For starters, the population in oil-rich Karamay is about 43 times the size of Huron.
The two locations are a world apart — geographically, ethnically and culturally.
And yet, officials in both cities recently shared the same global distinction: An Ohio-based architectural organization, the American Society of Landscape Architects, awarded planning and analysis accolades to both cities.
The award honors governments that compose immaculate plans to progressively improve a community.
To keep reading this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's Register and check out the awards booklet below.