SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee flew to China on Friday where he’ll court Chinese banks for a housing development loan as well as a Chinese airline for new flights to San Francisco International Airport.
Lee and his entourage of civic leaders and city officials will spend eight full days in China meeting with business and government leaders there.
He hopes to foster a business relationship with China Southern Airlines, one of their big three airlines into establishing direct flights to SFO.
Also on the agenda is showing off some of San Francisco’s wares and products including; rickshaw messenger bags, customized and made from Rickshaw Bag Works, iPad cases by DODOcase, and Tcho Chocolate.
Lee is interested in exporting these local made goods from San Francisco companies to China.