Suzhou is a large city near Shanghai and is a popular tourist destination in China.
At the end of March 2012 an official delegation from Suzhou, including the deputy mayor, arrived in Israel for meetings with the Tel Aviv Municipality.
Amongst the people they met was the Mayor of Tel Aviv and Municipality member Moshe Tiomkin with whom they discussed transportation and crises management with. They also met with the manager of the strategic planning department in the municipality of Tel Aviv who gave a lecture on the development of Tel Aviv from the establishment in 1909 till today. The parties also exchanged information about the two cities.
While in Israel the delegation did some touring visiting the Dead Sea, Nazareth, Jerusalem including the Old City and, of course, sights in Tel Aviv and Jaffa.