After the assembly, Qin visited Warren Stemme Farms in a western suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, the place he heard how the farms use eco-friendly processes to cut back their carbon footprint.
“Ambassador Qin, I invite you to reap corn with me,” mentioned the farm’s proprietor, Warren Stemm.
“Yeah let’s go!” Qin mentioned.
Kin and Stemme then drove a mix harvester to a corn discipline collectively. Because the corn stalks fell one after the other, the air stuffed with the odor of corn.
Stemme then invited Qin to the soybean discipline, the place Stemme picked up two bunches of soybeans and requested Qin to “have a style”.
“Okay, that is so refreshing!” Qin mentioned whereas chewing soybeans.
“From Iowa to Missouri, it is nice to be again within the Midwest and be a farmer for an additional day. It isn’t simply corn and soybeans which can be harvested right here,” Qin mentioned.
Qin additionally visited the Chinese language Backyard of the Missouri Botanical Backyard in St. Louis on Friday, a Chinese language botanical backyard that was designed and constructed by Nanjing Metropolis in 1994 to rejoice the fifteenth anniversary of its relationship with St. Louis.
On Thursday, Kin attended a sport for the Cardinals, a St. Louis native baseball group. He threw the primary pitch within the sport to rejoice the forty third anniversary of the primary Sino-US sister metropolis relationship between Nanjing and St.
In 1979, St. Louis was the primary US metropolis to ascertain formal relations with a sister metropolis in China, following the institution of diplomatic relations between China and the US.