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The governor heads to China for seventh time

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The Hall for Worship of Ancestors, Beijing

The governor is in China today (Mon.) He left the country yesterday (Sun.) 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.”

“China offers opportunities for new business investment to create jobs in Michigan and they have a really vast market for Michigan made products.”

“Since his first trip, you know Michigan has really built a strong relationship and with each of these trips we’re continuing to build on that relationship.

Governor Snyder also plans to highlight the state’s tourism industry. Baker says he’ll encourage more Chinese to visit Michigan by highlighting a new law. It lets international visitors drive with their foreign-issued driver’s license.