San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee visiting China

March 29, 2013 12:08:25 PM PDT
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee left on a trip to China Friday, his first visit there as mayor.

According to his office, Lee left early Friday morning and will not be back to San Francisco until April 7. His itinerary includes meeting with several dignitaries in Beijing and a visit to his father's village.

The San Francisco Examiner reports the mayor is also expected to sit down with officials from the China development Bank, which is funding a loan for two huge residential projects in San Francisco's Hunters Point and Treasure Island.