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CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is traveling to China to promote trade with Chicago and city tourism.

He’s set deliver remarks at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Monday morning and later at a Choose Chicago luncheon. He’s also scheduled to address the minister of commerce, vice mayors and leaders of several major Chinese cities to sign an agreement related to trade with Chicago.

City officials say the memorandum of understanding will establish Chicago “as a gateway for Chinese investment.”

Chicago officials have worked to strengthen with China before.

Earlier this year, former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and an official from World Business Chicago met with Chinese business and government leaders to lure investment and jobs to Chicago.

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley hosted Chinese officials in Chicago in 2011.

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