Sino-German city relationships matter

Sharing good local governance can have positive global impact

We need more discussion and debate between cities around the globe to learn from each other and mutually develop new ideas.

Gerd Schwandner The author is a former mayor of Oldenburg and an honorary citizen of Xi’an, Shaanxi province. The views do not necessarily reflect those of China Daily.

h, that is just a municipal perspective.” That’s a sentence you can sometimes hear echoing down from the national level — a sentence that wants to make clear that cities are irrelevant in international politics. But the truth is there is zero need to...

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