The Governor is in China right now, working on trade deals between China and Missouri. Nixon has announced a 4.4 billion dollar trade deal that centers on Missouri’s agricultural goods. Nixon says it will be an increase of 1 billion dollars a year for the next three years.
He says the inability of the Missouri legislature to pass the China Hub tax incentive package did not hinder negotiations, but it was a topic of discussion. He says he will be meeting with Chinese aviation officials later to talk about bringing more flights through St. Louis, but has not gotten to that part of his trip yet.
Nixon is joined by about 60 Missourians involved in agriculture and trade in the state, including the head of Missouri’s Agriculture Department, John Hagler.
Nixon says he’ll be continuing meetings to further trade agreements with China, working on the same goals that Missouri’s Congressional members have been. Tomorrow, he says he plans to meet with the U.S. Ambassador to China in Beijing and address the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.