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The Governor Heads To China For Seventh Time

Jul 31, 2017

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
Credit State of Michigan / michigan.gov

The governor is in China today.  He left the country Sunday and is expected to return a week from Tuesday. 


For nine days, Governor Rick Snyder will tour China, from Beijing to Shanghai.  Snyder plans to promote Michigan business opportunities to government officials, industry leaders, and others. 

The governor also plans to promote Michigan’s tourism industry--particularly, a recent law that lets out-of-state visitors drive with their homeland’s driver’s license.

Tanya Baker is with Governor Snyder’s office.

“Throughout all of these, Michigan has built strong relationships with China, and we want to continue that.”

Along for the ride is Jamie Clover Adams -- the Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.  She plans to explore possibilities for Michigan food and agriculture products in the Chinese market. 

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org