The visit of Zhibang Jia, vice governor of Shaanxi Province in China, to Atlanta Sept. 4-5 was canceled so that Mr. Jia could attend the 15th national congress of the Chinese Communist Party.  He now is scheduled to lead a delegation of officials from Shaanxi to Atlanta on Sept. 26-27.

      Mr. Jia had to postpone his visit at the last minute when the congress was rescheduled.  The congress is to draw up a strategic blueprint for the development of the country’s economic and political reforms.

      He was encouraged to visit Atlanta by Lijian Lin, president and CEO of the Norcross-based Sino-U.S. Commercial Group, during a visit to Shaanxi’s capital, Xian, in May.

      Mr. Jin proposed that the Shaanxi officials consider investments in the Southeast U.S. while promoting their province for U.S. investment.

      For more information, call Jean Zhou at (770) 734-0042; or (770) 378-4061.