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Updated: Apr 7

This gift was presented to the city of Guangzhou by our Association around the 2023 Spring Festival. Accepting the gift on behalf of the city were our old and dear friends from the Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office. The gift was designed by Elaine Yolam Kwong with the assistance of LAGSCA directors Frank Zagar and K.K. Kwong. We owe our great thanks to the Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Co., Ltd.

Updated: Apr 7


LAGSCA Directors, Members, and Friends:

A warm welcome to you all as we usher in the Year of the Rabbit.

The Association celebrated the New Year of the Rabbit with a lively get-together on February 17th, 2023.

Mr. Shi Yuanqiang, Vice Consul General, and his colleagues Mr. Han Jiangtao, and Ms. Yan Lingzhi also joined us from Chinese Consulate.

Our dedicated Co-President, Jeffrey Cheung, passed the baton to Fred Hong who plans on spending more time in Los Angeles.

Marsha Hobbs, our long serving Chairman, will now be Chairman Emeritus but continues on as an active supporter. Succeeding her will be Katherine Whitman who has previously served as Vice Chairman. Marcia’s contributions to the LA-Guangzhou Sister City Association going back to the founding, have been too numerous to name.

What is coming up for the Association? We are developing a number of new initiatives. Already underway, in the planning stages, is an exchange of art between children in Guangzhou and Los Angeles. You will be hearing more details soon.

We are also in contact with our partners at the Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office in the planning for our 40th anniversary gift to the city.

Our gift was designed by Elaine Yolam Kwong and produced in China by the Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Co., Ltd. with the gracious assistance of our member and Secretary, Frank Zagar.

Plans are in the works for a visit to Guangzhou to celebrate our continuing People to People relationship with Guangzhou and to see the gift in place.

We’ll keep you apprised of anything new regarding these and other upcoming events.


On December 8, 2021 at The Emerald Room of the Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, directors, members and invited special guests assembled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding in 1981.

Ambassador Zhang Ping was there to show his support for LAGSCA. Please watch the video to hear some of the ambassador’s remarks. Mayor Garcetti and the Los Angeles City government also showed great support and have always been good friends to the Association in helping to build bridges with our friends in the great and historic city of Guangzhou.

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