Lt. Governor Kleefisch to lead December 2014 Delegation to China
Madison – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will travel to China later this month to promote Wisconsin’s people and products with a major trade partner. Lt. Governor Kleefisch will lead an eight-member bipartisan delegation of state and local officials from across the United States on a ten-day trip to the People’s Republic of China. The trip will take place from December 6 to December 16, 2014, with stops in Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai.
During her time in China, Lt. Governor Kleefisch will meet with officials from various government ministries, commerce and trade associations, and Chinese business leaders and scholars. The Lt. Governor will also have the opportunity to visit historic landmarks, research centers, new development areas, manufacturing plants, and high-tech science parks.
The trip is hosted by the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), a private charitable foundation based in Hong Kong, China. CUSEF programs serve as a critical bridge for the two countries by facilitating open and constructive exchange among policy-makers, business leaders, academics, think-tanks, cultural figures, and educators from the Unite States and China.
“I am honored to represent Wisconsin on this mission to one of our key trading partners,” said Lt. Governor Kleefisch. “We want to send Wisconsin products, not Wisconsin jobs, to China and this relationship-building mission is an opportunity to open new doors for our exports. I look forward to making new connections and renewing current ties with leaders in government, business, and academia in these three key cities. Wisconsin has great people who make great products, and I will embrace every chance to champion them in new and emerging markets,” the Lt. Governor concluded.
CUSEF Executive Director Alan Wong said, “CUSEF is honored and privileged to host such a distinguished group of political leaders from the United States to visit China. U.S.-China relations are the most important bilateral relations in the world, and CUSEF is committed to facilitating better understanding of our two peoples. We have great expectations that this delegation, through their personal experience gained from this trip and their respective leadership positions, will make significant contributions toward the betterment of that relationship.”
This mission is the Lt. Governor’s first representing Wisconsin abroad in an official capacity.
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