Posted Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The Morris County Freeholders on Aug. 16 hosted a delegation of six county government officials from Anji County, Zhejiang Province, China.

The delegation was interested in learning about how county governments function in the United States. One of the delegates, Zhu Jianqiong, division chief of the Anji County Foreign Affairs Office, said the officials were looking for a beautiful and economically sound county that was friendly to both business and the environment.

She said Morris County was immediately suggested to them.

The delegation also included representatives from Anji County’s Federation of Industry and Commerce, the State Taxation Bureau of Anji County and the Anji County People’s Government General Office.

The freeholders answered questions about the leading businesses and corporations in the county and gave the officials a brief overview of the Morris County government and the services it provides to county residents.

Anji County has a population of approximately 450,000. It is an ecotourism center that is well-known for its bamboo. The delegation said it was hoping to generate partners for exporting bamboo during its visit to the United States.