San Diego County, California, located in the southwest corner of the United States, was founded on March 27, 1850, facing the sea to the east, Mexico to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. With an area of 855 square kilometers and a population of more than 2.8 million, it is the second-largest city in California and one of the most ethnically diverse and multicultural cities in the United States. With a mild climate and sufficient sunshine, San Diego County is one of the cities with the best climate in the United States. The Port of San Diego is an important port in the western United States with 27 miles of coastline.
San Diego County is the number one city in “America’s Best Places for Business and Careers List” appraised by Forbes. The county’s industries are mainly commerce, software, Internet, electronic information and tourism. It is the third-largest concentration of biotechnology companies, the fourth-largest concentration of telecom companies and the concentration of software, Internet and electronic information technology companies in the United States. Qualcomm, Samsung, Intel and other global mainstream high-tech companies have their R&D facilities here. The local tourism industry is quite developed, and the beautiful scenery attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world to come here for vacation and tourism.
Yuzhong District in Chongqing formed a sister city relationship with San Diego County in April 2014.
Exchanges between Yuzhong District and San Diego County
Since 1996, many officials of the Yuzhong District have led delegations to San Diego and carried out fruitful exchanges in many fields such as economy and trade, culture, education and health. Since 2002, Mr. Robert, the Sheriff of San Diego County, has visited Yuzhong District many times and studied the education, commerce and trade of Yuzhong District. In October 2005, Sheriff Robert visited Chongqing again during the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and signed a letter of intent and cooperation with Yuzhong District to establish a friendship city relationship. On April 23, 2014, a twinning agreement was signed between Yuzhong District and San Diego County. In 2017, He Jiali, deputy secretary of Yuzhong District Party committee, led a team to Canada and the United States to carry out investment promotion and project negotiation of cultural and creative industries, consolidate the friendship between Yuzhong District and San Diego County, and deepen the cooperation between the two sides.