On Jan. 1, 2011, in the 122nd Rose Parade, the city of Alhambra's magnificent float, with Chinese images as well as a depiction of local landmarks, such as an Alhambra's new arch, etc., exemplified the city's growing international ties with China. In front of over 600 million viewers, this float celebrated a "friendship" between Alhambra and Rizhao, a Chinese coastal city in Shangdong province.

STCA received an invitation to witness this successful multi-cultural project by participating in its ceremony banquet that was held on Jan. 3, 2011. Chairwoman Lynn Tang and Board Director Judy Hu attended the event and introduced the STCA to Mr. Mao, the minister of Rizhao, and many others at the event