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Governor Brown shopping for trade in China




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