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Arcadia officials cancel controversial trip to China
Arcadia officials cancel controversial trip to China

Amid rising tension about alleged foreign influence on city politics and development, Arcadia officials have scrapped a proposal to visit China and Taiwan and said they would reject money from three corporate donors that would have paid for the trip. Mayor John Wuo had proposed that a group of elected officials and department heads visit China and Taiwan to explore sister city relationships and observe Chinese government. Three companies each had offered to donate $10,000 to the city's general fund with the unofficial purpose of paying for the trip: Macau-based Companhia de Comercial Dingyuan Limitada, China-based Sichuan Arrow Recovery Tech Co. Ltd. and Rowland Heights-based...

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