This week Monroe College is hosting a delegation of government and business officials from China, and today I had the pleasure of speaking with the group about municipal issues and economic development. Conversations that are relayed through a translator can be pretty stilted, but we actually had a good back and forth. And what was the number one subject of questions? Tax incentives! A pretty familiar topic to those who follow debates in New Rochelle, and proof positive that people are the same the world over.
Jeremy and Owen are studying Mandarin in the New Rochelle public schools. I am counting on them to be my guides, if and when I ever have the opportunity to visit China.