HAVING read your two-page spread about the visit to Bury by our friends from Datong in China, I was wondering whether Bury Council's chief executive, Mr Mark Sanders, could enlighten the council tax payers of Bury about precisely which Bury firms are queueing up to benefit from these costly links?

Could Mr Sanders also please tell us how much the recent five-day civic visit by these representatives of the city of Datong has cost the cash-strapped Bury taxpayers who are still reeling from the recent 11.7 per cnt council tax increase?