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October 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Gov. Jay Inslee plans trip to China

Gov. Jay Inslee plans to go on an overseas trade mission to China next month.

Current plans call for him to leave for Tokyo on Nov. 9 for a short stop. He plans a longer stay in China with visits to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. He’s slated to be the keynote speaker at a biotechnology convention in Beijing on Nov. 12.

A trade delegation of about 40 people will also be on the trip. Inslee’s travel costs will be covered by the Host Fund of Washington, a non profit.. The Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle handles the fund’s administrative and support functions, said David Postman, a spokesman for the governor.

The China Daily interviewed Inslee about the upcoming trip.

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