around the world. With Mike James and Susan Han as your guide, learn what these diverse cities have to offer to the modern traveler, and see what Seattle has in common with her "sisters" around the world.

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Mike James is known and recognized throughout the Puget Sound area as a long time local television news anchor, as a journalist respected by his peers and the public, as a former state-wide political candidate, and as a leader in service to his community.

Mike began his local journalism career in 1966 at KING Radio, where he wrote and anchored early morning newscasts and covered local events and politics for several years. In 1968, when KING Television expanded its nightly news coverage, Mike moved to television journalism and spent more than 25 years on KING's top-rated news programs. After a run for US Senate in 1994, Mike returned to television, covering local events and appearing as a weekend anchor on KIRO from January 1995 to July 1999. In 1999-2000, Mike served as a national correspondent for News Hour with Jim Lehrer. In the past decade, Mike has produced and hosted several programs for the SEATTLE CHANNEL.

Community service is important to Mike. He is a past-president of the Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center Board of Directors, and contributes time to that organization. Mike also has a passion for Italy and the Italian language, and is currently president of the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association.


Susan Han is an award-winning senior producer at the SEATTLE CHANNEL. She is responsible for producing City Inside/Out, an Emmy-nominated weekly public affairs program on the SEATTLE CHANNEL. Up till June 2007, Susan was a senior producer at Seattle's PBS affiliate, KCTS Television, the fourth-most-watched public television station in the United States. During her 15 years there, she was responsible for "KCTS Connects," a weekly current affairs series, "Ask the Governor," a live statewide call-in program on public radio and television, "Serious Money," a regional business series, as well as numerous other programs.

She has also produced several international documentaries, including "Precious Children," about China's one-child policy and early education, "El Salvador: Women Investing in Women," about the impact of micro-credit lending, and "Singapore: Beyond the Asian Crisis."

Susan has served in leadership positions in the Asian American Journalists Association, Northwest Journalists of Color and the Washington News Council. A University of Washington graduate, she is also an alumna of the German Marshall Fund's Memorial Fellowship program, and participated in the prestigious transatlantic exchange program in June 2001.

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