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Raleigh gets Chinese 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.

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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.

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