HYATTSVILLE- Prince George’s County Library System’s Bowie branch will host 25 Chinese
dignitaries at 2 pm. on September 15, 2010 as part of the University of Maryland’s Maryland
China Initiative. The University and the Chinese government created the program 12 years ago
to provide specialized training in general management practices for public officials. At the core
of the Initiative are scholars and experts in the field of public policy, management, education,
public health, engineering and urban planning.
“The 2010 Jiangsu Information Policy and E-Government Management Training Program
focuses on innovative initiatives in e-government and information technology with an end goal
of improving services to the public”, stated Dr. Kenneth W. Hunter, a Senior Fellow for the
Institute for Global Chinese Affairs. Participants spend 9 days visiting public sector
organizations in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County and the District of Colombia.
They represent Jiangshu Province’s Economic and Information Technology Commission,
Communication Administration, Public Safety Department, Radio and Television Bureau,
Taxation Bureau, Administration for Industry & Commerce, Supervision Department, Division
of Human Resources and the Social Security and Finance Bureau.
ABOUT JIANGSU PROVINCE
One of China’s oldest provinces, Jiangsu is has a population of almost 80 million people and is
located on the eastern coast on the Yangtze River. Divided into 13 large cities, its capital Nanjing
was the country’s seat of power for 8 dynasties. It is one of China’s largest regions for commerce
with manufacturing, technology and agriculture as top industries. It ranks as one of the foremost
provinces for education.
ABOUT THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY SYSTEM
The mission of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System is to promote and make
available library resources that will fill the lifelong learning needs of individuals and groups in
Prince George's County. The 18 branches of the Library System provided over 48,407 public
service hours with more than 2.5 million visitations last fiscal year. The System’s core programs
include Meet the Author, Teen Advisory Board and Storytime.