Chongqing Lights Up for 35 Million Visitors on National Day!

Seattle’s sister city of Chongqing lit the skyline on October 28 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. In the spotlight were the twin towers of the Sheraton Chongqing Hotel and the nearby Crown International — also reflected in the Yangtze River. The Garden’s e-newsletter going out this weekend will feature additional photos and other updates.
If you are not on the newsletter list and would like to receive it, please email your name and email address to: 

AND to

35th Anniversary — Seattle Chongqing Sister City Friendship

Thirty-five years of friendship with Chongqing covers a good stretch of history and many exchange programs and delegations to and from our cities. The Seattle Chinese Garden is the most visible flowering of this friendship, and fittingly the site for celebrating the anniversary in late August with a 22-member Chongqing delegation led Deputy Mayor Zhang Ming. Also fitting was the welcome to Seattle by former mayor Charles Royer, who signed the original sister city affiliation agreement in 1983 — top row center in photo. Deputy Mayor Zhang is to his left. A fuller description of the visit and related events will be coming soon. Also, when you visit the Garden again, read the the plaque on the west wall of the courtyard, which honors the establishment of sister city ties and our enduring friendship.

Shopping at Amazon? Give to the Garden Through AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Seattle Chinese Garden through your Amazon purchases, at no cost to you. The AS Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases. You can use your existing Amazon account. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, select the Seattle Chinese Garden as your charitable organization. Make every purchase count for more. Many Garden friends smiling on us will cheer us year round.