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Idaho attracts Chinese trade delegation

Yuan Tan tells anyone who will listen about the wonderful attributes of living and doing business in Boise.

She has lived in New York, Connecticut and the Silicon Valley, but after two visits here, she was hooked.

“I think it’s a great place to start a new business,” she said. “It’s also a great place to start a family.”

Tan moved to Boise to join her husband, Zaiyuan Ren, who works for Micron Technology. They chose Boise for the skiing, golfing and fishing — and for the housing that’s five times cheaper than in California.

She was volunteering with the Idaho Chinese Cultural and Business Center at the Boise Centre Thursday to help host the delegation of business and government representatives from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. The China Council has a 15-year relationship with the state of Idaho and has helped coordinate many of the trade missions to China.

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