The Los Angeles The Los Angeles-Guangzhou Sister City Association, established in 1981, is part of International Sister Cities, which was founded in the 1950’s by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The purpose of International Sister Cities is to promote friendship between the United States of America and other countries through the establishment of relationships between cities in the United States and cities in other countries.

The purpose of the Los Angeles-Guangzhou Sister City Association is to promote friendly ties between Guangzhou and Los Angeles, as well as between the United States and China. This is accomplished through cultural, educational, scientific, health services, sports, trade and commercial exchanges between the two cities. An active association of “citizen diplomats” volunteer their time, expertise and talents along with the government of the City of Los Angeles to accomplish the following goals:

  • To foster true friendship and understanding between the people of Los Angeles and the people of Guangzhou as well as between the people of the United States and China
  • To contribute to the knowledge of our two peoples through the promotion of exchanges of delegations and distinguished visitors in the arts, culture, education, health services, science, sports, trade & economics, and industry
  • To create scholarships for educational and scientific purposes
  • To educate citizens through sponsorship of lectures, special courses, conferences, exhibitions, films and panel discussions
  • To host visiting delegations and individuals from Guangzhou as well as from other cities in China where appropriate

Los Angeles – Guangzhou Sister City Association
845 B North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 626-8368
Fax: (888) 529-9929
Email: info@lagsca.org

Contributions and gifts to the Los Angeles – Guangzhou Sister City Association qualify for maximum charitable deductions under federal and California Income tax laws.