Raleigh gets Chinese sister city

Posted October 30, 2009 2:25 p.m. EDT

Raleigh has a new sister city.

After a nearly year-long review, Raleigh City Council extended an invitation to the city of Xiangfan, China, for a relationship to promote cultural and commercial ties.

Representatives from Raleigh visited Xiangfan in 2008 during a visit to China.

Raleigh has four others sister cities -- in France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia.