Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to China this week to promote California to Chinese investors and expand our economic ties.
On the agenda for the six-day trip is the opening of a California trade and investment office in Shanghai, the first since the state closed its two Chinese trade offices a decade ago.
Brown and his entourage will also visit electric car-maker BYD in the southern city of Shenzhen, and Brown will also use the trip to ride China’s advanced high-speed rail system and promote California’s plans for a bullet train.
The trip is being funded with private money by a group of business leaders from the Bay area and Silicon Valley.
For more on China’s economic ties with California, KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis spoke with Clayton Dube, head of the UC-China Institute at the University of Southern California.