Mayor Zhou Guohui asks related department today that every effort should be tried to resume connection with Kesennume city, Zhoushan's sister city in Japan, which lost connection with Zhoushan after devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11.
One hour after the earthquake happened on March 11, asked by the mayor Zhou Guohui and vice mayor Wang Zhongzhi, Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Zhoushan (FAOCAO) tried to connect Kesennume's mayor, officials and some citizens by using telephone, mobile phone and E-mail, but all failed. On P.M 5:00 that day, the mayor wrote a letter of condolence to his Japanese counterpart, expressing sincere sympathy from peoples of Zhoushan, and the letter was then sent to Chinese Embassy in Japan.
"We are worried about Kesennume people, and we will continue to connect them through different ways." An official from FAOCAO says today.