At the invitation of Mayor Bruinooge, Ambassador WU Ken paid a visit to Alkmaar on 4 August.
After a fruitful discussion with Mayor Bruinooge and his colleagues, Ambassador WU visited the grand weekly cheese market in Waagplein, where he was invited to ring the bell for the opening of the cheese market.
Alkmaar is famous as a cheese town. For centuries the world-famous cheese market has been held here on Friday mornings from April to September. In recent years, Alkmaar has developed a friendly relation of cooperation with China. More and more Chinese companies are coming and doing business with their Dutch partners in Alkmaar.