Some of China’s athletes will arrive in the United States Northwest State of Alaska soon to take training for the 2022 Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing, Alaska KVTA TV channel reported Monday.

The training program is part of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Alaska Pacific University (APU) and the sports authorities of Heilongjiang province in Northeast China during an Alaska trade mission led by Alaska Governor Bill Walker to China last month.

The Chinese side hopes to take advantage of APU’s world class facilities and training program in preparation for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

“The memorandum is the cornerstone for further cooperation between America and China, especially on the snow sports,” Yang Meng, director for international exchange at the Heilongjiang sports authority, said after the signing ceremony last month.

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