Oakland Mayor Jean Quan traveling to China

May 6, 2011 9:02:31 AM PDT
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is traveling to China today in hopes of building business connections that will create investments and jobs in the city.Quan will be traveling with Port of Oakland authorities. She'll be meeting business leaders in Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Quan, who is Oakland's first Chinese-American mayor, wants to try to increase maritime trade volume and focus on exports that will generate jobs. She also wants to develop direct air service between Oakland and China to increase tourism.