Governor Jay Nixon announces his travel plans to China
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Governor Jay Nixon announces his travel plans to China

Date: October 20, 2011
By: Ashley Massow
State Capitol Bureau

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Governor Jay Nixon announces his travel plans to China one day after China-hub legislation in the special session officially fell apart.
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Wrap: In Kansas City today, Governor Nixon announced he is leaving for China October 21st.

While in China the Governor says he plans to close deals between Missouri businesses and Chinese buyers.

This travel announcement comes a day after the China-hub legislation died out in the special session.

This means there are no longer tax incentives for investors or a plan to create an international trade hub in an unused terminal at Lambert airport.

Nixon's administration is confident that Chinese buyers will sign contracts despite the failed legislature. His spokespeople say Missouri's products are in high demand world wide regardless of legislative backing.

From the State Capitol, I'm Ashley Massow.  

 

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Governor Jay Nixon will travel to China despite the failure of China-hub legislation in the special session.
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Wrap: Governor Jay Nixon traveled to Kansas City where he announced he will be leaving for China on October 21st.

While in China Nixon says he will close deals between Missouri businesses and Chinese buyers.

This travel announcement comes a day after the China-hub legislation died in the special session.

This means there is no China-hub, but Nixon is still heading to China in an effort to sign trade deals.

Nixon included establishing an international trade hub in his call for a special session.

Nixon's administration says they are confident about Chinese signing off on trade deals. Nixon's spokespeople say Missouri products are in high demand around the globe - even without the legislation.

From the State Capitol, I'm Ashley Massow.


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