On a Trade Mission to China, Mayor Tom Leppert Takes "the Correct Approach"

Mayor Tom, somewhere behind a protective mask, tours a wind-turbine blade-making plant in China. Naw, you'll never see this photo again on Unfair Park. Can't imagine.
Mayor Tom, somewhere behind a protective mask, tours a wind-turbine blade-making plant in China. Naw, you'll never see this photo again on Unfair Park. Can't imagine.
Chris Heinbaugh/Office of the Mayor

Mayor Tom Leppert, council member Ron Natinsky, Economic Development honcho Karl Zavitkovsky and the rest of the Dallas delegation presently in Asia have moved onto Beijing, where last night they toured a plant that manufactures wind-turbine blades -- and to think, for that they missed a council briefing on drainage and erosion. How sad for them. Chris Heinbaugh, the mayor's chief of staff, sends this missive from the mayor for those interested in his whereabouts (like, oh, Merten and ... Merten).

What says Mayor Tom about his meetings with the Chinese? "They understand -- on so many different levels -- that Dallas is one of the best places to do business. If this trip moves them over the goal line, we're ready to welcome them." To which Wang Wen Baio (Scott's third cousin twice removed on his stepmother's side) replies, "To come here to visit, to recruit business, this is the correct approach."

Mayor Leppert, the missus and Ron Natinsky spent the day in Beijing selling Dallas to the Chinese
Mayor Leppert, the missus and Ron Natinsky spent the day in Beijing selling Dallas to the Chinese
Chris Heinbaugh/Office of the Mayor
On a Trade Mission to China, Mayor Tom Leppert Takes "the Correct Approach"
Chris Heinbaugh/Office of the Mayor

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