Brown's China Trip: Meetings, Agreements and More

Published On : 4/4/2013 10:07 AM
By : Ben Adler
From : CCN
Categories : Local, State

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California Governor Jerry Brown’s trip to China next week will include meetings with government and business leaders and the reopening of a foreign trade office.

California Governor Jerry Brown's office has released details about his trip to China next week. Brown’s events will include meetings with Chinese government and business leaders and the reopening of a California trade and investment office.

The governor will sign three bilateral agreements during his seven-day trade mission. He’ll open California’s first foreign trade office since the state closed all of those offices 10 years ago. And he’ll look for opportunities to boost the state’s exports and Chinese investments in California companies. Kish Rajan heads the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, which is helping to organize the trade mission.

“Given the tremendous growth you see in China as a marketplace, the stronger that our exports grow, the stronger that our business connectivity grows, it’s gonna translate into real economic growth and real job creation here in California.”

A delegation of 75 California business and government officials will accompany Brown. They include his wife and other senior advisors, the board chair of the state’s high-speed rail project and the president of the California Chamber of Commerce.

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