NC Governor Prepped For China, Japan Trip

Gov. Beverly Perdue is all packed up for her second trade mission to Asia since taking office in 2009.

Perdue was slated to leave North Carolina on Saturday on her way to Beijing, China, for a week of meetings in the country with business leaders and visits to two universities that have partnerships with North Carolina schools. Perdue also plans to participate in National Governors Association meetings there.

She'll leave China next weekend for a quick trip to Tokyo for economic meetings before returning home.

State Commerce Department officials already are in China and will remain a little longer in Japan.

Perdue's office says China is North Carolina's second largest trading partner, while Japan is No. 4. The two countries combined export nearly $4 billion worth of products and services.

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  • by ace Location: j ville on Oct 17, 2011 at 05:26 AM
    I hope the people that voted for her will realize just how much money she is spending that the state does not have. When the money runs out so will all the free give away programs, free health care for the poor, welfare, rides, help for elec and gas bills. China is a big trade partener but what she sould have said is they import to NC. The only thing amazing is that she has not made a trade trip to Mexico.
  • by Maybe...? on Oct 16, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    Maybe she's going to try to get all those textile jobs back that we gave away 30-40 years ago?
  • by Happy Republican Location: Not in Raleigh on Oct 16, 2011 at 04:04 PM
    Maybe she will like it so much in China and Japan..she will decide to move to one or the other~
  • by ncyankee Location: goldsboro on Oct 16, 2011 at 03:23 PM
    to all the remarks about the governor, so true, I agree 100%, saved me a lot of time posting..good job folks, and do hope she stays there also, too bad, the president and VP wont with her...
  • by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 at 12:55 PM
    I guess she's going to give more of our jobs away to stupid free trade!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Keep Her Location: Beijing on Oct 16, 2011 at 07:57 AM
    Deere Guv Dumplin -- Pls stay in Chiner and or Japany Sincerly the First Feller Rawleigh Nord Caroliner
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      by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 at 09:25 AM in reply to Keep Her
      I had to read that twice lol! Good example of how dumb our govt wants us all the be!
  • by pete Location: grifton on Oct 16, 2011 at 06:39 AM
  • by Wharf Rat Location: Manteo on Oct 16, 2011 at 05:14 AM
    Despite all the problems in this state, there is always money for trips for her and her cronies.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Oct 16, 2011 at 05:10 AM
    She crying about lost revenue and claiming she WANTS to cut spending but yet she takes a trip that will cost taX paying citizens HOW MUCH?!?!?!? If this is not a prime example of the pot calling the kettle black, then I don't know what is a good example. Maybe all of us Americans are stupid as the government wants us to be. The Occupy WallStreet gang should occupy the airport and not let her leave. This is money blowing at it's best. Impeach her.
  • by Gregory on Oct 16, 2011 at 04:19 AM
    So, what was accomplished on her first trip?
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