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Gov. Jerry Brown Heads to China on Trade Mission

Gov. Jerry Brown started a week-long trade mission to China on Monday, along with several California business leaders, to seek investments that will benefit the state.

Brown plans to promote investment opportunities in California as well as open a foreign trade office in Shanghai. The trip has been in the works for more than a year and is his first official trip abroad since taking office in 2011.

China expert Orville Schell, from the Asia Society in New York, said he had encouraged the governor to go and that the trip could open doors to attract large amounts of Chinese capital for several California industries.

Source: KCBS. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    Moonbeam's an out-and-out cynic who'll do anything for personal advantage.
    Schell is a (somewhat) reconstructed lefty who was not pleased with the lack of utopia when he first went to China and isn't happy with what it's like now.
    Regardless, I've been doing business in China for several years, and the government involvement has been limited to their vigorish. I doubt seriously Moonbeam is gonna help.

  • ||

    Why not. He's busy driving existing business out of state. They need replacing.