Governor Jay Nixon signs $4.4 billion trade agreement with China
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Governor Jay Nixon signs $4.4 billion trade agreement with China

Date: October 24, 2011
By: Rebecca Woolf
State Capitol Bureau
Links: Nixon's press release

Intro: 
Governor Jay Nixon announced from China that Missouri will try to increase exports by $1 billion in the next three years.
RunTime:  0:42
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Governor Nixon said he signed a 4.4 billion dollar agreement with Chinese officials to increase the amount of goods shipped to China...with an emphasis on agricultural products.

Nixon said the agreement will improve the economies of both Missouri and China.

Actuality:  NIXON7.WAV
Run Time:  00:15
Description: "The bottom line is, today when you're able to do a $4.4 billion agreement, it's very clear that there's a high demand in this country for things that are grown and produced in Missouri."

Nixon plans to meet with aviation officials while he is in China to discuss the trading hub in St. Louis, but says it is not the focus of discussion right now.

From the state Capitol, I'm Rebecca Woolf.

Intro: 
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced from Beijing that the state will try to increase Chinese exports by 1 billion dollars over the next three years.
RunTime:  0:38
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: During a conference call, Nixon said he is happy with the progress made during his current trade mission to China.

He said the agreement he signed with Chinese officials will improve trade and create jobs in Missouri by exporting more goods...with an emphasis on agricultural products.

Actuality:  NIXON6.WAV
Run Time:  00:09
Description: "Over the next three years, we will work closely with the Chinese council for the promotion of international trade to sell $4.4 billion of Missouri goods to China."

Nixon plans to meet with aviation officials while he is in China to discuss the trading hub in St. Louis, but says it is not the centerpiece of discussion right now.

From the state Capitol, I'm Rebecca Woolf.

Intro: 
Missouri's governor announced from China that the state will try to increase Chinese exports by 1 billion dollars over the next three years.
RunTime:  0:33
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Governor Jay Nixon announced during a conference call from China that he signed a 4.4 billion dollar agreement with Chinese officials to increase Missouri's exports.

Nixon said the trading hub in St. Louis was brought up, but has not been the centerpiece of discussion.

Actuality:  NIXON8.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "We are always looking for more alternative ways to export Missouri products. It would have been nice to have that additional avenue."

But Nixon also says no one has expressed interest in making the China hub a focus right now.

From the state Capitol, I'm Rebecca Woolf.


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