Chinese Consul General Visits Bangor

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) Thinking globally, acting locally.

That was theme at the 2017 Maine Chinese Conference in Bangor Friday.

Speakers from educational institutions around the state were there.

The two-day event includes presentations on language, culture and business.

For the first time the Consul General from the People's Republic of China was there to speak.

We're told she represents the highest level of Chinese government to visit Maine.

She talked about the friendship between China and Maine.

"I think it's a really great opportunity. It's a really special thing to have someone who is in such a high position to come through and talk," says Brady Foshay, who is seeking a scholarship to study in China.

The event continues Saturday morning at the Spectacular Event Center.