AirTalk for April 9, 2013

Governor Brown shopping for trade in China

Gov. Jerry Brown

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California Governor Jerry Brown is in Washington, D.C. for the annual meeting of the nations governors.

Governor Jerry Brown touched down in Beijing today. He’s on a week-long trade mission and told reporters today, “We’re a green state, and we like greenbacks.” Chinese officials see a parade of Western governmental and business leaders keen on finding investors.

So is a trade mission still worth it? What are the compromises California might make for Chinese money? What type of long-term trade office is Brown opening?

Guest:
Rob Schmitz, China Correspondent, Marketplace, American Public Media


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